Announcement: SummerWorks needs your help

SummerWorks, Toronto’s Indie Theatre and Arts Festival, posted the following message on their blog today.

Heritage Canada has chosen not renew its partnership with SummerWorks for this year’s festival leading to a loss of 20% of the festival’s budget.

Mooney on Theatre strongly believes that SummerWorks provides an invaluable contribution to the development of the theatre and arts scenes in Toronto and nationally.

Please consider lending your support so SummerWorks can continue to do its important work in developing emerging theatre and arts in Canada.

Please click here to donate.


Re-posted from the SummerWorks Theatre Festival Blog:

Dear Friend,

SummerWorks needs your help.

In 39 days, our Festival will once again light up the Queen West neighbourhood with the best in theatre, music and creative exploration. But after a tremendously productive five year partnership with Heritage Canada, the Festival has just received notice that this partnership is not going to be renewed for the 2011 season.

This loss of 20% of our budget just weeks before opening has created a significant shortfall and left us little time to fill it.

And that’s why I’m writing to you.

I hope that you will please consider giving a minimum gift of $21.00 to help us celebrate our 21st season of collaborative art. If you are able, a larger gift will make a significant difference.

It’s easy to donate if you click here.

I hope you’ll agree that SummerWorks provides a vital service to the Canadian artistic community – introducing professional artists from diverse communities to each other to be inspired by both their similarities and their differences.

Thank you for your support.

Michael Rubenfeld
Artistic Producer
SummerWorks Theatre Festival

P.S. The SummerWorks Festival starts August 4th. Please click here to make your gift today.

P.P.S. We would appreciate it if you would forward this to those people you know that believe in the arts.