The Arts Access Fund was established in 2008 to open doors for children, youth, and teens, who have the passion, but not the means, to develop their artistic talent. Many Access students are referred by social service organizations and a large number are from families who have immigrated to Canada within the last few years. Programs are offered in visual art, drama, music, dance and filmmaking at more than ten high quality arts training institutions in the City of Toronto.

Board of Directors

Board of Advisors

  • Nichole Anderson
  • Anne Arrell, Chair
  • Eleanor Boynton
  • Eva Czigler
  • Michina Pope
  • Lola Rasminsky, CM (Founder)
  • Leslie Slater, Treasurer
  • Fatih Stanley
  • Natalie Townsend
  • Jeremy Weisstub


James Simmonds


Jonathan Hutchinson