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Do you know someone deserving recognition? Nominate an artist, creator, volunteer, cultural worker or business impacting the arts for a Toronto Arts Foundation Award! This is your chance to shine the spotlight on someone you know who has made a difference in the arts in Toronto. Send us your nomination by February 28, 2014 for one of five Toronto Arts Foundation Awards listed below. Through the awards portfolio, Toronto Arts Foundation has honoured many of Toronto’s finest artists and arts organizations, cultural professionals and arts supporters from every creative discipline. The awards highlight significant contributions by Toronto’s cultural leadership, and will be presented at the Mayor’s Arts Lunch on June 19, 2014 at Arcadian Court. All finalists will have their photo taken as part of The Foundation’s on-going Portrait Series, and winners will receive an original work of art by a Toronto artist.


Arts for Youth Award – The Arts for Youth Award is a $15,000 cash prize established in 2007 by Martha Burns, Jim Fleck and Sandra and Jim Pitblado. The award celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging Toronto’s youth through the arts and artistic creation. The winner of the Award will receive a $15,000 cash prize, with each finalist receiving $2,000 each. This Finalist Award was established in 2010 through the generous donation of Diana Bennett and Spencer Lanthier. The Toronto Arts and Business Award – The 2014 Toronto Arts and Business Award will celebrate a local business that has sponsored the arts for the first time and made an important contribution to the arts in Toronto through innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial partnerships. Established in 2006, this award is presented in partnership with Toronto Arts Foundation, Business for the Arts and The Toronto Star. Emerging Artist Award – The Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award is a $5,000 cash prize, celebrating the accomplishments and future potential of an emerging Toronto artist working in any discipline. The winner of this award will receive a $5,000 cash prize, with finalists receiving $1,000 each. Established in 2006, the 2014 award is intended to support the development or completion of new work. (Eligibility details listed below). The Finalist Awards were established in 2014 through the generous donation of the Bulmash – Siegel Fund. Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition – The Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition is a $10,000 cash prize presented to an individual, ensemble or organization to recognize creative, performing, administrative, volunteer or philanthropic contributions to Toronto’s musical life. This award was established by the Volunteer Committee of Roy Thomson Hall in 1984 to recognize and thank the community that supported the conception, building and establishment of the new concert hall. Toronto Arts Foundation has managed the award since 2002 on behalf of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life – The William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life is a $5,000 cash prize is presented to an individual performer, teacher, administrator or creator in any arts discipline, including architecture and design, whose work is a celebration of life through the arts in Toronto. Established in 1996, this award is funded through an endowment made possible by private donors who wished to celebrate and remember the life of William Kilbourn who died in 1995. Kilbourn was a writer and teacher who spent seven years as a member of Toronto City Council, and served as Toronto Arts Council president from 1982 to 1984.


• must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, who have demonstrated an ongoing association with Toronto and who have contributed significantly to the arts and culture of Toronto • must be living at time of selection • may not nominate him/herself for the award and may only receive the award once (this does not preclude a recipient from being considered for a different Toronto Arts Foundation award in the future) • are not eligible to nominate or receive Toronto Arts Foundation awards while serving as board, cochairs or committee members and staff of Toronto Arts Foundation or Toronto Arts Council. • must be headquartered in Toronto and have a significant portion of its activity taking place in the city and have contributed significantly to the arts and culture of Toronto. • are only eligible to receive an award once (this does not preclude a recipient from being considered for a different Toronto Arts Foundation award in the future)

• open to businesses of any size operating in Toronto • businesses, or a business foundation supported by corporate funds, sponsoring the arts for the first time may be nominated. • may only receive this award once • must be nominated by a representative of a Toronto based arts organization No person or organization may be selected for more than one award within any given year.

A jury of up to 10 members will review candidate profiles and make a recipient recommendation for each award to Toronto Arts Foundation’s Board of Directors, which will make final determinations. Jury members must have recognized expertise, prestige, credibility and experience along with a sense of history and perspective. Each jury is comprised of participants who are practitioners of the arts, organizers, programmers, producers, curators, critics, commentators and lay specialists. Toronto Arts Foundation will endeavor to ensure that the majority of jury members are arts and culture professionals. Nominations through this process are received from the public.


2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

Art Starts Supporting Our Youth (SOY) Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre Manifesto Community Projects Mammalian Diving Reflex SKETCH Arts for Children

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

Sun Life Financial The Daniels Corporation TD Bank Group BMO Financial Group Scotiabank Group Torys LLP Robert Lowrey's Piano Experts CIBC Mellon

2013 Daniel Karasik 2012 Chris Curerri 2011 Adam Garnet Jones 2010 Jamie Travis

2009 2008 2007 2006

2013 2011 2009 2007 2006

2004 Marshall Pynkoski 2002 Danny Grossman 2000 Joe Sealy 1998 David Earle 1996 Jeanne Lamon

Denise Fujiwara Dr. Trichy Sankaran Christopher House Lawrence Cherney Peter Chin

Anusree Roy Weyni Mengesha d'bi.young.anitafrika Natasha Mytnowych

2013 Robert Foster and Che Kothari 2011 Jane Marsland 2009 Miriam Adams

2007 Franco Boni 2002 Layne Coleman 2000 Tom Hendry

2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 1998

1997 1999 1996 1995 1994 1992 1991

Hart/Murdock Artists Management Louis Applebaum Elmer Iseler/Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Robert Aitken du Maurier Arts Lois Marshall John Weinzweig

2004 2002 2000 1998

Djanet Sears Joy Hughes Rina Singha Doris McCarthy

Lydia Adams JosĂŠ Ortega Richard Underhill Jeanne Lamon Molly Johnson Roger D. Moore Maureen Forrester

2012 Jini Stolk 2010 Mallory Gilbert 2008 Thomas Hendry 2006 Albert Schultz


Every year, Toronto Arts Foundation welcomes the entire spectrum of Toronto’s creative community to celebrate its artists as part of The Mayor’s Arts Lunch, an elegant and spectacular event that welcomes artists of all disciplines, business and civic leaders and many other special guests and celebrities. Over the course of the gala’s history, celebrations have been hosted by leading Toronto personalities such as Jian Ghomeshi, celebrated novelist, playwright and actor, Ann-Marie MacDonald and Red Sky’s Artistic Director, Sandra Laronde. The many guests each year are selected from a rotating list of Artistic and Executive Directors, General Managers or Board Chairs of each and every operating client of Toronto Arts Council, along with philanthropists, city builders, City Councillors, cultural leaders and other arts champions of Toronto.


Toronto Arts Foundation Awards are designed to heighten public awareness of arts and artists in Toronto by recognizing artistic excellence and achievement. Toronto Arts Foundation presents its awards annually at a gala ceremony. Each award honours prominent practitioners, supporters and organizers whose work has made a major contribution to the artistic and cultural life of Toronto. These awards are presented in recognition of a body of creative accomplishment, rather than for specific works or achievements.

A jury of up to10 members will review candidate profiles and make a recipient recommendation for each award to Toronto Arts Foundation’s Board of Directors, which will make final determinations. Jury members must have recognized expertise, prestige, credibility and experience along with a sense of history and perspective. Each jury is comprised of participants who are practitioners of the arts, organizers, programmers, producers, curators, critics, commentators and lay specialists. Toronto Arts Foundation will endeavour to ensure that the majority of jury members are arts and culture professionals. Nominations through this process are received from the public. Jury members are determined by extensive canvassing and consultation of arts and culture representatives, the general public and Toronto Arts Foundation board of directors and stakeholders. The final list of jurors is made public in the form of a press release distributed to media, Council and Foundation stakeholders and arts service organizations. This information will be distributed in advance of commencement of the adjudication process.

Members of the arts community and general public are invited to submit names of individuals to be considered by the jury. Names must be submitted in writing with a biography and nomination rationale. Where appropriate, nominations may be illustrated by accompanying support material in the form of visual or text-based attachments. Jury members are precluded from participating in the nominating process. In order to expedite adjudication, Toronto Arts Foundation and Toronto Arts Council staff will pre-evaluate award nominations and endeavour to produce a vetted long-list of candidates, to ensure the nominations are complete and eligible, for jury review and deliberations. Applications without support material will not be brought forward to the jury. The jury will select a shortlist and recipient for each award. This shortlist will be made public in advance of the official awards presentation with the recipient announced the day of the event. The jury will be informed of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s criteria and the unique aspects of each award and its’ relationship to the Foundation’s vision ‘Creative City: Block by Block’. In addition to specific requirements for each award, deliberations will be guided by the following general assessment criteria: artistic strength and achievement of the candidate; strength of the candidate’s artistic goals and objectives; contribution of the candidate to the development of arts and culture in Toronto; and the candidate’s overall public impact including community engagement and animation. The jury endeavors to reach unanimous decisions in its selection process. In the event that unanimity is not achieved, a decision may be reached by majority vote. All jury deliberations are strictly confidential and final results of the adjudication process are confidential until made public at the official awards presentation event. All facets of the jury process are managed by Toronto Arts Foundation with support from the Toronto Arts Council.

It is assumed that all persons chosen as jurors are of unimpeachable integrity, and strive to uphold this standard. Therefore, if in the course of a jury’s deliberations, any juror becomes faced with a conflict of interest, that person is expected to declare such conflict and withdraw from the selection/voting process. A conflict of interest refers to a situation in which private interests or personal considerations may affect a jury member’s judgment in acting in the best interest of the awards adjudication process. Specifically, a conflict of interest exists where a jury member: has a financial interest in the success or failure of a candidate; has a personal interest in a specific candidate other than what is normally expected of an interested member of the arts community; or has any other reason which makes him/her unable to evaluate the candidate objectively. Toronto Arts Foundation reserves the right to amend these Policies and Procedures, without notice to any party.


Individuals receive no remuneration for sitting on an awards jury except for one complementary ticket to the official awards presentation event.

2013 David Abel Maxine Bailey Nicole Rose Bond Emelie Chhangur Patricia Else 2012 Bonnie Kim Shauna McCabe Moynan King Chris Lorway Natalyn Tremblay Hilario Duran Franciso Alvarez

Clarence Ford Richard Marsella Yvonne Ng Anusree Roy

Angela Grabham Darlene Gilliland John Farrell Richard Lee

2011 Peter Chin Simon Foster Shannon Litzenberger Sonia Sakamoto-Jog Charles Reeve

Jordan Tannahill Jennifer Warring Maureen Hynes Jini Stolk

2010 David Angelo Franco Boni Natalie De Vito Loie Fallis Simon Foster Ravi Jain

Marilyn Lerner Andy McKim Alexander Neef Janice Price Susannah Rosenstock

2009 Gillian Hewitt Smith Andrew Moodie Andrew Pyper Veronica Tennant

Michelle Jacques Susan Habkirk Hari Krishnan Matt Galloway

2008 Stephen Andrews Laurie Brown Adonis Huggins Patty Jarvis Molly Johnson Michael Levine Linda MacKenzie

Ahdri zhina mandiela Andrew Moodie Rina Singha Jason van Eyk Alana Wilcox d’bi.young anitafrika

2007 Laurie Brown Jane Bunnett Martha Burns Naomi Campbell Martha Durdin Av Isaacs Allen MacInnis

Natasha Mytnowych Joe Sealy Evan Siddall Julian Sleath Jovanni Sy Judith Tatar


2014 TORONTO ARTS FOUNDATION SIGNATURE AWARDS NOMINATION FORM SECTION A: Nominator Information First Name

Last Name

Organization (if applicable)

Address Telephone Number

Postal Code

Email address

Website

For which award is this nomination submitted? Arts for Youth Award Emerging Artist Award* Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition The Toronto Arts and Business Award William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life

FOR THE TORONTO ARTS AND BUSINESS AWARD ONLY Please list any other organizations who support this application.

SECTION B: Nominee Information First Name

Last Name

Organization (if applicable)

Address Telephone Number

Postal Code

Email address

Website

SECTION C: RATIONALE Please explain why the person/organization you are nominating should be considered for a Toronto Arts Foundation Award (3 paragraph maximum):

FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST AWARD ONLY: Please include a brief statement from the artist discussing how this award would impact his/her future career (2 paragraph maximum):


SECTION D: ARTIST BIO/RÉSUMÉ/C.V. Please include a biography of the person you are nominating (100 word maximum). This biography will be used in press releases, on the Toronto Arts Foundation website and in the Awards Lunch program book:

Please attach a CV/résumé (maximum 2 pages) that clearly outlines the nominee’s background/experience to date. Details on training/education (not limited to school training) (For Individuals ONLY) The number of years the nominee has been working within his/her artistic practice A select list of the nominee’s works, indicating the year in which the work was created, and whether it has been recorded/published/produced. Any awards that the nominee has received and any significant awards for which he/she has been nominated.

SECTION E: SUBMISSION INFORMATION Nominations may be submitted via email or in person. Please submit your nomination, including this form and the written attachments, in the order that they are requested. Complete application packages must be submitted before 5:00 pm on February 28 2014. awards@torontoarts.org Toronto Arts Foundation 200 – 26 Grand Trunk Cresc. Toronto, ON M5J 3A9 Applications may not be submitted by fax. Applications received after the deadline will NOT be accepted, regardless of postmark. If you have questions, contact Music Officer Christy DiFelice at 416-392-6802 ext 202.

SECTION E: OTHER INFORMATION * To be eligible for the Emerging Artist Award, candidates must be 35 years in age, or younger, and have completed basic training (not necessarily at a formal educational institution) in their discipline. Undergraduate & College students are not eligible to apply. PLEASE NOTE: Nominees will ONLY be contacted if selected as one of the three finalists for the award. More information will be requested from the three finalists.


SECTION F: SUPPORT MATERIAL Support material is an essential part of the application because the jury relies heavily on this material when making its decisions. This can be in the form of print material such as published materials, press clippings or audio/visual items (CD ROM, DVD, URL, etc). If you are uncertain about the compatibility of your electronic materials, please contact Toronto Arts Foundation. List your support material in the order you would like it to be assessed. A maximum of three pieces of support material may be submitted. Support material will be available for pick-up at Toronto Arts Foundation beginning Monday, May 12, 2014. Support material not collected by Monday, May 26, 2014 will be discarded.

NOMINEE NAME: Support Material # 1 Format:

Print

Audio Recording

DVD

URL: ___________________________________________

Title: Brief description of how this material relates to the nomination:

Track #

FOR Audio/Visual Material: Running Time:

Time Indicator: from

to

Studio, producer, date of recording:

Performers & Roles:

Support Material # 2 Format:

Print

Audio Recording

DVD

URL: ___________________________________________

Title: Brief description of how this material relates to the nomination:

Track #

FOR Audio/Visual Material: Running Time:

Time Indicator: from

to

Studio, producer, date of recording:

Performers & Roles:

Support Material # 3 Format:

Print

Audio Recording

DVD

URL: ___________________________________________

Title: Brief description of how this material relates to the nomination:

FOR Audio/Visual Material: Running Time: Performers & Roles:

Track # Studio, producer, date of recording:

Time Indicator: from

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Toronto arts foundation awards nomination form 2014  

The Toronto Arts Foundation Awards booklet outlines awards, eligibility requirements and application details and form.

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