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Animating Historic Sites Information Session

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TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL

ANIMATING HISTORIC SITES

Information Session: Monday, June 19, 2pm-3:30pm

Location: Toronto Arts Council, 200-26 Grand Trunk Crescent (wheelchair accessible, take the elevator to the second floor)

TTC: Union Station subway (wheelchair accessible), travel south on York St, west on Bremner Blvd to Grand Trunk (10 min). Or Spadina streetcar to Harbourfront Centre, travel north on Lower Simcoe to Grand Trunk (3 min).

Parking: 7 Lower Simcoe, near Queen's Quay, $12 (cheapest/closest)

Toronto Arts Council is partnering with City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services and the Evergreen Brick Works on an initiative intended to create opportunities for Toronto artists to animate historic sites within the City of Toronto. The goals of the program are to serve as a catalyst for people to see and think about historic places differently, and to provide alternatives to traditional methods of historic understanding and interpretation. This program will create avenues for positioning historic sites and museums as 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. Programming must be free. This grant may cover up to 100% of project costs.

The heritage sites are Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Gibson House Museum, Montgomery's Inn, Todmorden Mills and Zion Schoolhouse, along with Evergreen Brick Works.

Programming Grants ($30,000) provide opportunities for curators/producers to present a series of programs and events at selected sites.

Exploration Grants ($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.

Toronto Arts Council will host a series of guided site tours, information sessions and workshops over the month of June. Artists are required to visit their proposed site, speak to the grants officer and to the historic site liaison about the proposed project in advance of applying. For more information please visit torontoartscouncil.org.

Accessibility: Toronto Arts Council is a physically accessible (barrier-free) venue with accessible bathrooms. Please contact the grants officer if you require ASL translation, or if there is any other way we can accomodate you.

Contact: Erika Hennebury, Grants Officer, Strategic Programs, erika@torontoartscouncil.org

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