Arts Organization Rebounds from COVID-19 with $13,200 OTF Grant
Brampton, ON – In 2021, Beaux Arts Brampton (also known as Beaux Arts Gallery) received a $13,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. With this grant, Beaux Arts Gallery purchased technical equipment and software to support live and virtual engagement with the community, and also renovated its gallery space for physical distancing. This project was completed in December 2021, and will give the artist membership and community of Beaux Arts Gallery a safe place to interact, both online and in real life.
“Non-profit organizations like Beaux Arts Brampton are a crucial and valued part of our community, especially here in Brampton,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South. “During the pandemic they have continued to provide local artists with the opportunity to showcase their work and connect with the community. Beaux Arts Brampton continues to raise the profile of visual arts and the local creative community in Brampton.”
In addition to purchasing technical equipment and software, the organization trained its staff and volunteers to ensure the implementation of new approaches, prepare the organization for change and build resiliency. Beaux Arts Gallery is a key place for the community to engage in cultural experiences that are diverse, inclusive and safe. Thanks to the $13,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the renovation and digital upgrades will allow the gallery to continue providing its services and programs safely to the community and its artist membership.
“As the impacts of COVID-19 reverberated through the arts and culture industry, it was absolutely key that our organization implemented online processes and safety measures within our space,” said Executive Director Regan Jane Hayward. “Our artist membership, volunteers and staff have an inclusive and supportive community that–through these challenging times–is so critical to not only strengthen but ensure sustainability, so it can continue to enhance lives within the organization and the community at large. We’re thankful that this funding has helped us do that.”
Beaux Arts Gallery is committed to engaging with artists at various levels in their careers to present their work in a supportive environment that fosters understanding of complex subjects and diverse sets of ideas. Beaux Arts’ collaborative exhibitions, programs, and special events offer education, inspiration and celebration to foster critical thinking, positive social cohesion, and public engagement with ART. Beaux Arts is a not-for-profit gallery operating successfully since 2002. It was founded by the Brampton Arts Council and dedicated visual artists, with the support of the City of Brampton, Downtown Brampton BIA, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and many volunteers, members and private sponsors. If you wish to purchase an artwork or rent the space, please visit www.beauxartsbrampton.org.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non‐profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non‐profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID‐19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
Regan Jane Hayward, Executive Director/Curator
Beaux Arts Gallery Brampton
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