Calling Artists for Nuit Blanche 2015: Info Sessions Jan.5, 12 + Submission Deadlines Jan.19, Feb.17

This video presents Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 Highlights.

“Scotiabank Nuit Blanche transformed the city of Toronto on October 4, 2014 with 130 art installations from hundreds of artists. More than a million people explored the exhibitions, including three new neighbourhood locations. Join us on October 3, 2015 for the 10th edition and experience this FREE all-night contemporary art event.”

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, Toronto’s free annual all-night celebration of contemporary art in October, generated an economic impact of about $40.5 million for Toronto.

  • An estimated attendance exceeding one million people and including close to 200,000 out-of-town visitors.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015

FREE Admissions

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event.
From sunset to sunrise, experience Toronto transformed by artists for one night only. All night long.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche official website

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

If you have an idea for an art project, there are three different ways you can apply to participate: as an Open Call Project, an Independent Project or for the “10 for 10th”, as follows. Continue reading “Calling Artists for Nuit Blanche 2015: Info Sessions Jan.5, 12 + Submission Deadlines Jan.19, Feb.17”

Calling All Toronto Citizens for ‘Creative Capital Initiative’ Public Consultations

The City of Toronto needs your help to update the City’s 2003 Culture Plan for the new term of Council.

Toronto residents define culture as the following elements: great arts and educational institutions, vibrant street life, ethno-cultural and intellectual diversity.

These elements are essentials for the vitality of Toronto because, according to Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre),:

  • Toronto’s cultural sector employs nearly 133,000 people,
  • annually generates $9 billion in GDP, and
  • between 1991 and 2007, creative occupations grew at more than twice the rate of the general labour force.

“Since its adoption, the Culture Plan has successfully shaped the City’s cultural strategy and supported the growth of the cultural sector” as follows:

  • about “87 per cent of the Culture Plan’s 63 recommendations have been implemented,
  • in August 2010, Council reaffirmed its commitment to the Culture Plan’s cultural investment goal of $25 per capita (currently at $18 per capita).”

Please click here for information about the Culture Plan.

For these reasons, it is imperative that Toronto and Toronto citizens come together for a fresh review and to update the City’s 2003 Culture Plan.

The Creative Capital Initiative is a partnership between the City and the arts and culture community to provide expert advice and recommendations to update the City’s 2003 Culture Plan for the new term of Council.

You may track the progress of the Creative Capital Initiative and provide comments on http://www.livewithculture.ca.

Here are the VIPs involved with the Creative Capital Initiative:

  • co-chairing the initiative are three prominent members of Canada’s business and cultural communities: Robert Foster (CEO Capital Canada), Karen Kain (Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada), and former federal Cabinet Minister Jim Prentice (Vice-Chairman, CIBC)
  • joined by an Advisory Council that includes Nichole Anderson (President and CEO, Business for the Arts), Cameron Bailey (Co-Director, Toronto International Film Festival Group), Claire Hopkinson (Executive Director, Toronto Arts Council), Che Kothari (Executive Director, Manifesto Community Arts) and Gail Lord (Principal, Lord Cultural Resources)
  • advised by Richard Florida (Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute) and Jeff Melanson (Special Advisor to the Mayor – Arts and Culture)

This Creative Capital Initiative will present its recommendations to the Economic Development Committee at the committee’s May 2011 meeting.

You are invited to be part of city-building through culture by participating in one or both consultations as follows:

Calling All Toronto Citizens for 'Creative Capital Initiative' Public Consultations
Calling All Toronto Citizens for Public Consultations

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