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2017 Wuchien Michael Than Fund Grants Announced

Toronto, September 13, 2017 - The Ontario Arts Foundation and the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017 grants from the Wuchien Michael Than Fund.  This year's grants are being given to help fund productions by artists including Jivesh Parasram, Jeff Ho, Jovanni Sy, Sarena Parmar and Bilal Baig.

Production Grants
Take d Milk, Nah? by Jivesh Parasram
bcurrent performing arts

trace by Jeff Ho
Factory Theatre

Nine Dragons by Jovanni Sy
Richmond Gateway Theatre Society

The Orchard by Sarena Parmar
Shaw Festival

Acha Bacha by Bilal Baig
Theatre Passe Muraille

Development Grants
Knife by Aaron Jan
Factory Theatre

The Ones We Leave Behind by Loretta Seto
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

Production and Phase Two Development Grants from the Wuchien Michael Than Fund are available for the development of new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights which are either in production for the current season or in the pre-production phase and projected to be ready for full public productions within one or two seasons.

Phase One Development Grant applications can be made at any time. Visit the Wuchien Michael Than website for details.

The Wuchien Michael Than Fund was established at the Ontario Arts Foundation by Michael Than in 2012 and launched in 2013 to support the development and nurturing of theatre arts in Canada, with a particular emphasis on new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights, and the development of emerging talent in the Asian-Canadian theatre community.

List of Past Grant Recipients

For more information, please contact :
Alan Walker
Executive Director, Ontario Arts Foundation
Tel:  (416) 969-7413

Established in 1991, the Ontario Arts Foundation (OAF) is passionately committed to building long-term support for the arts in Ontario. In 2016-2017, the OAF paid out over $3.2 million in endowment income and $325,000 in awards and scholarships.

The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation was established to support the development and nurturing of theatre arts in Canada, with particular emphasis on the creation, development and production of new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights .

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