Through our awards portfolio, we spotlight Toronto's finest professional artists and arts organizations, celebrating their contributions to our city of arts.
Toronto Arts Foundation Awards are presented to artists, cultural leaders and businesses in recognition of artistic excellence, cultural leadership and contribution to the arts. Financial support of the annual Toronto Arts Foundation Awards is provided through a combination of legacies and annual donations from private and corporate donors. Toronto Arts Foundation Awards consist of two award streams: The Signature Awards and the Vision Awards.
We are proud to celebrate outstanding artists and visionary supporters. To view a gallery of the 2018 Mayor's Arts Lunch awards ceremony, visit our Flickr Page.
We're delighted to announce the finalists of the 2018 Emerging Jazz Artist Award! Tweet your congratulations by using the hashtag #TOJazzAward
Our Signature Awards
Celebration of Cultural Life Awards
The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards recognize excellence in three of Toronto’s senior arts practitioners. Each award, which embraces the spirit of Toronto Arts Council founding president William Kilbourn, celebrates an individual performer, teacher, administrator and/or creator in any arts discipline, including architecture and design, whose work is a celebration of life through the arts. The topmost recipient will receive a $10,000 cash prize and two finalists will each receive a $2,000 cash prize. The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards will be presented every two years. Established in 2017, these awards are generously sponsored by Arthur Dalfen. The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards are part of our Signature Awards, presented at the Mayor's Arts Lunch.
Our Vision Awards
Any person may submit a nomination including arts champions, fellow artists, arts managers and leaders, board directors. Nominations forms may be found on the Toronto Arts Foundation Nomination Portal.
For questions about eligibility for the Signature Awards, contact:
Rupal Shah, Grants Officer, Strategic Programs, Toronto Arts Council
Tel: 416-392-6802 x209
For questions about eligibility for the Emerging Jazz Artist Award, contact:
Christy DiFelice, Music Officer, Toronto Arts Counci.
Tel: 416-392-6802 x202
Click here to view a list of awards that are currently open for nominations. NOMINATE TODAY