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.

Our Signature Awards

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