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December 9, 2009
Call for creativity: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche now accepting submissions for 2010
The fifth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche returns Saturday, October 2, 2010 and the City of Toronto is calling on artists to participate.
Applications are now being accepted for Open Call and Independent Projects.

Fifteen Open Call projects are smaller scale works produced specifically for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. They are selected by a curator in consultation with the City of Toronto to complement the theme of the curatorial vision in each of four exhibition areas. Funding and production support is provided.

Open Call Submission Deadline: Monday January 25, 2010.
Independent Projects are self-funded new or existing installations created by schools, neighbourhoods, community organizations, galleries or individual artists. Selected projects are chosen by an autonomous artistic advisory committee and showcase the diversity of Toronto’s arts community throughout the city.

Independent Project Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2010.
Visit and click on ‘How to Participate’ for more information.

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

Each meeting will take place at City Hall - 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, 2nd Floor - Committee Room 2.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, January 18, 2010, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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 and was voted by NOW Magazine as Toronto’s ‘Best Art Event’ in 2008 and 2009.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2008 the Bank provided about $43 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. For more information the public can visit

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. 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,



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