Toronto For Everyone invites you to help them co-create the Toronto of the future with the official farewell to Honest Ed's. This is going to be a multi-day, multidisciplinary immersive experience taking place inside Honest Ed's from February 23-26, 2017 that will feature public interactive experiences, exhibitions, conversations, and special celebrations.
The submissions deadline is December 2, 2016 and 11:59PM.
The submission guidelines are as follows:
Who should apply?
CSI's Toronto for Everyone invites creators, artists and programmers to co-create this historic experience. We aspire to create spaces and programming that will indeed be “for Everyone” and will reflect the diversity of the GTA population.
What are the various programming opportunities?
1. Public Experiences: Multi-disciplinary Exhibition & Farewell Party
We are aiming to transform the interior of Honest Ed's into a series of experiences and exhibitions that will showcase the range of incredible talent across all Toronto communities. The official celebration will feature a party on Saturday February 25, for which we are also accepting talent submissions. These immersive and interactive experiences require an approach that commemorates the past and marks the present, while collaboratively looking towards the future. Let your imagination guide you.
City Building: community, social innovation, inclusive design, gentrification
Economic Vitality: retail, consumption, entrepreneurship, global image
Cultural Fabric: identity, visible minorities, access, diversity, equality, new and 1st generation Canadians
2. Artist Residency
We are seeking up to 10 multi-disciplinary artists to participate as a collective in a 7-day collaborative residency to transform various sites within Honest Ed’s.The collective will be chosen by committee on a point system and measured against the strongest connection to the proposal outline.
Artists will participate in group sessions in January to co-create a vision and work(s) to animate locations in and/or around Honest Ed’s (e.g. a room, staircases) to open the exhibition. Artists must be available for the design session and full residency. Media will also be invited and the process will be documented.
The following are minimum collaborative time commitments:
• Honest Ed’s pre-closing walk through: December 12, 2016
• Inspiration Brainstorm: December 14, 2016
• Honest Ed’s Walk post-closing walk through: January 10, 2017
• Design Sessions: January 19, 21 & 24
• Residency: February 12-18
Toronto For Everyone is so excited to have this opportunity to honour the legacy of Honest Ed's and celebrate the future of Toronto. They would be thrilled to have you join us for the ride, and help us transform this historic and iconic space.