Strategic Initiatives

Initiatives focused on bringing the arts to communities throughout the city.

Toronto Arts Foundation has determined that to create change towards our vision of Toronto as a creative city, we must develop, incubate, maintain and grow initiatives that directly impact Toronto’s artists and arts organizations working in and with our communities.

These initiatives serve our strategic goals of increasing public engagement with the arts from creation to participation to appreciation, increasing inclusion to ensure that the arts reflect the diversity of Toronto, and encouraging artistic excellence.

Neighbourhood Arts Network, Arts in the Parks and East End Arts have been developed as a direct response to issues confronting Toronto’s artists and the desire to increase arts access in neighbourhoods across the city. Creative Champions Network and Emerging Leaders strengthen the arts ecology by building volunteer support and developing champions of the arts. Our Awards spotlight the work of Toronto’s artists and organizations, bringing much needed attention to their important work.

With the generous support of individual donors, corporations and our funding partners, we will continue to respond to the needs of Toronto’s artists and arts organizations across our city.