Deadline to submit a proposal to the Open Call Program is Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.


The Open Call Program is open to professional artists and collectives. The projects are selected by Nuit Blanche’s Artistic Director from submissions through an Open Call application and selected projects are funded and produced by the City of Toronto. Proposals should respond to the curatorial theme of the event and be in one of the key neighbourhoods.


Applicants should be aware that their application for Nuit Blanche Toronto’s Open Call program is not automatic acceptance, solely on the basis of meeting the general eligibility requirements. All applications are reviewed by the Artistic Director and City staff against the criteria outlined in the guidelines. All projects are selected based on artistic merit, project feasibility, and relation to the curatorial theme.

Please download the 2020 Open Call Application Guidelines. The Open Call application must be completed through an online web portal. It is essential that you read and understand the Guidelines before completing your application. It is recommended that you prepare the answers in advance of accessing the online form because there is no save function on the application.