Your support allows us to continue with our current programming and further expand our scope and impact.

Beyond our general operations, our four primary funding initiatives are the new Artist Access Fund, The Gilded Hammer Awards, Access the Fringe, and Youth Initiatives. Learn more about each fund below. Donations of $20+ are entitled to a tax receipt.

Hamilton Festival Theatre Company is a registered charity | Charity Registration Number: 853476687RR0001

To send the Hamilton Festival Theatre Company a donation by mail, please make all donations payable to Hamilton Festival Theatre Company, and mail to:

Hamilton Festival Theatre Company
Attn: Executive Director
41 King William St, Suite 206
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A2

HFTCo General Operations

These donations support all aspects of HFTco festivals, artist development programs, administration, outreach, and events.


Access the Fringe

When donors contribute to the ACCESS THE FRINGE fund, this allows HFTco to contribute financial resources directly to multiple accessibility initiatives including our website redesign, ASL interpretation, FringeXChange: BIPOC Artist and Disability Justice Artist mentorships and bursaries, and more.


Youth Initiatives

The Hamilton Festival Theatre Company is invested in developing emerging artists and supporting young people’s access to theatre. By donating to our youth initiatives, you are helping to support artist fees and workshops for the ALERT (Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training) Program, subsidized youth tickets to Family Fringe shows, summer job opportunities for young people, and more!

The Gilded Hammer Awards

Hamilton Festival Theatre Company is pleased to present a celebration of achievement in the Hamilton theatre arts. You can sponsor an award designed to celebrate the fierce spirit of independent theatre artists; to award innovation and growth; to nurture emerging talent; and to recognize the national achievements of artists from Hamilton. A donation towards the event helps with cash prizes, artist fees, and more!

As we all know, COVID-19 has severely impacted the arts sector. Thank you to all of our donors that supported us through this challenging time!

Carlo Adamo
Dawn Cattapan
Liz Concordia
Vanina Dal Bello-Haas
Matt Grande
Paula Grove
Margot Haldenby
Amanda Hinkle Wallace
Steven Jackson
Susan Jasper
Peter Kanabe
Janet Kompare-Fritz
Tor Lukasik-Foss
Ted Lute
Peter Malysewich
Patti McLeod
Barbara Mead
Akira Ourique
Gregory Paskaruk
Linda Paskaruk
Dan Penrose
Gail Perry
Lisa Pezik
Joseph Richard
Virginia Schuler
Nicola Simmons
Sarah Smith
Paul Steep
Chris Sykes
Carolyne Tocco
Hernan Ugalde
Sharilyn Vandermolen
Clinton Walker
Tania Wojciechowski
Carla Zabek
Lorna Zaremba
Justin Shaw
Elizabeth Turnville

This list reflects donations made between Dec 2020 to Dec 2021 for all donations of $20 and above. Every amount makes a difference.

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