News Release
September 2, 2022

City of Toronto and partners present Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations


Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations will take place in Toronto from Tuesday, September 27 to Monday, October 3, providing art lovers and creators with unique opportunities to engage with more than 60 internationally renowned artists, academics and thought leaders for free.

This seven-day event will bring together scholars, artists and community activists for lively dialogues, workshops, keynote speakers and performances, preceding and including Nuit Blanche, taking place across Toronto on Saturday, October 1.

Presenters will explore topics that respond to emerging artistic practices and growing migrant and environmental crises. These include, transformative curatorial practices, the future of public art, performances, the Intersections of labour, land and diasporic memory, mobility as an artistic method, the politics of displacement and transnational collaboration.

Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations is co-produced by the City of Toronto, the RUTAS Festival and Aluna Theatre, Hemispheric Encounters, Inuit Futures, The Space Between Us, the Aabijijiwan New Media Lab at the University Winnipeg and the Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology at York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design. Special thanks to Nuit Talks Premier Partner, Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Department of Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.


The symposium will be held at locations throughout the city, including:

  • Artscape Daniels Launchpad ,East Tower, 130 Queens Quay E., 4th floor
  • CONTACT Gallery, 80 Spadina Ave., Suite 205
  • Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St.
  • Gladstone House, 1214 Queen St. W.
  • Humber College, 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park DriveTheatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave..
  • Concord Park Place Presentation Centre, 1001 Sheppard Ave. E.
  • Scarborough Town Centre 300 Borough Dr.


More information about Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations is available on The Space Between us webpage.

Registration is required for the Symposium and can be booked on Eventbrite.

Pre-Nuit Cabaret

Pre-Nuit Cabaret, an advance celebration of Nuit Blanche, will take place on Thursday, September 29 at Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., and will include music, performers and art installations.

Nuit Connects Artist Talk

On Monday, October 3, The Symposium will feature an engaging talk and an opportunity to view the work of Nuit Blanche Connects artist Whyishnave Suthagar at Scarborough Town Centre.

Nuit Connects is a relationship-building, mentorship and knowledge-sharing program in partnership with Doris McCarthy Gallery that was inspired by the impassioned commitment to community and mentorship by Scarborough participants from the inaugural Nuit Blanche in Scarborough in 2018.  The program annually supports a Scarborough-based artist through a 10-month residency program. Whyishnave Suthagar is this year’s residency recipient.

Nuit Talk at Humber College
An artist talk will take place at Humber College featuring Nuit Blanche Toronto’s Artistic director in conversation with a surprise guest whose work will appear in Etobicoke as part of this year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto. Further information will be revealed in the coming weeks.


“I am thrilled to be partnering with these amazing institutions to bring a critical and timely global conversations about public art, place and urban interventions. Nuit Blanche Toronto will continue to build on an incredible creative infrastructure that is part of the city’s heartbeat and magic.”

–Dr. Julie Nagam, Nuit Blanche Artistic Director

Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s free all-night celebration of contemporary art, returns this fall for its 16th edition from sunset on Saturday October 1 to sunrise on Sunday October 2. Toronto’s biggest celebration of contemporary art will include works by more than 150 local, national and international artists and, for the first time, present exhibition areas across Toronto. Information and updates are available on the Nuit Blanche website at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at, on Instagram at The event hashtag is #NBTO22.


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