Nonprofit Spotlight: Arts and Culture Groups

These Great Fish nonprofits deliver programs and services that greatly enrich appreciation for the arts and our community.  Learn more about each of these organizations and how they plan to use funds raised in the Challenge below.

Alpine Theatre Project:  ATP’s mission is to imagine without boundaries, to create vibrant professional entertainment and transformative arts education, to inspire the audience, artists and next generation.  Funds raised through the Great Fish Community Challenge will provide directing and teaching fees, production materials and labor, educational materials, props, costumes, royalties, scripts and scores, and space rental for Alpine Kids! Theatre Project.

Glacier Symphony & Chorale:  GSC has a mission to provide a broad range of excellent classical music experiences in northwest Montana that inspire, challenge and educate our audience, musicians and students.  Great Fish funds will help implement our 5-concert Whitefish Music Series between November and March, Festival Amadeus.

Hockaday Museum of Art:  Their mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park.  With Great Fish funds, they will help bring Museum on the Move and Traveling Medicine Show programs to Whitefish schools.  Currently, over 8,000 Flathead school children experience their education programs each year.

North Valley Music School:  NVMS enriches our communities through music appreciation, education and performance.  Funds raised through the Great Fish will provide ongoing operating assistance to support quality music instruction for students of all ages.
 
Stumptown Art Studio:  SAS provides a place where children and adults can express their inherent creative natures.  With Great Fish funding, they hope to perpetually support the needs and mission of Stumptown Art Studio through the establishment of an endowment fund.
 
Whitefish Review:  Whitefish Review publishes the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture, with young writers featured alongside famous literary figures in the journal and at events.  Great Fish funds will help support the publication of their art and literary journal and help expand a literary series.

Whitefish Theatre Company:  WTC’s goal is to nurture the creative and artistic passions of our community by bringing the arts to life.  Funds raised through the Challenge will go to the capital campaign to expand the O’Shaughnessy Center and offset ongoing costs, including outreach and education programs.