The Meaford Culture Foundation is proud to have partnered with Imagination Studio and The Municipality of Meaford to promote art for local children this past Summer. Through this initiative, two separate virtual Summer camp programs were offered exclusively to Meaford-based children ages 5-11; a personal Pom Pom sculpture kit program, and a Magic & Science camp program.
Meaford Theatre Company Teaches an Old Hall Some New Tricks!
There’s something happening at Woodford Hall! Every Wednesday evening, since April 6/22, a group of 20+ Meaford area kids between ages of 12-16 gather to seed creative growth. They don’t know that’s what they are doing – but ,when they move together, laugh together, pull their imaginations together and, surely when they settle in and read through lines together, you can see and hear the blossoming of creativity. In the mix of personalities are some stereotypical middle-schoolers: athletes, some artsy types, & some Brainiac’s…but once inside the hall – they are a cast of characters who, with just a little guidance, become Theatre in the making!
What a gift the Meaford Theatre Company has given these kids, and through them, gifted the whole community. Sponsored by the Meaford Culture Foundation donation of $5000 in the Spring of ’22, together with others – Kim Ransom and his team at the Meaford Theatre Company have launched the Youth Theatre Workshops and, ultimately, the floodgates to inspiration.
While distributing Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) posters, Deborah Ise, Director, Community Outreach for Meaford Culture Foundation had occasion to speak to Cheryl, Manager of The Bargain Shop in Meaford. Later, Cheryl contacted Deborah to say she would like to support the causes of the Foundation and they arranged to exchange a very welcome $300.00 donation.
Thank you for a successful Virtual MIFF 2020!
The MIFF Committee would like to thank our partners & sponsors for a successful virtual MIFF.
Stay tuned for more information about MIFF 2021.
Meet Our Artistic Director
Anna den Hengst has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree (also in film) from the University of Amsterdam, and has been working in the media and entertainment industries for 18 years. Most recently, Anna worked as a marketing and events consultant for broadcast and entertainment technology companies.
As a consultant, Anna was working from home and had the freedom to move anywhere. She chose Meaford for the natural beauty, the swimming waters of Georgian Bay, and the skiing of nearby Blue Mountain.
Anna is a film nerd and spends most of her free time watching movies, and wanted to get involved with MIFF. She joined MIFF in 2020 and considers the role of Artistic Director a dream job.