Partners & Sponsors
We are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to work along-side leading arts organizations here in Hamilton, across Canada and around the world. The AIFEC program in Hamilton was born out of a partnership with a highly successful initiative offered in Germany, “Jedem Kind ein Instrument”, after which our current program is modelled.
AIFEC thrives on strong community partnerships. Our programs help build confidence and self-esteem for over 1200 elementary school children by inspiring them to learn to play musical instruments. In many cases, these children could not afford their instruments or lessons without AIFEC support. Many additional new programs are being developed to engage even greater numbers of children.
Recently, AIFEC formed several new and exciting partnerships with the Hamilton Philharmonic, Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club, the Matapa World Music Festival and the Voortman Foundation, who have generously provided the Gasworks as a “home base” for AIFEC’s offices, rehearsal, teaching and performance spaces, as well as a venue for our fundraising “Jazz at the Gasworks” concert series.