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OAF News

February 10, 2015

Karine Boucher of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, takes the $5,000 top prize in the third biennial Christina and Louis Quilico Awards. 

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Arts Organizations

We can help you with capital funding, building towards a secure future. Read more >>

Personal Philanthropy

Building your personal legacy to the arts may lead you to several philanthropic options. Read more >>

Corporate Philanthropy

Arts organizations attract a talented workforce and affluent supporters to your community. Read more >>

Private money properly invested and strategically leveraged has the power to free arts organizations from the uncertainties of shifting programs, policies and priorities so they can focus on doing what they do best—creating the cultural gold that builds cohesive communities and draws residents and tourists to our cities. 

The arts are central to the vibrancy and health of our society. Yet the majority of our artists and arts organizations struggle financially from year to year. And each year, arts lovers reach deep into their pockets to help close the funding gap, knowing that the underlying problem has not been addressed.

The Ontario Arts Foundation offers expertise, strategies and tools for people in the private sector who are determined to do something about this situation. In collaboration with private philanthropists, civic minded corporations and the arts organizations themselves, we tackle the problem from several angles. Long-term funds of many sorts form the core of our efforts to create lasting support for arts organizations and the artistic endeavours they pursue. We administer funds in a range of values and they all benefit from the deep knowledge, experience and judgement of our board of directors and leading money managers.

In these volatile times, new thinking is required to build strength and flexibility into our solutions. We are rising to the challenge.

Come talk to us and be part of the solution.

Ontario Arts Foundation:
Annual Report 2013-2014

For the past 20 years we have been quietly working to create a base of long term financial support for the arts in Ontario. As we plot our course for the next 20 years, we are passionately committed to working towards the increased stability of the arts infrastructure in Ontario.

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Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program

The Ontario Arts Foundation and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation are pleased to announce the renewal of the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program.

The Program aims to foster a broader appreciation of Canadian visual art and artists by assisting public art galleries and museums in Ontario to grow their permanent collections, increase the public’s knowledge of collecting and permanent collections, and support community engagement between a gallery or museum and its local community.

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Interview:  Kelly Straughan

Executive Director, The Toronto Fringe

The Toronto Fringe provides creative opportunities for artists and audiences by producing two important festivals – the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Next Stage Theatre Festival – and by running outreach activities that benefit youth, artists and the theatre community at large. ....

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