Call for Submissions: StreetARToronto Partnership Program 2024

Mural artwork by Leyland Adams in partnership with CNIB. Photo: Katherine Fleitas

Call for Submissions: StART Partnership Program now open to Not for Profit and Community Organizations, Artists and Artist Collectives, City of Toronto

Submission Deadline: August 21, 2024, 11:59 pm

Learn more by attending the StART Information Session Lunch & Learn at CSI Spadina, Room 101 (192 Spadina Ave), on July 10 at 12:00 pm. Eventbrite registration is required for this event. A video link to a recording of this session will be posted to our website for those who cannot attend.

The City of Toronto is seeking submissions for StreetARToronto’s Partnership Program. The application is open to individual Artists, Artist Collectives, and not-for-profit or charitable organizations operating in the city of Toronto.

This project is being implemented by StreetARToronto (StART), part of the Neighbourhood Projects Section of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division.

StART Partnership Program is designed to encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), add colour and vitality to neighbourhoods to make our streets more inviting and safe, showcase Toronto artists, demonstrate the positive and powerful impacts of diversity and inclusion, and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business owners and operators, artists and arts organizations.

The 2024 StART Partnership Program is a two-stage application process. Stage one is for Community Engagement and Consultation beginning in Fall 2024. Stage two is for the mural production work in 2025.

Recommended projects will be announced in Fall 2024 to allow for community work to get conducted over the winter months with a mural production schedule to align for Spring/Summer/Fall 2025.

StART provides up to $70,000 (including all taxes and fees) in funding for partnership projects that support program objectives. StART strives to support a diverse range of artists and organizations, increase mentorship opportunities through street art installations, develop the talents of local emerging artists and expand the variety and scope of projects supported every year.

All proposed projects and their related activities must be located within the City of Toronto with maximum street visibility and neighbourhood impact. Written authorization from the property owner is required at the time of application.

Projects must demonstrate a strong community engagement component. StART requires applicants to host public consultations or events to inform the community about their projects and obtain feedback, to help create a sense of belonging among all. Mentorship or training opportunities for youth or emerging artists are encouraged.

Submissions are evaluated by an Advisory Committee using a consistent set of assessment criteria.

To view the application please visit: www.streetartoronto.ca/apply


For more information or general questions please contact streetart@toronto.ca or visit StART’s website at www.toronto.ca/streetart

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Image description:
1. Mural created by Leyland Adams in partnership with CNIB depicts Jazz musicians