2024 Business / Arts Awards Celebration

The annual Business / Arts Awards recognize innovative partnerships between business and the arts, and spotlight exceptional volunteers, leaders and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the arts in Canada. With a community of business and arts leaders across Canada dedicating tremendous amounts of time, talent and treasure to the arts, we are proud to recognize their efforts and share their stories in hopes of inspiring others.


Join us for a black-tie affair, celebrating lasting partnerships and exceptional service to the arts!

Event Details

Date: Monday, October 28th, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

Dress: Black-tie or equally elegant

Table Options

Now in its 50th year, Business / Arts is committed to using our unique position to help strengthen the arts in meaningful ways across Canada. We would appreciate your support in helping to celebrate lasting partnerships and exceptional service to the arts!

Individual Ticket: $1,875

  • An invitation to attend the Awards cocktail reception.
  • A seat at a table during the Awards ceremony and dinner.
  • Donor recognition on the Business / Arts website.
  • Charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.

Corporate Table: $15,000

  • Invitations for eight guests to attend the Awards cocktail reception.
  • A table for eight guests to attend the Awards ceremony and dinner.
  • Logo recognition in the evening’s program booklet and across Business / Arts’ digital platforms, including:
    • The 2024 Awards Celebration webpage.
    • The homepage takeover of the Business / Arts website from October 28th to November 1st.
    • Communications related to the 2024 Awards Celebration, including email announcements and social media posts.

In addition to the benefits listed above, you will also receive a 2024 Business / Arts Corporate Membership (valued at $6,500). Membership includes:

  • Invitation to all B/A members’ events with access to our exclusive network of arts, business and government stakeholders.
  • Get first access to the latest national research findings.
  • Member communications of current topics and trends within the arts and business sector.
  • Guest speaker opportunities in B/A digital content.
  • Membership recognition on the B/A website.

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For more information or to complete your purchase by cheque or EFT, please contact:

Jennifer Green, Senior Director of Partnerships and Development,
jennifer@businessforthearts.org or 416-869-3016 x 4235


We Are Thrilled To Introduce The 2024 Award Recipients:


Arni Thorsteinson, O.M. & Susan Glass, C.M.

2024 Edmund C. Bovey Award

In recognition of their dedication to the arts and lifelong commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism. Their generosity has impacted organizations in Manitoba and across Canada.

Carol Henriquez C.M.

2024 Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award

In recognition of her efforts in shaping Canada’s cultural landscape across all artistic disciplines by delivering profound life experiences through arts education that inspire young people to live creative, authentic, and courageous lives.

Carly McFadden

2024 Arnold Edinborough Award 

In recognition of her contributions to advancing the arts in Canada’s North, leading the Folk On The Rocks Music Festival in Yellowknife through incredible growth


Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

2024 Corporate Champion of the Arts Award

In recognition of their profound commitment to community enrichment and the advancement of arts and culture across the province of Manitoba.

Barrydowne Paint & We Live Up Here

2024 Community Impact Award

In recognition of their creative partnership, which has resulted in the creation of over 100 murals and public art pieces, transforming downtown Sudbury into a vibrant hub of artistic expression.


Learn More About the 2024 Award Recipients Here 

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