Daniels Local Art Program
In recognition of Toronto’s many talented artists and craftspeople, Daniels purchases and/or commissions locally-sourced art from emerging, mid-career, and established artists for the purpose of displaying their works within our GTA communities. Foregoing generic stock art from art depots, this community-based approach to social procurement simultaneously beautiﬁes the community, celebrates local story telling and heritage, and brings economic beneﬁt and exposure to local artists.
Over the last fifteen years, Daniels’ Local Art Program has been the cornerstone of the social purchasing program in Regent Park. The Local Art Program aims to prioritize and provide opportunities to artists who self-identify as having a connection to the community, emerging and mid-career artists, and diverse and equity-seeking individuals such as members of visible minority groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ people.