Celebration of Cultural Life Awards

Toronto Arts Foundation

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Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Contact Information

Liza Mattimore

Email: liza@torontoartscouncil.org

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All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards is a $10,000 cash award, with finalists receiving $2,000. Originally called the William Kilbourn Award, the award embraces the spirit of Toronto Arts Council founding president William Kilbourn and recognizes excellence in three of Toronto’s senior arts practitioners.

The award celebrates an individual performer, teacher, administrator and/or creator in any arts discipline, including architecture and design, whose work is a celebration of life through the arts. The award was re-established in 2017 by Arthur Dalfen. The 2022 recipient prize is generously sponsored by Maureen and Victor Dodig. In addition to the prize money, the 2022 recipient received a complimentary week long stay at Valleyview Artist Retreat. The Celebration of Cultural Life Awards is presented every two years at the Toronto Arts Awards Lunch.

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    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicant Type
    Individual, Organization
    Artistic Discipline
    Any or All Disciplines
    Funding Type
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