Press Releases and Announcements

  • Susan Crocker Appointed Board Chair of Toronto Arts Foundation 

    June 27, 2011

    June 28, 2011 - Toronto Arts Foundation announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Susan Crocker as Chair. Ms. Crocker succeeds Diana Bennett who has held the position of Chair since 2005.

  • Creative Capital Gains Approved in unanimous vote at City Council! 

    May 20, 2011

    Introduced by Councillor Michael Thompson (Chair of the Economic Development Committee) and spoken to by many Councillors representing a broad cross-section of the city, the the Creative Capital Gains report was unanimously endorsed by City Council May 18, 2011.

  • Creative Capital Gains: An Action Plan for Toronto 

    May 04, 2011

    May 4, 2011 Creative Capital Gains: An Action Plan for Toronto was presented to Toronto's Economic Development Committee on May 4 by Co-Chairs Robert Foster, Karen Kain, and Jim Prentice.

  • Jian Ghomeshi speaks up for the Arts in Canada's 41st Election 

    April 05, 2011

    From Jian Ghomeshi's opening comments on Q:

  • 9 Toronto Dance Projects Awarded The INCUBATE Grant 

    March 28, 2011

    March 28, 2011 - Boundary crossing, multi-disciplinary dance projects awarded support for development Toronto Arts Council's INCUBATE program, now in its third year, has awarded grants totalling $75,000 to nine Dance projects being developed by Toronto arts organizations for international festivals and presenters.

  • TAF Spotlights Canadian Galleries at New York City’s Armory Show 

    February 17, 2011

    February 17, 2011 - Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is pleased to announce its official participation, as part of an exclusive not-for-profit contingent at The Armory Show taking place 2 to 6 March 2011

  • Creative Capital Initiative to Update Toronto City's Culture Plan 

    January 28, 2011

    January 28, 2011- "Toronto's cultural sector employs nearly 133,000 people and annually generates $9 billion in GDP,” Councillor Thompson said. “Between 1991 and 2007, creative occupations grew at more than twice the rate of the general labour force. Given the changes that have occurred in the economy, Toronto's city governance philosophy and the city's cultural sector since 2003, it is time to take a fresh look at our Culture Plan.”

  • North York Arts - Planning for Growth 

    January 24, 2011

    January 24, 2011 - The Toronto Arts Foundation in collaboration with Cultural Services, City of Toronto is currently conducting research to determine the feasibility and interest in a centralized North York Arts Service Organization to support and foster the arts in our neighbourhood. We are conducting community consultations to determine interests and needs.