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STEPS Public Art

STEPS Public Art is a Canadian public arts focused charitable organization that empowers communities to transform public spaces into vibrant places through one-of-a-kind public art plans, installations, and engagement strategies.

  • Status:
    Charity, Non-profit, Resource 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, Dis/Abilities, FNMI, Seniors, Black, Newcomer, LGBTTQQIAAP+, Racialized, Person of Colour 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Canada-wide, Ontario 
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  • Arts Focus:
    Multidisciplinary, Visual Arts, Public Art 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    Great public art can challenge systemic inequities in public space. Our programs foster inclusive public art practices, support equity-deserving artists, engage with communities, and demonstrate the power of public art to reimagine equitably designed cities.

    Public art should reflect the commmunities that live, work and play in public spaces. Our public art projects involve community members through free community-engaged events, consultations, art-making workshops, surveys and more.

    STEPS also offers a range of national artist programs to support equity-deserving artists in various stages of their public art career that includes artistic mentorship, skill-building workshops, and paid opportunities to create community-engaged art. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    STEPS engages and empowers artists and communities to transform public spaces into vibrant places. We are committed to:
    - Building community by connecting people to public space through shared cultural experiences
    - Amplifying the voices of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), Black, newcomer, LGBTTQQIAAP+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, asexual, allies, and additional sexual orientations and gender identities), racialized, disabled and equity-deserving artists and communities
    - Fostering relationships to initiate, support and produce meaningful cultural projects across Canada
    - Providing training, resources and supports to meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders 
  • Additional Info:

    STEPS Public Art YouTube Channel

    I HeART Main Street (2022). Video by Anushay Sheikh

    Daily Migration Interview with Shalak Attack. Video by Anushay Sheikh 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Alexis Kane Speer, Executive Director 
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  • Address:
    39 Queens Quay E, Suite 100
    Toronto, ON  M5E 0A4 

Last updated on 2023-03-01 17:09:45. Photos credit of: STEPS Public Art - Submitted by: STEPS Public Art