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.
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.
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.
Hosted by Soulpepper’s Slaight Family director of music, Mike Ross, 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
- 6 p.m. Cocktail reception
- 7 p.m. Awards ceremony
- 8 p.m. Dinner on stage
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.
Arnold Edinborough Award Partner
Peter Herrndorf Awards Partner
Community Impact Award Partner
Corporate Champion of the Arts Award Partner