About the Gala

The Business for the Arts’ Awards Gala is one of Canada’s most prestigious and long-standing events where national arts and business leaders come together to celebrate extraordinary contributions and commitment to the arts sector through philanthropy, unique and innovative partnerships, and volunteerism.Past winners include The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Karen Kain, Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada; and Manulife, for their long-term partnership with Luminato Festival. A complete list of our previous award recipients can be found here.

This year’s 39th Annual Awards Gala dinner will be held on November 9th at the Art Gallery of Ontario where Business for the Arts will bring together Canada’s arts and business leaders from across the country for a memorable arts-filled evening. The gala will open with a private reception in the stunning Galleria Italia, followed by an awards show and exquisite three-course dinner in Baillie Court, where we will be treated to some of Canada’s finest artistic talent both onstage and off.

Schedule of Events

6:30pm: Reception
7:30pm: Ceremony and Three Course Dinner
9:30 pm: Post Awards Soirée

For individual tickets or more information, please email Raji Aujla, Creative Director.