Globus Theatre looks to future with OTF grant

By Lindsay Advocate

On Saturday, local MPP Laurie Scott attended Globus Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Starlight Ball Fundraising Gala in Bobcaygeon.

In addition to celebrating the theatre’s successful 20 years within the Kawartha Lakes community, Globus Theatre’s artistic team, staff and guests heard more about the $60,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant that the theatre received last summer from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) which has been used to build its internal capacity and upgrade necessary technology, changes that are needed as the company continues to expand. 

“It was a pleasure to share in the excitement of the 20th Anniversary for Globus Theatre Gala and see firsthand how the funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund grant are being utilized,” said Scott MPP, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “We are fortunate to have a world class, accessible theatre here in our own community.” 

Over the next year and half, this $59,300 grant will be used for website and ticket technology upgrades, plus the hiring of a cultural strategy expert who will develop a financial strategic plan alongside Globus Theatre’s capital campaign to purchase their venue. These upgrades are one step to securing Globus Theatre’s longevity within the community – ensuring residences and visitors to the Kawarthas will have access to professional arts programming at Globus Theatre for years to come. 

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for Globus Theatre is immense,” said Sarah Quick, artistic director of Globus Theatre. “Twenty years is a huge milestone for Globus Theatre, and we’re growing every year with more staff, more shows, more donors, and more patrons. This grant has not only allowed us to hire a fundraising and cultural strategist to help us navigate these new changes, but we can also look at how to make our website and ticketing software be more accessible and serve our community better.”  

The theatre is a registered and charitable not-for-profit dedicated to making top quality Canadian theatre accessible to all in Kawartha Lakes and visitors to the region. Their 20th season is focused on the development of new works; producing theatre that engages and entertains; fostering the next generation of theatre lovers and arts professionals with a strong youth program; and prioritizing Canadian work or work that is new to a Canadian audience. For more information on the shows and programming provided by Globus, please visit the website at:   

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit to learn more. 

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