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Compass Music and Arts Foundation seeks matching funds for the performance hall

BRANDON—The Compass Music and Arts Foundation (CMAC) could benefit from a donation of $1,000 if it can raise a further $1,000 through matched funding. Through an anonymous donor, this challenge is directed towards completing the performance hall. To date, the Foundation has received $205 from members of the community. Monies raised would be used to complete the purchase of tables and chairs and help towards the second stage of development, lighting. Future projects include the creation of small staging for performances.

Since opening our doors in 2013 the Compass Music and Arts Foundation have provided classes, workshops, camps and creative opportunities. Whether it’s events such as Poetry Month, which last year welcomed over 100 school age children and their families to hear their original prose inspired by the work of artist in resident Dan Gilman, or a capacity audience to be held spellbound by the magnificent violin performance of international virtuoso Madeleine Mitchell, the Foundation is committed to supporting the community through the exploration of music, art and the creative spirit.

CMAC will be a 250-seat performance hall providing an ideal space for live music, dance performances, art exhibits, and community functions. Artist studios will offer local artists an inspiring and collaborative space to work, with gallery spaces around the Center available to showcase their talents. Studio space and lesson rooms will allow musicians their own work space to offer lessons in various musical disciplines. CMAC is located in a 52,000 sq. ft. building, formerly known as Building K of the Brandon Training School in Brandon. Abandoned in 1993, the building was in a state of disrepair when work began in early 2012 but has undergone several renovations to date and progress continues.

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