Press Releases and Announcements

  • TAC's New Partnerships Bring Arts Close to Home 

    December 12, 2013

    Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is pleased to announce the creation of three exciting new partnerships that will support artists working in communities outside the downtown core. In keeping with TAC’s vision of building a Creative City: Block by Block, these new programs will respond to local needs in neighbourhoods across Toronto.

  • Toronto Arts Council's Position on the 2014 City Budget 

    November 29, 2013

    City Council’s 2013 commitment to reach $25 per capita arts funding was a huge accomplishment. Toronto Arts Council thanks all City Councillors for their support of this decision, which translates into $17.5 million, increased spending on city arts programs.The $6 million increase approved in 2013 was a strong step towards meeting this goal.

  • TAC Space for Art Program- Request for Proposals 

    October 20, 2013


  • Saye Sky wins Inaugural TELUS Newcomer Artist Award 

    October 17, 2013

    TORONTO – Saye Sky, a spoken word artist and LGBTQ rights activist has won the inaugural TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, a $10,000 award.

  • Platform A - New Micro Grants Being Offered in Community-Engaged Arts 

    October 07, 2013

    Toronto Arts Council Partners On Platform A, A New Initiative To Develop Capacity And Innovation In Community-Engaged Arts

  • TD Diversity Award Winner 

    September 25, 2013

    TORONTO – Mammalian Diving Reflex was named the winner of the inaugural Neighbourhood Arts Network TD Arts Diversity Award, which was announced at the Manifesto Art Show & 3rd Annual Floor Awards.

  • $ 4 million New Funds to TAC: Immediate Impact on Toronto Neighbourhoods 

    September 24, 2013

    In April 2013, four million dollars in new funding was approved for Toronto Arts Council grants, with an additional two million dollar increase anticipated for each of the next three years. With an approved strategy in place, TAC was well prepared for this funding increase. In the six months since the City budget announcement, TAC’s committees and juries have adjudicated almost 800 grant applications, with 300 more applications currently being evaluated, and two more grant deadlines remaining this year.

  • TAC Joins Call for Immediate Release of Greyson and Loubani 

    September 18, 2013

    The Toronto Arts Council joins the chorus of voices from the cultural and medical communities, calling for the immediate release of filmmaker and professor John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani, who have been held without charges in Egypt for over one month.

  • Finalists Announced for TD Arts Diversity Award 

    September 18, 2013

    Toronto Arts Foundation Shines A Spotlight On The Finalists For The Inaugural TD Arts Diversity Award

  • Inaugural East End Poetry Festival Launched 

    September 09, 2013

    Free outdoor event headlines City of Toronto's Poet Laureate