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As one of the last independent music spaces left standing in Canada after the pandemic and in a scenario where the gig economy is in peril, we continue to fight to maintain an affordable and accessible space hosting ~200-300 events and shows annually.

Silence has launched an arm-in-arm community appeal asking supporters to take a Vow of Silence by committing to a small, monthly donation through Canada Helps––$10/month, less than your chosen music streaming service––to ensure our continued long-term survival. All donations are tax-deductible. 

To take a Vow of Silence, for yourself or in honour of another, simply fill out the form below. (And please send us a message when you do, it makes our day!) 

Finally, consider posting a selfie with your finger over your lips to help spread the word and encourage others to contribute (you will also find text, below, to cut and paste into your post). It would be wonderful if you would pass along a message to similarly community-minded individuals who may be able to help. 

All donations support Silence’s mission to nurture creativity in Guelph as a not-for-profit community art space that prioritizes risk-taking and experimentation in all forms of making, from music and sound through visual arts, theatre, dance, poetry and prose, to interdisciplinary work and practices that have yet to be named.

++ In honour of our 10th anniversary as a not-for-profit, a private donor has generously offered to


made for the remainder of 2024, up to $10,000 ++