Nominations for the 2018 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards are now open.
The Toronto Arts Foundation Awards celebrate artistic excellence and recognize the contributions of artists and arts supporters, across disciplines, to creative city-building in Toronto. Any person may submit a nomination including arts champions, fellow artists, arts managers and leaders, and board directors.
Nominations will be considered for the following 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.
Celebration of Cultural Life Awards : The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards recognize excellence in three of Toronto’s senior arts practitioners. The topmost recipient will receive a $10,000 cash prize and two finalists will each receive a $2,000 cash prize. 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.
Emerging Artist Award : The 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. The recipient of the award receives a complimentary week-long stay at Valleyview Artist Retreat.
Emerging Jazz Artist Award : The Emerging Jazz Artist Award is a cash prize of $10,000, with finalists receiving $1,000. 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 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.
The deadline for the Emerging Jazz Artist Award is February 5, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.
The deadline for all other awards is February 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.
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For more information: http://www.torontoartsfoundation.org/awards/nominate-today