Animating Toronto Streets - Nuit Blanche

Toronto Arts Council has partnered with the City of Toronto on a multidisciplinary pilot program that will fund public art projects that take place in the public right of way during Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019.


Application Deadline: February 14, 2019
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019 will take place on Saturday, October 5.

ABOUT

Animating Toronto Streets – Nuit Blanche is a 2019 pilot program that supports temporary art projects taking place in the public right of way during Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019.

The creation of Animating Toronto Streets – Nuit Blanche builds on Toronto Arts Council’s strategic priority to extend its reach throughout the city by strengthening access to arts-making opportunities for artists and audiences. Through this program, TAC is actively brokering opportunities for artistic creation and participation at one of the city’s annual major events: Nuit Blanche.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Projects involving any artistic discipline(s), including Community Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual/Media Arts are eligible for consideration. Proposals should have a strong visual component that reflects the spirit of Nuit Blanche as a contemporary art event.

Proposed projects must take place in the public right of way. The definition of public right of way is public property. Eligible sites are those under the responsibility of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Department, including roads, laneways, and sidewalks.

In addition to the above, please refer to the eligibility requirements as outlined in the City Cultural Events’ Nuit Blanche Independent Projects TAC Animating Toronto Streets – Nuit Blanche Application Guidelines.
 

VALUE OF GRANT

Up to $20,000 in funding to a maximum of 10 projects per year is available through this program.
 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be submitted through City Cultural Events’ Nuit Blanche Independent Projects TAC Animating Toronto Streets – Nuit Blanche stream and will be forwarded to a Toronto Arts Council Grant Program Manager to review and confirm eligibility.
 

ASSESMENT PROCESS

Eligible projects will be adjudicated by the Independent Projects Selection Committee, which is made up of members of the Nuit Blanche Toronto Artistic Advisory, representatives from Toronto’s contemporary arts community and a TAC Grant Program Manager. Final approval of the Committee’s recommended applications will be made by TAC’s Board of Directors.

TAC will administer the grants to the recipients.
 

CONTACT

For questions about Animating Toronto Streets – Nuit Blanche and City Cultural Events, contact Shannon Linde, Program Coordinator, City Cultural Events at shannon.linde@toronto.ca.