250
Members
20
Years supporting the
visual arts
$850K+
in visual arts awards

Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts is a member-based independent non-profit organization founded in 1998.

TFVA offers an active education program for 250 members, promotes a knowledge and understanding of traditional and current art, architecture, landscape design, and the decorative arts through lectures, films, gallery tours, studio visits, travel, museum and art institution visits.

Our mission is to encourage excellence and creativity by supporting up-and-coming artists and art organizations. Every year at our annual Tribute Night, we celebrate art and artists by giving financial support. So far we are proud to have awarded over $850,000 to the visual arts community.

TFVA Tribute Night 2019; photo James Donald

Our History

In 1998 a small group of energetic, like-minded Toronto residents dedicated to the flourishing arts scene formed TFVA as an independent, non-profit organization.

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Three sculptures from Esmaa Mohamoud’s Glorious Bones series at the Georgia Scherman Projects booth at Art Toronto 2018. Photo: Instagram / @i.witness.

Our Awards

Our annual awards, presented at Tribute Night held in May, financially support and salute a wide and diverse community in the visual arts.

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Latest News

TFVA Board of Directors 2019-2020

Posted Jul 29th, 2019 • 1 min read
President: Alice Adelkind Past President: Sally Bongard Secretary: Marlo Finlayson Treasurer: Rita Daniel Program Committee: Janet Greyson Founder’s Achievement Award: Frances Price [...]

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Michèle Pearson Clarke appointed Photo Laureate of Toronto

Posted Jun 5th, 2019 • 1 min read
Much to our pleasure and satisfaction, the same day the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts recognized Michèle Pearson Clarke as an [...]

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Our new President for 2019/20 and 2020/21

Posted Jun 4th, 2019 • 1 min read
Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 3, 2019 at The Toronto Hunt, and a new slate of directors was approved. [...]

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