GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement empowering people and organizations to transform their communities. May 5th, 2020 is #GivingTuesdayNow, an emergency response to the unprecedented need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an opportunity to stand together in unity, remain connected and heal during these uncertain times.
As you know, Native Earth Performing Arts is dedicated to developing, producing, and presenting professional expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada. We support Indigenous arts and artists through stage productions, new script development, apprenticeships and residency programs.
Particularly in this time of COVID-19, the staff at Native Earth are trying to move forward together. We are in constant conversation with each other, and other theatres to look at ways of supporting artists. Mainly we are trying to answer questions on how we can ethically and sustainably move forward, provide care for artists and other creatives in our community, and offer accessible platforms for patrons. It is challenging to know the outcome of this pandemic, and we are looking to create innovative ways to continue supporting the Indigenous performance community.
When you give to Native Earth, you are investing in the Indigenous arts as we provide a large platform for artists to create work, develop playwrights, and produce plays, dance, and multidisciplinary creations.
For us to continue supporting Indigenous arts, Native Earth asks for your help. 2020 has been a tremendously difficult year for those in the arts and culture sector. The performing arts industry has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Many companies, including ours, have been forced to cancel seasons. Now we face new challenges of when to reopen our theatres and what is the best way to do so. We cannot support the development of Indigenous work without donations from valuable Native Earth community members such as yourself.
We ask, if it is within your means, to support our work. We are continuing to plan our upcoming season – perhaps with some digital considerations. All donations will be allocated to support Indigenous artists.
We welcome contributions of any amount – every dollar helps. All gifts over $20 will be eligible to receive a tax receipt.
Thank you for your continued support, generosity, and belief in the positive impact of our work,
Native Earth Performing Arts is a Charitable Organization
Charitable Registration Number 119052116RR0001