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Toronto: TO Live announces $60,000 to support Toronto artists

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

TO Live has announced a new initiative to support artists in their creative process. The "explorations" project will provide $5,000 funding to each of 12 artists, artist collectives or project-based organizations to research and develop an idea or technique that will push the boundaries of their practice.

"explorations" has been conceived in recognition of the importance for artists to have the creative space and time, free from the pressure of predetermined outcomes, to feed artistic ambition, and to push the boundaries of their practice. Research is an essential part of the creative process that doesn't always find a home within the norms of project-based funding models.

TO Live is inviting applications from Toronto based artists working in any discipline. They will be asked to identify one of four streams that most strongly leads their proposal: choreography, theatre, music or digital. Three proposals will be selected in each stream.

Applications are due on May 7, 2021. Additional details including how to apply are available at