Program and component
Engage and Sustain, Artistic Catalysts
Victoria, British Columbia
Field of practice
$160,000 over four years
Supporting Racialized and Indigenous Theatre Artists
Through its programs, the Puente Theatre supports the creation of plays from inception to performance.
Promoting immigrant, racialized and Indigenous artists
Founded in 1988 and based in Victoria, British Columbia, the Puente Theatre is launching several initiatives, including the staging of plays that examine diversity. Its four programs offer opportunities to immigrant, racialized and Indigenous artists, supporting their creative processes. The company hopes to increase the outreach of its productions as well as its financial yield through partnerships.
Supporting local theatre by organizing tours
The Puente Theatre hopes to present more of its own plays in Victoria while welcoming those of touring companies. This combined effort is expected to sustain community interest in local theatre while highlighting the work of other artists. The group is also working on a pan-Canadian touring network for diversity-centered theatre.