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Toronto Arts Foundation honours many of Toronto's finest professional artists and arts organizations. The Signature Awards are presented (annually, at the Mayor’s Arts Lunch and at the Toronto Jazz Festival) to artists, cultural leaders and businesses in recognition of artistic excellence, cultural leadership and contribution to the arts.

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Taking Dance from Canada to Germany!

The Canada Council for the Arts will have a booth at the international dance platform Tanzmesse, which will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from August 26 to August 30, 2020.  

Dance Ontario Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019 from noon until 1:00 pm in the Jarvis Room at Canada's National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario.

The Dance Ontario Awards Committee (Lola Ryan, Jennifer Watkins, Sashar Zarif, Ofilio Sinbadinho) is delighted to announce that Allen & Karen Kaeja have been selected as the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.  Given to those who have contributed substantially to the development of dance in this province over a signif

Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Média (DMG), publisher of The Dance Current magazine, honours the service of Marilyn Biderman (board chair) and Jacqueline Hansen (board member) and announces the appointment of Timea Wharton-Suri as the incoming chair on our board of directors.

Outstanding Production
DanceWorks/Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - Blood Tides
Outstanding Performance of an Individual
Andrea Nann
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
Santee Smith, Julianne Blackbird, Jahra Wasasala, Marina Acevedo - Blood Tides

Lisa MacLeod MPP (born 1974), Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport, is a Canadian politician serving as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Elected in a by-election in 2006, she represents the riding of Nepean and, since 2018, and previously served as the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services in Doug Ford's cabinet

Toronto, June 20, 2019 – Operating funding for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has been set at $60 million for 2019-20.

The government understands how valuable arts, culture and tourism are in building a strong, prosperous economy while making valuable contributions to the quality-of-life in our province's communities. The government has asked OAC to focus its operations and grant programs on the most impactful, measurable and tangible outcomes for communities, businesses and the people of Ontario.