Media Kit

Press releases, backgrounders and photos from the 2019 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards

 

ABOUT TORONTO ARTS FOUNDATION

Toronto Arts Foundation is a charitable organization that sparks creative connections, spotlights artistic excellence, and supports vibrant cultural growth throughout our diverse city, through private sector investment. 

 

ABOUT THE TORONTO ARTS FOUNDATION AWARDS

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. Financial support of the awards is provided through a combination of legacies and annual donations from private and corporate donors. The awards are presented annually at the Mayor's Arts Lunch. 

The 2019 Mayor's Arts Lunch takes place on May 8.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MEDIA ALERTS

Recipients Announcement (PDF)
Toronto's Creative Innovators Awarded $60,000 

Recipients Backgrounder (PDF)
Awards descriptions and full bios of 2019 Awards recipients. Jury members and sponsor lists

Finalists Announcement (PDF)
Announcing the finalists of the 2019 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards

Finalists Backgrounder (PDF)
Awards descriptions and full bios of the 2019 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards finalists

 

IMAGES

To view photos from the 2019 Mayor's Arts Lunch awards ceremony, visit our Flickr page. (Photo credits: Sean Howard Photography)

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Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director, Factory Theatre (Margo Bindhardt and Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard.  


Emelie Chhangur, Interim Director/Curator, AGYU. (Margo Bindhardt and Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard.   


Ella Cooper, founder, Black Women Film! Canada (Margo Bindhardt and Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard.   


John Samuels, CEO, Blank Canvas Gallery (Arts for Youth Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard. 


JAYU (Arts for Youth Award finalist) – Marisol Fornoni (Sponsorship Coordinator), Cheyanne Lobo (Social Media Assistant), Gilad Cohen (Executive Director/Founder), Celeste Cole (iAM Program Manager), John Debono (Festival Programming Manager). Photo by Sean Howard. 


Paprika Festival (Arts for Youth Award Finalist) – Daniel Carter (General Manager) and Cole Forrest (Artist). Photo by Sean Howard. 


Susanna Fournier, theatre-maker, PARADIGM Productions (Emerging Artist Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard.


Brittany Exmiranda Maru, lyricist, rapper, spoken-word artist (Emerging Artist Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard. 


Joshua Vettivelu, visual artist and arts educator (Emerging Artist Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard. 


Robert Aitken, flutist, composer and conductor (Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Music Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard. 

Eve Egoyan, internationally acclaimed concert pianist (Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Music Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard. 

Vineet Vyas, master tabla player (Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Music Award finalist). Photo by Sean Howard.