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Telus Newcomer Artist Award

Neighbourhood Arts Network Announces

The 2nd Annual TELUS Newcomer Artist Award!


Have you recently moved to Canada? Are you a professional artist? Are you a resident of the City of Toronto?

Do you feel your artistic achievements and community contributions should be celebrated?!



Deadline: Sunday, July 13 @ midnight

With the common goal to support and celebrate newcomer artists in the City of Toronto, TELUS and the Neighbour­hood Arts Network are pleased to announce the TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, a $10,000 cash prize celebrating a newcomer artist living in the City of Toronto. Administered by the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Toronto Arts Foundation, this prize is specifically geared towards an individual artist who is a newcomer to Canada, a resident of the City of Toronto, and making a positive impact in their community through their artistic practice.

You are eligible if you are:

  • ·                   An individual artist
  • ·                   A newcomer to Canada (having moved to Canada within 1 to 7 years)
  • ·                   Over the age of 18
  • ·                   A current resident of the City of Toronto (Must have lived in Toronto for a minimum of 1 year)
    • ·                 A Neighbourhood Arts Network member (You must sign up for our free membership prior to applying

Award Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary jury selected by the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Toronto Arts Foundation. Jury members will have recognized expertise, prestige, credibility, and experience, along with a sense of history and perspective. The jury will be comprised of participants who are practitioners of the arts, organizers, programmers, producers, curators, critics, commentators and lay specialists. The Neighbourhood Arts Network and Toronto Arts Foundation will endeavor to ensure that the majority of jury members are arts and culture professionals.

For more information on the application process please contact Ella Cooper at 416.392.6802 ext. 212 /

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