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The Possibility Fund (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

Prologue to the Performing Arts (Prologue) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates access to high-quality performing arts experiences in schools and communities across Ontario. In 2017, Prologue celebrated 50 years of reaching young people through engaging and impactful performances and workshops in dance, theatre, music, storytelling, spoken word poetry and more.

Prologue supports a diverse roster of 40 artists and companies who bring the very best in live performance to Ontario schools.

  • Status:
    Charity, Non-profit 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Children, Youth 
  • Main Catchment Area:
  • Languages:
    English, French 
  • Arts Focus:
    Performing Arts 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    The Possibility Fund

    Established in 2005 in response to a lack of arts programming available for young people in communities across Ontario, the Possibility Fund subsidizes performances and workshops in schools that are identified as under-served by district school boards.

    The Possibility Fund addresses issues of equity caused by limited school arts budgets, inadequate fundraising capacity at schools in under-served communities and marginalization of young people due to their socio-economic status, cultural background or other factors.

    Currently involving a partnership with the Toronto District School Board and also reaching some schools outside of the GTA, Prologue is seeking to expand this initiative to engage young people in under-served, Northern and rural communities across Ontario. 
  • Mandate/Mission:

    To enrich the lives of every young person through diverse and impactful performing arts experiences


    To increase access to live performing arts experiences for young people

    We achieve this through:

    Connecting young people and educators to the work of artists in schools and public/community venues;

    Advocating for equal access to the arts for all young people as a fundamental part of their education; and

    Collaborating with artists to present a wide range of engaging and accessible programming. 
  • ArtBridging Section:
    Artist Mentorship Opportunities - engage emerging art educators (performing arts)

    Rural and Northern Art Initiatives - engage with rural and Northern performing artists, create meaningful partnership with community members and learn about the ongoing trends and challenges of rural and Northern engaged community arts (mainly performing arts and arts education).
  • Main Contact Name:
    Tim Whalley, Executive Director 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Claire St-Francois, Project & Development Manager 
  • Phone:
    4165919092 x0223 
  • Main Contact Email: 
  • Website:
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  • Address:
    15 Case Goods Lane, Suite 413
    Toronto, ON  M5A 3C4 
  • Secondary Address:
    15 Case Goods Lane, Suite 413
    Toronto, ON  M5A 3C4 

Last updated on 2018-07-26 16:29:49.