Toronto Arts Foundation is powered by a vision: Creative City: Block by Block, a commitment to connect every Toronto neighbourhood to the transformative power of artistic activity. Toronto Arts Foundation does this in a variety of ways, including: connecting community engaged artists through its Neighbourhood Arts Network; developing a brand new Arts Hub in North York (North York Arts); working in partnership with two major universities to research the impact of the arts in at-risk communities in Toronto; as well as celebrating Toronto’s incredible artists as part of the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards Portfolio.This brochure tells Toronto Arts Foundation’s story through its artists and champions, showcasing some of its most exciting initiatives and celebrating the key stakeholders that help Toronto Arts Foundation build a better Toronto, one creative block at a time.
Who We Are
Toronto Arts Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with the exclusive focus and unique strengths to design effective programs that unite art making and city building. Toronto Arts Foundation leverages the knowledge and experience of its sister organization Toronto Arts Council to spearhead initiatives to strengthen arts accessibility throughout the City of Toronto, seeking to achieve increased social and economic benefits from the arts for our city, increased citizen participation in the arts, increased recognition of Toronto’s artistic excellence and increased financial investment in the arts. Toronto Arts Foundation is a knowledge centre, as well as a convener and catalyst at the forefront of collaborations between organizations committed to successful city-building.
Why support the Toronto Arts Foundation? Simplicity and Impact
Art is everywhere.
It is being created in our libraries, concert halls, community centres, theatres and parks, as well as on our sidewalks. It transforms our public spaces, allowing our citizens to imprint their identities and stories on to the city as if it were a canvas. Toronto’s art makers are diverse, ranging from professional artists and arts organizations, to young people looking to beautify their community through arts and crafts, doing what they can to contribute to the on-going cultural history of the City of Toronto. The arts are a vital part of the fabric of the city, helping the city with its goals of beautification, social cohesion and economic development.
But not everyone has access to the transformative power of the arts, and we need your help to give every person and community in Toronto the opportunity to benefit from the arts through the Toronto Arts Foundation’s strategic initiatives and programs. It’s all part of our vision to build a more creative city, one block at a time.By giving to Toronto Arts Foundation you are giving voice to the arts, turning up the spotlight on our artists and arts organizations, and connecting communities to the arts. In short: you make a direct impact on the cultural life of our city, helping fund and create innovative programs that award excellence, cultivate artistic potential, engage community members and create lasting legacies for the City of Toronto.
Art is everywhere, and your support will ensure that it continues to thrive.
What We Offer
Toronto Arts Foundation is committed to making your giving experience as simple and as flexible as possible and accepts donations in a variety of forms: pre-authorized credit programs, one-time donations, as well as through Canada Helps.Toronto Arts Foundation offers a variety of platforms in which you can showcase your support, including:
Giving Voice to the Arts
- Friend of the Foundation (Corporate and Individual)
- Canada Helps
Turning Up the Spotlight
Connecting Communities to the Arts
- Creative City Funds
For more information on how to set up your donation plan please contact Jason Maghanoy, Manager Community Investment at email@example.com or at 416 392 6802 ext.204