SIDNEY — Raise the Roof for the Arts and the Historic Sidney Theatre provide programming for kids and adults who want to enjoy the arts as either an audience member or a participant. Community Foundation of Shelby County Match Day gifts will support the theatre’s growing education department to benefit even more of the Shelby County community.
“Match Day gifts will help us expand our educational offerings, including the addition of a community choir, outreach tours to retirement communities and schools, adult acting classes, another week of summer camp for kids, partnerships with ‘We Amplify Voices’ from Columbus and a film camp for high school students,” said Ian Hinz, executive director. “Gifts will help pay instructors, defray transportation costs, purchase materials, and pay modest stipends to artists.”
Gifts given during the 2018 Match Day effort were directed to lighting and sound systems.
“We are at the lighting and sound engineering stage still and are looking to have the first phase of installation completed by the end of March, 2020. The engineering plans have allowed us to move toward completion of the project,” said Hinz. “We want to provide a beautifully renovated venue for performing arts, entertainment and other community events to serve Shelby County and the surrounding region.”
The Raise the Roof for the Arts mission is to renovate and operate the Historic Sidney Theatre for cultural, artistic and educational purposes for the benefit of the Shelby County community.
To support the Historic Sidney Theatre on Match Day, gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/Historic Sidney Theatre noted on the memo or in an accompanying donation form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at commfoun.com and at the Historic Sidney Theater, 120 W. Poplar St., Sidney. Gifts must be received on or before Dec. 3 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money. Credit card gifts may be made on Dec. 3 only on the Community Foundation site.