The Junction Business Improvement Area is the voice of the business community. It is committed to improving and promoting the Junction area through investment and advocacy to maintain its position as Toronto’s premier shopping, business and entertainment destination.
The Junction BIA Executive Director is responsible for helping to develop and successfully execute the Junction BIA annual strategic plan. This includes acting upon the motions of the board and the advisement of the BIA Chair.
This full time position plays a critical role in driving community, streetscape and economic development improvements, execution of programs, event and project management, customer service, communications and stakeholder relations in support of the BIA Board of Management.
Calling visual artists working in all mediums and makers in craft & design, to submit applications to the 56th annual juried Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Artists at all levels of their career are welcome to apply.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition’s Awards Program is unprecedented and unique in North America. Over $30,000 cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the best artists in their practices at the event.
Early Deadline: March 1, 2017
Late Deadline: March 14, 2017 (Late Fees apply)
About Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition:
The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first and Canada's largest, longest-running juried outdoor contemporary art fair. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition was established to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary art to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 320 contemporary visual artists, ranging in medium from painting, photography, and mixed media to design and installations and attracts 100,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.
The tour starts at Koffler Gallery (Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street) at 12 PM, and then departs for GBlackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of York University and Doris McCarthy Gallery, returning to the Koffler Gallery by 5 pm. Guided tours will be offered at each venue.
Please RSVP by February 24 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or 905-828-3789. This event is free.
Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival in downtown Hamilton showcasing great music alongside an entire street of cultural experiences — a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun — the festival has captured the imagination of culture lovers far beyond the city.
This year Supercrawl is happening September 8-10, 2017.
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
For the second annual In House benefit art show, curated by Sonya Filman, Paperhouse Studio has collaborated with eight emerging and established artists to create new work exploring contemporary approaches to working with handmade paper. These artists, whose practices feature an emphasis on materiality and process, took to working with handmade paper in a myriad of different ways. The resulting works highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality, contextualized in relation to personal histories, geologic time, and commonplace objects.
The artists: Yael Brotman, Melanie Chikofsky, Doug Guildford, Tessar Lo, Tim Manalo,
Roula Partheniou, Meghan Price, Natalie Wood
Attend the benefit to participate in the raffle where you can win a $180 gift certificate towards Akin Collective studio membership among other amazing prizes.
Artists’ Panel Discussion: February 24th, 6:00pm at Paperhouse Studio
Opening Reception: February 24th 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Critical Distance Centre for Curators
Silent Auction: Preview and buyout starts February 17. Closes at 8:30pm on February 24. (Event night is bidding only) at the Third Floor Hallway Galleries, Artscape Youngplace
The In House Benefit Art Show will be on view at Critical Distance Centre for Curators from February 24th to 28th, 2017. Gallery hours: 12:00PM - 5:00PM, or and appointment.
Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD) is offering a redesigned, advanced independent studio program is designed for artists to further develop their art practices. The new Independent Studio Practice Post-Graduate Program will start this summer, May – August 2017. Students can work from their own studio, or on campus.
- You will be fully-supported and mentored by a variety of professional artists, whether you choose to work out of your studio, or in a shared dedicated space at the Haliburton School of Art + Design
- Curriculum includes scheduled classes that take place on campus, and online, and features field trips plus studio visits from guest artists.
- Choose four week-long courses from over 100 offered as part of our summer art program to enhance your skills, or to explore a completely new medium.
- Create bodies of work for exhibition and a portfolio
For more information, contact:
1-866-353-6464 ext. 3
The City of Toronto is seeking submissions for StreetARToronto's Partnership Program. Applicants must be incorporated not-for-profit or charitable organizations operating in the City of Toronto. Individual artists and artist collectives are encouraged to apply through a not-for-profit sponsor.
This project is being implemented by StreetARToronto (StART), part of the Public Realm Section of the City of Toronto's Transportation Services Division.
Deadline: April 3, 2017 @ 4:30pm
How to Apply:
For more information about all of the program’s requirements and assessment criteria, and to download the Partnership Program application, please see the following link: http://bit.ly/1c1kaTx
For further information or general questions please contact Lilie Zendel: firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Campbell: email@example.com
This year The Artist Project contemporary art fair is celebrating it's 10th year! The show runs Feb 23-26 at the Better Living Centre and will feature work by over 250 incredible artists from Canada and abroad including some Akin Collective studio members!
Laura Keeling of Akin Dupont was one of 20 artists selected from hundreds of applications to be featured as one of the UNTAPPED Emerging Artists. Find her in Booth U-9. Laura's work pulls inspiration from beautiful everyday moments shared through her photography and collage work. She is currently working on a 'HOT ROCKS' series of collages which are composed of gemstone cut outs from old field guides.
Adria Mirabelli of Akin Dupont will be in the Installation Zone, Booth I-09. Adria's practice is driven by an experimental approach to mark-making whereby she integrates textile manipulation processes with drawing to create large-scale, site-specific works on silk, felt, vinyl and paper. Her process focuses on a cycle of collection, preservation, and distortion.
Mila Vukosavljevic of Akin Dufferin will be in Booth 509 . Mila's oil and acrylic work questions the ties between seemingly random human interactions. A flirtation between abstraction and figuration, these works portray the inherent connectivity of mankind.
Michael Vickers of Akin Lansdowne will be speaking in the Art Chats Seminar Series on a panel entitled 'The Art of The Fluid' alongside Salimah Ebrahim, and Reagan Zuzarte. The panel discussion will examine how the confluence of technology, physical space and commerce are blurring traditional divisions today. Check it out Saturday, Feb 25th, 11:30am-12:30pm at The Artist Project. Art Chats are complimentary with admission. Space is subject to availability.
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Artscape Launchpad offers the only suite of entrepreneurship training programs designed specifically for the creative sector. You’ll gain the skills and support you need to make a living from what you love most and do best.
Sat. March 18 - 10am-4pm - CSI - Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E, Toronto
In just one day you’ll transform your creative concept into a viable business plan with The Creative Business Design Workshop.
Starts March 24 - Weekly Fridays - Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
In just 6-week course that will show you practical ways to plan and promote your creative talent, while finding funding, getting past common hesitations, and navigating the law.
Artscape Launchpad presents ongoing workshop on broad topics of relevance to creative entrepreneurs. Our next two new workshops feature business lawyer Robert Wakulat $25.
Sat. March 11 - 10am-1pm - Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
The law can be a tool to help new business owners create the type of company structure that reflects their values and helps set the expectations of their customers and partners. Learn how to form your company, make sense of complex legal issues and take advantage of protections offered by the legal system.
Sat. March 11 - 2-5pm - Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
This workshop will cover and provide tips for how best to approach topics such as intellectual property; moral rights; licenses, leases and permits; selling art online (data collection and consumer protection); selling art in a studio; understanding contracts, copyright and more.
Artscape Launchpad is circulating an open call to individual artists, educators, creative entrepreneurs, arts groups and not-for-profit arts, cultural, industry, community organizations and more; who see themselves as potential Mentors and Programming Partners and/or Programming Providers.
Your health is important! Join us at City Hall for an engaging workshop focusing on your mental health and well-being.
Learn some self-care techniques and strategies to minimize the negative effects of stress, help you feel your best, and boost your self-esteem.
From dealing with stress, demanding schedules and other injuries artists put a lot of strain on their physical and mental well-being. Join Or Har-Gil, Art Therapist, and Fiona Seth from Workman Arts to learn tips to take care of your body and mind.
Space is Limited! Please register to attend at www.universe.com/arthealth
$10 Suggested Donation
About the instructors:
Or Har-Gil is an Art Therapist and Creative Workshop Facilitator who helps people re-ignite their creativity and use it in service of personal discovery and transformation. She facilitates workshops in organizational, healthcare and community settings on managing stress, adapting to change, thinking differently, and embracing imperfection. Or also works part-time at Sunnybrook, leading Art Therapy groups for patients and families at the Odette Cancer Centre. You can find her online at: www.orhargil.com / www.facebook.com/orhargilarttherapy / Instagram: @orhargil
About Workman Arts:
Workman Arts is the longest-running multidisciplinary arts and mental health organization in Canada. Guided by the principal that the creative process is integral to the quest for personal and spiritual development, Workman Arts aims to support artists who have received mental health services to achieve their professional arts goals, by offering multidisciplinary arts training, exhibition opportunities, and studio space to members.
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the second year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent is to provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.
According to their website 'residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit'.
Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15, 2017 for tenure between October 2017 and April 2018.
AMAZEMENT: IMMERSIVE ART MAZE
- BARGAIN BASH! THE OFFICIAL FAREWELL PARTY
- ED LIVES! EVENT LAUNCH PARTY AND COCKTAIL GALA
- TOWN HALL FOR ALL: COMMUNITY HUB
- GOODBYES & GOOD BUYS: MARKET CITY
The tour starts at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (15 King's College Circle) at 12 PM, and then departs for Gallery TPW, Blackwood Gallery, and Oakville Galleries, returning to King's College Circle for 5 PM. Seating is limited.
Please RSVP by 5 PM Friday, February 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-828-3789. This event is free.
Are you an artist contemplating a move into public art? A visual arts professional wanting to understand more about how public art is commissioned in Toronto?
The City of Toronto’s Public Art Office is hosting information sessions to:
- Provide tips and tricks for applying to open calls for City-led public art projects;
- Explain what could be involved in taking your art practice into the public realm; and
- Connect you to additional public art resources.
Join us on the dates below to engage with the City of Toronto’s public art officers to explore how to take your practice into the public realm. The sessions will include information about how the City commissions public art, and how to effectively respond to open calls.
Talks will also include a case study of an upcoming public art commission so participants can brainstorm ideas and hear real world examples about how a public art project becomes reality.
Coffee and light refreshments provided!
Online submissions now open to be featured in a new digital TV series created by Toronto-based art collective, Madeleine Co. An artist fee will be provided.
Deadline for Submissions is this TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st
Deadline January 31, 2017
We are interested in showcasing a diverse range of emerging Canadian artists working today to raise awareness around issues including but not limited to: Indigenous histories and identities, LGBTQ, feminism, sustainability/climate change, diversity, labour rights, politics, and more. While we are primarily focused on visual artists, we are also interested in showcasing other art forms including performance, dance, music, design etc.
Information and Requirements (PDF): http://bit.ly/artworkscallpdf
Applications are due January 31 at 11:59 PM as a packaged .pdf through email at email@example.com with the subject line: “ART WORKS Application | FirstName LastName”.
For questions, please email Alexandra Hong: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are now open for the Queen West Art Crawl!
The Queen West Art Crawl is happening on September 23-24, 2017 in Trinity Bellwoods Park. This annual event features a two day exhibition of Ontario artists and artisans. All different artistic media are accepted, including visual art, photography, ceramics, fabric art, hand-made accessories, wood/metal art and jewellers. Artist booth fee is $300 if you apply by February 14, 2017. Artist booth fee is $325 if you apply after February 14. The application deadline is April 1, 2017.
Artists are selected by a jury of prominent community leaders including gallery owners, art professors, journalists and well-established artists. Jury selections are released in early May.
For more information visit www.queenwestartcrawl.com or contact email@example.com
WHERE: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, The Sky Yard
WHAT: We are going to get creative AF friends. Let those emotions out using colours and construction paper, and experience the joy you once felt in art class. No artistic experience required. We will be using a mix of collaging and creative writing.
TICKETS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Laura Dawe is a painter/director/writer in TORONTO canada. In 2012 she wrote and directed the short DREEMER through the CFC director's lab. it went to SLAMDANCE and was broadcast on IFC. In 2010 she wrote and directed a pre-apocalyptic feature film called LIGHT IS THE DAY.
Call for submissions from Farside, a radical bar, art studio and event space in Toronto's east end:
Call for Artists! We're commissioning a series of illustrations of the objects in Farside. We're looking for 12 illustrators to do one drawing each.
The image can be colour or black & white, able to be printed at 8.5x11 inches. The images will be used as menu covers, so you will retain ownership of the image, and we will be paying for the right to use it not-for-profit. $100 per illustration + some drinks while you sketch.
The objects range from the golden pineapple, electric dolphin, flowering cactus, cat table, sad clown, GI Joes and more. Whatever speaks to you in the room.
Please email 3 examples of your work to FarsideStudio@Gmail.com, subject line "illustration" before February 1st to be considered and visit Farside at 600 Gerrard St East to see the objects in their natural habitat!