ABOUT PATCH

With over 15 years of combined experience working closely with artists and designers, managing public art projects, and supporting urban development initiatives in the City of Toronto, PATCH brings a set of world-class expertise with a local focus.

In collaboration with our roster of over 120 artists, our multi-dimensional projects are realized by our core staff, each of whom brings unique expertise that includes:

  • photo / video documentation
  • community engagement
  • arts management
  • communications
  • urban planning
  • evaluation
  • curation
  • design

When we’re not working on PATCH projects, many of us remain busy through the wider work of The STEPS Initiative, our host organization.

ARTIST ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Our annual calls are facilitated using a double review process, which depends on the valuable contributions of our voluntary Artist Advisory Committee, representing cross-sectoral cultural leaders. We appreciate their time and dedication tremendously.

  • Adrian Forrow, OCAD University Instructor
  • Benjamin Freedman, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
  • Chloë Catán, Waterfront Toronto
  • Chris Mitchell, The Gladstone Hotel
  • Emily May Rose, Northern Contemporary Gallery
  • Joshua Heuman, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Layne Hinton, Art Spin
  • Lisa Rochon, Citylab, Red Embers & Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Umbereen Inayet, Nuit Blanche Toronto

Ryan Van Der Hout Hoarding Exhibit for Pemberton at 177 Front Street East, 2019.

Photography by May Shi.