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• FEAST 08: Call for Proposal
Deadline: Saturday, December 13th, 2014

FEAST (Funding Engaging Actions with Sustainable Tactics) Toronto is a series of community dinners and micro-funding events. During each dinner, artists, designers and groups are invited to present proposals for art- or design-based projects. Everyone attending the dinner votes on which project they would like to fund, and the project with the most votes is given a grant from the money raised from the ticket sales. The grant winner(s) will be invited back to the next FEAST to present their completed project.
We are looking for proposals for the next FEAST, edition 08, and taking place on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at Xpace Cultural Centre 303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto.

FEAST Toronto was founded by Amber Landgraff, Deborah Wang, and Lisa Myers. This event is volunteer-run and co-presented by Xpace Cultural Centre. See for details, photos and sponsors of previous FEAST events. If you would like to support feast with a donation of any amount, please contact us at Food for FEAST 08 will be made by Alicia Nauta.

Email your complete proposals to with the subject line: FEAST 08 Submission. Please indicate clearly on your proposal if you are applying for the student grant

Additional Information: Link Here

• Xpace / Image Festival Student Exhbition
Deadline: November 8th, 2014

Open Call: Undergraduate and Graduate students artist working with the moving image and digital media.
Working Title: Spectral Visions
Xpace/IMAGES Festival is seeking proposals for student artists in the GTA working with digital and/or analogue media art.
In 1961 word of an out of work bellhop with psychic powers began to circulate in Chicago. His name was Ted Serios and he was rumoured to have a magical gift where by thought alone he could imprint images on Polaroid film. His photos were ghostly snapshots of familiar places and revealed the eerily metaphysical properties of analogue film. The 2014 Images Festival Exhibition seeks proposals for works that illustrate or apply the concept the ghost in the machine, that is the unexplainable or otherworldly occurrences that can arise when working creatively with technology. Technologies both contemporary and antiquated can behave in mystical ways, a phenomenon that can be mobilized for the purposes of artistic production. Proposals are encouraged to investigate the outlined theme formally, abstractly, or conceptually and may involve technologies that are either mechanical, analogue, or digital.

Electronic submissions only can be sent to:

Additional Information: Link Here

•FADO Call For Emerging Artists Series 2014
Deadline: December 15, 2014

Co-presented with Xpace Cultural Centre
Curated by Kate Barry
Durational performance is a mode of live art where the artist works directly with the medium of time. Over the course of hours, days or longer the performer and the audience can experience a physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional transformation. Durational performance functions to bring the performer and the audience into the moment; time is made palpable and visceral. Artists like Tehching Hsieh, Alastair MacLennan, and most famously, Marina Abramovic, demonstrate how durational performance art can use mental and physical endurance to challenge the commoditization of art by offering an experience of art that is ephemeral by nature.
FADO is seeking proposals of durational performance works from emerging artists to be presented in our 2014 edition of the Emerging Artists Series, entitled 11:45PM. Performances should be a minimum of 6-hours and a maximum of 4-days. FADO and Xpace define emerging artists as those who are 2-3 years out of school, are at the beginning stages of their careers, and have not yet had the opportunity for a professional presentation of their work.
Please note that this series seeks to highlight the work of Toronto and Canadian artists. This is NATIONAL call only. Please direct enquiries to
Please mail submissions to:
FADO Performance Art Centre
445-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Canada M5V 3A8

Additional Information: Link Here

•CALL FOR SUBMISSION: Non- Traditional Textile and Fiber Work
Deadline: Apply by December 13th, 2014

Xpace Cultural Center is looking for Submissions of new or existing works for an
upcoming exhibition in March of 2015. We are looking for non-traditional textile or
fiber work that pushes and challenges the definition of “craft”.

Submissions must include:

1. Description of the work (Maximum 300 words).
2. Statement (250 words max): The statement should give a description of your
overall practice as it relates to the specific project or piece that you are proposing.
4. Curriculum Vitae (Max 3 pages): Your CV should include education and exhibition
history, as well as any relevant experience, reviews, etc. Xpace only shows the work
of student and emerging artists/curators/designers – Please make sure that you fall
within our mandate before submitting.
6. Visual Support Material with accompanying Support Material List (5-10): Please
maintain consistent labeling of your image files (Ex. JSmith_FlowerPainting.jpg).
We do not accept Power Point files for image submissions. Video and audio files
should be a maximum of 3-5 minutes in total. Please make sure that all files are Mac

email proposals to:

Make sure that everything you submit is clearly labeled with your name and contact
If you have any questions about the proposal process please contact Brette Gabel at

Please note that applicants will be notified within 3 months of their proposal’s
status. Xpace thanks all applicants for their interest.

Deadline: November 1st, 2014

Participants would show their work for the month of December from the 4th until the 21st.

This show is a 16×20 show. Your work must fit into these dimensions. We’d love to show sculpture as well, provided that 3D work also fits into those cubic dimensions. We have very limited room for sculpture, so get in touch ASAP!

Each artist pays a participation fee of $30 plus HST per 16×20 piece, and you would receive %100 of your sales.

To submit, send an image either of the piece you’d like to show, or images of past work to
For this particular show, a statement or bio is not necessary to submit. The salon show is not themed, and we would love to show a wonderful cross section of local artists.

Additional Information: Link Here

• Call for Submissions: 2015-2016 Exhibitions at Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries
Deadline: December 15, 2014

A cultural hub in Regent Park, is currently seeking exhibition proposals for the 2015-2016 season of Hallway Galleries programming. This is a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators to present exhibitions from local artists that not only reflect the multifaceted culture of the Regent Park community but also encourage dialogue and celebrate the importance of arts and culture. We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other arts and community organizations.

The Hallway Galleries at Daniels Spectrum encompass more than 2,500 sq.ft. of exhibition space on the first and second floors and are open to the public daily (Mon–Fri 8 am–9 pm, Sat–Sun 10 am–6 pm) with free admission. The nature of the space lends itself to casual browsing by people who work in the building, attend events and classes, or hang out in the lounge. More than 40,000 people from across the city visit the facility each year.

Additional Information: Link Here

• Santec Window Gallery
Deadline: December 5th, 2014

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 site conditions and changes over 24 hours such as light conditions and glare, lighting requirements, and perspective from the street.

Artists will receive a flat fee of $500. Artists are responsible for all costs associated with materials, installation and disassembling. Stantec will also cover the marketing cost of one Akimbo ad posting.

Additional Information: Link Here

• Toronto: Launch of Winter Stations Design Competition
Deadline: December 5th, 2014

Although the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto is a summer long festival of colour and pageantry, this is not true of the winter months. This year Winter Stations begins what we hope will become an expanded annual celebration of Toronto’s winter landscape, focusing on the intersection between land and water.

This is an open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects.

Competitors are asked to create temporary wintertime installations anchored to the life guard stands which can add among other things, colour, movement and humour to the landscape. It is hoped that these installations will engage the audience in a dialogue with designers and their intent. There is no limit to the size of the installation, but please note that included in the jurors instructions will be durability and constructability.

We are beginning with the Kew, Scarborough and Balmy Beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, broadly located south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. Located on the beach between the Leuty Lifeguard Station and the Balmy Beach Club are five evenly spaced metal life guard stands. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature or foundation for public art interventions. The pieces are temporary installations and need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather. They are to be installed February 16, 2015 until March 20, 2015.

Additional Information: Link Here

• Exhibit in The Junction for CONTACT 2015
Deadline: November 17th, 2014

The Junction Business Improvement Area (BIA) will be hosting Open Exhibitions as part of CONTACT 2015. Submit your photographs for an opportunity to exhibit in one of several selected venues throughout The Junction.

The Open Exhibitions provide a platform for artists, from emerging to established, to exhibit their work. These exhibitions include a wide range of projects, promote independent artists and collectives, and facilitate community collaboration. Register your exhibition to be part of this citywide celebration of photography.

How to apply:
Please submit the following by email, along with your name, phone number and email address:
• A minimum of 10 digital files of works proposed for the exhibition (jpeg format, no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels). Images should be numbered 01 – 10 (01_tree, 02_house, etc.)
• Image list indicating title, year, medium and dimensions
• 75-word description of your work (in third person)
• Curriculum vitae, resume or biography

If your work is selected by The Junction BIA, a $100 participation fee will apply. The artist is also responsible for arranging exhibition details with their assigned venue, registering the exhibition on the CONTACT websiteand also for printing, framing, and installing their artworks.

Additional Information: Link Here

• On the Wild Side
Deadline: Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Calling fibre artists and artists working in all media whose work is inspired by fibre art. The theme of this exhibition surfaces around the concept of “wild” and may be associated with nature, landscape, the unknown, the unexplored, loss of control, uncivilized behaviour, strong experiences etc., but can also be interpreted as literally or as liberally as desired.

On the Wild Side is co-curated by fibre artists Jennifer Tsuchida and Mary Dyja. Please email your submissions to or Artists are eligible to submit up to three projects created within the last two years. Artworks in progress and proposals for new works are welcome.

Additonal Information: Link Here

• Proof 22 Call For Emerging Artists
Deadline: November 7th, 2014

Proof is Gallery 44’s annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography from across the country. Proof is often one of the first exhibitions in a professional context for an emerging artist as was the case for artists such as Karin Bubas, Janieta Eyre, Isabelle Hayeur, Germaine Koh, Nicholas Pye, Althea Thauberger, and Andrew Wright.

Additional Information: Link Here

• Red Head Gallery
Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Get Noticed; a new initiative for emerging artists to have their work noticed! Twenty artists will be selected by two esteemed Toronto gallerists; Powell MacDougall of p|m Gallery and Erin Stump of Erin Stump Projects. The exhibition will be on view at the Red Head Gallery from December 3 – 20, with an opening reception on December 12.

Additional Information: Link Here




Artist talks



~Devolping Focus with Stacy Tyrell
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


Tyrell will speak about developing her career, exploring her practice, current projects and the challenges a contemporary artist can face in the career market. Tyrell was one of the Magenta Foundation’s 2012 top emerging Canadian photographers as well as Toronto Life and NOW Magazine’s “must see” pick for the 2014 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.


6:30 pm
Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ontario



~ Meet the artist: Suzy Lake
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


Suzy Lake discusses her work and exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in conversation with exhibition curators Sophie Hackett and Georgiana Uhlyarik.
Following the talk, join us in the AGO’s Walker Court for the opening reception of Introducing Suzy Lake.
Admission is free, and is on a first come, first serve basis.


5:30 – 6:30 pm
Jackman Hall,
317 Dundas St W,
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4



~ AGO Photography Prize 2014 Dialogues:
Laura Simmons in conversation with Sheila Heti
Saturday, November 15, 2014
$ 8 for students


Join renowned American photographer and video artist Laurie Simmons, juror for the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, as she discusses her work with acclaimed Toronto-based writer Sheila Heti. Building on a rich conversation between the two artists that was published in Interview Magazine earlier this year, Heti and Simmons will touch upon Simmons early days in the 1970s Soho art world through to her more recent work in a wide-raging discussion about art and life.


Additional Information: Link Here



~ Close Encounter Talk Series: Question of Evil
Goethe, Faust, and Delacroix
$10 students


In 1822, the French artist Eugène Delacroix created a series of eighteen dark, emotionally- charged lithographs to illustrate Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous poem “Faust”. Goethe remarked that “Delacroix has surpassed my own vision.” As the story unfolds, a learned man grapples with issues of good and evil, and sells his soul to the devil in exchange for superhuman knowledge and power. Using Delacroix’s images, Claude Meurehg, from Regis College, University of Toronto, explores the concept of evil through the multi-faceted lenses of psychology, theology, literature and art.


7:00pm – 8:15pm
Wednesday, December 6th, 2014
Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre
AG0, 317 Dundas West,
Toronto, Ontario





φ Photographer Assistant: Presta Photography
Deadline: November 05, 2014

Assist photographer on photo shoots
Respond to emails/phone calls
Manage Social Media




Happening now / Last Chance

Sean Maclister: The Cottage – Bodega Thirteen, October 24th – November 24th, 2014

1446 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Ontario

Callen Schaub Solo Exhibition  – Project Gallery, October 23 – October 29th, 2014

1109 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario

Moon Room – Narwal Art Projects, October 18th – November 14th, 2014

2104 Dundas West, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1W9

Miruna Dragan: Shadow Mirror Shadows – G Gallery, October 17th – November 15th, 2014

134 Ossington st, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 2Z5