The K.M. Hunter Artist Awards
The K. M. Hunter Artist Awards are funded by the K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation and are awarded annually to mid-career, professional artists who have a reasonable body of work, a fair degree of public exposure, have made an impact in their chosen field and demonstrate an original artistic voice within their artistic tradition. The awards are a means of encouraging their craft while propelling them to the next level and are given in the fields of dance, media arts, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.
Martin Hunter, who established the awards in 1995, and his daughter, Sarah Hunter, are committed to supporting young artists who have demonstrated both talent and potential for further development.
Prize in each discipline: $8,000
Penny Couchie (dance)
Zoe Whittall (literature)
Terril Calder (media arts)
Brian Harman (music)
Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman (theatre)
Christian Chapman (visual arts)
Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Recipient
From 2003 - 2011, the Ontario Arts Foundation partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) on the Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Program. The Program provided scholarships in the arts to students who have a special ability in the arts, but not the resources to pursue that interest.