Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts since 1887

New and Noteworthy

The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is now open Monday to Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Ten persons are welcome to visit the Dignam Gallery at one time. Masks are mandatory under the City of Toronto by-law no 541-2020.

Scholarship News: This year WAAC presented three new awards to exceptional BIPOC high school students in the arts. Lincoln Alexander Secondary School, Marc Garneau Collegiate and Cedarbrae Collegiate. (Details)

Since 1948 WAAC has offered scholarships to students in the arts. Currently WAAC funds 17 scholarships at seven leading post secondary arts institutions: OCADU, U of T Faculty of Music, Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Sheridan College joint Art & Art History Program with the University of Mississauga, Ryerson University Image Arts Program, Canada’s National Ballet School, and the George Brown Theatre School. (Scholarships)

THE MIDDLE CHILD 2020 is the exhibition for the Joint Art & Art History Honours Bachelor of Arts Program at Sheridan and the University of Mississauga held every year at the Dignam Gallery with student artists who will graduate the following year. (hence the name The Middle Child) Often a Women’s Art Association of Canada scholarship winner will assist with curation or in another capacity. This year THE MIDDLE CHILD 2020 has created a virtual 3D on-line exhibition. Click on their Website to view the exhibition.

Mission Statement: Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is a not-for-profit Charitable Organization that advances the appreciation, creation and exhibitions of the arts. WAAC’s charitable mandate supports development in the arts through its scholarship program and public education. WAAC is committed to an inclusive culture of diversity and equity.

Over its 132-year history WAAC has served as a haven for visual artists, musicians, writers and devotees of the arts — a place where like-minded people can meet in a welcoming environment. (Membership)

Located in Toronto’s beautiful Annex neighbourhood, the heart of WAAC is a charming 19th century house that backs onto a lovely formal garden. The main entrance opens up into the Mary Dignam Gallery, a large, attractive room that hosts openings, receptions and, of course, members’ art exhibitions. It is also the venue for our lectures on the arts and concerts. Many of these events are open to the public.

Interested in booking our galleries, rooms, garden, for an exhibition, event or wedding, please see Rentals and we look forward to seeing you around the house.

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