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There are many ways to get involved with ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021-2022! Check back often for information on how you can participate with ArtworxTO and related partner programs throughout the year!

Do you have a public artwork that you want included on the ArtworxTO map? Fill out this form for consideration.

Do you have an arts event you'd like promoted? Fill in our Free Events form here.

Image: Art by Que Rock, photo by Lisa MacIntosh

Rendering of the Western North York Community and Child Care Centre. Courtesy of MJMA.

Deadline December 20:

Call to Artists: Public Artworks for the Western North York Community and Child Care Centre, Toronto

The City of Toronto invites practicing artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for public art for the new Western North York Community and Child Care Centre (WNYCC).

Up to three artists will be selected for three sites, through an open, two-stage competition for artists residing in Canada.

For more information visit the City of Toronto Website.

Photo by Scott Webb

Deadline December 13:

Call to Artists! ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program

The ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program supports the three pillars upon which both the 10-year Public Art Strategy and Year of Public Art are built: “Creativity + Community—Everywhere.”

The ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program gets to the heart of embedding creativity in Toronto as a core element in city building. To be piloted with Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, in its first year this program will embed a professional contemporary artist working within a City of Toronto department. The three shortlisted departments in the program’s first year are Court Services, Parks Development and Capital Projects, and Urban Forestry. View full listing here.

Rendering of the Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre. Courtesy of CS&P Architects.

Deadline Extended to December 13, 2021

Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Artwork for the Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre

The City of Toronto invites practicing artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a public art competition for the new Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre (Davisville CAC).

Artist Design Fee: $40,000.00 (+HST)

View the full Call for EOIs here.

Image: Untitled mural by Victoria Day

Emerging Artist Spotlight

Supported by RBC

The City of Toronto is looking for emerging artists to be in the Spotlight! Artists with five years of experience or less are invited apply to be one of 52 selected Spotlight artists, one per week for all of ArtworxTO.

Each of the selected artists will receive a $250.00 CAD honorarium; promo via ArtworxTO.ca and Culture_TO channels; and a one-on-one mentorship meeting with an established arts professional related to their field.

Applications are open and will be considered throughout the year. Please fill out this form to apply.

Further information and recent winners are available here. If you have any questions, please contact artworxTO@toronto.ca.

ShopHERE

Launched in the spring of 2020, the ShopHERE program provides independent artists and small businesses with free 1:1 support in building, managing, and marketing an online store. An online presence to showcase portfolios, and specifically an eCommerce platform to sell creative work is more important now than ever. Discover how artists can take their designs and creations to local customers and beyond, integrate with social media, and get selling online in just a few weeks.

No.9 Public Art presents Pillars of Change, as part of ArtworxTO

Looking for inspiration during the lockdown? Check out Pillars of Change, a new participatory platform from No.9 Public Art. Follow along to see the latest artist editions or download free at-home art making materials. Share your creations on Instagram and tag @PillarsofChange.Art for the chance to see your work displayed large-format in busy public spaces this fall, as part of ArtworxTO.