StreetARToronto (StART) will keep the city vibrant and colourful by delivering new and enhanced street art programs in 2019. Highlighting this year's work is an online map, developed in collaboration with Civic Hall Toronto, to better help residents and visitors explore street art located throughout the city.
“Through StART programming, we are investing in local artists and showcasing their meaningful work for all to see,” said Councillor Pasternak (Ward 6 — York Centre), Chair of the Infrastructure & Environment Committee. “The new online map created through an innovative and collaborative partnership with Civic Hall Toronto is a tremendous example of how we are rallying the community to support our world-class street art scene.”
Civic Hall Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto, launched in May 2018. Community innovators alongside stART program staff developed concepts for the new StreetARToronto – The Map! and for a new online funding application portal. The portal makes it faster and easier for local artists to apply for stART funding, while the map shares virtual tours of street artwork in Toronto and provides people with an opportunity to learn about the artistic inspiration behind each work.
In addition to the map and funding portal, 2019 will see the StART team expand its photo exhibitions and publicly debut an award-winning short film by celebrated Toronto filmmaker Karl Man.
New or enhanced for 2019:
StreetARToronto – The Map!
A new web-based map helps residents and visitors explore street art located throughout the city. The current map provides a sampling of murals created as part of the StART suite of programs from 2012 to 2018. View the map at https://streetart.to
StART Partnership Program Online Application Portal The new online portal is now accepting funding applications for the StART 2019 Partnership Program. This portal represents another exciting feature as a result of the collaboration between StART and Civic Hall Toronto. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2019. Apply now at http://bit.ly/2RPad5n
StART Touring Photo Exhibit
A touring photo exhibit of StART artwork, curated by Carlos Rodriguez and Tanzina Amin, runs from January 28 to February 24. The exhibit's first stop will be the Artusiasm Art Gallery located at 1684 St. Clair Ave. W. Learn more http://bit.ly/2QTVxxs
Public debut of award-winning short documentary Making its public debut, Pushing Start is a film by local filmmaker Karl Man about the making of the StART mural on the Dupont Street Underpass at Dundas Street West. The film was recognized with an Award of Distinction at the 2018 Canada Shorts Festival. Watch it now https://youtu.be/AFaS5CbJ1NU