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 a short story writing award for young authors. 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 author Ginny Monoco of Toronto, this year's winner of the $500 Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation Youth Award for her short story "No Worse Than Other Places."