The Toronto Arts and Business Award celebrates a local business that has sponsored the arts for the first time and is making an important contribution to the arts in Toronto through innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial partnerships. Recently passed, this tax will raise approximately $27 MM for cultural enhancements on University Hill, lighting and improvements to the Boulder Creek Path, projects associated with the Civic Area Master Plan, sidewalks and lighting for Chautauqua, public art ($600,000), as well as capital investments in the Dairy Center for the Arts ($3.8 million) and the new Museum of Boulder (up to $4.0 million).
It should be noted that students interested in transferring to a four year school to complete their bachelor’s degree should contact the transfer school as early as possible in their academic program to insure they are taking the most appropriate courses for that institution.
The work of Socialiniai Meno Projektai continues to flourish, and as part of the exhibition of work by people affected by homelessness currently running in the National Art Gallery of Lithuania, a discreet arts project by Andrejaus Kibisovo is currently receiving rave reviews in national press and TV. This coverage of an artist who lives outside the system is quite exception.
New Arts Venture Challenge, directed by Jutt and managed by the Arts Institute, now runs in parallel with the School of Business’ Burrill Business Plan Competition, providing students with multiple avenues for pitching entrepreneurial ideas with a creative edge or for a creative business start-up.
In it’s third year, ABI introduced Aesthetics and Business, a course developed by visiting artist/lecturer, Diane Ragsdale, for BBA students in the School of Business, along with activity and experiences meant to help the development of the personal aesthetic for COMPASS, the BBA leadership training program.