Torn Space Receives Erie County Cultural Funding for Phase 3 Capital Campaign

Torn Space Theater has received $500,000 to continue Phase 3 of its capital improvements, building on major renovations of its performance space, a neighboring gas station-turned design studio, and the landscaping of its East Side home at the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle. This funding supports Torn Space’s continued commitment to the revitalization of our community space on the corner of Fillmore Ave. and Paderewski in the Broadway-Fillmore district.

“I want to thank County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the Erie County Legislature for their continued commitment to the arts in Erie County.  The County’s recent investment in capital projects for small and mid-sized cultural intuitions will make a tremendous impact on our community. Torn Space’s upcoming capital project creates a campus setting geared towards community engagement and supports recent neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Broadway/Fillmore corridor. This compelling project integrates considerations of design, accessibility, community engagement, smart growth and is a synthesis of historic preservation with contemporary art.” – Dan Shanahan, Artistic Director

Torn Space was one of 37 smaller to mid-sized cultural organizations to receive major county funding earmarked by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for one-time construction, renovation and repair costs. Keep an eye out for more news about Phase 3 plans to connect Torn Space’s performance and design space, creating new opportunities for audience and production possibilities.