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May 25, 2022

Emergence 2023 Call for Collaboration

Hosted by Neighbourhood Arts Network

Emergence Symposium: Art & Equity Leading Social Change 

What is Emergence?

Led by Neighbourhood Arts Network, Emergence is a series of workshops, panels and offerings that brings people together to learn and discuss key issues facing the arts sector.

Since its inception in 2011, Emergence has convened hundreds of artists and arts workers*, community leaders, and policy makers to exchange knowledge around the theme of Arts & Equity: Leading Social Change. This large-scale multi-day platform is built on issues that Neighbourhood Arts Network and our partners have explored through their work. Centred in all of this, is equity.

*Arts workers include arts administrators, arts educators, arts facilitators, art therapists, and other people using art to strengthen community health and relationships.

Call for Collaboration - Share Your Knowledge Neighbourhood Arts Network will commission individuals and organizations to present equity-based work at Emergence from April to May 2023*.

Timelines Application Deadline: May 25, 2022 at 11:59PM  Proposal Status Notification: July, 2022 Emergence dates: April to May 2023*

*Dates are to be confirmed. Hybrid, online and in-person event formats will be available as part of Emergence 2023. At all in-person Emergence events, COVID protocols will be implemented based on Ontario Public Health guidelines at the time of the event. 


We welcome perspectives that are intersectional and encourage proposals from Deaf, Mad and Disabled communities, equity-deserving groups including 2SLGBQT+, Indigenous, Black and Persons of Colour, and artists with lived experiences.


Neighbourhood Arts Network

Neighbourhood Arts Network is a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation. We offer accessible arts programming, awards, and exciting partnership opportunities to Toronto-based artists, arts educators and arts organizations.