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41st Annual Business / Arts Awards Gala

 

Celebrating the Power in Partnership between business and the arts, we invite you to join us on Thursday, November 7 for our annual awards gala, where we will recognize this year’s Business / Arts Award recipients, each of whom has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the arts.

2019 Award Recipients

Antoni Cimolino CM,

Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival
2019 Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award Recipient

Now in his 32nd season with the Stratford Festival,  Antoni’s administrative accomplishments have had a transformative effect on Canada’s largest cultural institution. This award is in recognition of Antoni’s role as a tireless champion of the arts nationally and internationally.

 

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Paul Desmarais III

SVP at Power Corporation of Canada
2019 Arnold Edinborough Award Recipient

Leveraging his passion and knowledge of traditional and contemporary Inuit art, Paul chaired the Kenojuak Cultural Centre capital campaign, a groundbreaking partnership between the Hamlet of Cape Dorset, Nunavut and West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, which successfully raised almost $11M.

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Mrs. Jenny Belzberg CM, AOE, LLD

2019 Edmund C. Bovey Award Recipient

This award pays tribute to Mrs Belzberg’s lifelong support of the arts and of course, most notably, her leadership role at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

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Event Details

Join us for a black-tie affair under a northern lights backdrop. We will dine on stage and be treated to musical and visual delights. The evening will be a night to remember!

Location: Meridian Hall (Sony Centre for the Performing Arts), 1 Front Street East, Toronto

Time:

  • 6 p.m. Cocktail reception
  • 7 p.m. Awards ceremony
  • 8 p.m. Dinner on stage

 Table Options

 

Business / Arts is committed to using our unique position to help strengthen the arts in meaningful ways across Canada. Your support is crucial to ensuring this happens.

Impact Partner - $50,000

Business / Arts is excited to introduce a new partnership opportunity. As an Impact Partner, you will enjoy a bespoke experience at B/A’s 2019 awards gala and beyond.

At this level, your benefits include:

  • An invitation for ten guests to attend the VIP cocktail reception, a private and intimate gathering space within Meridian Hall, attended by our 2019 award recipients
  • Access to a specially themed VIP photo booth
  • A personal concierge, who will act as your host throughout the evening
  • A signature cocktail in your name at the VIP cocktail reception
  • A premier table on stage during dinner for ten guests
  • A dedicated table attendant to serve your chosen selections of wine and spirits
  • A full-page congratulatory message or advertisement in the evening’s program booklet
  • Recognition as the leading partner of “The Power of Investing in the Arts”, a groundbreaking research project led by B/A to help make the business case for support of the arts; and the first study of its kind in Canada
  • An invitation for up to four guests to attend B/A’s 2020 Funders Forum, a national gathering of business leaders to discuss investment in the arts across Canada
  • Recognition as a 2019 B/A Member ($6,500 value)
  • An invitation to attend B/A’s Members-only gathering in December
  • Recognition as an Impact Partner on the awards gala website and in the evening’s program booklet
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount for your donation in accordance with the CRA
Awards Partner - $25,000

Business / Arts is committed to strengthening the arts in Canada. As an Awards Partner, your contribution supports the celebration of business and arts leaders across Canada. 

At this level, your benefits include:

  • An invitation for eight guests to attend the VIP cocktail reception, a private and intimate gathering within Meridian Hall, attended by our 2019 Award recipients
  • Access to a specially themed VIP photo booth
  • A premier table on stage during dinner for eight guests
  • VIP service for you and your guests during dinner
  • A half-page congratulatory message or advertisement in the evening’s program booklet
  • An invitation for up to four guests to attend B/A’s 2020 Funders Forum, a national gathering of business leaders to discuss investment in the arts across Canada
  • Recognition as a 2019 B/A Member ($6,500 value)
  • An invitation to attend B/A’s Members-only gathering in December
  • Recognition as an Awards Partner on the awards gala website and in the evening’s program booklet
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount for your donation in accordance with the CRA
Corporate Partner - $15,000

As a Corporate Partner, you support the work we do across the country to show the real impact of investing in the arts. 

At this level, your benefits include:

  • An invitation for eight guests to attend the cocktail reception
  • A table on stage during dinner for eight guests
  • A quarter page congratulatory message or advertisement in the evening’s program booklet
  • An invitation for up to two guests to attend B/A’s 2020 Funders Forum, a national gathering of business leaders to discuss investment in the arts across Canada
  • Recognition as a 2019 B/A Member ($6,500 value)
  • An invitation to attend B/A’s Members-only gathering in December
  • Recognition as a Corporate Partner on the awards gala website and in the evening’s program booklet
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount for your donation in accordance with the CRA
Member / Arts Partner - $10,000

We are delighted to offer a specially priced table level to Members and Friends of Business / Arts and to arts organizations.

At this level, your benefits include:

  • An invitation for eight guests to attend the cocktail reception
  • A table on stage during dinner for eight guests
  • An invitation to attend B/A’s Members-only gathering in December
  • Recognition as a Member or Arts Partner on the awards gala website and in the evening’s program booklet
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount for your donation in accordance with the CRA
Individual Options - $1,500

Individual ticket – $1,500

  • An invitation to attend the cocktail reception
  • A seat at a table on stage during dinner
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount for your donation in accordance with the CRA

Young Patron ticket (also applies to former Edinborough Award Recipients) – $700
This ticket is for patrons under 40 and also applies to former Arnold Edinborough Award Recipients.

  • An invitation to attend the cocktail reception
  • A seat at a table on stage during dinner

 


Gala Presenting
Partner

Arnold Edinborough Award Partner

Peter Herrndorf Awards Partner

Community Impact Award Partner

Corporate Champion of the Arts Award Partner