Women Leading

Women and non-binary artists continue to be drastically underrepresented in the Canadian and global arts landscape. Women artists who are racialized, low-income and 2SLGBTQ+ face even greater barriers to accessing opportunities and recognition. 

Women Leading is a community of contemporary art supporters that believe passionately in advancing gender equity in the arts. By joining this community, members contribute directly to supporting projects by women and non-binary artists. Members also gain access to exclusive, year-round programming featuring TBA artists, curators and partners.

Learn more about how to get involved here.

Current supporters of Women Leading include:
  • Andrea Carson Barker
  • Anouchka Freybe
  • B Street Collaborative
  • Debra and Barry Campbell
  • Deborah Wang and Will Elsworthy
  • Demetriou Art Group
  • Harriet and Jonathan Goodman
  • Janice Lewis
  • Liza Mauer
  • Margaret McNee
  • Margaret Steed
  • Max Mara
  • Paula Fleck and Anna Simone
  • Robin Anthony
  • Roma and Roman Dubczak
  • Roula and Jad Shimaly 
  • Sara Angel
  • Sarah Aranha
  • Susan Wortzman
  • Susie and Vahan Kololian

Creative City Builders' Fund

Art is essential in the building, design, planning and placemaking of cities. The Creative City-Builders’ Fund supports the transformation and animation of unique sites in communities across Toronto through Biennial exhibitions, public programs, performances and learning experiences. 

Learn more about how you can support the Biennial’s work in creating space for art and community here.

Current supporters of the Creative City Builders' Fund include:

Learning Fund

We believe that every student deserves access to culturally relevant and engaging arts learning opportunities. Through the Learning Fund, the Biennial provides access to artist-led curriculum tools, school visit programs, and public learning events that centre the voices of historically marginalized communities. 

To learn more about how you can help more students access free arts programming that reflects the diversity of our city, please contact giving@torontobiennial.org

Artist Commissioning Fund

The Toronto Biennial of Art is at the forefront of commissioning works from a diverse range of artists addressing vital issues from a perspective grounded in the contexts and histories of Toronto. To date, we have commissioned over 50 new artworks from artists across Canada and the world. The Artist Commissioning Fund provides artists with access to paid work opportunities, production assistance, mentorship, career development and international exposure. 

To learn more about how you can enable artists to continue to create work that inspires, challenges and moves us, please contact giving@torontobiennial.org.