Akin Collective X Drake Hotel: Gallery Crawl

Join Akin Collective for an afternoon of contemporary gallery tours, talks and beers.

The group will meet at Akin Collective: 444 Dufferin Street, Unit E at 12:00PM for

FREE Kronenbourg tall cans

before heading for special tours at the following galleries:


Paul Petro Contemporary


Angell Gallery

Katharine Mulherin

The Hop will end with a VIP tour of the Drake Hotel's current exhibition and permanent collection with curator Mia Nielsen.

Join us afterwards in the Drake's North Lounge. $4 Mill Street pints! Bring you friends!

All are welcome.

Can't join the group until later? Call and see where we are at: 647-883-8295.


Call for Applications: 2015 Editorial Residency

Editorial and web staff at work at the Canadian Art office. Photo Stefanie Fiore.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Canadian Art Foundation Editorial Residency. The residency is a national prize awarded annually to a current undergraduate, graduate or other post-secondary student with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing. Now in its 11th year, the prize awards an 11-week summer residency at Canadian Art, along with a $7,000 prize. The winner will hone writing and editing skills while learning production procedures for online and print media atCanadian Art. This introduction to art-magazine publishing and writing is intended to foster new editorial and critical talent, and to provide hands-on experience working in the field.
The 2014 residency was won by emerging curator, writer and art-history student Natasha Chaykowski, who said of her experience:
Being the editorial resident at Canadian Art provided me with an unparalleled and rare opportunity to learn about the production of print media. Having only previously worked with online publications, I found this to be an incredibly formative and instructive experience. In addition to learning about magazine production, I was also able to further develop my writing style and hone editing skills—both of which are essential for working in publishing specifically, but also in the arts more generally. The skills I gained this summer at Canadian Art have already been and will continue to be proven invaluable.
To apply, send a 500-word review of a contemporary-art exhibition, a list of titles of recent academic and/or professional writing on art, a cover letter and a one-page CV.
Send applications to residency@canadianart.ca by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Mini MOCCA: Free Workshops for Children at MOCCA

MOCCA presents an engaging children's workshop series featuring exhibition-related arts, crafts, and play-based exploration

Workshops are led by professional artists and skilled arts educators from our local community

Ages 4-12
Free (Suggested donation of $5)
Drop-in (RSVP not required)
Maximum 15-20 participants

*Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the workshop
For more information contact Michael Vickers mvickers@mocca.ca416-395-7436

Douglas Coupland-themed Mini MOCCA workshops

March 1: 9:00am-11:00am
Canada in Collage!
What does Canada look like to you? Cut, tear, stick and paste together your own portrait of our nation. Using magazines such as Macleans, Canadian Living and more, participants will explore what our country looks like and create their own unique collages of that vision. What is Canada? What are some uniquely Canadian ‘secret handshakes?’ Participants will use a myriad of arts and crafts materials to explore what it means to be Canadian and make their own collage landscapes to take home. This workshop is led by artist Jacquelyn van Kampen and the Collage Collective.

March 22: 9:00am-11:00am
Colour Coupland: Make Your Own Sketchbook
What is a sketchbook for? How is a sketchbook like a diary? Participants will discuss these ideas and make their own unique sketchbook before practicing using everything from crayons to ink to markers and more. Let their imaginations fill its fresh new pages and then take the book home to explore their creativity further! This session is led by crafter and artist Steph Hung.

April 12: 9:00am-11:00am
Mini Modern Houses: Prints and Inks
Inspired by Coupland’s piece, 345 Modern Houses, participants will design the layout for their ideal room – whether it’s a kitchen, library, bedroom, or playroom – then turn it into an edition of handmade prints! Using printmaking materials and brightly coloured inks and papers, these floor plan prints will be traded amongst participants then arranged to explore and create possible configurations for a MOCCA Mini modern house. This workshop is led by artist Elizabeth Underhill.

April 19: 9:00am-11:00am
Utopian Tower Time
After a special access tour of Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, participants (and parents that secretly love lego) will look at famous buildings from across the country and then see how Coupland uses building blocks in his artwork. Then it’s time for participants to unleash their creativity and build their own dream constructions! Part architecture, part sculpture, part collaborative installation. Join the group as we create a complex and colourful utopian urban landscape!
Mini MOCCA is generously supported by

Special thanks to Action Potential Lab and Konrad Group.


Call for Submissions

for the 2015 Art Spin season

Art Spin is gearing up for its seventh season this summer and is looking for exciting and imaginative submissions for its three tours starting in June 2015.
Art Spin is a curated bicycle tour of contemporary art in Toronto. Programming consists of commissioned, multi-disciplinary works, which range from art performances to installations, as well as visits to galleries (commercial, artist run & public) and to artists’ studios. Along with the monthly bike tours, Art Spin also curates and mounts an annual group exhibition at the end of each season which takes place in an alternative industrial space. Art Spin tours have become one of the city’s most anticipated events of the summer, attracting a diverse and enthusiastic audience of at least 300 people per tour.
Central to Art Spin’s mandate and a big part of what makes our tours so exciting is our commitment to transplanting encounters with art from conventional, institutional spaces into more alternative and public environments. We believe that encounters with art truly come to life in a meaningful and engaging way when they are experienced in a communal context, in unique site-specific locations.
In past years we have commissioned projects that have taken place in parking structures, empty lots, public parks, vacant factories and warehouses, alleyways, churches, schoolyards, community spaces, hockey rinks and construction sites.
With this in mind Art Spin is looking for artist’s submissions that are able to respond to their urban and cultural environment. Submissions for art projects from all disciplines (visual arts, installation, sculpture, film & video, new media, performance art, dance, theatre and music etc.) will be accepted but only those that embody a site-specific vision will be reviewed.  This can mean work that responds to an environment in either a geographic, architectural, culture, or historical manner.
Submissions that rely on a gallery type setting will not be accepted.
Successful submissions will be considered for one of the three tours taking place on: June 18th, July 23rdAugust 20th.  (All tours begin at 6:30 and run until roughly9:30pm).
Submissions for time-based projects should last no longer than 15 minutes.
Although we encourage site-specific proposals, locations and venues may be altered in collaboration with the artist in order to better accommodate our tour routes.
Artists should keep in mind the large number of participants on Art Spin tours. Projects that can be easily viewed/experienced by larger groups are more successful, as are interactive projects.
Artists' fees between $500 - $1000, depending on the scope of the project, will be awarded.
Submission Guidelines:
(please review carefully)
  • project description (500 word maximum in attached .doc or PDF format only)
  • up to 10 images (attached files under 1M each, jpg, tiff, png, or gif) of proposed project and/or past work
  • or, for time-based projects, please include no more than 5 minutes of video-support material (attached as mov, m4v or wmf formats or link to vimeo or youtube in your project description).
  • A mix of photo and video support material will be accepted as long as there are no more than 10 items total, and no more than 5 minutes total of video
  • an up-to-date CV/Resume (in attached .doc or PDF format only)
  • please submit proposals by e-mail to info@artspin.ca, due by Friday March 6th (inclusive) 2014.
  • e-mailed submission must be titled “Art Spin submission 2015” and follow the guidelines above. All text and image files should be attached, not embedded in your e-mail. If you have a link (for vimeo or youtube video only) please be sure to include it in your project description and not in the body of your e-mail.
We highly recommend having a look at past examples of projects featured on Art Spin tours if you have never attended one:
If you have any further questions about the submissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@artspin.ca.


Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources. The Residency Program affords artists the space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice. Our program also offers a variety of career building opportunities for artists including our Emerging Artist Guide, opportunities for business workshops with local professionals and consultations with local artists and curators.
Artists-in-residence stay with us, Chrissy and Kyle, in a charming century home located just outside the town of Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Interested artists may apply to live and work at Spark Box for a duration of one weekend to 2 months.
Spark Box Studio can facilitate up to three residents at any one time. Residents receive a bedroom and a dedicated semi-private studio space.
Check out our ‘Things to know FAQ’ for additional information.
We love our residency program at Spark Box Studio. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to have artists stay with us from around the world. As the months go by the roster of alumni grows and we are very proud to have hosted so many great artists. Follow this link to a list of past residents.
We strive to offer affordable accommodations and studio spaces for resident artists.
Weekend – $120.00 + tax
One week – $330.00 + tax
Two week – $525.00 + tax
Three week – $630.00 + tax
One month – $780.00 + tax
Two months – $1,350.00 + tax
* All prices are listed in Canada dollars (CAD) 
** Ontario’s current tax percentage is 13%


logo Call for Submissions:
The Dark Room 4.0

A crowd-sourced, group exhibition celebrating
alternative process and analog photography in the digital age.

Randy Grskovic, Demi-Verite A, 2014

Submission Deadline: Friday March 13, 2015, 5 pm EST
Submission form and requirements available at: www.918bathurst.com

918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts Media and Education is seeking submissions for our fourth annual The Dark Room 4.0. This exhibition celebrates analogue and alternative process photography, and the intriguing work these methods produce.

Photographers using analogue and alternatives to digital photographic processes are invited to submit their work. This includes film negatives, pinhole, collodion/wet plate, silver gelatin, platinum prints, camera obscura, lomography, photograms, or other experimental uses of the wet/dark room.

The exhibition consists of two distinct components: On April 23, all accepted submissions will be displayed at Gallery 918 in a public showcase and celebration. During this event, both the public and our invited jury will select the photographs to be shown during our official two-week exhibition from May 5 – 29. Artists selected for this exhibition will be eligible for awards provided by our sponsors and partners, including Rizzoli Books.

Call for Artist Submissions Deadline: Friday March 13, 2015 by 5 pm EST

Public Preview Celebration and Voting: Thursday April 23, 12 pm – 11 pm

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, May 5 – Friday, May 29

Closing Reception and Awards: Friday, May 29

Location: Gallery 918 at 918 Bathurst, Toronto, 416-538-0868

Contact Us: submissions@contact918.com

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