A Home of Our Own: the Marionettes Property Fund
Like many other artists and performance arts groups, the Marionettes Chorale — now nearly 200 strong over its adult, youth, and children’s choirs — has rented rehearsal space at church halls like All Saints Church and most recently Greyfriars Church (which was recently sold, then demolished); and paid a premium to store our vast library of sheet music, photo albums, CDs, videos, instruments, sets, props and costumes at warehouses and storage units.
Aerial plans of the Marionettes Property in Port of Spain
As we look to ensure our organisational sustainability and how we can further contribute to the development of the performing arts industry and infrastructure in this landscape of boundless talent, there is a pressing need for a home of our own — a unique rehearsal and performance space which we can share with other organisations and artists.
Since 2001 with the establishment of the Marionettes Property Fund, we have been working to make this dream a reality, to create a multi-use rehearsal and performance space unlike any other already existing in Port of Spain or the country.
How you can help
Individual monetary donations
No amount that you can give is too small! You can donate in one of the following ways:
- online via PayPal
- Via direct deposit or bank/wire transfer to Republic Bank Account #150 215 057 101
- through our Buy-A-Brick drive at concerts and performances
- by mail by sending a cheque to The Marionettes Chorale, c/o 6 Prospect Avenue, Maraval, Trinidad & Tobago
Marionettes CDs and merchandise
- Proceeds of all our online CD (and future DVD) sales and Flow Local On-Demand programming go to the Property Fund
- Our albums can be bought at our concerts and events, and online through iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, and many more.
For businesses & professionals: pledging products & services
Several businesses have already pledged products and services (engineering, ACs, doors and windows, quantity surveying, pest control — see the deliverables to date section below). What we need most of all is building materials and services. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Marionettes Manager Joanne Mendes at (868) 790-1751 if you can help!