Artists in the Library

Artists in the Library is an artist residency program intended to create new collaborative opportunities for Toronto artists and increase arts access in underserved communities by animating libraries in Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough. Resident artists will deliver free public arts programming, such as community-engaged arts programs, visual and media arts installations and exhibitions, workshops, artist-talks and other public arts activities.

The Artists in the Library program was created in 2014 as a partnership between Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Public Library. Funding for this program is provided by the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council.

How to Apply

The Artists in the Library program provides funding with grants of $10,000 to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any artistic discipline to undertake community-engaged artist residencies in selected branches of the Toronto Public Library.

Application deadline: November 2, 2020 for residencies taking place in 2021.

Please visit the Toronto Arts Council website for full eligibility, application and submission details. Click to view or download a PDF of the Artists in the Library Program Guidelines.

Upcoming Programs

Check back for more information about Artists in the Library projects for residencies taking place in 2021.