The deadline to submit a proposal to the 2020 Open Call Program closed on December 16, 2019. The application form and guidelines for the 2021 Open Call Program will be available in fall 2020.


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

Proposals for the Open Call program are not accepted 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.