Special Events Office

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.


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.

The 2014 deadline for Open Call Project submissions has now passed.


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.

The 2014 deadline for Independent Project submissions has now passed.


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.


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