Creating a Festival, Engaging with the World

Since our foundation in 1985, FTA has brought together artists from around the world to showcase art and life. The many desires, the dreams, the new worlds they create can never be contained within the walls of our theatres. GIVE IT ALL to enrich yourself with these visions. GIVE IT ALL for this splendid springtime event.


to invite the whole world

In 2022, we welcomed over 200 artists from 18 countries, 190 presenters and programmers from 33 countries, and three international cohorts of young professionals to Montreal.

for local artists

Each year, our team supports a dozen new works created at the Festival by Quebec artists, making investments in co-production totalling almost $100,000.

Since 2020, almost 90 projects have benefited from FTA Respirations, a program dedicated to researching, exploring, and developing artistic practices.

to make art more accessible

Everyone should have access to dance and theatre. Over the past 30-plus years, thousands of young people have enjoyed a thrilling festival experience thanks to FTA’s student outreach programs.

Since last year, we have been working to expand access for people with physical or cognitive disabilities by offering adapted performances and shows with audio description.


Why do they support FTA?

“This first donation to FTA comes straight from the heart! As a cultural worker myself, I see the Festival as a beacon that unifies our community.”

Gabriel Thériault, audience member for 8 years and donor since 2022


“If you have the means, you should donate. FTA is daring—and anything that’s daring needs help. Each edition involves taking risks, and that’s what I support.”

Pascale Lehoux, audience member for 11 years and donor since 2014


“The African companies invited by the Festival in recent years are particularly interesting. You don’t see shows like that anywhere else. I don’t give a lot, but I do donate because I believe in FTA’s mission.”

Isabelle Bécotte, audience member for over 20 years and donor since 2016


And what are your reasons to donate?



Recognition Program


Friends – $100 or more (or $8/month)

+ Invitation to program launch event (spring)

+ An exclusive meeting with the co-artistic directors (fall)

+ 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

Patrons – $600 or more (or $50/month)

+ All the benefits of the previous categories

+ 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


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 Marie-Ève Collin, Philanthropy and Partnerships Coordinator, at 514-842-0704, ext. 32, or by email at [email protected].