Special Events Office

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. 
From sunset to sunrise the magic of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche returns on October 3. Experience Toronto transformed by artists for one night only. All night long. 

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Artists & Programming Partners - Call for 2015 Submissions are now closed 


The Independent program has been assigned a curator for the first time in its 10 year history.

Toronto artists, museums, galleries, cultural and educational institutions, neighbourhoods and BIAs are invited to submit their proposals to be an Independent Project under the curatorial vision of "Memory Lane."

New this year - "10 for 10th"

To celebrate the 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the City of Toronto is engaging major cultural organizations across the city and creating a City co-produced exhibition area that responds to the curatorial vision, "Memory Lane" for the Independent Project program. "10 for 10th" is an application process within the Independent Projects program where artists can apply to have their project situated in one of the participating partner venues with funding and production support provided.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Submission are now closed for 2015 "10 for 10th" and Independent Projects.

For more information, email: ips@toronto.ca.


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

New this year – Artist Exhibition

For the first time ever at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, there will be an Artist Exhibition with multiple projects from innovative and internationally renowned artist JR. Open Call applications are being accepted to be part of this exhibition as well. The process is the same as the curated exhibitions, but with JR and City Cultural Events choosing projects that reflect his artist statement.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Submissions are now closed for 2015 Open Call Projects.

For more information, email: ocs@toronto.ca.


Approximately 30 installations (Exhibition Projects) are selected to complement the theme of a curatorial vision or artistic statement for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. These installations are then commissioned by the City of Toronto for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

We do not accept applications for Exhibition Projects. 


City Cultural 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! Please visit the City Cultural Event Volunteer Page for more information.

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 1, 2016*
Saturday, September 30, 2017*

*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