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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

To our friends, colleagues, and supporters:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

It is hard to believe that we are in week 5 of our Covid-19 enhanced response; it feels like a lifetime ago that we were all just trying to keep up with our busy daily lives. I hope youare all staying strong and healthy during this challenging time.

Like many of you, the Toronto Biennial of Art team has been working remotely, but still together, since March 16. While Covid-19 has required us to postpone planned programming for the ensuing few months, we have not lost sight of the launch of our second biennial on September 25, 2021. We continue to work alongside our partners and artists to envision a project and a future beyond this terrible crisis. We are also finalizing the Evaluation Report for the inaugural 2019 Biennial, which we will share with you in the coming weeks.

In response to this time of strict distancing to keep all of us safe, we are planning exciting ways that the Biennial team, and the inspiring artists already telling today’s stories, can continue engaging with you as we build towards 2021. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website to (re)discover our Tools for Learning activities and podcast episodes, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more ways to connect with art at home.

In engaging with artists, partners, and supporters, we have understood that TBA 2021—now 17 months away—offers a beacon of hope. Our team takes this responsibility seriously, as we carefully and critically consider how our biennial will bring artists, people, and communities together again. Arts and culture will play an important role in our collective recovery, and I am proud of the solidarity and resilience that this community has shown to date. We are definitely now, more than ever, stronger together.

Stay well and safe,

Patrizia Libralato
Founder & Executive Director

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