Deadline to submit a proposal to all three streams of Independent Projects is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

 

Toronto artists, museums, galleries, cultural and educational institutions, neighbourhoods and BIAs are invited to submit their 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 all over Toronto in traditional and non-traditional spaces including public realm, parks, galleries, storefronts, office towers, streets, sidewalks, and more.

Eligibility

Applicants should be aware that their participation in Nuit Blanche Toronto’s Independent Project program is not automatic, solely on the basis of meeting the general eligibility requirements. Applicants from any artistic discipline are eligible, but proposals should have a strong visual component and be rooted in contemporary art practice.

Participants are responsible for securing their own location, obtaining either a venue contract or City-issued permit. City staff will assist with this process. All applications are reviewed and assessed based on the criteria outlined in the guidelines and final selection is made by the Artistic Director in consultation with City staff based on artistic merit, project feasibility, and relation to the 2020 event theme, The Space Between Us.

Application & Guidelines

Please download the 2020 Independent Projects Application Guidelines before submitting an application. It is essential that you read and understand the Guidelines before completing your application.

Guidelines

Deadline

The deadline for Independent Project applications is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The King Street Corridor Independent Projects are self-produced projects sited in the public space areas along the King Street Transit Priority Corridor.

Eligibility

Applicants should be aware that participation in King Street Corridor Independent Projects program is not automatic, solely on the basis of meeting the general eligibility requirements.

All applications are reviewed and assessed based on the criteria outlined in the guidelines and final selections are made by the Artistic Director in consultation with City staff based on artistic merit, project feasibility, and relation to the 2020 event theme, The Space Between Us.

Applicants from any artistic discipline are eligible, but proposals should have a strong visual component and be rooted in contemporary art practice.

Application & Guidelines

Please download the 2020 Independent Projects Application Guidelines before submitting an application. It is essential that you read and understand the Guidelines before completing your application.

Guidelines

Deadline

The deadline for the King Street Corridor Independent Project submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

 

In its second year, the 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, bridges, and more.

The deadline for TAC’s Animating Toronto Streets Grant submissions is on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Apply

 

Applicants to the Animating Toronto Streets Grant program and the Independent Projects program are advised to attend one of the four information sessions. If you cannot attend, please contact the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) program manager or the Independent Projects coordinator to discuss your application.

General information sessions will include details on program eligibility, project design and feasibility, accessibility grants, and permitting. The City of Toronto Arts & Culture Services staff will be present to discuss Nuit Blanche and Year of Public Art. There will be time for questions.

Information Session #1

Date and time: 6 to 8 p.m. – Monday, December 2, 2019

Location: Commissioners Boardroom (8th floor), Metro Hall, 55 John Str., Toronto, ON

Public Transportation (TTC): Line 1 Yonge-University exiting at St. Andrew Station or route 504 King streetcar.

Information Session #2

Date and time: 6 to 8 p.m. – Thursday, December 5, 2019

Location: Committee Room 3, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., North York, ON

Public Transportation (TTC): Line 1 Yonge-University exiting at North York Centre Station

Parking: Paid street parking and Green P parking on Beecroft Rd.

Information Session #3

Date and time: 6 to 8 p.m – Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Location: Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Etobicoke, ON.

Information Session #4

Date and time: 6 to 8 p.m. – Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Location: Council Chambers, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Scarborough, ON

Public Transportation (TTC): Line 3 Scarborough exiting at Scarborough Centre Station.


Event Details & Accessibility

All meeting spaces are held in physically accessible (barrier-free) buildings with automatic doors at building entrances, and elevators to access the meeting rooms. There are single-stall gender-neutral bathrooms as well as gender-specific bathrooms with accessible stalls and automatic doors. If any accommodations are needed, please contact the TAC program manager Erika Hennebury at erika@torontoartscouncil.org.

TAC events aim to be scent-free – please do not wear or use any fragrance before attending.

Snacks will be provided (please bring your own water bottle). Kids are welcome. If TTC tokens are needed, please contact the program manager in advance to make arrangements.