ArtworxTO Highlights: Artist in Residence (AiR) Deadline | Workshops | Screening | and more

ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 is a celebration of Toronto’s incredible collection of public art and the artists behind it, creating more opportunities for the public to connect and engage with artwork in their everyday lives. Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, ArtworxTO is working to address gaps in the collection, such as the under-representation of equity-deserving communities and their histories, as well as geographic areas of the city where there are fewer public art works. From fall 2021 to fall 2022 the City of Toronto is helping to deliver more than 350 new murals, installations, exhibitions, art events, performances and productions, citywide. This year, explore your city and discover creativity and community–everywhere.

This week’s ArtworxTO Highlights:

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Rebecca Carbin moderates an info session on the ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence program at the ArtworxTO Symposium: Public Art of Tomorrow.

ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence Application Deadline: Dec 13
ArtworxTO invites Toronto-based professional artists to submit Expressions of Interest to participate in the inaugural 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 ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art are built: “Creativity + Community—Everywhere.” The Artist in Residence term will range from 12 to 18 months, depending on the project timeline that works best for the artist and host department, working collaboratively. The term will include 60 hours (across the first 3-6 months) working alongside a department host in a period of embedded research. Following this, the artist will embark on development of a public-facing project, which may take any number of forms. This is a working residency (not live-in) for Toronto-based artists.

Expression of Interest submissions are due by December 13, 2021.

Watch the ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence Info Session from the ArtworxTO Symposium: Public Art of Tomorrow.

Learn more about ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program


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Image artwork for Sikh Archives of Canada Experiential Multimedia Workshop taking place virtually on Dec 9, 2021

Sikh Archives of Canada Experiential Multimedia Workshop – Dec 9
Participate in part two of the Sikh National Archives of Canada’s (SNAC) event seeking to reconcile the underrepresentation of diverse voices in the Sikh archives, virtually on Dec. 9 2021, from 2:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

SNAC is inviting folks to reinsert themselves into Sikh-Canadian history through the process of archival work and interacting directly with archival material through a therapeutic and artistic lens.

Register for Sikh Archives of Canada Experiential Multimedia Workshop


“Our Homes, Our Communities” Workshop – Dec 17
Participate in the in-person “Our Homes, Our Communities” workshop on December 17th from 10 AM – 1 PM located at ArtworxTO Hub WEST: Cloverdale Common (Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall, Toronto, ON). Our Homes, Our Communities is an art-based community engagement project (Mixed Media using recycled food boxes) exploring community members’ ideas of what makes a home: a place of shelter, protection, refuge, comfort, family and community.

The workshop is all ages and co-facilitated by artists: Paula Sofia Morales and Daniela Arango. Materials for crafting will be provided to attendees. Attendees may bring their own cardboard from cereal boxes or milk cartons if they wish.

Our Homes, Our Communities Workshop is presented in association with ArtworxTO Hub WEST | Cloverdale.

Learn more about “Our Homes, Our Communities” Workshop


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Event artwork for Films for Care: An Afternoon of Indigenous Films taking place at ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub: Collision Gallery (18 Wellington Street West, Toronto) on Dec 18th.

Films for Care: An Afternoon of Indigenous Films Screening – Dec 18
Enjoy an afternoon of Indigenous films on Dec. 18th from 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. Exhibition curator Emma Steen will introduce a mix of short and feature-length films directed by Indigenous filmmakers. Films for Care: An Afternoon of Indigenous Films will take place at ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub: Collision Gallery (18 Wellington Street West, Toronto)

Films for Care: An Afternoon of Indigenous Films is presented in association with ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub: Collision Gallery.

Register for Films for Care: An Afternoon of Indigenous Films


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Red poppies painted on the side of a brick building. There is a field behind them that stretches into a graveyard and a fence adorned with medals. Image: Richie Evans

ArtworxTO Blog
In collaboration with emerging OCADU writers and documentarians, the ArtworxTO Blog highlights public art and explores what public art means in the eyes of Torontonians and visitors.

The most recent blog post titled “To Dream of Orange Poppies” is authored by Tkaronto-based artist and OCADu Student, Richie Evans. “Retracing Our Steps” authored by Toronto-based Eric Glennie Windhager discusses the importance of the imaginative in relation to healing.

Blog posts are published on a bi-weekly basis. Read the latest ArtworxTO Blog posts


Taste of Scarborough
Experience the world through The Taste of Scarborough. This 3-phase process will give Food lovers the opportunity to vote for the best dishes in Scarborough. From samosas to shawarma, curries to dim sum, the best in Scarborough cuisine will be highlighted! Phase 2 voting is now open until December 10th to narrow down the top Scarborough food spots that were nominated.

Taste of Scarborough is presented in association with ArtworxTO Hub EAST and the Spoken Soul Collective.

Learn more about Taste of Scarborough and other events taking place at ArtworxTO Hub EAST


Each week ArtworxTO has several new programs, exhibits, performances, talks, workshops and more. Bookmark artworxTO.ca and check back often!

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