The deadline to apply to the 2020 Independent Project Program closed on January 14, 2020. Applicants will receive notification of results on March 2, 2020. The application form and guidelines for the 2021 Independent Project Program will be available in fall 2020.


Toronto artists, museums, galleries, cultural and educational institutions, neighbourhoods and BIAs are invited to submit proposals to activate and transform the city at large. There are three streams of Independent Projects:

  • Nuit Blanche Independent Projects are self-produced projects sited in neighbourhoods across Toronto in traditional and non-traditional spaces including public realm, parks, galleries, storefronts, office towers, streets and sidewalks.
  • The King Street Corridor Independent Projects are self-produced projects sited in the public space areas along the King Street Transit Priority Corridor.
  • Animating Toronto Streets Grant Program is a multidisciplinary program from Toronto Arts Council (TAC) that funds public art projects that take place in the public right of way during Nuit Blanche Toronto. These are self-produced projects exclusively located in right of way including streets closures, sidewalks and bridges.