2012 TD ACE ‘Opportunity’ Award Finalists: Domanique Grant, Derek Jancar, and Joshua Barndt.

Video by Monica Gutierrez

The Artists for Community Engagement (ACE) Awards focus on the arts, community collaboration and cultural diversity. The ACE Awards are the result of a partnership between Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network and the 2010 DiverseCity Fellows.

The TD ACE ‘Opportunity’ Award for Individual Artists celebrates an individual who has made a significant contribution by working collaboratively with culturally diverse communities in Toronto to create opportunities for youth to access and contribute to arts and culture. The award comes with a $2,000 cash prize sponsored by TD Bank Group.

Launched in January 2009, DiverseCity Fellows is part of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project (DiverseCity) and is one of eight initiatives designed to diversify the Toronto region’s leadership landscape. DiverseCity is a joint initiative of two organizations, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (formerly the Toronto City Summit Alliance) and Maytree Foundation. DiverseCity is funded in part by the Government of Ontario. To learn more, please visit diversecitytoronto.ca

A project of the Toronto Arts Foundation, the Neighbourhood Arts Network is the place where arts and community engagement meet in Toronto. We catalyze new discussions and relationships. We collect research and share information. We help artists and community organizations do what they do best: enrich Toronto and transform it into a more vibrant, beautiful, liveable city. To learn more, please visit neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org

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