FUNDING OPPORTUNITY | ANIMATING HISTORIC SITES

Toronto Arts Council has partnered with City of Toronto Museums and Evergreen Brick Works to provide opportunities for artists to re-imagine and animate selected Toronto historic sites, community museums and Evergreen Brick Works!

Grants of up to $30,000 are available to artists, arts collectives and arts organizations to animate selected historic sites in Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke.

Toronto Arts Council has partnered with City of Toronto Museums and Evergreen Brick Works to provide opportunities for artists to re-imagine and animate selected Toronto historic sites, community museums and Evergreen Brick Works through engagement with their histories, local contexts, and communities. 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 available sites are: Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Gibson House Museum, Montgomery's Inn, Todmorden Mills, Zion Schoolhouse, and Evergreen Brick Works:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Info sessions:

  • Evergreen Brick Works Info session #1, March 25, 6-8pm, RSVP Here 
  • Evergreen Brick Works Info session #2, March 28, 1-3pm, RSVP Here
  • Montgomery’s Inn info session, April 1, 5:30-6:30, RSVP Here 

(*applicants to Brick Works will be required to attend on of the two info sessions)

Deadline: April 15, 2020 (for projects in 2021)