Register: I HeART Main Street Information Session for BIAs

Inviting Canadian Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) looking to animate main streets with public art this summer!

Join STEPS at this free information session 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.

Participate virtually on June 14, 2022 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM ET via Zoom to discover more about the program, brainstorm with STEPS and fellow BIAs on placemaking and public art ideas, and learn how to apply for the Summer 2022 round!

June 14, 2022 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM ET

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.

Artist Credit: Mahmood Hosseini
Image Credit: Selina McCallum

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 presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank is generously supported by the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

I HeART Mainstreet Summer 2022 funder logos
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