Aga Khan Museum: Venue of the 2014 Canadian Arts and Business Awards

Aga Khan Museum venue for Business for Arts Awards2014 Canadian Arts and Business Awards, presented by Business for the Arts, will be held at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto on  Friday, November 14, 2014.

Business for the Arts, Canada’s national charitable association of business members who support the arts, is delighted to announce The Hon. Hilary M. Weston as the 2014 recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey Award and Chris Farias of Hamilton, Ont., as the recipient of the 2014 Arnold Edinborough Award.

Each year, the Canadian Arts and Business Awards bring together Canada’s foremost business and arts leaders to celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by individuals and companies who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts through philanthropy, volunteerism and innovative partnerships. Other award categories include artsVest™ Outstanding Partnership Award; Corporate Champion of the Arts Award; Cultural Champion Award – Corporate Leadership; Cultural Champion Award – Arts Leadership; and Community Impact Award.

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“We are thrilled to congratulate Mrs. Weston and Chris on their well-earned awards.  We applaud their leadership and commitment in support of arts and culture both locally and across the country. They each set an inspiring example of what can be achieved through volunteerism and investment in our creative sector. We are honored to have them among our 2014 award winners and part of our 40th anniversary celebration on November 14 at the beautiful Aga Khan Museum.”

–  Nichole Anderson, President & CEO of Business for the Arts.

The Hon. Hilary M. Weston served as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1997 to 2002. After leaving public office, she chaired the Renaissance ROM fundraising campaign, transforming the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto through the largest and most successful campaign in Canadian cultural history, raising more than $300 million.

“I am honoured to receive the Edmund C. Bovey Award and to be among such an esteemed group of winners. Supporting the arts has been a lifelong passion and I thank Business for the Arts for including me among its 2014 Canadian Arts and Business Awards recipients. I look forward to attending the gala at the Aga Khan Museum in November with friends and family.”

– Hon. Hilary M. Weston, 2014 recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey Award

Chris Farias, Creative Director and Partner, KITESTRING Creative Branding Studio Since 2007, Chris Farias has been an engaged part of the arts community in Hamilton and throughout Southern Ontario, and has worked with many arts organizations to brand, market and develop campaigns to achieve awareness and increased sales.

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About the Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is dedicated to the intellectual, cultural and artistic heritage of Islamic civilizations. Through art, performances, exhibitions, research, education and collaboration with other leading international institutions, the Aga Khan Museum promotes knowledge of the contributions of Islamic civilizations to world heritage.


About Business for the Arts

Founded in 197Business for the Arts4, Business for the Arts is Canada’s only national charitable association of business members who support the arts. We are constantly witness to the wonderful things that  can be achieved when business partners with arts and culture.

The annual Canadian Arts and Business Awards is an inspiring event that brings together arts and business leaders from across Canada to recognize the extraordinary contributions made by individuals and companies who have shown outstanding support of the arts through philanthropy, volunteerism and innovative partnerships. This year’s gala will be held Friday, November 14 at the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and will celebrate our 40th anniversary and four decades of investing in communities across the country to strengthen our cultural assets.

The Edmund C. Bovey Award is named after the founding Chairman of Business for the Arts, and honours a business professional who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant support and/or leadership in arts and culture in Canada.

The Arnold Edinborough Award is named after the first President of Business for the Arts and recognizes a business professional under 40 who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteerism in the arts.


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