ABOUT US \ WHAT WE DO
  REPRESENTATION

 

Member Groups benefit by representation from their region. There are regions defined throughout the Province and an appointed Regional Representative maintains a liaison between the member groups and the Board. In addition, member groups are invited to nominate one active member of their group for representation at the Association's General Meetings and Annual Meeting. These individuals serve as a vital communication and information link between the Association and the member group.

 

NEWSLETTERS & EMAIL DISTRIBUTION

 

The ACT Newsletter is distributed twice each year to keep member groups informed on local and provincial developments in community theatre. Member groups are invited to contribute articles on their activities and a calendar of their events, as well as any articles of general interest.

 

ACT maintains an distribution list of member e-mail addresses or "eMail-Distribution List" for the purpose of providing subscribers notices of ACT and Member Group activities and communiqués such as our newsletter.

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

 

ACT organizes, funds and sponsors educational programs and workshops for individual members of ACT to participate.

 

EDUCATIONAL FUNDING

 

ACT offers financial assistance in the form of two initiatives: the Scholarship Fund for individual members of ACT, and the Theatre Development Fund for member groups. Both funding initiatives enable the membership to participate in programs specific to their needs. This assistance may include registration fees for individuals, travel and expenses for a qualified instructor, as well as other expenses incurred by a host group. Guidelines and application forms have been developed to assist individuals or groups wishing to utilize either or both of these initiatives.

  

CONSULTATION

 

ACT offers assistance to new or developing member groups through the Regional Representatives and Board Executive.

 

PROVINCIAL DRAMA FESTIVAL

 

Once a year the ACT sponsors a non-competitive provincial community theatre festival commonly called "ACTFEST". Each year a different Manitoba community theatre group hosts the festival. The festival entries are from the membership and are adjudicated by theatre professionals from across Canada. Entrants can benefit by having their piece workshopped following adjudication. Historically, the festival has been a 2-day event.

 

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

 

ACT offers travel assistance to its member groups to attend the Provincial Festival, theatre development programs, conferences and meetings.

 

CHARITABLE STATUS

 

ACT maintains charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency.  At the specific request of a member group, ACT may accept cash and non-cash donations on behalf of that member group and issue an official donation receipt for tax purposes.

 
 
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