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 to Canadian youth pursuing a post-secondary education and to provide awards for demonstrated excellence in the arts to youth under 30 years of age from the Greater Toronto Area."

The Foundation now operates the annual Robert Beardsley Young Playwright's Awards Program and also offers support for young musicians through the Royal Conservatory of Music. It is currently exploring other scholarships and/or awards for literature and music, and as an immediate goal, plans to develop similar programs for architecture and the visual arts.

If you would like to learn more about the Foundation and its work, please contact us at:


Congratulations to Robert Strickland, winner of the Arts and Letters Foundation Award for his painting shown at the Arts & Letters Club's open juried exhibition NEXT2.

He is shown here (centre) at the Exhibition's Opening Gala on October 5, with (left) Richard Moorhouse, President of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation, and (right) Ian Dejardin, Executive Director, McMichael Canadian Art Collection



The Foundation congratulates playwrightAlexander Steele Zonjic of Toronto, this year's winner of the Robert Beardsley Award for Young Playwrights, for his play Enola Gay.


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