Elizabeth Doxtater Honoured with Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award
Toronto, February 7, 2022 - Elizabeth Doxtater is the recipient of the $10,000 Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award. The award is given annually to an Ontario resident who exemplifies excellence in arts education.
About Elizabeth Doxtater
In 2019 Doxtater was commissioned by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) to artistically represent the four ethical standards of the teaching profession: Care, Integrity, Trust, and Respect. Elizabeth coauthored the 2022 OCT document, Restorative Journey: Indigenous Educational Wellness, which features her essays, paintings, poetry, and photographs of her cornhusk dolls. She has also written two books, Art of Peace and Dreamfast.
Doxtater is the recipient of the Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network (CSARN) and Toronto Foundation 2021 Visionary Artists Lifetime Award, a 2016 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award – Emerging Artist, and is a Six Nations Polytechnic 2015 Community Scholar.
About the Award
The Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award recognizes an Ontario resident who exemplifies excellence in arts education, demonstrates a unique approach to their arts education practice, creates meaningful learning experiences for young people, inspires connections to the arts beyond the classroom and continues to maintain an active arts practice.
Previous recipients include Ruben Esguerra (2020), Zvondai Muchenje (2019), and Chuck Commanda (2018). See the full list of previous recipients.
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Established in 1991, the Ontario Arts Foundation (OAF) is passionately committed to building long-term support for the arts in Ontario. In 2020-2021, the OAF paid over $5.2 million in endowment income and $220,000 in awards and scholarships.
For more than 55 years, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians. In 2020-2021 the Ontario Arts Council invested $78.6 million in 206 communities across Ontario through 2,176 grants to individual artists and 1,312 grants to organizations.
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