250
Members
20
Years supporting the
visual arts
204
prizes awarded

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

Holiday Lunch Invitation

Posted Nov 6th, 2019 • 1 min read
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Programs at a Glance Letter, November/December 2019

Posted Nov 6th, 2019 • 4 min read
Registration for these events is now open. REMEMBER YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PINK LINKS TO REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE [...]

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President’s Letter, October 2019

Posted Nov 6th, 2019 • 2 min read
October 2019 Dear Fellow Members, “Less Sleep, More Art”, Nuit Blanche’s 2019 mantra, resonates with me. There has been a plethora of [...]

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