Spark Creativity + Culture
Studying creativity and culture illuminates the human experience and helps make sense of our world. By supporting the arts and humanities at U of T, you can help us develop the critical tools for imagining better ways of living.
We all know the feeling of being changed by an idea, transported by words, or moved by a work of art. The study of history, philosophy, film, music, literature, and language enriches our lives by creating meaning, empathy, and understanding and opening our minds to new possibilities.
For nearly two centuries, the University of Toronto has been home to artists, scholars, and iconoclasts—from Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan to Margaret Atwood, Malcolm Gladwell, and Michael Ondaatje—who have transformed disciplines, challenged cherished beliefs, and inspired new generations of thought leaders.
The arts and humanities are just as central to our research and teaching mission today. These fields teach us how to reason, create, collaborate, and consider values and viewpoints outside our own experience. They help us think deeply about the structures and discourses that shape our world and what we can do to build a more just and equitable future.
From breaking ground in the digital humanities to studying Indigenous knowledge systems to examining the implications of artificial intelligence, U of T students and faculty are reaching across disciplines to explore the most consequential topics of our time. With your support, we will develop the fearless and empathetic thinking needed to navigate a world of rapid social, technological, and environmental change.