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$14,900 OTF Grant Updates New Media Workspace for Local Artists at Modern Fuel

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE

August 6th, 2020


Katarokwi/Kingston – Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (the Centre) is delighted to be the recipient of an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) $14,900 Capital grant. This grant will allow the Centre to upgrade and expand the technological equipment available within the New Media Workspace, as well as provide its members with the opportunity to use this equipment within their own artistic practices.

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I want to congratulate the Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre for receiving Ontario Trillium Grant Funding to purchase equipment for the New Media workspace and to update their media lab. Modern Fuel is an excellent example of organizations enriching Kingston’s culture through their support of contemporary artists working in all disciplines. Congratulations!

~ Ian Arthur, MPP for Kingston and the Islands

As a new media artist myself, I have been regularly hindered in my artistic practice by the financial barriers related to equipment and technology. Modern Fuel’s New Media Workspace is vital to Kingston’s artistic community in removing these financial barriers to creativity and innovation. I am incredibly excited about the support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and all the incredible work I am certain our artists will be able to produce with the new equipment.

~ Anne-Sophie Grenier, Executive Director of Modern Fuel.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will allow for the acquisition of:

  • two high-quality 4K cameras

  • a drone

  • a shoot and print camera

  • professional audio equipment

  • a projector screen

  • a media player

  • two tablets

  • a graphic tablet drawing board

  • a soundlazer

  • high-quality camera accessories and gear

  • useful furnishings for the New Media Workspace’s editing lab.


For more information, please visit the website or Facebook page. Follow Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre on Instagram at @modernfuelarc.


The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.


Media Contact:

Anne-Sophie Grenier, Executive Director

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

(613) 548-4883

admin@modernfuel.org

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