The Hindmarsh Group have announced their patronage of the Canberra Theatre Centre for the next three years:
Hindmarsh, one of Australia’s leading property and construction companies, will become a principal sponsor of the Canberra Theatre Centre in 2014 with a three year commitment to help kick-start the Centre’s vocational education and training program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch said she was delighted to announce the new partnership as the Theatre prepares for its 50th birthday in 2015.
“This program will help the storytellers of tomorrow, giving high school students the chance to learn across all professional aspects of running theatre, in a real theatre environment, with real theatre professionals,” Ms Burch said.
Canberra Theatre Centre Director Bruce Carmichael said the sponsorship deal is the first of its kind to be established with the Theatre.
“We are so pleased to have Hindmarsh come onboard with us. This new sponsorship will strengthen the role the Canberra Theatre Centre has in linking grassroots community engagement and the elite side of the performing arts industry,” he said.
Hindmarsh CEO Darren Dougan said the company’s commitment to be Principal Sponsor of The Canberra Theatre Centre reinforced its support for the development of the arts and cultural events throughout Australia.
“Our sponsorship commitment reinforces our commitment to leave a positive legacy for the performing arts fraternity and the broader ACT community,” Mr Dougan said.