Call for Submissions: Walking Tours: Contemporary Art Works


Call for Submissions

We are accepting proposals from artists for the fifth manifestation of Contemporary Art Works on Queen Street West, an all-night exhibition curated by Earl Miller and presented by the Queen Street West Business Improvement Area. We are seeking installation, performance, dance, interactive, participatory, and psychogeographical works that conform to either or both of the following categories:
1.    Work that is in some way site-specific to / appropriate for the Queen Street West neighbourhood. 
2.    Work that in some way reflects a theme of “Walking Tours.”
About the Event
Contemporary Art Works on Queen Street West has showcased important contemporary art on Nuit Blanche night since 2009, exhibiting the work of artists including Daniel Borins & Jennifer Marman, An Te Liu, Camille Turner, Blue Republic and Ulysses Castellanos, who have collectively received considerable media attention in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, and elsewhere. One of the pieces commissioned for the 2010 exhibition, An Te Liu’s Ennui Blanc, is now in the AGO’s permanent collection. The Queen St. West BIA site contains info on the 2011 exhibition and the 2012 exhibition
This year's event takes place on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Submission Details
Submission format: Submissions should include a concise one-page proposal, relevant images (maximum five) and a current CV.  A rough budget is optional. Proposals are screened for likelihood of successful execution and potential audience engagement (at the very least work should be clearly visible and create no street obstructions on a very busy night, and it should be installable either in a store window or on the street). Workable proposals are then chosen for artistic merit and responsiveness to site/theme.
Artist's fee: Selected artists will receive a fee of $400.
Production budget: Up to $1,500.
Deadline for submissions: June 5, 2013.
Contact: Please send submissions and queries via e-mail to Earl Miller (
Please note: only artists with successful proposals will be contacted.

Play The Walk

You are invited to Play the Walk – a neighborhood project for curious citizens.

Play the Walk is a story of a neighbourhood played out and retold by those who explore it. Participants are encouraged to explore the newly shaped and coming neighbourhood of the West Queen West Triangle by means of a map and a game to navigate, discover and play. A series of signs suggest ways to interact with the environment: one invites you to listen to the sounds of trains passing by, another denotes a particular smell that a building exudes through its pipes. If you bring your lunch, you can picnic at hidden and cozy places along the way after planting a seed at your favourite spot in the Triangle. This project will be launched during Grow Op, Gladstone Hotel’s inaugural event happening April 25-28, 2013.

Starting point: The Gladstone Hotel
April 25 - 28, 2013

Plan your walk:

About us:
Play the Walk is a project of Gelareh Saadatpajouh, designer and sound artist, and Talayeh Hamidya, architectural designer. We are a Toronto-based research and experimental studio -- our work focuses on narrative environments, and experience oriented projects.