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Blog Post – Google Grants for Non Profits

Posted on Friday, March 05, 2021 10:00 AM

Imagine what you could do with $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every single month from Google Ads? You could recruit more volunteers. Attract more donations. Create awareness and share your story with audiences all over the globe. This is the lifeblood of a nonprofit organization.

In response to the crippling financial strain experienced by nonprofits as result of the global pandemic, Google has created a new grant program specifically for nonprofits. Google Grants are an exclusive grant program...

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March Featured Artist, Dawn Bank

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 10:19 AM

March’s Featured Artist is Dawn Bank, an oil painter who also specializes in dollhouse miniatures. Bank has been established in Brantford with her home-based business, One Lady’s Art Studio & Gallery, since 2010.

Bank spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Muskoka and Toronto. Bank says, “The thing I love most about Brantford are the numerous amount of trails to wander down. Coming from Toronto, there wasn’t much untouched greenspace to enjoy.”

With an interest in art from a very young...

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Meet the Members of the BPA

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 09:00 AM

The Brant Performing Arts (BPA) collective was formed in 2010 to provide mutual benefit for the City of Brantford and the County of Brant’s local non-profit performing arts organizations to share resources, network, and pursue shared marketing opportunities. The group includes choirs, bands, presenters, theatre groups, storytellers, teachers, and even a symphony orchestra!

The BPA meets each month to share ideas and information, including presentations by occasional guest speakers. In a typical year,...

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Spotlight on: Brant Theatre Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 10:00 AM

Brant Theatre Workshops (BTW) is a non-profit theatre company that has performed in Brantford for the last seventeen years, while touring productions provincially, nationally, and internationally. BTW creates all of their own work from the ground up and works with heritage and social groups to produce engaging theatre.

This local performing arts group is known for creatively combining heritage and theatre in unique locations such as Casa Loma, Sick Kids Hospital, and the Brantford Armoury. Working...

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February Featured Artist, Laura Moore

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 10:00 AM

February’s Featured Artist is Laura Moore, a 36-year-old singer-songwriter from Brantford. Moore, a registered nurse who worked in palliative care for nine years, sings under the pseudonym ‘Rosaria Miriam.’

Moore took piano lessons as a child and explains that she fell in love with singing at the age of six when she started singing lessons. She started writing silly songs around the age of eight, and it was a fun way to express her emotions and thoughts in rhyme form. Nearly thirty years later, Moore...