Nuit Blanche Toronto is the largest, free contemporary art event in North America. Since 2006, it has presented diverse projects and programs that showcase local artists and institutions while attracting international artists to Toronto. Programs like the Nuit Talks series, Symposium and Nuit Connects take place before the night-long event, while extended projects remain for an additional 10 days.

Nuit Blanche Project Types

On October 1, 2022, Toronto will be animated by artists and cultural institutions – bringing art into public spaces in Etobicoke, downtown, North York and Scarborough. The program comprises:

  • Commissioned and Open Call Projects: works curated by Nuit Blanche Artistic Director, Dr. Julie Nagam, that are created by local, national and international artists.
  • Independent Projects: works produced by local Toronto-based artists and collectives.
  • Projects by Major Institutions: works that respond to the event’s curatorial theme, led by Major Institutional partners. These projects may take place outside of a designated exhibition area. Additionally, some Major Institutions allow the public to experience their collections or exhibitions during the night-long event; and
  • Special Projects: experiential works developed in collaboration with sponsors and partners.

Nuit Talks & Symposium

Nuit Talks is a free series of in-depth conversations, panels, Q&As and performances with Nuit Blanche artists, scholars and curators. This year, Nuit Blanche will launch a new symposium. Further information about this program will become available in late August.

Nuit Connects

Established in 2019, Nuit Connects is a relationship-building, mentorship and knowledge-sharing program and was inspired by the solid and impassioned commitment to community, mentorship and reciprocity demonstrated by Scarborough participants in the inaugural Nuit Blanche in Scarborough (2018). The program offers an opportunity for shared and reciprocal growth and learning experiences.

This year’s Nuit Connects artist is Whyishnave Suthagar.

Nuit Connects, Talks and Symposium are partnerships between the City of Toronto, Doris McCarthy Gallery and the department of Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.