Ten libraries across the city are slated to come alive with new art. If you’re an artist, dancer, writer, filmmaker, designer or musician with some great ideas up your sleeve, get your application in for the Artists in the Library program. Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s grant recipients – there’s everything from a “Fashion Design Lab” for kids, to Memento Mori and Photography focusing on mortality, to collage workshops and art history slide shows focusing on female artists and artists of colour.
The Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Public Library are looking for artists to create new work, deliver public programming and present collaborative projects for ten select TPL branches: Cedarbrae (Scarborough), Don Mills (North York), Downsview (North York), Fairview (North York), Malvern (Scarborough), Mimico Centennial (Etobicoke), Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre (Toronto East York), Richview (Etobicoke), Scarborough Civic Centre (Scarborough), and York Woods (North York).
Grants of $20,000 are available to professional artists, not-for-profit arts organizations and collectives working in any discipline. Don’t delay: the application deadline is October 3, 2016, and residencies will take place between September and December 2017. Not an artist but still want to get in on this? Here’s the current list of all the artists’ programming you can enjoy at branches across the city, all winter long.