Sponsor Story: RBC Foundation

RBC's partnership with Toronto Arts Foundation provides newcomer artists with micro-awards, mentorships and entrepreneurial workshops.

Toronto Arts Foundation and RBC Foundation have begun their second partnership year for the innovative RBC Newcomer Artist Spotlight Program, building on the potential of newcomer artists and remove the barriers they face when it comes to arts access. The RBC Newcomer Artist Spotlight is designed to connect and inspire newcomer artists who are Toronto’s new generation of cultural leaders and innovators.

“RBC believes that the arts encourages a culture of creativity and innovation, and helps foster diversity and inclusion in our communities,” said Rebecca Louzado, Director, Community and Cultural Marketing, RBC. “We are so proud to have been able to partner with the Toronto Arts Foundation and provide newcomers with the funding to pursue their artistic endeavours while building their lives in Canada.”

The RBC Newcomer Artist Spotlight features three components: the RBC Arts Access Fund, the Mentorship Program and the RBC Let’s Talk Art workshop series. The RBC Arts Access Fund consists of micro awards of up to $1,500 for newcomer artists looking to jump-start their community-engaged arts projects. These awards will be tied to actual project needs, ranging from art supplies to space rental for an event.