Business leaders honoured during a night of artistic revelry - Awards gala - October 20 at the Carlu!



    
    -   ESTABLISHED ARTS SUPPORTERS IN BUSINESS COMMUNITY HONOURED AT THE
        BUSINESS FOR THE ARTS AWARDS GALA

    -   POST-PARTY THROWN IN HONOUR OF THE FIRST ARNOLD AWARD CELEBRATING
        THE NEXT GENERATION OF BUSINESS LEADERS IN THE ARTS
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Business for the Arts, announced today that the
Business for the Arts Awards gala is a sold out event with 300 leaders from
the arts and business community planning to descend on the Carlu to celebrate
outstanding business visionaries in the arts for the thirty-year strong annual
black-tie affair.
    Highlights of the awards gala evening will feature performances by Sophie
Milman, Juno Award winning jazz singer, and internationally acclaimed
Tafelmusik who will perform a musical tribute to this years' Bovey Award
winner, The Honorable N.R. Jackman. The awards gala will be followed by
late-night art happenings in the Carlu's round room, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi,
to celebrate young business leaders in the arts with the new Arnold Party. 250
young business professionals will join the gala dinner guests for the Arnold
Party.

    2008 Business for the Arts Award winners...

    The Honorable Henry N.R. Jackman will be presented with the prestigious
Edmund C. Bovey Award, for his decades-long commitment to the Arts in Canada.
Mr. Jackman's impact on the arts has been far-reaching, both as a board
president of several arts organizations and as a generous patron of the arts.
The award comes with a $20K prize to be given to the arts organization of his
choice.
    Claudia Moore, a young business entrepreneur from Calgary will be given
the first Arnold Edinborough Award for her outstanding volunteerism in the
Arts. Five years ago, she joined the board of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in
Calgary and within two years became President of the board and moved the
organization through a significant shift in direction. Claudia will be given a
painting by an emerging artist, along with a prize of $5K to be given to the
arts organization of her choice.
    Four companies will be honoured with the Globe and Mail Business for the
Arts Awards. L'Oréal and Scotiabank will be recognized for making two of
Toronto's largest festivals a reality, with Luminato and Scotiabank Nuit
Blanche respectively. Sun Life Financial will be honoured for their extensive
programming support for children and families to access the arts. North
American Development Group will receive an award for their first venture into
arts partnership in providing a free venue space for Talk is Free Theatre by
converting an old drive-through beer store into a working theatre!

    The Arnold Party...

    Guests attending the gala will join the next generation of art patrons
later in the evening for the Arnold Party also held at the Carlu, organized by
Business for the Arts' young business professionals group, artsScene, and
hosted by Jian Ghomeshi. This new addition to the thirty-year strong gala
evening at Business for the Arts will be thrown in honour of the inaugural
year of the Arnold Edinborough Award, which celebrates young business leaders
in the arts.

    
    Featured Artists:

    -   Shannon Butcher, jazz quartet
    -   Group of 27, Chamber Group
    -   Random Acts of Dance
    -   Musical performance by LIGHTS
    -   Iconic You photography
    -   Emerging Artists Art Auction
    -   DJ George Chaker

    SPECIAL MEDIA PASSES AVAILABLE FOR THE ARNOLD PARTY

    Media Opportunity & VIP cocktail:

    5:30PM the Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto ON

    For more information about Business for the Arts please visit
    www.businessforthearts.com
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Gordon, Media and
Public Relations Manager, Business for the Arts, (647) 342-5822, or
j_gordon@businessforthearts.com

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