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Steps Public Art launches Patch Hoarding Exhibits

Steps Public Art, an organization that works to support public art installations, has begun a new initiative in Toronto. Called “Patch Hoarding Exhibits,” the effort will feature the works of young photographers on the hoardings of construction sites in the city. The service will connec land developers with artists to produce unique artworks in response to City of Toronto requirements, according to the organization. The initiative is being funded by a three year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“We help our clients invest in community spaces while creating paid opportunities for artists who've experienced significant lost income throughout the pandemic,” said Alexis Kane Speer, executive director of Steps. “All proceeds from our public art services are further reinvested into our charitable programs to increase community access to arts programming.”

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