• Founded Date January 10, 2011
  • Sectors Creative Arts/Heritage
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Company Description

STEPS fosters dynamic and inclusive communities through public art and creative placemaking. We transform urban spaces into vibrant places through cultural planning, community arts, and artist capacity building programs. We create one-of-a-kind public art plans, installations, and engagement strategies

We’re a CRA registered charity with a national mandate.

STEPS has received numerous awards for our high-impact programs, including the inaugural national Culture Days Innovative Event Award; the NXT City Prize, and Imagination Catalyst Best Social Enterprise Award from OCAD University.

Since 2011, we have produced:

  • 250+ public art installations
  • 550+ paid artist opportunities
  • 1,000+ youth leadership opportunities
  • 10,000+ community engagement opportunities

Our work has been featured by media including CBCThe Globe and Mail, BlogTO, and academic journals, while our team has been invited to speak at international conferences.

Great public art can challenge systemic inequities in public space. Our programs foster inclusive public art practices, support equity-seeking artists and demonstrates the power of public art to reimagine equitably designed cities. We encourage, support, and celebrate the diversity of our Board, staff, and advisory network. This approach fuels our innovation and connects us closer to the communities we serve.

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