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2021 Recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize

Posted July 27, 2021

Steven K. Tucker Announced as 2021 Recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 401 Richmond is pleased to announce Steven K. Tucker as the recipient of the 2021 Career Launcher Prize. Awarded annually, the prize provides an exceptional opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 square foot studio for a full year at one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The recipient is chosen from a Toronto-wide competition by a panel of visual arts professionals. The Career Launcher Prize has …

2021 Career Launcher Prize: Call for Submissions

Posted January 27, 2021

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: May 14, 2021, 5PM EST Each year, 401 Richmond Street West welcomes an emerging artist into its community through the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize. The Career Launcher Prize provides an exceptional opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 ft2 studio for one year at 401 Richmond Street West, one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The award recipient will become part of a unique community of artists, cultural producers, creative pioneers, passionate activists and social entrepreneurs. The recipient …

What’s Online at 401: 2020 Holiday Gift & Entertainment Guide

Posted December 1, 2020

Read the latest What’s On at 401! This edition is a special 2020 Holiday Gift & Entertainment Guide to help you find your way to 401’s shops, galleries, cafés, festivals, and more! Café take-out counters and windows are serving hot drinks and delicious treats, galleries have full exhibitions for sale online, and shops have more inventory on their websites than ever before, including Toronto-centric holiday ornaments, books on design, toys, and Georg Jensen jewelry, with curbside pick-up and shipping options. …

401’s Urban Agricultural Coordinator Featured on Gardening Podcast

Posted November 12, 2020

401’s Urban Agricultural Coordinator Featured on Gardening Podcast 401’s Urban Agricultural Coordinator, Saskia Vegter, recently made an appearance on the podcast The Food Garden Life Show, hosted by gardener Peter Biggs and his 15 year old daughter, Emma Biggs. The Food Garden Life Show is an award-winning show that celebrates food gardens, food, family, community, and a slightly slower life. Saskia spoke about the history of 401’s rooftop, what she grew this past season, and what’s coming in 2021.

2020 Recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize

Posted November 6, 2020

Emily DiCarlo Announced as 2020 Recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 401 Richmond is pleased to announce Emily DiCarlo as the recipient of the 2020 Career Launcher Prize. Awarded annually, the prize provides an exceptional opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 square foot studio for a full year at one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The recipient is chosen from a Toronto-wide competition by a panel of visual arts professionals. The Career Launcher Prize has been presented …

How Toronto Theatre Companies Can Be Saved

Posted February 24, 2020

The future of Toronto theatre companies is at risk as more cultural institutions are forced to close due to the city’s condo development boom. In the past year, independent theatres such as Theatre Passe Muraille have lost their rehearsal space, administrative office and carpentry shop. “I think you’re looking at the very nature of downtown shifting if it becomes unaffordable for artists and arts institutions,” said Marjorie Chan artistic director of Theatre Passe Muraille. City Council passed a motion that …