Confederation Centre Raises the Curtain on New Membership Program
Get Centre’d” offers members a suite of benefits, including advance tickets and access to exclusive events—all in support of non-profit arts centre
With a new season comes new opportunity and Confederation Centre of the Arts is unveiling a can’t-miss community program. Launching October 2019, Get Centre’d is the Centre’s new patron membership campaign.
Founded as a living monument to Confederation, the Centre is Canada’s hub for learning, through the lens of the arts, about how the nation was formed and how its identity continues to evolve.
“Generations of visitors have had their lives enhanced through visual and performing arts, education, and heritage programs at the Centre,” remark Board Chair Robert Sear and CEO Steve Bellamy in a shared statement. “However, some do not know that the Centre is a registered charity and a non-profit organization. We invite everyone—from our long-standing supporters to those who might be stepping in for the first time—to engage with their Centre and aid us in continuing the important experiences that we offer more than 250,000 Canadians each year.”
Built on the long-standing generosity of recurring donors and patrons, the Get Centre’d campaign presents the chance to support the Centre and enhance one’s experiences there. These donations ensure that Centre members are the first to enjoy the organization’s many benefits.
Debbie and Keith Panton have been members since 2017. “Our eldest son is in choral music and dance programs here and our youngest spent the past two seasons as a Child of Avonlea in Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™,” says Debbie. “The Centre is one of our favourite places to be together and we are richer for our experiences.”
Nindiya Sharma—member since 2014—feels the Centre is a first-rate organization as well as community hub in a small place. “The Centre is a great place for emerging and established artists to showcase their talents year-round.”
Whether an existing member or joining for the first time, Get Centre’d members are granted a suite of benefits. Depending on membership level, these can include:
- Advance notice and ticket access for performances with Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre and The Charlottetown Festival;
- Waiving of ticket service charges and access to premium Row-A seating;
- Access to private tours and events (i.e. the on-stage Holiday Reception)
- Exclusive sales and offers for theatre, gallery, shopping, and dining at the Centre
- Invitation to meet-the-artist and behind-the-scenes events (i.e. select Festival rehearsals)
For Fred Hyndman—member since 1980—seeing his support directed towards the Art Gallery, where his endowment gifts are allocated, is what’s most enjoyable. “I am passionate about the Robert Harris collection that the Gallery looks after. I believe it is one of the most important anthologies of Canadian art.”
For E. Anne Smith—member since 1990—she appreciates the access that membership offers for gatherings and receptions. “I so enjoy the opening nights and special events at the Centre! Everyone dressed up and having a good time—I just love the excitement of those nights; it’s a fantastic place to celebrate.”
To become a member today, please visit https://confederationcentre.com/support/membership/ or contact the Membership Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902.628.6137.
Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.
Photo: The Panton family have been members of Confederation Centre of the Arts since 2017, enjoying the benefits program and engaging year-round in arts education and live theatre (Dwayne Brown photo).