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Xpace’s proposal workshop, calls for submissions

Hi there!

It is officially one month until the deadline for Xpace’s call for submissions for the Window Space, Main Space, Project Space and External Space. In anticipation of that, we are hosting a proposal workshop for those interested in submitting, to help with the planning and writing of your project.


You can download a PDF application from our website here:

Bring in your project proposals (completed or partial) and we can give you feedback! It is also a great idea to check out the spaces themselves so you have a better idea of where your project would potentially work the best. (Also keep in mind that our gallery spaces have changed as we recently moved to 2-303 Lansdowne Ave. If you haven’t been by, it would be a good idea to see the new spaces before proposing a site specific project.)

Toronto artist Kirsten McCrea will be joining the Xpace staff to talk about her experiences in applying to calls for submissions, putting out calls for submissions, and what she looks for in proposals.

The workshop is free and open to anyone, but please RSVP to to reserve your spot.


Kirsten McCrea is a Canadian artist with a penchant for pop culture, politics, & patterns. Continuing on the “P” theme, she is also the Founder & Director of Papirmasse, an affordable art subscription that delivers a monthly art print to people around the world for $5 a month. When not painting on her own Kirsten illustrates & makes collaborative art with some really rad people.



Gallery 1313 Window Box Gallery

Gallery 1313 is looking for submissions of site-specific work from emerging artists for their Window Box Gallery.

The Window Box is a projectile-like space that facilitates the production of innovative work. It is located outside Gallery 1313’s main entrance in the courtyard of 1313 Queen Street West in Toronto. The Window Box is west-facing and receives direct sunlight. Because of this, the space cannot accommodate video work. Heat and light sensitivity should be considered. The space is 66.5 inches high by 25 inches wide by 22 inches deep. Shows generally run for one month.

While all submissions are welcome, work that considers the history and character of Parkdale are encouraged.

Submissions should include the following:

– 3 jpgs of recent or proposed work with image information (title, dimensions, date, media)

– A detailed description of the proposed work including hanging information (less than one page in length)

– An updated CV and Bio

Submission Deadline: April 26th, 2013

Please send all submissions to:


Stantec Window Gallery

Formerly the home of the McGregor Sock Factory, the Stantec Window Gallery is located in Toronto’s historic Garment District at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Wellington Street West. In an effort to ‘give back’ to the city; economically, environmentally and culturally; a part of the office retrofit, the original retail entrance to the McGregor Sock Factory was reconceived as a contemporary art gallery to be open and experienced by all: pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, streetcar riders, skateboarders and vampires, free of charge. Installations rotate on a quarterly basis, on the solstice and equinox. Curated and sponsored by the office, artists are provided with subsidized funding to create their installation.

 Work of any genre or discipline will be considered, but we are looking for site specific proposals that respond to the unique condition of the gallery and to engage the streetscape. Artists are asked to consider the varying conditions such as glare, perspective from the street and lighting requirements, that change throughout the course of 24 hours.

 Artists will receive a flat fee of $500. Artists are responsible for all costs associated with materials, installation and disassembling.

 Please provide one combined 8.5″ x 11″ pdf that includes:

 1. Sketch of the Proposed Work – as many required to convey the idea of the exhibit.

2. Proposal Description/ Concept – provide 250 word max. description of the exhibit and include a title of the exhibit.

3. Contact Details and Preferred Dates – provide name, phone number and e-mail; provide preference of installation date of summer solstice, autumn equinox, winter solstice, or spring equinox.

4. Curriculum Vitae – provide 2 page max. CV

 Deadline for Submissions : please contact us

please e-mail to


TRUCK Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary AB

Window and Main Spaces

The Second Story Art Society O/A TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Since it was founded in 1983 the Society has facilitated over 500 exhibitions in addition to countless activities and events in support of cultural development and contemporary art appreciation. Currently, TRUCK presents 15 exhibitions annually in its two exhibition venues, and various collaborative events and activities.

 TRUCK welcomes proposals for new or recent work by contemporary artists, artist collectives, curators or collaborations practicing within and/or across disciplines and media. To gain a greater understanding of the gallery and programming please review our past exhibitions at

The +15 Window Space is located off-site in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts on the busy +15 pedway system. Exhibitions in this storefront style window are two months long. Artists still completing their education are eligible to apply to this space. The +15 Window Space is designed to provide artists an alternative space in which to showcase new works and is most suitable to three-dimensional, new media or installation works.

 Window Space Deadline is May 3, 2013

 For more information about submission requirements for the Window Space and the Main Space (deadline August 30th, 2013) please visit



She Said Boom: Feminist Zine Making Symposium

 A 3-day event featuring GB JONES and CAROLINE AZAR of the band FIFTH COLUMN.


 Film Screening “She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column,” Thursday April 25th 7- 9pm

Koffler House at 569 Spadina Avenue, $12

Full-length film screening followed by a Q and A with Director Kevin Hegge // Canada 2012 // 66 min


Keynote Talk: Caroline Azar and GB Jones on Feminism and Zine-Making in the 1980s & 1990s Toronto, Friday April 26th 7-9pm 

Koffler House at 569 Spadina Avenue PWYC

Keynote talk by Fifth Column members GB Jones and Caroline Azar on feminist zine-making in 1980s and 1990s Toronto. Followed with a robust discussion facilitated by Shannon Gerard on current issues in feminist publishing.


Zine Making Workshop: Hosted by Shannon Gerard at the Book Bakery, Saturday April 27th 10am-6pm

*email for registration*

Day-long collaborative production of a feminist zine. Includes workshops on bookbinding, zine-making, and risograph printing. Features the following workshop facilitators: Shannon Gerard, Tara Bursey, Amy Egerdeen, and JP King.


Zine Launch and Dance Party, Saturday April 27th 9pm-midnight

gallerywest at 1172 Queen Street West

All ages launch party with performances, readings, and dancing. Our collaboratively produced feminist zine will be sold PWYC. Dance party featuring DJ Mary Mack.