Register: I HeART Main Street Information Session for BIAs

Calling all Canadian Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) interested in bringing public art to their main streets this winter!

Register for the free information session with STEPS to learn more about I HeART Main Street, a program supporting BIAs with artist fee subsidies, creative placemaking support, and building staff capacity to realize public art initiatives as part of your main street recovery strategy.

Join us virtually on October 19 at 3:30 pm ET via Zoom to connect with STEPS, brainstorm with other Canadian BIAs developing main street recovery strategies, and learn how to submit your application for the winter round!

OCTOBER 19, 2022 FROM 3:30 PM TO 5:00 PM ET

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Accessibility Notice:

STEPS is committed to the community’s full participation in I HeART Main Street and this information session. Please contact Madison Kennedy, Placemaking Coordinator, at if you have any questions or requests, and we will do our best to accommodate.

About I HeART Main Street

We believe Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are the heart of our communities. I HeART Main Street began in 2020 to provide BIAs with the supports they need to activate their main streets during the height of the pandemic as part of STEPs’ main street recovery services. This program has since grown to support 50+ BIAs and provide paid opportunities to 50+ Canadian artists and designers. Applications will be reviewed until July 15, 2022 for the summer program. Visit the program webpage for Frequently Asked Questions and access to the application portal.

Project Partners and Funders

I HeART Main Street is presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank and generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

I HeART Main Street Program funders, including RBC Royal Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Government of Ontario

Artist Credit: Kseniya Tsoy and Yulia Tsoy for DUKE Heights No Vacancy project

Image Credit: May Shi

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