Personal Philanthropy

Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award

The Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award is given to an Ontario resident who exemplifies excellence in arts education, demonstrates a unique approach to their arts education practice, creates meaningful learning experiences for young people, inspires connections to the arts beyond the classroom and continues to maintain an active arts practice.  The Ontario Arts Foundation established and manages the endowment that funds the Artist Educator Award.


Selection Process
The Ontario Arts Council is responsible for the selection process. The award recipient is selected through the Ontario Arts Council's peer assessment process from the applicants to the Artists in Communities and Schools Projects program.


Current Recipient
2021     Elizabeth Doxtater

Photo: Elizabeth Doxtater, former SS #10 school grounds, Six Nations Indian Reserve #40.

Prize:  $10,000


Past Recipients

2020    Ruben Esguerra

2019     Zvondai Muchenje

2018     Chuck Commanda

    Yaovi Hoyi (YAO)

2016     Jamaal Rogers

2015     Lorrie Gallant


News Releases
Elizabeth Doxtater Honoured with Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award  February 7, 2022

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