Les Zinspiré.e.s, ARTS FOR YOUTH AWARD 2023 Finalist
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is truly honoured to be a Toronto Arts Foundation Award finalist - especially for the Arts for Youth Prize awarded by the Toronto Arts Foundation . Indeed, our company has always seen this particular audience as hugely important to us. Not only are they the next generation of theatre-goers (and theatre-doers for some), but they are also Toronto’s next generation of francophone and Francophile shakers and movers. It is paramount for us to offer them entertaining and educational shows but also a creative outlet - demonstrating tangibly that French can be a language of artistic expression even in Canada’s largest Anglophone city.
This nomination is also a recognition of the hard work and the dedication put in by hundreds of artists over the last 10 years. Many have poured in both their expertise and souls into this project making sure that the stories and visions imagined by the young participants are faithfully and respectfully translated onto the stage. Finally, and more importantly, this nomination highlights the creativity, critical thinking and leadership initiatives of our youths. On behalf of everyone involved in making Les Zinspiré.e.s. these last 10 years, Thank You.
ABOUT THE ARTS FOR YOUTH AWARD: a $20,000 cash prize, with finalists receiving $2,000. The award celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging Toronto’s youth through the arts. The award is sponsored by Martha Burns, Jim Fleck and Sandra and Jim Pitblado. The finalist awards are sponsored by Diana Bennett and Spencer Lanthier.
The recipient of the Arts for Youth Award will be announced on April 17, 2023.