The Performing Arts in the Spotlight Fund by CanadaHelps

A new, easy way to support the performing arts in Canada.

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Create vibrant communities

Create vibrant communities by supporting the performing arts.

Learn more about matching opportunities for this Fund.

Arts organizations have been hit hard by COVID-19. Theatres across the country have closed their doors and many have been forced to cancel their entire seasons, as well as camps and educational programming.

Through the arts, communities are enriched and nourished and a sense of belonging unites us all. The stories told through the stage help us understand ourselves and each other, and they bring beauty and joy to all of our lives.

Small performing arts organizations are in Canada’s small towns and large cities, from coast to coast to coast. They include our choirs and symphonies, our dance companies and our theatres. These organizations allow artists to create art from diverse perspectives and styles, and bring communities together to create or experience art together.

You can help ensure these vital cultural organizations can continue to create art during this unprecedented time and remain in our communities for the future. Your donation will be pooled with gifts from others like you to help achieve wide-reaching effects and make a real impact. Donate today and help those in need. Plus, get an official charitable tax receipt to qualify for tax credits!

Performing Arts in the Spotlight Fund

What makes up the Performing Arts in the Spotlight Fund?

The Performing Arts in the Spotlight Fund by CanadaHelps includes over 430 small registered charities dedicated to bringing performing arts to Canadians.

The charities in this Fund are selected through an algorithmic approach, taking the charity’s area of focus, mission, and description into account. This Fund includes theatres, choirs, youth organizations, operas, music festivals, symphonies, and more!

To ensure donations reach charities easily and efficiently, charities must be one of the more than 20,000 charities registered to receive funds electronically from CanadaHelps. Funds will be transferred quarterly, subject to a minimum of $10 per charity. We regularly update the list of charities in this Fund.

To see the latest list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.

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Become a Matching Partner

If you represent a company interested in partnering with CanadaHelps to match or make a major gift in support of the Performing Arts in the Spotlight Fund, contact us at

Why donate to a Fund on CanadaHelps?

The power of many
The power of many.
Join others across Canada to support hundreds of charities making a difference!
Your donation will be put to work
Your donation will be put to work.
You can rest assured that your donation will go to registered charities. You get a tax receipt, too, which can help reduce your taxes.
Broad impact
Broad impact!
Support a wide range of performing arts charities making Canada a vibrant and lively place to live.

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