Georgia Krebs, Karen Collins, Louise Punnett and Dick Harris, directors of the Okanagan School of the Arts’ Board of Directors, and Jane Shaak, Executive Director participated in the 2017 Business for the Arts Artsvest Program designed to help smaller-sized arts groups with fundraising.
The ArtsVest program was a wonderful learning experience and is an excellent means to create mutually beneficial community partnerships and collaborations in support of the arts. The matching funds available were just the motivation needed to try the sponsorship model for the first time. Although we have had events and programs with support, this upcoming Sponsorship Program will be the first time with a comprehensive program with tangible benefits for businesses.
Moving forward to 2018, the Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre has developed a sponsorship program to provide support for and expansion of our arts and culture initiatives and to continue to maintain and restore the Shatford Centre, one of Penticton’s most important heritage assets, while achieving our business objectives through the support and sponsorship of local business.