Akin Projects would like to extend their sincere thanks to Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts (TFVA) for their generous award totaling $9,600.
Support from TFVA will enable Akin Projects to offer extensive creative programming throughout the summer and autumn at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for their Youth Concurrent Disorders Program in collaboration with Toronto artists from Akin's Lansdowne and Dupont studios. This gift will enable clients and their families to use artistic expression to create artwork while confronting challenges in a healthy manner while exploring photography, ceramics and weaving with Akin artists Jessica Thalmann, Rebecca Jane Houston and Colleen McCarten.
Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1998. The organization gives financial support to the visual arts in the greater Toronto area and provides an educational program for its members. TFVA presents annual awards, which were recently announced at May Tribute Night. They have now awarded over $555,000 since 1998.
For more information on this years other award recipients, please see the full press release here.
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