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


was established in 2014 as a registered charity to assist youth in the arts.


New Photography Award

The Al Gilbert Photography Award of $500 each year will go to a Canadian professional or amateur photographer who shows excellence and creativity in environmental portraiture.  Toronto photographer Al Gilbert (1922-2019) C.M., M.P.A., F.R.P.S, F.l.l.P, M. Photo. Cr., was the older brother of Jack Gilbert who is sponsoring this award.  This new award will be granted for the first time in 2021.

Latest Winners

Keesha Freskiw, an emerging artist from Coldwater, Ontario, received The Arts and Letters Club Foundation Visual Arts Award during a virtual award presentation of the N3XT Canada-wide art competition held on 17 December.

Keesha Freskiw
Keesha Freskiw is the winner of the 2020 N3XT Award.

‘Hats Off’, shows the varied hats Canadians wear, from a firefighter’s helmet and nurse’s cap to a chef’s hat and indigenous ceremonial headdress.

Her piece, done with acrylic paint and modeling paste on canvas, was part of a group of N3XT submissions featured in a recent article in EnRoute, Air Canada’s magazine.

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