On November 27th, 2013, ArtReach hosted it’s annual Funder Speed Dating networking event. At this event, youth had the chance to meet face to face with potential funders in order to better understand the funding available to them in the City of Toronto. Youth were able to discuss their projects with funders and ask questions about getting their programs off the ground. This event was held at the Centre at 918 Bathurst.
This year, funders included: Kate Fraser, ArtReach; Laurie O’Dell, Identify N’ Impact – City of Toronto; Suzanne Paes, Identify N’ Impact – City of Toronto; Lilie Zendel, StreetARToronto – City of Toronto; Jason Samilski, CUE Collective; Denis LeFebvre, Laidlaw Foundation; Michelle Miller-Guillot, Cultural Development Fund – Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration; Bushra Junaid, Outreach and Development Manager – Ontario Arts Council, Michael Murray, Ontario Arts Council, Anne-Marie Beneteau, CI Grant Program & Youth Opportunities Fund – Ontario Trillium Foundation; Andrew Suri, Community Arts Program – Toronto Arts Council; Kerry Swanson, Outreach and Evaluation Officer – Toronto Arts Council; and Margo Charlton, Theatre Officer & TAF Research Manager – Toronto Arts Council
The night also included a special performance by ArtReach family member, Victoria Mejicano!