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Artist Opportunities

Learn more about exciting opportunities for artists & exhibitors at Evergreen Brick Works. 

Man kneeling as he installs an exhibit in the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works.

Evergreen Brick Works’ Arts & Exhibits program strives to offer inclusive opportunities for artists and exhibitors. Please see current opportunities below, or contact exhibits@evergreen.ca for more information.

Animating Historic Sites Grant Program

Animating Historic Sites Grant Program

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed. Please keep checking our website for current and upcoming opportunities.

Toronto Arts Council has partnered with City of Toronto Museum & Heritage Services and Evergreen Brick Works to provide opportunities for artists to re-imagine and animate select Toronto historic sites, community museums and Evergreen Brick Works through engagement with their histories, local contexts, and communities.

The Animating Historic Sites program provides funding to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any artistic discipline to plan or create and deliver free site-specific programming that responds to or interprets the selected sites. This grant may cover up to 100% of project costs.

This program envisions historic sites as “living museums” - vital public spaces of social interaction, where the past provides creative context for the future.

For information on program guidelines, eligibility criteria and past recipients, check out the Toronto Arts Council website

For questions about this program, contact Erika Hennebury, Grants Officer for Strategic Programs at 416-392-6802 ext. 219 or email erika@torontoartscouncil.org.

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed. Please keep checking our website for current and upcoming opportunities.

This program is funded by Toronto Arts Council, with matching support from Evergreen.

Sustainable Cities - The Pillars Mural

Sustainable Cities - The Pillars Mural

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed. Please keep checking our website for current and upcoming opportunities.

Selected Artists

Over two hundred people attended the public event on July 11, 2018 to hear from curator Emmanuel Jarus, watch the video submissions, and take in the past works and letters of intent from six shortlisted Canadian and International artists. If you attended, thank you so much for participating!

The public has had its say and the selected artists are: 

EL MAC and KWEST
Hiroyasu Tsuri (TWOONE)

Many congratulations to the winning artists, and to all who applied. The applications were consistently of a very high standard, making it very difficult to choose between them.

Stay tuned for the next public stage of the project – the painting of the final murals in fall 2018!

Project Background

In collaboration with friends of the Pan Am Path, and with curatorial efforts by international street artist Emmanuel Jarus, we are building upon our unique abilities to transform public landscapes into thriving community spaces. The selected artists will create large-scale outdoor public murals which speaks to the theme of sustainable cities.

Partners

This project is funded by Friends of the Pan Am Path (FOPAP). The Pan Am Path is an 87 kilometre legacy trail that links diverse neighbourhoods across 13 wards in the Greater Toronto Area. FOPAP is an independent non-profit with a mandate to bring the path to life and establish a legacy that continues to grow beyond the 2015 Pan Am/ Para Pan Am Games.

We also acknowledge the abilities and reach of a leading Canadian artist, Emmanuel Jarus by positioning him in a curatorial role. Jarus will lead and facilitate the creative visioning for the project. Friends of the Pan Am Path and Evergreen recognize the importance of creating space for a new generation of artists that can act as a catalyst for accomplishing amazing things.

With conditional support already in place from both Metrolinx and TRCA, the proposed project will involve painting the surface of large concrete pillars of Bridge 81 in the east parking lot of Evergreen Brick Works.

Metrolinx logo   Toronto and Region Conservation for the Living City logo.