Oct 17, 2012

By Michael Kramer

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A philanthropic group is the latest  winner of the  MOCCA Award from the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

The prize comes with  $25,000 and  goes to “Partners in Art” a  Toronto-based group that supports and champions Canadian visual art.

The group of about 75 dedicated arts patrons was created 10 years ago and has  raised and distributed more than $800,000 to support Canadian artists at home and abroad.

MOCCA will  present the award to “Partners in Art”   at a gala next april at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The prize is  sponsored by BMO Financial Group.

Past recipients have included artist Michael Snow, AGO CEO Matthew Teitelbaum and photographer Edward Burtynsky.

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