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Nominations for the Acker Awards

The Acker Awards was created to recognize artists for their contributions to the community that go against the mainstream and corporate taste. Nominations are open all year round, and we encourage nominations from everyone.

We are looking for artists of any discipline, whom you believe should be recognized for their long-standing creative achievements. The criteria for nominees are as follows:

1) Produced pioneering, risk-taking, non-conforming work, breaking boundaries and rules, often without due recognition;
2) Contributed to the Toronto art community; and
3) Are in their advanced or late career. The Acker Awards is not for emerging artists.

We strive to build a community of recipients who reflect the rich diversity of independent artists in Toronto.

Please send us your nominations here.

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