Nuit Blanche Toronto: Volunteers, Sponsors and Partners: All Vital Players

Nuit Blanche is set to transform the city on October 1, 2022, filling the streets with art by more than 150 local, national and international artists. While the lineup of art projects, artists and curators is the focus of Nuit Blanche each year, the event’s network of funders, partners, volunteers and collaborators is the foundation that makes the event possible.

Nuit Blanche Toronto is made possible by generous sponsors and partners who share a commitment to arts and culture in Toronto and have immersed themselves in the spirit of Nuit Blanche Toronto. Their investment enables talented artists to showcase their work publicly during the event.

Nuit Blanche volunteer opportunities are now available in Etobicoke, downtown, North York and Scarborough.

Volunteer at Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche has more than one thousand on-the-ground volunteers who help make the event possible. Nuit Blanche volunteers are a major driving force behind the event’s success. The City is greatly appreciative for the generosity and dedication of its volunteers.

A diverse range of volunteer opportunities before, during and after Nuit Blanche are now available. Volunteer positions include artist assistants, assistant stage managers, information ambassadors and more. Complete an online volunteer application here and attend an upcoming recruitment session on September 10 or September 14. More information here.

Nuit Blanche 2022 will be the most expansive event to date with exhibition areas city-wide. Many thanks to funding provided by the Government of Ontario and support from Exhibition Sponsors Humber College and Scarborough Town Centre. Toronto’s biggest celebration of contemporary art is made possible as a result of tremendous support from many sponsors and partners including: CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Concord Adex, Waterfront BIA, Oxford Properties Group, Deloitte, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, University of Toronto Scarborough and the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Johnnie Walker, Coca-Cola and Beyond Meat.

Olive Tree Field, 2021. Courtesy of Amnna Attia.

All in Your Head by Amnna Attia is a textile installation highlighting the ancestral practice of Tatreez, the Arabic word for cross-stitch embroidery, while also emphasizing the importance of building a safe community for the Palestinian diaspora. This installation is part of Nuit Blanche’s Etobicoke Exhibition that is sponsored by Humber College.

Etobicoke Exhibition sponsored by Humber College
A series of commissioned artworks, Humber College produced art pieces and independent projects will be featured in the first-ever Etobicoke Exhibition area located at Humber College Campus, 19 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.

Downtown Exhibition Returns
Toronto’s downtown core will again come alive with artworks and experiences for Nuit Blanche. Yonge and Dundas Square, the Waterfront and Fort York are just some of the areas that will be animated this year.

North York Exhibition (New!)
For the first time, Nuit Blanche artworks will adorn the neighbourhoods of North York, including sites such as York University, Mel Lastman Square, Concord Park Place and Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Park.

Scarborough Exhibition sponsored by Scarborough Town Centre
The Scarborough Exhibition has expanded this year to include more commissioned works in and around Scarborough Town Centre at 300 Borough Dr. and the Scarborough Civic Centre at 150 Borough Dr.

Top row (left to right): Avataq, 2022, Couzyn van Heuvelen; Spatial Threads, 2022, Rendering by Esmond Lee; Why so many ties?, 2022, Ludovic Boney. Bottom row (left to right): Tailings Pool, 2021, Tsēmā Igharas, photography by Karen Asher; Interwoven Dimensions, 2021, Whyishnave Suthagar; those who watch over us, 2022, Yung Yemi.

These artworks in Nuit Blanche’s Scarborough Exhibition are sponsored by Scarborough Town Centre.


About Nuit Blanche Toronto
Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s free all-night celebration of contemporary art, returns this fall for its 16th edition from sunset on October 1 to sunrise on October 2. Toronto’s biggest celebration of contemporary art will include works by more than 150 local, national and international artists and, for the first time, present exhibition areas across Toronto.

Information and updates are available on the Nuit Blanche website at www.toronto.ca/nbto.

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Contact info:
Rachel Fender, Nuit Blanche
Rachel.Fender@toronto.ca