Belfry Response to inquiries about the Community Grants Program

Date posted: January 10, 2024

The Belfry Theatre has partnered with a wide range of community organizations to assist in community building with a focus on arts-based projects. Through the Victoria Foundation Community Grants Program the Belfry similarly assisted the Plenty Collective to implement queer community building, with an intersectional lens, through nourishment, art, and connection. The activities have been initiated this season with community gatherings and attendance at Belfry performances. We have been assured by the Plenty Collective that the Victoria Foundation grant is being used for community arts-based projects. Together with the Victoria Foundation and the Plenty Collective, we are reviewing the grant activities undertaken by the Plenty Collective to ensure they adhere to the Foundation’s guidelines. We wish to ensure that there is complete clarity that the grant is used solely for community arts activities.