Creating Art Online: Arts Exchange 2020

In 2020 as a response to the pandemic, we launched our inaugural Arts Exchange. We engaged and paid 24 IBPOC artists from across the Region to create in groups. It was a great success, and we are so proud to have been able to work with these artists in this way.

Arts Exchange 2021: Applications Open!

Thanks to Ontario Arts Council and KWCF Spinnaker and BIPOC Funds, we are currently accepting applications to our second cohort for Arts Exchange! Applications are open until May 4th, so if you’re an IBPOC artist in the Waterloo Region, please apply below!

Chelsea's Story

In partnership with SASC and Crime Prevention Council Waterloo Region, we have adapted this play reading and talkback for zoom. The play is meant for youth ages 12+, parents, guardians, teachers, professionals working with childrean/youth, law enforcement, and hospitality to bring awareness to Human Sex Trafficking warning signs and what it looks like to be groomed.

The RISE Class

Calling all IBPOC and intersectionally marginalized artists! Have you heard of this initiative by The RISE Class? They’ve received the opportunity to distribute 50 Masterclass subscriptions for FREE as part of their bigger course on how to write, shoot, and edit, which is designed for local multidisciplinary artists and/or filmmakers who are looking to develop their skills.

If you know someone who has had large barriers to entering the arts industry, or could really use the help developing their skills, tell them to apply with the link below!


Rain or shine, outdoors or online (or both), IMPACT21 is happening! We won’t let a pandemic get in our way. This year will look different, but we can’t wait to bring you more international theatre excellence. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

September 28th – October 3rd, 2021

16 years of filling the empty space

MT Space is dedicated to theatre that centralizes marginalized voices to address social issues and constitute a vibrant intercultural community.

Founded in 2004 by Majdi Bou-Matar, MT Space has grown from producing one show every year to a touring company that also presents a season of theatre and a biennial international theatre festival called IMPACT.

Now under the leadership of Pam Patel, MT Space continues to engage and challenge audiences, bringing different communities together to create a community of difference.