Building on our long history of supporting leadership and skills development through our Performing Arts program, we are pleased to announce the recipients of a new experimental initiative, the Booster Fund, to augment our existing work in this area.
The Booster Fund supports existing training programs for racialized arts workers offered by arts organizations. We launched this invitation-only initiative in late 2022 to Toronto-based organizations with a strong history of offering leadership and skills development programming.
The Booster Fund seeks to be strategic yet flexible — each organization can decide how the funding best supports their existing program. While all program-related costs were eligible, we encouraged increases to the number of participants supported through these programs as well as the renumeration provided to participants in these times of considerable financial precarity.
We are pleased to share the 11 organizations that will receive up to $30,000 in funding over the next two years through the Booster Fund and the programs the funding will support.