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Founded in 1998, the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts is an independent, membership based, non-profit organization that promotes knowledge of the visual arts to its members through an extensive education program, and provides support and recognition for artistic achievement to artists and art organizations in the Greater Toronto Area.
Our mission is to encourage excellence and creativity by supporting up-and-coming artists and art organizations. Annually, we host a Tribute Night, where we celebrate the arts and the achievements of our prize-winners.
If you wish to make a donation to the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts you may do so here through TorontoFoundation.ca. A tax reciept will be issued.
As a group you are dedicated, daring and devoted. TFVA's willingness and openness to new ideas and practices and your devotion to Toronto artists is unparalleled. Nobody does what you do. So I thank you again not just for Tamira and myself but for Toronto artists generally. ”
Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatsky / Artist Prize Winners 2013 ( tied) Public Studio
Through the generosity of TFVA, Mercer Union was able to navigate the challenges of our closure by developing online activities that both supported our exhibiting artist and engaged our audiences. I can't thank you enough for stepping forward to support our work at a critical time. ”
Julia Paoli / Project Support Winner 2021 Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art
Posted Jun 22nd, 2022 • < 1 min read
President: Frances Price Vice President and Nominating and Governance: Rita Daniel Secretary: Phyllis Ortved Treasurer: Sharon Bacal Artist Prize: Stacey Sharpe Project [...]
Posted Jun 6th, 2022 • 3 min read
We are reporting the achievements of many previous prize-winners. It is a tribute to our prize committees, past and present, that their careful choices [...]