Toronto Arts Council welcomed incoming Directors Ayo Leilani (Etmet Musa) and Ana Serrano. Ayo Leilani is the Co-Founder and Director of Toronto based music and multi media collective/ label 88 Days Of Fortune, a member of feminist based electro dub hop group, Above Top Secret (fka Abstract Random) and a solo artist under the name Witch Prophet. She is serving as the co-chair of TAC’s Music Committee.
A new Ontario Arts Council (OAC) study conducted by Nanos Research shows that Ontario residents recognize the important contribution of the arts to vibrant, livable communities.
Congratulations to Dance Ontario members nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards in the Dance Division. They are:-
Coleman Lemieux et Compagnie Dollhouse
DanceWorks/tiger princess productions In Search Of The Holy Chop Suey
DanceWorks/Kemi Dance Projects Kittly Bender
adelheid what it's like
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY
Karen Kaeja Crave
THE MURIEL SHERRIN AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE:
In a letter to members of the Ontario arts community, Minister Eleanor McMahon outlined the following:
"The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) will receive a $20 million increase over four years. The Ontario culture sector is growing and it’s important that the OAC keeps pace and I look forward to seeing the impact that this increased investment will make.