2018 Evening for the Arts

The name may have changed, but the event will remain a night to remember!

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

THE GOVERNOR’S ROOM, LIBERTY GRAND

25 BRITISH COLUMBIA ROAD, EXHIBITION PLACE

 

LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

ENTERTAINMENT

 

VIP RECEPTION 5:30PM

COCKTAIL RECEPTION 6PM

DINNER 7PM

 

SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE FROM $25,000 TO $100,000

TABLES OF TEN AT $10,000

VIP TICKET PACKAGES AT $2,500

SINGLE TICKETS AT $1,000

The 2018 Evening for the Arts**, with a goal of raising $500,000 for Arts in the Parks, will be a glittering affair attended by celebrities, philanthropists, corporate executives and civic leaders, including our current Mayor, John Tory. The new setting of the Liberty Grand will provide increased opportunities for connecting and socializing with colleagues, clients and friends.

Sponsorship packages can be customizaed to fit your personal or corporate marketing needs. 

To download a pdf of the Sponsorship Opportunties Package, please click here. 

To download and complete a Sponsorship, Table or Ticket Purchase Registration Form, please click here.

Please send completed forms to leslie@torontoarts.org.

To purchase VIP Tickets, Single Tickets or Tables of 10 on-line, please click here. 

For further information on sponsorships and tickets please contact:

Leslie Francombe, Philanthropy and Sponsorship Manager
leslie@torontoarts.org or 416.392.6802 x214

**The City of Toronto Integrity Commission has advised Toronto Arts Foundation that it is not appropriate to use the name of the Mayor in a large scale fundraising event being promoted during a municipal election campaign period. To comply with this advice, Toronto Arts Foundation has changed the name of the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts to the Evening for the Arts for 2018.

Download photos from the 2017 Mayor's Evening for the Arts on our Flickr Page

Read the transcript of Mayor John Tory's 2017 speech

View the Arts in the Parks video screened at the 2017 event

The Mayor’s Evening for the Arts 2017 featured memorable performances from a variety of artists, including the St. Michael'sChoir School singing the national anthem, and members of the New Canadian Global Orchestra performing mid-evening. It also included a special interactive light performance of a poem written by Toronto Poet Laureate Anne Michaels, and a surprise appearance by Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton who performed a song from the touring production Bat Out of Hell. Opera singer Neema Bickersteth, beat boxer Joey Manayand rapper Säyeskye closed out the evening with a cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."

Funds raised at the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts will support Arts in the Parks, the biggest, most inclusive arts initiative that Toronto has ever seen, bringing over 300 professional theatre, dance, music events and workshops to every corner of the city, from east Scarborough to west Etobicoke, from the waterfront to northernmost North York, to be enjoyed by seniors, newcomers, youth, families, and everyone in between all summer long – all completely free.

With a focused effort to program activities in parks outside of the downtown core, we are providing new opportunities to Torontonians who have been hampered by obstacles to participation in the arts, including cost, proximity, accessibility, and lack of quality of events in their neighbourhood.

The benefit to this program goes beyond the enjoyment of watching a play, a dance performance or a puppet show, or participation in a drumming group or mosaic project; benefits include increased community engagement, use of public space, and neighbourhood pride; creating gathering places where neighbours form social ties, which in turn creates safer neighbourhoods.

With support from the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts, and the help of over 400 community and youth volunteers, Toronto Arts Foundation will bring over 250 arts events to 50 Toronto parks during the summer of 2018.

“Thank you for sponsoring this event for the Scarborough community. What a wonderful way to engage community who might normally not have the opportunity to enjoy live theatre.” 
Arts in the Parks Artist

"Events like these are important because they bring everybody together. People from the community have come together to experience something different." 
Arts in the Parks Audience Member

For a listing of all of our wonderful sponsors for this year's event, please click here

For a listing of our 2017 auction donors, please click here.

Support the arts year-round. Please consider making a DONATION to Toronto Arts Foundation. You'll receive a tax receipt for the entire amount of your gift. For more information on donating please click here, or to make a donation please click here

Click here for more information on Arts in the Parks. 

OUR VISION

Toronto Arts Foundation is uniquely focused on connecting every Toronto neighbourhood with the transformative social and economic impact of the arts. Research demonstrates that quality of life across the city improves, and that cities flourish socially and economically, through access to the arts. 2017 proceeds will allow Toronto Arts Foundation to continue to remove barriers of access to the arts, expand the diversity of our programming and increase outreach to even more communities in need.