William and Mary Corcoran Craft Award
Arts patrons William and Mary Corcoran established the William and Mary Corcoran Craft Fund to encourage excellence in crafts. Each year prizes are awarded to students graduating from Sheridan College in the disciplines of glass, textiles, furniture and ceramics.
The education and support Mary Corcoran received as a student at Sheridan College made a great impact on her life, so it is fitting that William and Mary are providing ongoing support to an area of the arts that have greatly enriched their lives.
Prize per category: $750.00
Glass - Angela Legere
Ceramics – Marlene Zagdanski
Furniture – Stephen Dalrymple
Textile – Kayla Bortolotto
Samples of work by the 2016 William and Mary Corcoran Craft Award in Textile
recipient Kayla Bortolotto
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.