Founders Award


The Founders Awards were given from 2011-2014 for a lasting contribution to the arts community in the greater Toronto area.


2014 Mercury Films

Mercury films was given the seed money to create a short documentary about the artist Micah Lexier's work. This will serve as a legacy piece and a prototype for a Canadian artist series.

2013 The Power Plant

The Power Plant used the award to fund a unique artist's book by Micah Lexier for his 2013 exhibition ONE, AND TWO, AND MORE THAN TWO at the gallery. The book will accompany Lexier's 100 regional artists' vitrine displays.

2012 Mercer Union

This award is given to complete the funding to develop their 10 year old website. The ambition is to make a more interactive, graphic and image-laden support for cutting edge artists around the globe.

2011 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980
This award is being given to complete the funding for the production of an online database. This catalogue will be a comprehensive account of Canadian Conceptual Art and has been designed to facilitate further research. It will offer an unprecedented access nationally and internationally to the most influential and cosmopolitan chapter of art in Canada and Toronto in the late 20th century.