The Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design
The Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design was established in 2006 by the late Dr. Virginia S. Cooper of Toronto. An annual award meant to be given “for the love of creation,” it is intended to enrich the careers of professional mid-career Canadian costume designers in Ontario through research and travel.
Dr. Cooper had a keen interest in the performing arts, particularly in costume design, and served as a director of the Tarragon Theatre. She was a charter member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and active in its activities.
2016 Camellia Koo
2015 Robin Fisher
2014 Anne Dixon
2013 Julie Fox
2012 Dana Osborne
2011 Lea Carlson
2010 Carolyn M. Smith
2009 Charlotte Dean
2008 Michael Gianfrancesco
2007 Judith Bowden
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.