Our ability to put the transformative power of theatre and live storytelling within reach of Victorian students and families has received a major boost, with the recent announcement of a five-year $2.5 million Sharing the Light initiative, in partnership with Crown Resorts Foundation.
The first Victorian arts initiative to be supported by Crown Resorts Foundation, Sharing the Light, comprises four key programs:
- Crown Resorts’ Student Theatre Pass will provide up to 10,000 disadvantaged students each year with subsidised $5 tickets to MTC shows and subsidised travel costs from outlying areas.
- Crown Resorts’ Family Theatre Pass will provide families and children in outer Melbourne suburban areas with subsidised $5 tickets to MTC’s family shows.
- MTC Education on Tour will help MTC tour one educational production to regional Victoria each year.
- MTC VCA Indigenous Scholarship Program in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts will help create career pathways for Indigenous students.
MTC will also collaborate with the University of Melbourne to develop a longitudinal evaluation of the initiative across the five-year program.
To learn more about the Sharing the Light program in 2015 and to find out if you’re eligible to participate, visit the Education section