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

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.

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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Sandy Bay Residential School Series, Oilstick on paper, 2009, Image courtesy of the McMichael Canadian Collection

Our Awards

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

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Latest News

TFVA Board of Directors 2022/23

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 [...]

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Our Prize Winners in the News — May 2022

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 [...]

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A celebration of our 2022 award winners!

Posted May 12th, 2022 • 9 min read
Founders Achievement Award: Dennis Reid Artist Prize Winner: Ghazaleh Amarzamani Artist Prize Finalists: Sameer Farooq Dana Prieto Project Support: Onsite Gallery at [...]

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