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Kirsten Gunter

Director of Communications
416-969-7403
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7403

Shoshana Wasser

Senior Communications Coordinator (Government & Media Relations)
416-969-7434
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7434

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October 8, 2019
Visual artist Arnold Jacobs is the recipient of the 2019 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award . This award, created in 2012, celebrates the work of Indigenous artists and arts leaders who have made significant contributions to the arts in Ontario.   Arnold ...
September 24, 2019
Toronto-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Suzanne Jarvie is this year’s recipient of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC)’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award for her song All In Place . The award will be presented on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at Folk Music Onta...
September 20, 2019
Toronto-based Alexandra De Gasperis has been appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors.   Alexandra’s community involvement began at a young age when she co-founded and became Executive Director of the Burgundy Brick Foundation (BBF) in 2007. The BB...
September 12, 2019
Pat Bradley, Theatre, Major Organizations and Compass Officer , and Myles Warren, Dance and Awards Officer , are stepping down from their positions in December after more than 18 and 17, respectively, years of service. OAC has posted the job openings with an October 2, 201...
September 4, 2019
Rita Davies, OAC Chair , today announced the selection of Carolyn Vesely as the Ontario Arts Council (OAC)’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) starting January 2, 2020 . Carolyn, OAC’s current Director of Granting, will succeed Director & CEO, Peter Caldwell , who step...
August 8, 2019
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is facing a storage squeeze in Nova, our online granting system. We are therefore looking for some administrative savings by reducing the volume of materials from past applications stored within the system. As early as Thursday, August 22 , w...
July 29, 2019
Kyan Nademi of Toronto is the newest community member to be appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors.   Canadian of Iranian heritage, Kyan says she is firmly anchored in both cultures.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sai...
June 14, 2019
The 2019 winners of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards were announced today at Scarborough’s Eastview Public School – a school with a large Indigenous community, offering Ojibwa language instruction and other Indigenous programming.   The winn...
June 7, 2019
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors welcomed two new board members. Mount Albert, Ontario, resident Susan Lahey and Toronto-based Dani Peters have both been recently appointed to the OAC board.   Susan Lahey Susan is President of Eastern Art Consul...
May 28, 2019
Toronto-based scenic artist Ksenia Ivanova was announced today as the recipient of the 2019 Pauline McGibbon Award . She received the award this morning at the news conference for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards , which took place at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre.   ...
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