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OAF News

August 29, 2016

David Braid is the 2016 recipient of the $20,000 Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of keyboard artistry.

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Arts Organizations

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Personal Philanthropy

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

Corporate Philanthropy

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Building a Foundation for the Arts

In 2016, the Ontario Arts Foundation will be celebrating 25 years of serving the arts and artists in Ontario.  Our partners in this endeavour have been philanthropists and patrons of the arts who have set up funds and served on our board of directors, various levels of government through matching funds, and the arts organizations themselves. We are passionately committed to working towards the increased stability of the arts infrastructure in Ontario.  Come talk to us and see how together we can make a difference!

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:  Audrey Churgin
Executive Director, MASC

MASC started 26 years ago as an Ottawa-based arts education organization, delivering arts education, workshops and arts residencies in school boards in Ottawa. Twenty-six years later, MASC represents a roster of over 68 professional artists who offer workshops, performances, artist-in-residence programs and professional development in music, dance, drama, literary, media and visual arts. ....

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Ontario Arts Foundation:
Annual Report 2015-2016

For the past 25 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 25 years, we are passionately committed to working towards the increased stability of the arts infrastructure in Ontario.

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