Business / Arts 2024 Award Recipients

28 October, 2024
17:00 - Late
Business / Arts

Announcing the 2024 Business / Arts Award Recipients!

Celebrating the power of partnership between business and the arts


TORONTO, May 16, 2024 – Business / Arts, in its 50th anniversary year, is honouring community changemakers from Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, and Northern Ontario through the 2024 Business / Arts Awards. Presented annually, these awards recognize leaders, philanthropists, companies, and partnerships dedicated to strengthening the arts in Canada. Download the Announcement Here

Visit businessandarts.org/awards to learn more about the Business / Arts Awards Celebration.


2024 Edmund C. Bovey Award Recipients

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


Arni Thorsteinson, O.M., and Susan Glass, C.M., are being honoured for their dedication to the arts and lifelong commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism. With a holistic approach that encompasses strong philanthropic support, strategic governance, and advocacy, their generosity has impacted organizations in Manitoba and across Canada.

Read more about Arni Thorsteinson, O.M. & Susan Glass, C.M.

Named after the first chairman of Business / Arts, the Edmund C. Bovey Award recognizes an individual or couple who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant philanthropy and/or volunteer leadership in arts and culture in Canada.


2024 Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award Recipient

Carol Henriquez, C.M.


Carol Henriquez, C.M., is being celebrated for 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. As co-founder and long-time Executive Director of Arts Umbrella, Carol’s vision and leadership has enabled children and youth in this country to cultivate their creativity and gain important life skills. Today, more than 20,000 young Canadians are served annually through high-quality programs in Dance, Theatre, and Art & Design, approximately 80% participating at no cost.

Read more about Carol Henriquez

Established in 2015, the Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award recognizes an arts leader who has spent a lifetime dedicated to fostering the arts in Canada by building partnerships to ensure a vibrant cultural sector.


2024 Arnold Edinborough Award Recipient

Carly McFadden


Carly McFadden is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to advancing the arts in Canada’s North. As the Executive and Artistic Director of the Folk On The Rocks Music Festival (FOTR) in Yellowknife since 2016, McFadden has led the festival through incredible growth.

Read more about Carly McFadden

Named after the founding president of Business / Arts, the Arnold Edinborough Award recognizes a young changemaker who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts sector.


2024 Corporate Champion of the Arts Award Recipient

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries


Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (MBLL) exemplifies a profound commitment to community enrichment and the advancement of arts and culture across the province. A Crown corporation of Manitoba, MBLL provides extensive support to a range of charitable, non-profit, and community organizations.

Read more about Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

The Corporate Champion of the Arts Award recognizes a corporation that has strengthened arts and culture in Canada through its long-standing support of and commitment to the sector.


2024 Community Impact Award Recipients

Barrydowne Paint & We Live Up Here


Barrydowne Paint and We Live Up Here are being recognized for their creative partnership, which has resulted in the creation of over 100 murals and public art pieces. This collaborative effort has transformed downtown Sudbury into a vibrant hub of artistic expression, serving as a catalyst for community connection and rediscovery.

The Community Impact Award recognizes an arts and business partnership that has enhanced the quality of life and enriched a local cultural scene through an innovative program, partnership or neighbourhood revitalization initiative.


Congratulations to all of the Award Recipients! 

Visit businessandarts.org/awards to learn more about the Business / Arts Awards celebration and to get to know this year’s exceptional recipients.