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For Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018, artist Ibrahim Mahama presented Radical Histories at Nathan Phillips Square as part of the exhibition, Dream Time: We All Have Stories.

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019 Independent Projects



Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500. 

To apply, please visit:

2019 Theme: Continuum

The city of Toronto and its inhabitants are in a constant state of becoming. With shifting boundaries, new developments and changing perspectives we are invested in the desire for a change in experiences, viewpoints, landscapes, and ideas.

This progression follows many paths through the night of Nuit Blanche. The cycle of creation and destruction that simultaneously depletes and feeds, the elevation of the noble into a place of renown nobility, the challenge of finding inner calm and enlightenment in the midst of it all, underlined by the ever-present renewal of night into day. All are part of the continuum. Is there peace without enduring commotion? Is destruction actually the end of something, or does it mark a new beginning? How can we know there is more to our existence without the contrast and comparison? 

In a world that feels increasingly polarized, there is a critical need for nuanced conversations and intersectional perspectives. From dusk to dawn, Nuit Blanche Toronto plants seeds of change addressing the more compelling and complex parts of our existence, as individuals, as communities and as a city. In this place of potential, process, awakening and evolution exists.

Note for 2019 Applicants

All Independent Project applicants are encouraged to directly reference the 2019 theme, Continuum, in their project descriptions on the application form. The City of Toronto and the Independent Projects Selection Committee will actively adjudicate all applications through the lens of this vision.


Thursday, February 14, 2019


Nuit Blanche Toronto


  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018, or will graduate in 2019. 

To be considered for inclusion in the program, all proposed projects must:

  • Be able to stay open all night: Projects must be open for the entire 12 hour period (from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
  • Be free: Projects must be free of charge to the public.
  • Be self-funded
  • Take place in Toronto
  • Take place in a venue or location that is accessible
  • Be produced by a Toronto-based professional artist 

For further details, please visit here


All proposals must be submitted through the Independent Projects Application Portal.

Please click here to access to the portal

Nuit Blanche Toronto is an annual Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event that invites adventurous residents and visitors to take to the streets from sunset to sunrise. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long.


Tak Pham
Special Project Coordinator, Career Launchers
E: [email protected]
P: 416 977 6000 Ext. 361

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