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OAF News

April 26, 2017

Costume designer, Tamara Marie Kucheran is the 2017 recipient of the $20,000 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design.  The award is given to costume designers in Ontario in mid-career to further enrich their careers through research and travel.

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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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OAF 25th Anniversary:
Award Recipient Profile -

Camellia Koo

Set and Costume Designer

" What makes private arts philanthropy so uniquely special compared to grants, is the opportunity to meet and make those personal connections with the people who are making these philanthropic contributions to organizations and individual artists."

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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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