Creative Trust is a collaborative, capacity-building organization that addresses a unique need in Toronto’s cultural community. We are committed to providing programs and learning opportunities that significantly improve the financial standing and sustainability of Toronto’s creative mid-size music, theatre and dance companies. With our outreach initiative, we have also provided small, culturally diverse organizations with access to the learning and collaborative opportunities at the heart of our program. Creative Trust is now focused on two vital areas for the future of the performing arts in Toronto: audience development and facilities renewal.
Thoughts about art and community:
“The arts help fuel innovation and creativity, critical components in a successful city. The arts help us commemorate our past, understand our present, and imagine our future.” The arts are an essential component of our economic and cultural well-being. Creative Trust companies are of fundamental importance to the cultural infrastructure of Toronto and are at the heart of artistic creation in Canada. They represent the varied cultural make-up of our city and annually give over 2,000 performances to audiences of almost 600,000 people. Small and mid-size performing arts organizations are the creative fuel for our larger institutions. They provide artist training and new work development for performing artists and creators; without them, we would not have the rich, vital repertoire of original work that is applauded around the world.