Sponsor Story: TD Bank Group
TD Bank Group supports Toronto Arts Foundation by sponsoring the TD Arts Diversity Award and the Making a Living, Making Art workshop series.
Toronto Arts Foundation and TD Bank Group are working together to spotlight diversity in the arts and provide professional development workshops for artists looking to improve their entrepreneurial skills. This partnership is made up of two components:
1) TD Arts Diversity Award: This $10,000 cash prize celebrates arts organizations making a significant contribution by working collaboratively with culturally diverse communities, youth and community groups on arts projects or programs in Toronto. The 2017 award recipient was Syrus Marcus Ware. Photos from the 2017 event can be viewed here.
2) Making a Living, Making Art workshop series: Toronto Arts Foundation's Neighbourhood Arts Network and community partners come together throughout the year to offer lively events where artists and industry experts share valuable insights. Past workshop topics include "Building Your Creative Enterprise", "Breaking it Down: Exploring Music in the East End", and "Awakening: A Collection of Creative Stories". Each workshop includes guest speakers and time to network with fellow attendees and speakers.
“TD believes one of the best investments we can make is to provide access to arts and culture to strengthen the overall health and vibrancy of our communities,” says Alan Convery, Director, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. “Together with the Toronto Arts Foundation, we’re helping build a creative and inclusive community that celebrates diversity and provides unique opportunities for young people.”