City of Toronto (StreetARToronto) Partnership Submission

Submission Deadline: The call for submissions is now closed.

The call for submissions is now closed.

Open Studio and City of Toronto (StreetARToronto) Partnership
A Celebration of 50 Years of Print and Artist-Run Centres in Toronto

This call is open to Open Studio artist members only.

Submissions must be received by Friday, February 28th, 11:59 PM EST

  • Artists will receive an $800 artist fee*. 
  • Artists will receive up to $250 for materials*.
  • You do not need a finalized image for the February 28th deadline.
  • Images should show an example of the work you propose to make.

*Upon completion of the project

To celebrate Open Studio’s 50th anniversary and to connect printmaking throughout the city, Open Studio and the City of Toronto have partnered in an exciting public art project. This project will animate sixteen traffic signal control cabinets throughout the city of Toronto. The animated control boxes will form a route that highlights past and present artist-run centres. Twelve artists from Open Studio and four artists from Cape Dorset will be selected by a jury.

This project is being implemented by StreetARToronto (StART), an initiative of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division in collaboration with Open Studio. Launched in 2012 as an integral part of the City’s Graffiti Management Plan, StreetARToronto (StART) is an innovative, public-private program designed to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods and public spaces throughout the City. By making streets more appealing, vibrant and welcoming StART installations also encourage active transportation (walking and cycling) and showcase creative talent while reducing graffiti vandalism and associated costs.

The StART Outside the Box Program provides an opportunity for local artists to create works of art for installation on traffic signal control cabinets.

Click above for submission details and to apply.