RBC Newcomer Arts Award

Nomination open September 13 to October 18, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

Our RBC Newcomer Arts Award is designed to support the future potential of newcomer artists working in a range of disciplines across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Awards of $2,000 are intended to support each recipient’s artistic practice.

The RBC Newcomer Arts Award offers micro-awards to newcomer (immigrant and refugee) artists presented by Toronto Arts Foundation and administered by Neighbourhood Arts Network. The award program is sponsored by RBC Foundation. 

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be:

  • an artist who has lived in Canada for 7 years or less
  • a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Approved Refugee Claimant (i.e. Protected Person) or have applications for permanent residency or citizenship pending
  • over 18 years old
  • a resident of the City of Toronto OR Halton, Peel, York, Durham municipalities
  • a member of Neighbourhood Arts Network

*Artists can receive only one RBC Newcomer Arts Award per year.

Awards will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • the artistic strength and/or future potential of the artist
  • impact on the artist’s current practice

Applications are open from September 13 to October 18, 2021 @ midnight.

Learn more by visiting our website.

Email Ines at ines@torontoarts.org to set up a discussion.