Twenty-one years in, it’s been a huge success: the Ottawa Fringe has grown from a scrappy volunteer-run outfit to one of the most successful arts organizations in the region, producing Ottawa’s largest annual theatre festival and the winter undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream fest; supporting new work by local artists through creation grants and the under development program; mentoring Ottawa’s emerging and new generation artists; and managing the Arts Court Theatre spaces 365 days a year.
A donation doesn’t just support the Fringe – it supports the hundreds of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, stage managers, technicians, students, and volunteers who participate in our programs each year; it supports our mission of keeping art accessible to all, regardless of age, experience, or income; and it supports your community, ensuring Ottawa remains a vibrant cultural centre and helping keep local artists local.
And as a registered charity (no. 897771721RR0001), not only will your donation earn you our unending gratitude and the knowledge you’re supporting something special, but you’ll get a tax receipt to boot!
Since 1997 we have put more than $1.6 million into the pockets of independent artists, an impressive amount, without a doubt. Your generous donation will help us push that number even higher.
One time or monthly donations can be made online any time of the year. Tax receipts for amounts $10 and higher are issued automatically.
Check out our current donors below.
And, this one’s super easy … when buying tickets online there’s an option to top-up your purchase with a gift. Donations $10 and higher receive a tax receipt in the mail.
Individuals, groups and businesses can become Ottawa Fringe members annually for $15-35. Members join a circle of producers and creators with year-round access to special resources and a Fringe pin.
Get in touch if you can lend a hand in any way.
Ottawa Fringe runs a venue 365 days of the year and produces a winter festival, too.
On closing night, five of the Festival’s top-selling shows will give encore performances. These are Fringe fundraisers with proceeds split 50-50 between the artists and the Festival.
Government of Canada employees (maybe that’s you?) can designate Ottawa Fringe as their chosen charity. On the gift form is a field labeled ‘other Canadian registered charities’, where you put our name and charitable registration #897771721RR0001.
Every donor is issued:
Recognition online and a tax receipt for the amount.
As with First Kiss, plus recognition in print program.
As with Fringe Fling, plus:
A tax receipt for the full amount, or:
A tax receipt for the full amount, or:
The highest honour bestowed on our top donor each year. It could be you.
* As per Canada Revenue Agency rules, tax receipts generally cannot include the value of memberships, tickets, passes, or merch.
THE OTTAWA FRINGE THANKS YOU.
The Ottawa Fringe Festival is a charitable non-profit with a mandate to provide a stage for the performing arts that is as accessible to artists as it is for audiences. We rely on grants, members and donors to support this endeavour. A festival with no curator and where 100% of ticket sales go directly to the artists.
We are deeply grateful to the following individuals for their contributions. (last updated July 7, 2017)
PATRONS OF THE FRINGE
OUR ONE TRUE LOVE: THIS YEAR’S TOP DONOR, WILMA DI GAETANO
|Chun Chang & Ciena
Dr. David Danic
|Wilma Di Gaetano|
|Josh McJannett &
Dominion City Brewing Co.
Jay Baltz & Rachel Eugster
Vivian Lee & Gordon Pinchbeck
|Alexander G.M. Smith
|Anonymous x 2
Heather Marie Connors
SABL Cartoon Creations
Skeleton Key Theatre
|Stefani Di Gaetano
|Anonymous x 5
Alison Clark Milito
Barbara Popel & Brian Carroll
Claude Myre Bisaillon
Dr Alex S Weinberger
(In honour of) Marisa Victor
Ottawa Ontario Real Estate
Ottawa Property Listings
Paola De Rose
The Wilson Team
*indicates our valued monthly donors
THE HUG ZONE
Our super kind in-kind donors! These special folks have made very useful donations. All sorts of stuff, raffle prizes, creative services, catering a meal for volunteers… You’d think love and money is enough to run the Ottawa Fringe Festival but sometimes we just need STUFF. Many of these donors have been so kind as to billet a touring artist.