PACT strives to partner with companies that support the arts and/or the non-profit sector. As a national arts service association, PACT is in the unique position of being able to deliver messages to a network of over 140 professional theatre companies and their staff of over 750 individuals across the country.
Listed below are possible sponsorship opportunities. For more information becoming a sponsor, including sponsorship benefits, please contact PACT’s Executive Director Sara Meurling.
Our registered charitable number is 104317375 RR0001.
Current Sponsorship Opportunities
Annual PACT Conference
The annual PACT Conference is open to all PACT Members and PACT supporters as well as members of the wider Canadian theatre community. On average, 150 professional theatre staff – the business and artistic decision-makers – attend over a period of three days. Conference sponsorship is a perfect opportunity for a company interested in reaching all conference delegates to do so in a variety of ways – for example, by sponsoring a session, including in-room signage and a verbal acknowledgement by the session facilitator. If sponsorship is secured by April, logo recognition is available on conference handouts.
Learning & Networking
Educating PACT members and providing ongoing training and development ensures that Canadian theatre continues to grow. PACT’s Learning and Networking Program offers workshops, seminars and discussion panels about major issues facing Canadian theatre as well as skill-building opportunities for those working in the industry. It is an ongoing goal to ensure that these events are accessible to all PACT members regardless of each company’s budget. Sponsorship of PACT’s Learning and Networking program would help guarantee access to all PACT members, large or small.
Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award
In celebration of PACT’s 30th anniversary in 2006-2007 PACT initiated this award in honour of Mallory Gilbert, Tarragon Theatre’s General Manager for 34 years and Past President of PACT. The annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award celebrates and recognizes outstanding leadership within the Canadian theatre community. Sponsorship of the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award would ensure sustained recognition of worthy Canadian theatre professionals and encourage excellence within the community.
Travel Subsidy Fund
The Travel Subsidy program allows staff at PACT member companies the chance to attend the annual PACT Conference and AGM when it might otherwise be financially unavailable to them. Through the use of the Travel Subsidy Fund 8 people were able to come to the 2018 PACT conference in Ottawa and 11 people were able to come to the 2017 PACT conference in Charlottetown. The Travel Subsidy program is financed completely through donations and sponsorship of the Travel Subsidy Fund would provide valuable networking and professional development opportunities to individuals who have financial difficulty or are not normally able to attend such events. To sponsor or donate to the Travel Subsidy Fund please visit our Donate page.