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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.

One time or monthly donations can be made online any time of the year. Tax receipts for amounts $10 and higher are issued automatically. Also, 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.

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 $2 million into the pockets of independent artists, an impressive amount, without a doubt. Your generous donation will help us push that number even higher.

Head on over to the Fringe site to get more info on some new exclusive perks we’ve introduced to our donor program, check out who’s been giving what.

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