About the Ontario Arts Foundation

Ontario Arts Foundation - Award Recipients

Over the last 25 years, approximately 375 artists have been awarded $2.5 million in awards and scholarships from the Ontario Arts Foundation.  Their outstanding achievements are a tribute to their talent and dedication to their craft, supported by the generosity of private arts philanthropy. 

Here is a look at a few Ontario Arts Foundation award recipients and how awards and private giving have impacted their art. 

     

 

 

Raymonde April
Art Photographer

Paul deHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award - Art Photography
2005 Recipient

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Ambur Braid
Classical Singer

Chistina and Louis Quilico Awards
2013 Recipient

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Dean Burry
Composer

Louis Applebaum Composers Award
2011 Recipient

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Rihab Chaieb
Classical Singer

Christina and Louis Quilico Awards
2013 Recipient

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Neil Craighead
Classical Singer

Christina and Louis Quilico Awards
2013 Recipient

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Katie Crown
Writer / Comedy Performer / Voice Actor

Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award
2004 Recipient

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Mychael Danna
Composer

Louis Applebaum Composers Award
2014 Recipient

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Charlotte Dean
Set and Costume Designer

Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design
2009 Recipient

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Lorraine Desmarais C.M.
Jazz pianist

Paul deHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award - Keyboard Artistry
2007 Recipient

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Marie-Louise Gay
Author

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards
2000 and 2006 Recipient

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Robin Fisher
Set and Costume Designer

Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design
2015 Recipient

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Judith Forst O.C. O.B.C.
Classical Singer

Paul deHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award - Classical Singing
2003 Recipient

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Camellia Koo
Set and Costume Designer

Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design
2016 Recipient

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Kim LaFave
Illustrator

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards
1989 Recipient

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Sharon Lee
Chamber Musician

Orford String Quartet Award

2008 Recipient

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Ken Nutt
Author / Illustrator

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards
1984 Recipient

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Adrianne Pieczonka O.C.
Classical Singer

Paul deHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award - Classical Singing
2014 Recipient

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Sasha Pierce
Visual Artist

Laura Ciruls Painting Award

2015 Recipient

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Anu Raina
Textile Designer

William and Mary Corcoran Craft Award

2010 Recipient

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Mary C. Sheppard
Author

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards

2002 Recipient

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Robert Silverman C.M.
Classical Pianist

Paul deHueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award - Keyboard Artistry
1998 Recipient

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David Virelles
Composer

Louis Applebaum Composers Award

2008 Recipient

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Steven Volpe
Visual Artist

Laura Ciruls Painting Award
2016 Recipient

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Tim Wynne-Jones
Author

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards
1984 Recipient

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Fraser Young
Comedian / Comedy Writer

Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award
1999 Recipient

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Jinny Yu
Visual Artist

Laura Ciruls Painting Award
2012 Recipient

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