Talk Is Free Theatre is a registered charitable organization. TIFT nourishes the artistic community by producing a wide range of off-centre, inventive and rare programming. Through our artistic work, community involvement and business innovation, our goal of developing a unique, vibrant and internationally recognized cultural identity for the City of Barrie is being realized.

We also strive to:

  • Address the well being of local youth  by involving them in the core of all our activities.
  • Break barriers for wider public participation and access.
  • Build  a distinct local professional artistic community by providing increased opportunities to local professional artists.

 

Through the support of individuals, we are able to expand our goal of bringing world-class theatre to a growing audience.
Our Annual Giving Campaign makes gifting to the theatre simple and rewarding. Offering a pledge program from as low as $5 per month (that proverbial “cup of coffee”) there is a program to suit every budget. Simply arranging a credit card payment is easy and means you never have to remember to send a cheque!

See how your support can help.

Your support of:

  • $60 will enable 4 area high school students to attend performances at subsidized rates of $15 per ticket.
  •  $150 will enable 10 area high school students to attend performances at subsidized rates of $15 per ticket and donate 2 tickets to another charitable organization for an auction.
  •  $300 (or $25 per month) will enable 15 area high school students to attend performances at subsidized rates, donate 2 tickets to another charitable organization for an auction.
  • $600 (or $50 per month) will enable us to hire an artist for one week and continue offering our Youth Mentorship Program, Small Talk, to 30 local youth at risk.
  • $1,200 ( or $100 per month ) will enable us to hire an artist for two weeks and continue offering our Youth Mentorship Program, Small Talk, to 30 local youth at risk.
  • Donations of $2,000 and over will be allocated into a supporting fund that allows TIFT to become financially sustainable.

 

Donation Categories and Benefits 

DEBUT  ($60-$99 Gift)

  • Advance notice on TIFT’s season and special events
  • Preferred chance to buy subscriptions and tickets
  • A tax receipt for the full amount

 

 

UNDERSTUDY  ($100- $249 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Listing in TIFT’s programme
  • Invitation to all special donor appreciation functions

 

 

FEATURE ROLE  ($250 – $449 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Listing in the Theatre Lobby

 

 

LEADING ROLE  ($450 – $999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to all dress rehearsals of the season

 

 

STARRING ROLE  ($1000 – $1999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • An opportunity to meet the cast and crew after the show

 

 

SUPERSTAR ($2000 – $4999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Name mentioned in the opening remarks at the beginning of one play of the season (all performances of the run)

 

 

PRODUCING PARTNER  ($5000 – $9999 Gift)

  • All the above, plus
  • Name and Photo in our season programmes
  • Name mentioned in the opening remarks at the beginning of two plays of the season (all performances of the run)

 

 

THEATRE ANGEL  ($10,000 and up Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • A private performance for 100 people within the regular season. May be donated to another Charity of your choice for their fundraising objectives.
  • Presenting Status of two season plays

 


Can we count on your support? 

Contact Arkady Spivak, Artistic Producer at arkady@tift.ca or 705-792-1949 ext. 22 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.