Press Releases and Announcements

  • Toronto Arts Council Announces New President 

    January 29, 2014

    Toronto Arts Council announces dance artist Nova Bhattacharya as the new President, succeeding Karen Tisch who steps down after twelve years on the TAC Board.

  • Toronto Arts Foundation Welcomes Incoming Board of Directors 

    January 27, 2014

    Toronto Arts Foundation welcomes four new Directors to the Board

  • Creative Trust Offers New Toolkits to Arts Organizations 

    January 27, 2014

    The Toronto Arts Foundation's Creative Trust Research Fellowship ( is working to capture the experiences and learnings of Canada's most successful arts sustainability program and share them with Toronto's entire arts community

  • 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.