We are now accepting nominations for the following awards:
Emerging Jazz Artist Award
The Emerging Jazz Artist Award furthers the career of an outstanding emerging jazz artist and is intended to support the pre-production, production, and/or recording of original music composed by the recipient. The Emerging Jazz Artist Award is a cash award of $10,000. Finalists receive $1,000. The award was established in 2014, through the generous donation of Cheryl and Manuel Buchwald, and will be given out annually for at least 10 years. The Emerging Jazz Artist Award is part of our Vision Awards.
Arts for Youth Award
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.
Celebration of Cultural Life Awards
The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards recognize excellence in three of Toronto’s senior arts practitioners. Each award, which embraces the spirit of Toronto Arts Council founding president William Kilbourn, celebrates an individual performer, teacher, administrator and/or creator in any arts discipline, including architecture and design, whose work is a celebration of life through the arts. The topmost recipient will receive a $10,000 cash prize and two finalists will each receive a $2,000 cash prize. The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards will be presented every two years. Established in 2017, these awards are generously sponsored by Arthur Dalfen.
Emerging Artist Award
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.
Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition
The Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition is a $10,000 cash prize presented to an individual, ensemble or organization to recognize creative, performing, administrative, volunteer or philanthropic contributions to Toronto’s musical life. This award was established by the Volunteer Committee of Roy Thomson Hall in 1984 to recognize and thank the community that supported the conception, building and establishment of the new concert hall. Toronto Arts Foundation has managed the award since 2002 on behalf of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. The Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition is part of our Signature Awards, presented at the Mayor`s Arts Lunch.