Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2021
Nominations for this award are currently being accepted.
About: The Toronto Arts Foundation Muriel Sherrin Award is a $10,000 cash prize that celebrates an artist or creator who has made a contribution to the cultural life of Toronto through outstanding achievement in music or dance. The recipient will also have participated in international initiatives, including touring, studying abroad and participating in artist exchanges. In addition to the prize money, the 2019 recipient will receive a complimentary week long stay at Valleyview Artist Retreat. The award rotates from music to dance in alternating prize years. The Muriel Sherrin Award is part of our Signature Awards, presented every two years at the Mayor's Arts Lunch. In 2021, the award will be presented in the field of dance.
The Muriel Sherrin Award is funded through an endowment created with surplus funds from the 1984 Toronto International Festival of Music and Dance. In 1996, the management of the fund was turned over to Toronto Arts Foundation and the award was renamed in memory of Muriel Sherrin, the producer of the festival. Sherrin, who died in 1994, was a leader in the Canadian artistic community for more than 30 years.