Funding for Arts Organizations

With thanks to a one-million-dollar contribution from the Hal Jackman Foundation, eighty small and mid-sized charitable arts organizations affected by depleted earned revenue due to COVID-19 closures are receiving financial support.

The eighty arts organizations that have received these funds, all with budgets under 6 million dollars and representing a range of artistic disciplines and operating across the city, were selected by the directors of the Hal Jackman Foundation. These unrestricted contributions will inject these valued arts organizations with much needed support in this time of need. Toronto Arts Foundation is assisting with the process, providing context, data and expediting the delivery of funds. To read the press release about this contribution, please click here.  

The organizations receiving support are: 

Aluna Theatre

Anandam Dancetheatre Productions

Art Metropole

Ballet Creole

Ballet Jörgen Canada

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Canadian Children's Opera Company

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

Citadel + Compagnie


Crows Theatre



Dreamwalker Dance Company

Dusk Dances Inc.

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

Factory Theatre

Fall for Dance North Festival Inc.

Fujiwara Dance Inventions

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

Gardiner Museum

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Inner City Angels

Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Inc.

International Readings at Harbourfront

Jumblies Theatre

Kaeja d'Dance

Le Theatre francais de Toronto

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

Mammalian Diving Reflex Theatre Group

Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

Music Toronto

Native Earth Performing Arts Inc.

Necessary Angel Theatre Company

Nia Centre for the Arts

Nightwood Theatre

Northern Visions Independent Video & Film Association

Obsidian Theatre Company Inc.

Open Studio

Opera Atelier

Outside the March Theatre Company Inc

Peggy Baker Dance Projects

ProArteDanza Performance Inc

Red Sky Performance

Regent Park Film Festival Inc.

Roseneath Theatre

SKETCH Working Arts for Street-involved and Homeless Youth


Studio 180 Theatre

SummerWorks Performance Festival


Tangled Art + Disability

Tapestry Music Theatre

Tarragon Theatre

Textile Museum of Canada

The Art of Time Ensemble

The Elmer Iseler Singers

The Esprit Orchestra

The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival

The Musical Stage Company

The Power Plant

The Remix Project

The Smile Company - Theatrical Productions

The Theatre Centre

The Toronto Consort

Theatre Direct Canada

Theatre Passe Muraille

Toronto Dance Theatre

Toronto Downtown Jazz Society

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Toronto Summer Music Foundation

Unity Charity


Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc.

Why Not Theatre

Workman Arts Project of Ontario

Young People's Theatre