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December 11, 2008
Call for creativity: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche solicits submissions for 2009
  
The fourth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche will return Saturday, October 3, 2009 and the City of Toronto is calling on artists to participate.

For 2009, the event will continue to be structured in the following way: The city will be divided into three zones to accommodate a mixture of Exhibition Projects and Independent Projects. Funded by the City of Toronto, Exhibition Projects consist of 45 site-specific works -- 30 of which are commissioned by curators, with an additional 15 chosen from proposals submitted by artists through an open call.

Independent Projects are self-funded new or existing installations created by schools, neighbourhoods, community organizations, galleries or individual artists that extend the boundaries of the zones and showcase the diversity of Toronto's creativity city-wide.

Application forms are now available. Open-call submissions are due January 26, 2009 and Independent Project applications are due February 23, 2009. Applicants are invited to visit www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca and click on How to Participate for more information. Open-call project enquiries can be directed to Miki Stricker-Talbot at 416-395-7301. Questions regarding Independent Projects can be directed to Natalie Roth at 416-395-0253.

Information sessions: The City of Toronto will host two identical Nuit Blanche information sessions at City Hall. Interested artists and venues are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to learn more, ask questions, share ideas and meet other artists and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche organizers.

Each meeting will take place at City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
1. Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (2nd Floor - Committee Room #2)
2. Monday, Jan, 12, 2009, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (2nd Floor - Committee Room #2)

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto's all-night celebration of contemporary art and is produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto's arts community. An annual and signature event for the City, it has been honoured with the prestigious Urban Leadership Award and the Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Award.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Giannina Warren, Economic Development Culture and Tourism, City of Toronto, 416-395-7318, gwarren@toronto.ca


 

 

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