Special Events Office

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. 
From sunset to sunrise the magic of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche will return in 2014 to Toronto to light up the city on October 4. Experience Toronto transformed by artists for one night only. All night long. 

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche official website

Participate in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014
Artists  |  Sponsors  |  Volunteers
 

Artists & Programming Partners - Call for Submissions 

If you have an idea for an art project, there are two different ways you can apply to participate: as an Open Call Project or an Independent Project. Details about both options are listed below.

OPEN CALL PROJECTS

Each year the City of Toronto works with a group of curators to commission a series of installations (Exhibition Projects) in each of three to four Exhibition Areas. In addition to a series of commissioned projects, each Exhibition Area includes projects selected by the curators through an open call process.

Open Call Projects information sessions:
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308
6:30 - 8:30pm
     
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 2
6:30 - 8:30pm

How to Apply:

  • Download the event GUIDELINES (PDF) and APPLICATION (Word document).
  • Read the Guidelines before completing the Application.
  • Complete all fields within the Application form. If you're not able to access this form, please email ocs@toronto.ca to request assistance.
  • Please note that in order to be considered you must fill out the relevant application form and adhere to all programming criteria and submission requirements.
  • Email your application to ocs@toronto.ca. Please label your email subject heading as "SNB 2014" and add your ARTIST/COMPANY NAME and PROJECT TITLE. e.g. Subject: SNB 2014 - from Art Group Name Title of Project.
  • You may send email attachments including PDF, jpg, mp3 and avi files. Please do not send eps or psd files. This mailbox can only accept attachments up to 5MB in total size. Please label all attachments with your name and your project's title.
  • If your application was submitted successfully, you will receive an automatic email response. If you do not receive this message, your application was not submitted successfully.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Submission Deadline - Open Call Projects:

Monday, December 9, 2013 (by 5pm)
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
For more information, email: ocs@toronto.ca


INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

Toronto artists, museums, galleries, cultural and educational institutions, neighbourhoods and BIAs are invited to submit their proposals to be an Independent Project.

Applicants should be aware that their participation in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is not automatic solely on the basis of meeting the general eligibility requirements. An autonomous Artistic Advisory Committee will assess applications against the criteria outlined in the Guidelines for Independent Projects and choose projects to be included in the event based on this assessment.

Independent Projects information session:
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 3
6:30 - 8:30pm

How to Apply:

  • Download the event GUIDELINES (PDF) and appropriate APPLICATION form
  • Independent Producers application (Word document) for artists, artist collectives, galleries, small organizations
  • Community Engagement Projects application (Word document) for schools, community centres, community-based organizations
  • Major Producers application (Word document) for major cultural and educational institutions and business improvement areas
  • Read the Guidelines before completing the Application.
  • Complete all fields within the Application form. If you're not able to access the Word forms, please email ips@toronto.ca to request assistance. (Please note that in order to be considered you must fill out the relevant application form and adhere to all programming criteria and submission requirements.)
  • Email your application and attachments to ips@toronto.ca.
  • If your application was submitted successfully, you will receive an email response within 24 hours. If you do not receive this message, your application was not submitted successfully.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Submission Deadline - Independent Projects:

Friday, February 14, 2014 (by 5pm)
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
For more information, email: ips@toronto.ca


EXHIBITION PROJECTS

Approximately 30 installations (Exhibition Projects) are selected specifically by the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche curators to complement the theme of their curatorial vision for the event. These installations are then commissioned by the City of Toronto for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
 

Volunteers

Toronto Special Events is always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to join the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche team. If you have the stamina - we have an all-night job for you! Find out how you can become a volunteer.
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The City of Toronto is dedicated to working with corporate Canada to seamlessly integrate your business objectives and needs into the event while maintaining the essence and vision of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

Please let us know your core objectives and budget, and we will recommend best fits with our programming and sponsorship levels, and propose effective activation concepts.

By sponsoring Scotiabank Nuit Blanche you have a rare opportunity to play a major role in the transformation of Toronto.

For more information on how to become a corporate partner, contact Michael Brown, Sponsorship Manager, at MBROWN3@toronto.ca or 416-395-7347
 

Future Dates

Each year Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto is held on the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving. The scheduled dates are:
Saturday, October 3, 2015*
Saturday, October 1, 2016*

*all dates are subject to change

 

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is produced by the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture Division in collaboration with Toronto's arts community.

Produced by the City of Toronto, Sponsored by Scotiabank