We look forward to what the future holds when these popular local groups gather under one roof! Please visit their pages for information on their current events.
ANCASTER SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: www.musicatfieldcote.com
Known for presenting the spectacular Music at Fieldcote summer concert series, ASPA serves as the lead arts group in charge of fundraising and organization of the Ancaster Arts Centre. In addition to this administrative role, they will build on the success of Music at Fieldcote by presenting any professional touring shows and acts that visit the Arts Centre. Their present annual attendance of over 6000 will skyrocket with access to a year-round state-of-the-art facility.
THEATRE ANCASTER: www.theatreancaster.com
Theatre Ancaster has become one of the largest and most successful community theatre groups in the province. Theatre Ancaster is an example of what amateur arts can accomplish; welcoming over 10 000 patrons per year to their nine annual productions, and teaching over 400 youth per year to act, dance, and sing. Featuring large and small cast musicals, concert format revues, youth productions, a 40 person chorus programme, plus many community enhancing side projects, this company has put the Ancaster arts scene on the map. Look for their awesome statistics to grow even more once they are able to move in to our new facility.
ANCASTER FILM FESTVAL: www.ancasterfilmfest.ca
The Toronto International Film Festival has 160 approved film festivals across Canada, and Ancaster is proud home to the 3rd largest of these! Each year AFF presents their TIFF approved films to over 8000 film enthusiasts at their popular and often sold-out Monday night screenings. Moving into the Centre will mean that this incredible group can offer so much more to the community; more screenings…film classes…and there are plans for an annual week-long festival that will bring film makers, actors, and their fans to our community.
DUNDAS VALLEY SCHOOL OF ART: www.dvsa.ca
We are currently exploring the possibility of DVSA offering art classes in Ancaster. Any partnership with this iconic local organization would be of obvious benefit to the Centre.
SINFONIA ANCASTER: www.sinfoniaancaster.com
Sinfonia Ancaster is a community symphony orchestra dedicated to providing uniquely entertaining classical performances. It was founded in 2015 to provide community musicians and talented music students with the opportunity to experience playing in an orchestral setting under the guidance of professional instrumental coaches. Sinfonia Ancaster actively collaborates with and features local talents, renowned artists, community and regional choral groups and in doing so aims to foster artistic relations with the community at large.It is their goal to continue to establish the orchestra as a central element of the cultural fabric of Ancaster and provide a new and dynamic dimension to its growing arts environment. The use of the Ancaster Arts Centre for their many orchestral and chamber concerts and rehearsals will be an important step in the development of this exciting new organization.
HAMILTON ALL-STAR JAZZ BANDS: www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org
The Mission of Hamilton All Star Jazz Band Inc. is “Music and Youth Building a Better Community”. Since 1984 the HASJB has been one of the premier amateur big band organizations in Canada. The HASJB has an impressive record, having been twice named the most outstanding band in its class in Canada, as well as an impressive list of international gold awards and performances at many of the world’s great jazz festivals. Special appearances came at the request of the Federal Minister for Canadian Heritage and the Canadian Ambassador to France to promote Canadian culture by performing an all-Canadian program at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. HASJB concerts will be an exciting addition to the formidable lineup of local talent that will grace the stage of the new Centre.
BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL: www.brottmusic.com
The name Boris Brott is synonymous with the very highest and Now entering its 29th season, the Brott Music Festival (est. 1988) is the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in Canada, and, the only festival with a full-time, professional orchestra-in-residence.The Brott Music Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standard, world class soloists, its exuberant young orchestra and its eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario.For decades the Brott Festival has attracted world class soloists, artists, and personalities to Hamilton.The stunning performances of Boris Brott and his nationally renowned organization will push the Ancaster Arts Centre to the forefront of Canada’s orchestral music scene.
WE ARE ALSO HAPPY TO WELCOME THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO OUR TEAM. THE ANCASTER ARTS CENTRE TEAM WORKS CLOSELY WITH THEM ON A VARIETY OF PROJECTS TO ENHANCE THE CULTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY.
ANCASTER VILLAGE: www.shopancastervillage.com
ANCASTER HERITAGE DAYS: www.ancasterheritagedays.com
ANCASTER FARMERS MARKET: www.shopancasterfarmersmarket.ca
ANCASTER COMMUNITY SERVICES: www.ancastercommunityservices.ca
ANCASTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY: www.ancasterhistory.ca
We are also in negotiations with organizations that will provide programming in local native heritage, computer animation, and more!
Please contact us if you wish further information on the role these groups will play in the Ancaster Arts Centre, or if you wish to volunteer or become involved in their programmes.