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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!

Image: Art by Que Rock, photo by Lisa MacIntosh

Artwork by Que Rock. Photo: Lisa MacIntosh

Deadline September 15, 2021

2021 StART Just Us Art Call

View full program information and apply here!

StART has received requests from artists interested in doing more projects in support of Black Lives and justice for Indigenous Peoples. In response, this “Just Us” Art Call is for concepts for murals that highlight social injustice, equity, race relations and community engagement. (See "Just Us Theme Ideas" below for a complete list). StART is collaborating with NIA Centre for the Arts and 7th Generation Image Makers for the 2021 Just Us Art Project.

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 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


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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.