Supporting dance and theatre


By donating to FTA, you directly support:

Co-production of artistic work

Supporting the performing arts means taking a chance on the unprecedented, the uncertain, the unbelievable. It means opening our doors to artists, listening to them, and betting on the unknown. It means contributing financially to the development of shows, then being on hand for their first performances and potentially their international tours. That’s the purpose of co-production: to take an active part in realizing the visions, dreams, and imaginary worlds conceived by artists.

+ 10 new shows co-produced in 2021-2022
+ Support ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 per show
+ A total investment of $100,000 this year

FTA Respirations

FTA Respirations is our research and development lab. It offers flexible funding for pursuing experimentation, visionary practices, and the exploration of new knowledge. Through this program, the FTA is expanding its pool of artists and creating links to underrepresented communities. It is a valuable tool of transformation that will enrich us in the long term.

+ 34 projects supported this year
+ $3,000 to $15,000 per project
+ A total investment of $230,000 in 2021-2022




Artists’ voices

“Along with fostering a constructive dialogue on our projects with the Festival, FTA Respirations provides us with a valuable space for creation, discussion, and experimenting without the immediate pressure of producing a show. This initiative gives us the opportunity to reflect in depth on our way of working together; it allows us to focus on our desires and our dreams, and on the profound love we have for the artform of theatre and its infinite possibilities.”

création dans la chambre (theatre)


“The support of FTA Respirations is like a breath of fresh air in my creative process. The freedom it gives me is so valuable! I also see it as reflecting the FTA’s openness to creating connections with a wider range of artists. It’s exciting to feel the winds of change blowing!”

Kim-Sanh Châu (Dance)


“To help uncover my deepest and most urgent creative desires, FTA Respirations provides me with time for reflection, experimentation, and helpful feedback—opening up the path for an exciting new adventure!”

Katie Ward (Dance)


“I just want to say a huge thank you for your support. I’m flabbergasted by your generosity.”                                                                                                                                      

Bianca Richard (Theatre)


Recognition Program


Friends – $100 or more (or $8/month)

+ Invitation to program launch event

+ Acknowledgement on the website, in the festival’s official program, and in the annual activity report

Allies – $300 or more (or $25/month)

+ All the benefits of the previous category

+ Priority when reserving tickets for shows

+ Invitation to program pre-launch event

Patrons – $600 or more (or $50/month)

+ All the benefits of the previous categories

+ Signed copy of the book Nos jours de fête for first-time donors

+ Invitation to opening night cocktail reception

Ambassadors – $1,000 or more (or $85/month)

+ All the benefits of the previous categories

+ Priority when reserving or changing tickets during the Festival

+ VIP cocktail reception with board members and artistic directors

+ Acknowledgement during the opening night cocktail reception


Tax Benefits

Festival TransAmériques is a recognized charitable organization (#10178 7554 RR0001). For each donation of $20 or more, you will therefore receive an official receipt enabling you to take advantage of tax benefits that may cover up to 40% of your donation’s value.

To estimate the tax credit to which you are entitled, you may use the Canada Revenue Agency’s charitable donation tax credit calculator.


Other ways you can make a difference


Give to support the Festival’s sustainability

For over 35 years, the FTA has participated in the creation of powerful and unique works. We have been able to carry out our artistic mission successfully thanks to the continued support of a community of passionate donors. A planned donation is a way of making a substantial contribution while maximizing the possible tax benefits. It’s an option that’s available to everyone, regardless of your budget and plans.

The FTA currently accepts:

gifts by will;
+ gifts of life insurance;
+ and gifts of securities or other eligible instruments.

Have you already included the FTA in your arrangements? We would be very happy to recognize your kind gesture today in keeping with its value. Please contact us.

Make Your First Large Cultural Donation

Did you know that it’s possible to make a tangible gesture of support for the FTA’s mission while benefiting from a tax credit worth up to 75% of your donation’s value?

If you make a first donation of $5,000 to $25,000 between now and December 31, 2022, you will be eligible for an additional tax credit of 25% for a first large cultural donation. You can therefore have a significant impact on the Festival’s programs supporting creators while obtaining a combined credit worth as much as 75% of your donation’s value.


For more information

Contact Ludovic Delrieux, Philanthropy and Partnerships Coordinator, at 514-842-0704, ext. 29, or by email at [email protected].