Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award

The Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award is given to an Ontario resident who exemplifies excellence in arts education, demonstrates a unique approach to their arts education practice, creates meaningful learning experiences for young people, inspires connections to the arts beyond the classroom and continues to maintain an active arts practice.  The Ontario Arts Foundation established and manages the endowment that funds the Artist Educator Award.


Nomination and Selection Process
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Awards Office administers the nomination and the selection process for the award. OAC juries nominate artists from the list of applicants to the current year’s OAC Artist in Education and Aboriginal Artist in Schools programs or other artists who are known to the juror.


Current Recipient
2016     Jamaal Rogers

Prize:  $7,500   


Past Recipients

2015     Lorrie Gallant


News Releases
Jamaal Rogers Receives the Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award  September 13, 2016
Lorrie Gallant is Awarded the First Annual Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award   September 30, 2015
The Ontario Arts Foundation Announces the Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award  
July 8, 2015

Donor Testimonial:
Wuchien Michael Than

Persistence and Passion:  A Donor's Story

The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation Fund was established by Michael Than in partnership with the Ontario Arts Foundation in 2013. Funding began in 2013 and contributions continue to grow the fund and support a granting program. Michael Than created the Fund to help create opportunities for the creation, development of Asian-Canadian theatre and to develop new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights.


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