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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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”

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: Submit Open Call Projects Dec.9, 2013 & Independent Projects Feb14, 2014

This video presents “Timelapse of Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Build – Toronto.”

  • “Ai Weiwei’s spectacular Forever Bicycles installation consisted of 3,144 bikes which came together on Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square over the course of two and a half weeks.
  • The build began on September 19, 2013 and finished on October 4, 2013—just in time for the 8th annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
    • The open-air installation was available for viewing 24hrs a day until October 27, 2013.”


This is an update to the previous blog, You’re Invited: Toronto Events Aug.22-26; Road Closures + Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Oct.5, 2013.

  • Here are the findings of the Ipsos Reid survey.
    • The economic impact for Toronto generated by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013 was $39.5 million.
    • The event attracted both local and out-of-town audiences, with an estimated attendance exceeding one million people and including more than 190,000 out-of-town visitors.
      • This is the highest level of tourist attendance yet for the event.
    • Hundreds of thousands took advantage of six extended projects and visited one or more of these projects following the main event on October 5.
    • Repeat attendance continued to grow and that most attendees felt the event gets better every year.
  • The following curators for next year’s event were officially announced:
    • Denise Markonish (North Adams, Massachusetts),
    • Dominique Fontaine (Montreal),
    • Heather Pesanti (Austin, Texas) and
    • Magda Gonzalez-Mora (Toronto).

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012: Accepting Applications for Open-Call & Independent Projects Until Dec. 19, 2011 & Feb. 15, 2012, Respectively

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012: Accepting Applications for Open-Call and Independent Projects Until Dec. 19, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012, Respectively
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012: Accepting Applications for Open-Call and Independent Projects Until Dec. 19, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012, Respectively

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche October 1, 6:59 p.m. to Sunrise.

Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011 was a success in many ways, including:

  • economic impact of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011 is calculated at $37.2 million,
  • with an additional $4.5-million spillover impact for Ontario beyond Toronto
  • estimated one million people attended, including more than 120,000 out-of-town visitors
  • helps make Toronto an international cultural destination

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012, seventh edition, is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2012.

And the Nuit Blanche advisory committee selected the following curators to commission a series of installations (“Exhibition Projects”) in each of three Exhibition Areas:

  • Janine Marchessault,
  • Michael Prokopow,
  • Christina Ritchie,
  • Helena Reckitt
  • and Shauna McCabe

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche exhibition includes
Continue reading “Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012: Accepting Applications for Open-Call & Independent Projects Until Dec. 19, 2011 & Feb. 15, 2012, Respectively”