Portrait of an Artist, oil on linen, 24" x 20", by Robert Strickland, winner of the Foundation's Award for Young Artists given at the Next2 Exhibition, Arts & Letters Club, October 2017.

The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation was established in the fall of 2014 as a registered charity to assist youth in the arts.

The stated purpose of the organization is:

"To advance education by providing scholarships and bursaries and awards to Canadian residents for demonstrated excellence in the arts."


Ina Gilbert Visual Art Award

This award will begin in 2021, and will offer an annual $500 award recognizing excellence in visual art to Canadian resident artists. The award will be juried and will run for a term of five years. It is funded through a donation from Club Member Jack Gilbert as a tribute to his artist wife, Ina Gilbert. The Foundation is very appreciative of his generous financial support for this new program.

If you would like to learn more about the Foundation and its work, please contact us at: artsandlettersclubfoundation@gmail.com.



The Foundation is also pleased to have supported fundraising events over the past year for the Regent Park School of Music.