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 available sites are Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Gibson House Museum, Montgomery's Inn, Todmorden Mills, Zion Schoolhouse and Evergreen Brick Works.
Programming Grants (up to $30,000) provide opportunities for curators/producers to present a series of programs and events at selected City sites and Evergreen Brick Works.
Exploration Grants (up to $5,000) are smaller grants that provide the opportunity for curators/producers to engage with community, landscape, volunteers and the site staff to explore ideas for future projects.
City of Toronto Museum & Heritage Services and Evergreen Brick Works are contributing matching support in the form of space, historical knowledge and research resources, extended hours, staffing, marketing and promotion.
Toronto Arts Council is partnering with City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services and Evergreen Brick Works on an initiative intended to create opportunities for Toronto artists to animate select historic sites within the City of Toronto located outside of the downtown core. The goals of the program are to serve as a catalyst for people to see and think about historic places differently, and to provide alternative methods of historic interpretation. This program envisions historic sites as “living museums” - vital public spaces of social interaction, where the past provides creative context for the future.
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.
To arrange for an information session for artists, curators and cultural producers please contact Strategic Programs Manager, Erika Hennebury.