Emerging Artist Award

Celebrating the accomplishments and future potential of Toronto's next generation of artists.

The Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award is a $10,000 cash prize, with finalists receiving $2,000. The award celebrates the accomplishments and future potential of an emerging Toronto artist working in any discipline. Established in 2006, the award is generously sponsored by Susan Crocker and John Hunkin to support the development or completion of new work. The award given to finalist honourees was established in 2014 through the generous donation of the Bulmash-Siegel Fund.The recipient of the Award will also receive a complimentary week long stay at Valleyview Artist Retreat. The Emerging Artist Award is part of our Signature Awards, presented at the Mayor's Arts Lunch.

“This award means that I have the opportunity to create work. It is an opportunity for me to allow other young black girls growing up to see that there are other things that they can become. It’s a huge affirmation to get this award. I would never have imagined the whole city coming together […] to tell me that I can keep going. It pushes me to keep going.” – Anique Jordon, 2017 Emerging Artist Award Recipient 

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Emerging Artist Award Recipients

2018 Finalists