Arts for Youth Award

Celebrating youth engagement through the arts.

Deadline: The deadline for nominations is February 7, 2018.
Resources: Click here to view the eligibility guidelines (PDF). View a video tutorial of the nomination portal.

Contact: For questions about eligibility for the Signature Awards, please contact Rupal Shah, Strategic Programs Officer, Toronto Arts Council at or at 416-392-6802 x209

The Arts for Youth Award is a $20,000 cash prize, with finalists receiving $2,000. The award celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging Toronto’s youth through the arts and artistic creation. The award was established in 2007 by Martha Burns, Jim Fleck, and Sandra and Jim Pitblado.The finalist honourary prizes are supported by Diana Bennett and Spencer Lanthier. The Arts for Youth Award is a Signature Award, presented at our Mayor's Arts Lunch.

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Arts for Youth Award Recipients