TOAF CALL to ARTISTS Early Bird Deadline is March 1

Call for Artists

TOAF59: Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square

Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Visit torontooutdoor.art

Visual artists and makers from across Canada and beyond, are invited to apply for the 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair! TOAF59 will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 10-12, 2020, attracting over 130,000 art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.

About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, with a mandate to bring together artists and the public face-to-face in a radically welcoming and accessible environment to nurture the joy of engaging with art. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers front and centre of their works, and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This public event showcases works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramic artists, textile artists, and jewellery makers, and attracts 130K visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization.

How to apply:

Apply early! Visit our website at torontooutdoor.art and click on “Call for Artists” for full application guidelines. Read our tips on how to submit a successful application and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Early Bird Application Fee:

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1, 2020 (11:59 PM)

A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Questions? Contact us.

416-408-2202 | info@torontooutdoor.art

www.torontooutdoor.art

Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Artists, why apply for 2020? TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large. Read our application guidelines, tips and our FAQs for more information.

Apply Early

 

Call for Artists – 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair -Early Bird Deadline March1

Call for Artists

TOAF59: Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square

Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Visit torontooutdoor.art

Visual artists and makers from across Canada and beyond, are invited to apply for the 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair! TOAF59 will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 10-12, 2020, attracting over 130,000 art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.

About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, with a mandate to bring together artists and the public face-to-face in a radically welcoming and accessible environment to nurture the joy of engaging with art. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers front and centre of their works, and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This public event showcases works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramic artists, textile artists, and jewellery makers, and attracts 130K visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization.


What do we offer for out-of-town artists?

Not from the GTA? Not from Ontario? No problem! We work hard to provide the comforts of home to our out-of-town artists including a discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing. We also provide artists who are bringing their own tents early access to Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday night.


How to apply:

Apply early! Visit our website at torontooutdoor.art and click on “Call for Artists” for full application guidelines. Read our tips on how to submit a successful application and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Early Bird Application Fee:

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1, 2020 (11:59 PM)

A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

APPLY TODAY⇢

Questions? Contact us.

416-408-2202 | info@torontooutdoor.art

www.torontooutdoor.art

Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Artists, why apply for 2020? TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large. Read our application guidelines, tips and our FAQs for more information.

Apply Early

 

Call for Artists – 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Call for Artists

TOAF59: Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square

Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Visit torontooutdoor.art

Visual artists and makers from across Canada and beyond, are invited to apply for the 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair! TOAF59 will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 10-12, 2020, attracting over 130,000 art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.

About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, with a mandate to bring together artists and the public face-to-face in a radically welcoming and accessible environment to nurture the joy of engaging with art. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers front and centre of their works, and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This public event showcases works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramic artists, textile artists, and jewellery makers, and attracts 130K visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization.


What do we offer for out-of-town artists?

Not from the GTA? Not from Ontario? No problem! We work hard to provide the comforts of home to our out-of-town artists including a discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing. We also provide artists who are bringing their own tents early access to Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday night.


How to apply:

Apply early! Visit our website at torontooutdoor.art and click on “Call for Artists” for full application guidelines. Read our tips on how to submit a successful application and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Early Bird Application Fee:

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1, 2020 (11:59 PM)

A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

APPLY TODAY⇢

Questions? Contact us.

416-408-2202 | info@torontooutdoor.art

www.torontooutdoor.art

Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Artists, why apply for 2020? TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large. Read our application guidelines, tips and our FAQs for more information.

Apply Early

Call for Artists – 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Call for Artists

TOAF59: Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square

Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Visit torontooutdoor.art

Visual artists and makers from across Canada and beyond, are invited to apply for the 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair! TOAF59 will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 10-12, 2020, attracting over 130,000 art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.

Why apply to TOAF?

Grow your network: TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large.

Be part of a juried showcase: Our expert panel of jurors chooses select Canadian and international artists and makers to showcase their work at the Fair. Be part of this legacy event which has hosted iconic artists like Edward Burtynsky and Barbara Astman in their early careers.

You are the artist-entrepreneur: You, the Artist & Maker, retain 100% of the sales that you make. TOAF visitors spend over $2 million buying art over the weekend, with even more spent post-Fair.

Win one of our prestigious awards: We award over $40,000 monetary prizes and in-kind benefits to 25 award winners annually. This is the largest awards program for art fairs in North America.

Don’t break the bank: We believe that artists should have access to budget-friendly booth packages. As a charitable organization run by artists for artists, TOAF strives to be the most affordable art fair of this size and calibre in North America.

What do we offer for out-of-town artists?

Not from the GTA? Not from Ontario? No problem! We work hard to provide the comforts of home to our out-of-town artists including a discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing. We also provide artists who are bringing their own tents early access to Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday night.

What do we offer?

Onsite resources & support: A team of 200 volunteers to assist you over the weekend and professional, secure onsite artwork storage (limited spots available)

Discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing. Early access for artists who are bringing their own tents on Thursday night

A successful & comprehensive marketing campaign: Benefit from our multi-platform national marketing and promotions, which garnered 69 million media impressions from 2019’s campaign. We also offer Artist Spotlights for Artists to be spotlighted social media audience of over 19K followers!

Ongoing professional development: Get access to support and guidance from our dedicated team from start to finish, including App and Booth Camps (workshop sessions with industry experts) and an Artist Handbook (an outdoor art fair survival guide).

A vibrant community: TOAF is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our artists and makers, with a focus on accessibility and special initiatives for artists in priority groups.

And more!

My first year showing at TOAF as a student was definitely a life changing experience. I sold my 3 largest works to a local gallerist within the first hour of the show, and the rest were gone by noon the next day. These were the first paintings I had ever sold… The whole experience was thrilling, but most importantly gave me a huge boost of confidence to keep working hard and to believe in the work that I make.”

Cristine Yunyk, emerging artist

Since 1961, juried TOAF artists have heralded their experience with TOAF as successful, professional, well-organized, engaged, and impressively well-attended. . Hear what they have to say.

 

How to apply:

Apply early! Visit our website at torontooutdoor.art and click on “Call for Artists” for full application guidelines. Read our tips on how to submit a successful application and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

 

Early Bird Application Fee:

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1, 2020 (11:59 PM)

A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

APPLY TODAY⇢

Questions? Contact us.

416-408-2202 | info@torontooutdoor.art

www.torontooutdoor.art

Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, with a mandate to bring together artists and the public face-to-face in a radically welcoming and accessible environment to nurture the joy of engaging with art. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers front and centre of their works, and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This public event showcases works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramic artists, textile artists, and jewellery makers, and attracts 130K visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization.

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Artists, why apply for 2020? TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large. Read our application guidelines, tips and our FAQs for more information.

Apply Early

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS and MAKERS

Call for Artists

TOAF59: Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square

Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Visit torontooutdoor.art


About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, with a mandate to bring together artists and the public face-to-face in a radically welcoming and accessible environment to nurture the joy of engaging with art. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers front and centre of their works, and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This public event showcases works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramic artists, textile artists, and jewellery makers, and attracts 130K visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization.

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Artists, why apply for 2020? TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large. Read our application guidelines, tips and our FAQs for more information.

Apply Early

Early Bird Application Fee:

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1, 2020 (11:59 PM)

A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

APPLY TODAY⇢

Questions? Contact us.

416-408-2202 | info@torontooutdoor.art

www.torontooutdoor.art

Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

CALL TO ARTISTS: Apply for the 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair!

Call for Artists

TOAF59: Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square

Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Visit torontooutdoor.art

Visual artists and makers from across Canada and beyond, are invited to apply for the 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair! TOAF59 will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 10-12, 2020, attracting over 130,000 art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.

Why apply to TOAF?

Grow your network: TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large.

Be part of a juried showcase: Our expert panel of jurors chooses select Canadian and international artists and makers to showcase their work at the Fair. Be part of this legacy event which has hosted iconic artists like Edward Burtynsky and Barbara Astman in their early careers.

You are the artist-entrepreneur: You, the Artist & Maker, retain 100% of the sales that you make. TOAF visitors spend over $2 million buying art over the weekend, with even more spent post-Fair.

Win one of our prestigious awards: We award over $40,000 monetary prizes and in-kind benefits to 25 award winners annually. This is the largest awards program for art fairs in North America.

Don’t break the bank: We believe that artists should have access to budget-friendly booth packages. As a charitable organization run by artists for artists, TOAF strives to be the most affordable art fair of this size and calibre in North America.

What do we offer for out-of-town artists?

Not from the GTA? Not from Ontario? No problem! We work hard to provide the comforts of home to our out-of-town artists including a discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing. We also provide artists who are bringing their own tents early access to Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday night.

What do we offer?

Onsite resources & support: A team of 200 volunteers to assist you over the weekend and professional, secure onsite artwork storage (limited spots available)

Discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing. Early access for artists who are bringing their own tents on Thursday night

A successful & comprehensive marketing campaign: Benefit from our multi-platform national marketing and promotions, which garnered 69 million media impressions from 2019’s campaign. We also offer Artist Spotlights for Artists to be spotlighted social media audience of over 19K followers!

Ongoing professional development: Get access to support and guidance from our dedicated team from start to finish, including App and Booth Camps (workshop sessions with industry experts) and an Artist Handbook (an outdoor art fair survival guide).

A vibrant community: TOAF is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our artists and makers, with a focus on accessibility and special initiatives for artists in priority groups.

And more!

“My first year showing at TOAF as a student was definitely a life changing experience. I sold my 3 largest works to a local gallerist within the first hour of the show, and the rest were gone by noon the next day. These were the first paintings I had ever sold… The whole experience was thrilling, but most importantly gave me a huge boost of confidence to keep working hard and to believe in the work that I make.”

– Cristine Yunyk, emerging artist

Since 1961, juried TOAF artists have heralded their experience with TOAF as successful, professional, well-organized, engaged, and impressively well-attended. . Hear what they have to say.

 

How to apply:

Apply early! Visit our website at torontooutdoor.art and click on “Call for Artists” for full application guidelines. Read our tips on how to submit a successful application and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

 

Early Bird Application Fee:

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1, 2020 (11:59 PM)

A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

APPLY TODAY⇢

Questions? Contact us.

416-408-2202 | info@torontooutdoor.art

www.torontooutdoor.art

Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, with a mandate to bring together artists and the public face-to-face in a radically welcoming and accessible environment to nurture the joy of engaging with art. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers front and centre of their works, and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This public event showcases works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramic artists, textile artists, and jewellery makers, and attracts 130K visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization.

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Artists, why apply for 2020? TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large. Read our application guidelines, tips and our FAQs for more information.

Apply Early

Digital Transformation of Arts + Culture

Digital Arts Services Symposium 2019

Symposium des services d’arts numériques 2019

All digits on deck | Tous les caractères sur la table

15-20 MAR 2019 | TORONTO, ONTARIO | DigitalASO.ca

You are cordially invited to the second Digital Arts Services Symposium / Symposium des services d’arts numériques 2019 (DASSAN19) in Toronto between March 15-20, 2019.

Over six days, DASSAN19 features inspiring digital literacy events in both virtual and real spaces; global guest speakers from North America, Europe, and the Pacific, including all-women speakers on March 18; immersive workshops and industry networking opportunities; artistic demonstrations of virtual and augmented reality; critical reflections on artificial intelligence, the emergence of decentralized technologies, an unconference on March 20, and much more.

Fully supported with live ASL and English-French interpretation services, DASSAN19 offers a range of delegate packages affordable for all. Options include:

· Free attendance as Artist Fellows (apply by Feb 15) and Volunteers (apply by Mar 9)

· $300 bursaries for 3-Day Pass (limited number available until Mar 1)

· Regular 3-Day Pass for all activities Mar 18-20 (group rates and 1-Day Passes also available)

· Pay What You Decide Pass (available in late February).

Still can’t afford to attend? Send us an email at hello@DigitalASO.ca and we will do our best to accommodate you. We would rather have you with us than not at all!

DASSAN19 takes place exactly two years to the day from the Arts in a Digital World Summit hosted by Canada Council for the Arts in Montreal in 2017. Funded by Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund and Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door, we hope DASSAN19 will set in motion a progressive agenda for digital transformation across all artistic disciplines in Canada.

Bring your voice to Toronto!

DigitalASO c/o ArtsPond

ArtsPond.com | DigitalASO.ca

Studio 225, 38 Abell St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

+1 (647) 920 6187

Digital Arts Services Symposium 2019

SAVE THE DATE

 

Digital Arts Services Symposium 2019

Symposium des services d’arts numériques 2019

All digits on deck | Tous les caractères sur la table

15-20 MAR 2019 | TORONTO, ONTARIO | DigitalASO.ca

 

What does it mean for arts services to “go digital”? Share your thoughts and insights at the second Digital Arts Services Symposium 2019 (DASSAN19), where global arts and technology leaders are invited to collectively imagine shared digital futures in Toronto from March 15-20, 2019.

With a theme of “All digits on deck”, the goals for DASSAN19 are to promote cross-sectoral alliances while bolstering digital literacy and delving deeper into the design of collective solutions that reflect the diverse realities of artists and professionals working across disciplinary silos. Through a wide array of activities, DASSAN19 provides opportunities to learn from inspirational stories, engage in critical reflection, and strive for practical transformation.

Whether you are you a functioning technophobe, a budding digital innovator, or a grey-haired geek, DASSAN19 is made for you. Save the date for featured events including a bootcamp for fledgling digital devotees plus hackathon competition with a $5,000 grand prize (March 15-17, 2019), and spirited international dialogues and industry exchanges during the main Symposium (March 18-20, 2019). Delegates can anticipate compelling discussions including applications of open source, open data, and machine learning platforms, the evolution of collective governance alternatives for digital arts services such as platform coops, new directions in funding the digital transformation of the arts, and much more.

Eager to engage? Early-bird discounts are available for a limited time. Have some digital knowledge to share? Calls for proposals are open now. More detailed programming announcements will be released throughout Fall 2018. Keep up with the latest news via the hashtag #DASSAN19, visit DigitalASO.ca for more information, or get in touch at hello@DigitalASO.ca or +1 (647) 479 4260 (24-hour voicemail). 

DASSAN19 is proudly presented by ArtsPond in association with Agilo Arts and BeMused Network, with generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund.

See you in Toronto in 2019!

Jessa Agilo & Margaret Lam
Curators, DASSAN19

 

Register for Culture Days 2018!

Register for Culture Days 2018!

The 9th annual Culture Days celebration is taking place on September 28-30, 2018, and you are invited to join this collaborative, Canada-wide movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the artistic and cultural lives of their communities. Culture Days features free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes” – and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their neighbourhoods.

Anyone can participate by organizing a free and participatory arts/culture activity for the public during the Culture Days weekend. Your activity could be as simple as offering a tour of your studio, a demonstration of your work, or a hands-on craft activity. A Culture Days event doesn’t need to be something new or innovative – if you already offer a program that fits the criteria, simply schedule it on the Culture Days weekend and register it online for increased promotion!

Participating in Culture Days is a great chance for artists to engage the public in their arts practice and to connect with new audiences. Above all, it’s an opportunity to join the national arts and culture sector in affirming the importance of the arts to vibrant communities.

For more information, check out our 2018 Participation Guide, or our list of 100 Culture Days Activity Ideas for some inspiration!

For more tips and ideas, you can visit www.culturedays.ca, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Contact:

Oriana Duinker

Nova Scotia Culture Days

nsculturedays@gmail.com