To celebrate the imperative roles the Business Improvement Areas play in the realm of public art, ArtworxTO has created a specific funding stream with a maximum budget of $200,000.


Toronto’s BIAs are invited to apply for grants worth up to $10,000 to facilitate projects for ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021.


If you are interested in applying for this project, please contact us at 


This is a submission made BY the BIA thus, we’re looking to work with an interested artist with an idea. See below for the criteria and PDF document.


Information can also be found here





Projects will be considered that meet ArtworxTO definition of Public Art:


  • – Are implemented on a scale that will be noticed as out of the ordinary;


  • – Are of significant duration–e.g.installed over several months for visual art work, or multiple performances occurring over an extended period of time for performance based work;


  • – Are realized in inclusive barrier-free sites that are always publicly accessible


  • – Demonstrate intention to engage with the public (e.g. through plans for promotion as well as interpretive tools etc.)


The art medium may include, but is not limited to, sculpture and installation, performance, video, photography, painting, etc.

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