The Acker Award Toronto 2017


Endorsing the important cultural value and independent nature of the Award, and at the suggestion of Clayton Paterson, Toronto based artist Istvan Kantor took upon the task to bring the award to Canada. Together with Eldon Garnet, artist and writer, and Kitsuné Soleill, artist and performer, they formed the Acker Awards Toronto in March 2017.

 
DateMonday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Website

https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-art-scene-radical-underground/

Location

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West Toronto, ON

The Acker Award Toronto 2017

The Acker Awards were named after Kathy Acker, performance artist, punk poet, novelist, playwright with a strong reputation as a sex positive feminist, who in her life and work exemplified risk taking and uncompromising dedication that identifies the true pioneering artist.

The Acker Awards was founded and initiated by Clayton Paterson, visual artist and community organizer, and Alan Kaufman, poet and writer, in San Francisco and in New York, 2013.

The Award is given to artists, often under-looked, of all disciplines for their groundbreaking, unconventional, cutting edge and community oriented accomplishments.

Endorsing the important cultural value and independent nature of the Award, and at the suggestion of Clayton Paterson, Toronto based artist Istvan Kantor took upon the task to bring the award to Canada. Together with Eldon Garnet, artist and writer, and Kitsuné Soleill, artist and performer, they formed the Acker Awards Toronto in March 2017.

After much deliberation, from every possible artistic discipline, 17 artists have been selected to receive the 2017 Acker Awards Toronto. Their names will be announced at the Awards ceremony generously hosted at The Theatre Centre, October 23, 7-10 pm, 1115 Queen Street West.

The main goal of the Acker Awards Toronto is to raise the spirit of our artists in support of their often-unacknowledged work and to pay tribute to their exceptional creative efforts in their communities.

The Acker Award Toronto is strenuously independent of any institution. The Award represents fellow artists appreciating fellow artists’ outstanding achievements.

https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-art-scene-radical-underground/ 



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DateMonday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Website

https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-art-scene-radical-underground/

Location

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West Toronto, ON

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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Acker Award Toronto 2017

The Acker Awards were named after Kathy Acker, performance artist, punk poet, novelist, playwright with a strong reputation as a sex positive feminist, who in her life and work exemplified risk taking and uncompromising dedication that identifies the true pioneering artist.

The Acker Awards was founded and initiated by Clayton Paterson, visual artist and community organizer, and Alan Kaufman, poet and writer, in San Francisco and in New York, 2013.

The Award is given to artists, often under-looked, of all disciplines for their groundbreaking, unconventional, cutting edge and community oriented accomplishments.

Endorsing the important cultural value and independent nature of the Award, and at the suggestion of Clayton Paterson, Toronto based artist Istvan Kantor took upon the task to bring the award to Canada. Together with Eldon Garnet, artist and writer, and Kitsuné Soleill, artist and performer, they formed the Acker Awards Toronto in March 2017.

After much deliberation, from every possible artistic discipline, 17 artists have been selected to receive the 2017 Acker Awards Toronto. Their names will be announced at the Awards ceremony generously hosted at The Theatre Centre, October 23, 7-10 pm, 1115 Queen Street West.

The main goal of the Acker Awards Toronto is to raise the spirit of our artists in support of their often-unacknowledged work and to pay tribute to their exceptional creative efforts in their communities.

The Acker Award Toronto is strenuously independent of any institution. The Award represents fellow artists appreciating fellow artists’ outstanding achievements.

https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-art-scene-radical-underground/ 

Venue & Address: 
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-art-scene-radical-underground/
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