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Upcoming Events, and Calls for Proposals Dec11 to 18th

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception: Fictions and Legends: Heather Goodchild and Jérôme Havre
Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm  At the Textile Museum of Canada 55 Centre Avenue (Dundas St. W & University Ave., St. Patrick subway)

Join us for the opening reception of Fictions and Legends: Heather Goodchild and Jérôme Havre.

Fictions and Legends highlights the imaginative worlds embodied in the work of Heather Goodchild and Jérôme Havre, two artists who use visual storytelling to invent biographical and mythical histories that hint at the presence of secret societies and systems of belief, mystical practices and alternative cultural codes. Integrating diverse materials and practices including sewing, rug hooking, drawing, photography and sculpture, both artists tease out our deepest collective cultural experiences, practices and beliefs by proposing evocative truths in the form of fictions and legends.


MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: Works by Benjamin Edelberg
Opening Thursday December 12th at 7:00 at Video Fag 187 Augusta Ave.
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A colorful homage to Douglas Sirk’s masterpiece false identity, blindness and desire Magnificent Obsessions: Works by Edelberg remixes found images, shapes and mediums. Blurring the lines between collage, photography and film Benjamin Edelberg’s works playfully invite the viewer to place them and give them context.
The exhibition features new works and a video installation – an assemblage of found and original footage with stop-motion animation.

Curated by Marcin Wisniewski, the exhibition is presented by Trinity Square Video and Videofag.

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696969 YOU ARE ALL SO IMPORTANT — A GOTHMAS FUNDRAISER 696969 for WhipperSnapper Gallery at the Henhouse 1532 Dundas Street West 
Thursday Dec. 12 9 to 3
Please come and join us for one last dance before we all get cosy in our moms basements for xxxmas!
Join us as we celebrate the year by going all goth (instead of the cliche ugly sweater crap) with lots of GREAT MUSIC, and GREAT ART and raise some much needed dollar for the Artists/ Gallery.

Alex Low
Brian Schirk

Mohammad Rezaei
Morris Hunter Fox
Laurie MacInroy
Brandon A. Dalmer

SLIDING SCALE $10-5 at the door,
Dress ALL IN BLACK including nail polish and lipstick and enter for $4.50

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At Sex Laser 1369 Dundas St West (west of Dovercourt)
ISSUE 120 / WINTER 2014
Thursday, December 12, 2013

“Happy Birthday” performance by
Regina the Gentlelady 9:30 pm

DJ Paul Petro 8:00 pm
DJ Luis Jacob 10:00 pm

$3 Pabst Blue Ribbon until 11 pm
Public and Free

Do the Splits Hosted By InterAccess 
Thursday Dec. 12 9pm – 1am at InterAccess 9 Ossington Ave. 
Body Interface strikes again with the dance CATBURGLARS! Is no one safe from the claws of their greedy rhythms?!

Join us for the last Holiday Party @ 9 Ossington Ave before we move to our new space at Queen and Lisgar next Fall.

BODY INTERFACE is a body positive, dance focused event and social environment. Started in 2012, current Body Interface members include Sebastian Butt, Laura McCoy and Cameron Lee, all of whom share a love of dance and electronic music and its subcultures. Body Interface is a monthly event currently hosted by Bambi’s. Recent events include Stellar Living at Mercer Union and the AGO’s First Thursdays.

Date: Thurs Dec 12, 2013, 9pm
PWYC: all donations support the art
Location: InterAccess – 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto

More information on the event can be found at:

Saturday December 14th 7pm – 2am
Griffin, 1598 Dundas Street West
Join us on Saturday, December 14th for the official launch of Carbon Paper Issue #1.
Carbon Paper is a new publication focusing on the contemporary art community in Toronto. Pick up your free copy of the magazine and see what we’re all about.
7pm – 10pm
Cocktail creations by Brad Tinmouth
Gourmet popcorn by Sarah Mccorkindale
Pwyc beards, bangs & trims by Nat Mac
Music by Mariachi

10pm – 2am
DJ Jizzy

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ENDLESS VACATION At Cooper Cole 1161 Dandas Street West

Open December 14th



December 14, 2013 – January 18, 2014

Participating artists include:

Joshua Abelow
Anne-Lise Coste
Mark DeLong
Georgia Dickie
Jesse Harris
Vanessa Maltese
Jenine Marsh

December 16th Tickets at 7pm Door at 8pm Show at 8:30 209 Augusta Ave
Mon Dec 16th ~ DDL ~ 1 year $7
You are invited to celebrate Doored turning 1 years old! The worlds only performance show at famous (flare magazine) Double Double Land in Toronto is um you see i got to end this sentence. This year doored has brought you 85 (estimate) performances, 10 sculptures, from Toronto, Montreal, NY, Kansas City, Etobicoke, Vancouver, Victoria, Brampton, Calgary, Mississauga, Cambridge, London (On), Oshawa/Ajax, North York, St. Catherines/Niagra on the Lake

with live performances by:
1. Jesi The Elder 581295_10153618221350427_2110802893_n
2. Laura McCoy
3. Sebastian Butt
4. Lisa Smolkin
5. Fake Injury Party
6. Bridget Moser
7. Vlad Bobeika
8. Neil Lapierre
and Special Guests

also with
Tough Guy Mountain — Intermission Sculpture
Man Made Hill — Music
Matt Smith — Groceries
James Klassen — Joke Writer
Zoe Solomon — Door
Steph Davidson — Animation
Laura McCoy — poster
hosted by Life of a Craphead

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Calls for Submissions


11:45PMCo-presented with Xpace Cultural CentreCurated by: Kate Barry

Deadline date: December 15, 2013

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 Teching 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.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2013.

Submissions should include:
-artistic statement
-brief biographical information
-description of proposed work
-documentation of previous work (maximum of 10 images, and / or 2-3 short documentation videos to a maximum of 5 minutes)

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


Transcending Binaries at Xpace Cultural Centre

Deadline date: December 15, 2013
Open call: Undergraduate and Graduate student artists working with the moving image and digital media.
Curated by: Adrienne Crossman

Xpace/Images Festival is seeking proposals from student artists in the GTA working within digital media art. How does an artist explore the idea of a post-binary world within the confines of digital media – a medium that, at its most fundamental level, operates within a binary language (0′s and 1′s). What does it look like to operate in-between/outside of the “either/or”? Proposals should explore the capacity to transcend these binaries and to consider the occupation/creation of productive spaces where these transgressions may exist. Proposals are encouraged to be innovative and critical and to deal with these ideas both formally and conceptually.

Examples may include, but are not limited to:
- video/installation
- web-based or internet art
- geo-mapping, bio-mapping
- performance video, live performance
- animation
- interactive art
- post-gender, post-binary fantasies
- feminism, queer theory
- identity politics
- post-human, posthumanism
- cybernetics

Electronic submissions only can be sent to:

Include in your submission:
· images of the proposed work (or relevant work) or a link to a website and/or youtube/vimeo – MAXIMUM of 6 images (72dpi @ 768 x 1024)
· description of the proposed work, including physical qualities, spatial and hanging needs, technical requirements, etc (max. 150 words)
· brief artist statement and biography (max. 200 words)

For additional information contact the curator of the project Adrienne Crossman:


Deadline 15th, 2013

SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED until December 15, 2013 (digital submissions only)

Connexion is now accepting proposals for the upcoming 2014 / 15 programming year. Connexion’s core programming is selected twice annually by a volunteer committee that programs:

+ three main gallery exhibitions
+ eight project space exhibitions
+ one artist residency
+ additional performances / screenings / artist talks

As an artist-run centre Connexion pays professional fees for this programming, as outlined by the CARFAC fee schedule, and welcomes submissions from professional contemporary artists and curators regardless of educational background, gender, race, or sexual orientation.

ONLY DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED. Documents must be sent as email attachments. Files sent using online file sharing sites (Dropbox, etc) and weblinks are not accepted (excluding videos which may be sent via WeTransfer).

Submissions must include the following documents, sent as a single .PDF:

  • Exhibition proposal (500 words maximum)
  • Artist statement (250 words maximum)
  • Numbered image list, including title, medium, dimensions, year
  • Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)


Submissions should also include 10 still images and / or video of work relevant to the proposed project:

  • Images should be attached as numbered .JPG files (01initialsyeardate.jpg)
  • File dimensions (for still images) must not exceed 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Video submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration (if multiple videos are sent, ensure the total duration does not exceed 5 minutes)
  • Video files should be in .AVI, .MOV, .MPG, or .MPEG formats

Send all materials by email to : with “ATTN : Selections Committee” in the subject line.

For more information please contact John Edward Cushnie, executive director, or sophia bartholomew, associate director, at or 506.454.1433.


Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship (Gotland, Sweden)
and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship
Submission deadline: January 31st, 2014

Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (BFAS) has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a younger, talented Canadian artist, traditionally a painter, providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. The BFAS fine art scholarships hark back to the post-impressionist era in Europe. Two young artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada, meet in Paris, marry and after many years on the European continent, settle on historic Gotland Island, a Swedish outpost approximately equidistant between the Swedish mainland and the Baltic state of Latvia. With the untimely death of William in 1906 and that of Caroline in 1935, the estate, in the early 70’s, created the Brucebo Fine Art (Scholarship) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art. To commemorate the unique Swedish-Canadian link of Caroline’s and William’s marriage and impressive artistry, two annual fine art scholarships for younger, professional Canadian artists were established : The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship.

The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship funds a three month working residency – starting June 1, 2014 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of of Visby in Gotland, Sweden. The scholarship covers travel expenses Canada – Gotland (return), the use of the studio cottage, a monthly food stipend plus a small equipment grant. Total approximate value : SEK 30.000.

The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship finances a European research sejour, to be undertaken within the next year. The tour is based on an approved Fine Art-related investigative project. Total value: SEK 30.000. As a final part of the ‘Bruce Travel’ the recipient must visit Visby via Stockholm. While in Visby, she/he will give a public lecture sponsored by the Foundation on the investigative theme pursued during her/his recent European travel.

Scholarship eligibility: Canadian artists (preference for emerging artists)
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2014. See the application guidelines and download the application form here:


FIBREWORKS 2014A biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre artSeptember 12 – November 2, 2014


Deadline March 31, 2014

Fibreworks, now in its 15th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium in form and production. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada dedicated specifically to fibre based works and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. As many as 35 artists participate in the exhibition with works selected by an independent jury.

1. Open to all Canadian artists. Limit of 3 entries per artist. Deadline for entry is: Monday, March 31, 2014 (postmarked).
2. Eligible works include any artwork where fibre or textile is the principle element. All work must have been completed by the artist within the last two years. The work must be of reasonable size, ready to install and available to ship within Canada.

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Supercrawl 2014 Call for Artist Submissions

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival in Hamilton. The Curatorial Committee invites artists working in a wide range of creative disciplines to propose works for installation as part next year’s event, taking place on September 12-13, 2014. Supercrawl celebrates the unique mix of arts organizations, cultures, businesses and creative people along James Street North in Hamilton. Last year Supercrawl attracted 100,000 attendees and will continue to grow in scale in 2014. The Committee is interested in seeing proposals in the following media:

Installation art
Video (projection-based is preferred)
Performance art
Public interventions
Storefront window installations
New media
Spoken Word

Please note that a priority will be placed on that which can be safely seen, performed, or executed outside, and will remain impactful during both the daytime and night hours of the festival. Each project selected will be allocated an artist’s fee and modest budget.

Artist information meeting: Wednesday January 8, 2014, 7-8 pm, AGH Design Annex, 118 James Street North, Hamilton. The Supercrawl Curatorial Committee will provide information about the event and answer artists’ questions in preparation for their submissions.

Send submissions to
Subject Line: YOUR NAME,


Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014

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Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize

Submissions: Open Now

Glenfiddich is issuing a Call to Artists currently living and creating art in Canada to enter the internationally renowned competition for the prestigious 2014 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize.

The Canadian winner will be one of only eight artists worldwide to be awarded the art community’s coveted prize to live and work at the Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. The three-month residency valued at $20,000 per artist represents the Glenfiddich commitment to the arts and the communities it serves.

Now in its 12th year internationally and 10th in Canada, the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize attracts nearly 150 submissions across Canada from the visual arts. The prize covers the cost of travel, living expenses and materials throughout the residency. From the submissions, five jury members choose eight finalists and ultimately one winner.

The distinguished jury for the selection of the Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize includes, Dr. Sara Diamond, president of OCAD University, Gaetane Verna, director of The Power Plant, Kitty Scott, curator of modern and contemporary art at AGO, Julian Sleath, programming manager of special events, economic development & culture at the City of Toronto, and the Canadian 2008 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize recipient, Dave Dyment.

While living in crofts (traditional small Scottish farm houses), artists are encouraged to find inspiration from the unique setting in the Scottish Highlands. The Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence Prize has sponsored over 90 artists since its inception in 2002. The Prize is open for submissions Saturday November 30, 2013 and must be received by midnight eastern time Friday, January 31, 2014

For more information and to apply please visit

Request for Proposals
2014/ 15 Professional Guest Artist Series

Art City

Winnipeg January 20th.

Art City invites local, national, and international artists to submit proposals to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in 2014/ 15.

Art City is located in West Broadway, a culturally diverse and densely populated neighbourhood in the heart of Winnipeg’s inner city. Art City is a drop-in community art studio, open free-of-charge for anyone (all ages) who would like to take part, engaging an average of 25 participants per evening. The majority of those who come to Art City are youth between the ages of 6 and 13 years. Older youth, adults, and seniors also regularly participate in Art City programs.

Guest Artist proposals are selected by a jury of Art City staff, Board members, and former Guest Artists.
Selected guest artists will be supported in developing, managing, and facilitating their workshops by two Art City staff and at least two volunteers per evening workshop. Proposals should be designed for a 5-day period, Monday – Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Artists will receive $1,400.00 for a one-week project. Travel, accommodations, and per diem will be provided for selected non-local artists.

All selected artists will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, eligible for reimbursement by Art City.

Submission Deadline: Monday, JANUARY 20, 2014 (postmarked)

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Subtle Technologies presents

Open Culture: Participatory Practices in Art & Science
16-25 May 2014, Toronto

Submission Deadline: 20 January 2014

In May 2014, Subtle Technologies will be holding its 17th annual festival in Toronto.

Our symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum to explore ideas and pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. Subtle Technologies is known internationally for presenting artists and scientists whose work is at the leading edge of their respective disciplines and creating a space for dialogue that leads to future discussions and collaborations.

Our theme for 2014 is “Open Culture“. The festival will celebrate the ways artists and scientists are creating and making use of tools and techniques to harness the collective power, knowledge and creativity of the citizen. Bringing together artists and scientists who are working in these domains will open streams of dialogue leading to increased collaboration between artists and scientists who are interested in contributions of an engaged public. We are currently accepting submissions by artists, curators and scientists on the ideas presented below as well as others that fall under the umbrella of participatory culture.

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|FAT| Arts & FashionWeek 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 23, 2013 (first deadline)FINAL DEADLINE: January 9, 2014
|FAT| Arts & FashionWeek 2014 invites installation artists, photographers, filmmakers, performers, fibre artists and fashion designers to apply to show their work for the 9th edition of |FAT| April 22 – 26, 2014. Any mediums, materials, messages, visual presentations and performance used to deal with fashion or the body in a new, exciting and unorthodox way are all encouraged to be explored.



  • Multi-Media/ Installations for one of 12 individual artist installation rooms
  • Films and Video Art
  • Performance (dance/music/performance art)
  • Photography
  • Fashion Design
  • * Textile/ Fibre Art


  • Emerging & Established Artists & Designers
  • National and International Artists/Designers
  • Performers

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Call for Papers

Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products

Deadline January 6th

Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content.”
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Building upon Fredric Jameson’s potent and pithy insight into the character of contemporary cultural production this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

The Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories program at OCAD University invites papers that acknowledge the place and implication of Jameson’s ideas of autoreferentiality or the practices of assemblage, bricolage, collage, remixing, sampling, borrowing, mashups, hybridity, and the role of technology as strategies for creativity.

Papers will be accepted from graduate students of all levels and disciplines, and should be traditional presentations 15- 20 minutes in length. While an emphasis will be placed on these discourses in art and visual culture, we also welcome cross-disciplinary interpretations of the theme. Topics for papers may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Global and local collages in design practice
  • Re-imagining indigenous culture through digital dialogues
  • Hip hop in contemporary Indigenous cultures.
  • Biopolitics and subversive, activist strategies
  • Splicing and the cultures of bricolage in contemporary society
  • Appropriation as methodology
  • Processes of othering and identity-formation
  • Appropriation as a sign of cultural bankruptcy(de)
  • Historicizing the so-called Western canon in art history
  • Recombinant culture as resistance and strategies of dissent


Please send a 250-word abstract of your paper along with a working title, keywords, curriculum vitae, and contact information to

The symposium will be held 6-7 March, 2014 at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

Deadline for submission: 6 January, 2014.

Successful participants will be notified: by 14 January, 2014.

Recombinant Creativity blog at

Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival, Toronto – Open Call for Artworks

Deadline: January 1, 2014

Now in its second year, the Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival ( is a five-day series of game art exhibitions, screenings, performances, workshops, and panels centred around games as tools and inspiration for contemporary art making. Until January 1, 2014, Team Vector invites submissions to its festival programming. Vector 2014 will take place from February 19 to 23, 2014, in Toronto, Canada.

Game art is a diverse field characterized by a wide variety of creative practices. Accordingly, this open call invites submissions from artists working in many different contexts and media. For Vector 2014, we are seeking works that critically address the politics, technologies, representations, and aesthetics of video games. Artists at all stages of their creative careers – from emerging to established – are encouraged to submit their work.

Works For Exhibition
Works of all media will be considered for inclusion in an exhibition surveying a wide spectrum of practices within game art. We seek video installations, games, interactive works of new media, print media, sculpture, textile, and more. In particular, we are looking for works that push beyond simple expressions of fandom, and which explore the convergence of game-making and media art to challenge assumptions about gaming writ large. Formal investigations of the video game medium are as welcome as works that push the broader concept of ‘games’ into the experimental.

Works for Film/Video/Machinima Screenings
For this program, we are looking for work that experiments with the concept of machinima to produce engaging films or videos. Machinima is a moving image art form that involves repurposing computer graphics from video games in the creation of new cinematic works.

For full submission guidelines, please visit:

Notifications of Acceptance will be issued by January 15, 2014.

Questions? Please direct them to