Press Release:
Akin Collective Announces Three New Artist Studios on Dupont St.

























TORONTO, November 11, 2015Akin Collective is thrilled to announce its expansion into the Lower Junction neighbourhood of Toronto with the opening of three new artist studios as an anchor tenant of the new mixed-use building at 1485 Dupont Street.
Expanding on its six current studios located at 444 Dufferin Street and 87 Wade Avenue, Akin Collective’s new spaces will offer ‘Akin Heavy Duty’ a studio specifically for industrial art practices along with larger, more private studio spaces in addition to its smaller, more affordable options- including continuing to offer 24/7 shared studio access to artists and creatives at  $60/month.
Akin Collective  will expand its operations within the building immediately where it will also widen many of its programming initiatives into the area including studio critiques, gallery crawls, and its Forge Workshop Series. This exciting expansion will increase Akin’s size to approximately 15,000sq feet of studio space across its three main locations- enabling it to meet the increasing demand for affordable creative workspace and offer free public programs that assist artists on both the creative and professional aspects of their career. Since opening its first modest space 7 years ago, Akin Collective has striven to make being an artist in the city a more a fun and financially viable vocation. Moving forward, Akin Collective will be able to devote itself more fully to its mission of being an inclusive artistic catalyst in a quickly flourishing part of the city.
Akin Collective’s new location will be easily accessible by subway, streetcar, bus, bike, or car. By transit, visitors can access the studios with a short walk from two TTC subway stations (Lansdowne or Dundas West), two streetcar lines and cyclists will be able to access the studios from the West Toronto Rail PATH.
 
CONTACT
Oliver Pauk & Michael Vickers
AKIN COLLECTIVE: DUPONT LAUNCH PARTY
Join us on November 28 to celebrate the opening of our new studios!
6:00PM- Late.
1485 Dupont St, Units 204, 205, 206.
Come and check out the new space and have a few (or many) drinks.
Member Art Exhibition, cheap drinks and a DJ!
Join the event on facebook.

 

 

AKIN FALL GALLERY CRAWL- THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to everyone that attended the gallery crawl on Saturday and to COOPER COLE, Angell Gallery and ESP for showing us their new gallery spaces and current exhibitions.
Please see photos below and follow AKIN Collective for upcoming programming news!




GRAVEN FEATHER: 2016 CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS























FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
GRAVEN FEATHER'S CALL FOR 2016 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS  
DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Graven Feather is a gallery, studio, and art space located at 906 Queen St. West in Toronto. We are interested in the promotion of contemporary fine art and craft, and we’d like to invite established and emerging artists to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2016. This call is open to all manner of artists and craft practitioners, and the possibility for creative freedom is wide open. If you have an idea for a show, we’d like to hear about it. We are in the heart of the Queen West strip of galleries and independent shops and businesses, and can offer 300 square feet of bright, beautiful, and affordable exhibition space.

GRAVEN FEATHER 2016 EXHIBITION APPLICATIONS
SUBMISSION GUIDLINES HERE!

Please make sure to READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, then send the following information to gravenfeather@gmail.com with EXHIBITION APPLICATION in the subject line. 
• Name and contact information
• Project proposal 
• Artist's CV
• 5-10 images of your work
• Website or Blog if applicable

Deadline: September 30th, 2015

Exhibitions Include:
A press release sent out to our media contact list.
Promotion through our newsletter and social media platforms
Evening for reception
Assistance for installation & take down

Graven Feather charges an exhibition fee of $750 +hst, as well as a 25% commission on sales conducted by the gallery.

AKIN WINTER GALLERY CRAWL

Thank you so much to everyone that joined us for our seasonal gallery crawl on February 7.


Lastly- a big ol' thanks to Kronenbourg 1664 for their continued support of Akin Collective.

Stay up to date on all of our activities by following us on Facebook, Twitter and signing up for our newsletter.

Stay tuned for news on our Spring Gallery Crawl!

xo
Akin Collective









CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CONTACT 918: THE DARK ROOM 4.0

logo Call for Submissions:
CONTACT 918:
The Dark Room 4.0

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

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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

Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/918bathurst
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/918BathurstCentre
Join the conversation: contact918.com

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AKIN COLLECTIVE SPRING GALLERY CRAWL


Hope you were able to join us for our Spring Gallery Crawl on Saturday. 

If not, see what you missed below and be sure to join us for our next event!

Keep track of them all by joining the Akin Collective Facebook Group or following us on Twitter

Huge thanks to Mercer UnionDaniel Faria GalleryScrap Metal and Division Gallery!


A special thank you as well to Kronenbourg Brewery for keeping our livers happy. You're the best.














AKIN MOVIE DATE NIGHT: MUNCH

FACEBOOK EVENT IS HERE





AKIN MOVIE DATE NIGHT: JUNE 27

See an exhibition in a totally new way.

Trailer Here: http://youtu.be/fFbtCArdFJI

We've got a crush on you and would like you to come with us to a very special screening.

We can gorge on popcorn, get excited as our forearms touch and it seems we might hold hands, and get a magical behind the scenes curatorial tour of the largest ever retrospective on the man that made 'The Scream'- Edvard Much.


-Meet out front of the cinema at 7:00pm
-Movie begins at 7:30pm

Please purchase your ticket in advance here:
http://bit.ly/14u5ORt

*Note* You don't have to have a date. It's okay if you're single and embracing the crippling loneliness*


Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas Cinemas (formerly AMC)
10 Dundas Street East, Suite 402
Toronto
ON, M5B 2G9
(416) 977-9262