The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) is Canada's largest, longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair exists to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary art to the general public. This free event showcases work by over 320 contemporary visual artists and makers, ranging from painting, photography, and mixed media to jewellery and ceramics, attracting over 100,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.
The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is only made possible by the amazing volunteers. Each year over 150 volunteers lend their hands, time and expertise to make this event happen. If you are passionate about art or volunteering please join volunteer this July. Types of roles:
- Fair Volunteer Be the face of the festival, includes providing information to audiences, fundraising, tour leading
- Logistics Help out in production, mark up the square, be in the dolly crew helping artists set up, keep everything running smoothly!
- Artist Liaison Connect with our artists, help register them and assist with their needs throughout the day!
- Office assistance Pre-fair assistance preparing items for the fair, plus postering and postcard distribution.
By volunteering for the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, you will not only be supporting the arts, and meeting amazing people but you will also be creating access and helping shape the Toronto arts community. You will be provided with comprehensive training, a TOAF t-shirt and volunteer appreciation events. Without you this event would not be possible. We hope you’ll also have fun and gain some amazing experience!
Any questions don’t hesitate to contact Rosanna at firstname.lastname@example.org