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Upcoming Events 

Function 5 + Rivet 4 Launch

Thursday November 5th 7-11 OCADU Student Gallery 52 McCaul Street

Join us on Thursday December 5 from 7-11 PM at the OCAD U Student Gallery for the launch of Rivet 4 and Function 5.

Talks will run from 8-10 PM and books will be sold all night long. Featuring DJ Blake Blakely before and after speaker presentations.

For the first time, Rivet is being produced in-house, by students, on OCAD U’s newly acquired Risograph. Production is being overseen by JP King of Paper Pusher, with additional guidance from Shannon Gerard and the Printmaking department. Our printing volunteers / Riso experts in training are Nyssa Komorowski and Jazmine V K Carr.

Rivet:

$5 for students

$10 for non-students

Function Speakers:

Pat Nav

Luke Painter

Brendan George Ko

Sean Collins

Peter Rahul

December 5 – 28

Tamara Henderson
 Corpse Reviver 

Opens: Thursday, December 5th, 6-9pm

At Erin Stump Project’s 1086 Dundas Street West

ESP presents Corpse Reviver, Tamara Henderson’s first solo exhibition in Canada. The exhibition includes a suite of recent paintings as well as a 16mm film, Accent Grave on Ananas and an edition of glassworks, entitled Pineapple Interiors.
 
The paintings, like the sculptures and film are an investigative cruise through Henderson’s nocturnal journalism, “evergreen minutes”,  a sprawling cryptic series of screenplays stitched together from automatic gonzo-esque scripts. Arriving at the idea of cinematic storyboards made as pictorial table-top factured tableaux, the sand cocktail inspired paintings Corpse Reviver, Interiors and Gliding in On a Shrimp Sandwich, made in collaboration with New York based Jeannine Han. Maintaining an affirmative pursuit towards hallucinatory plot twists, a labyrinth dedicated to the idea of scrutinizing the sculpture as character – Resort Collection Transitions to Vacations. Afterall, still waters encourage swamp growth.
 
Henderson is an artist from Sackville New Brunswick who lives and works in an itinerant fashion.

 

Art Metropole’s GRID SYSTEMS: Gifts by Artists 2013/2014

Exhibition and sale.

Opening: Thurs. Dec. 5, 2013, 7pm to 9pm

Continues: Dec. 4 to 24, 2013 and from January 3 to February 1, 2014

Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1T5

[email protected]

Please join us for the launch of Art Metropole’s annual curated selection of artists’ books, editions and multiples on Thursday December 5 from 7pm to 9pm. The show and sale brings together artists, collectors, store patrons and public passersby in a novel spin on the traditional holiday sale.

 

This season’s GRID SYSTEMS will be displayed in a modular framework in our new storefront window on Dundas Street West. The artists’ works will be available for 24 hour viewing, 7 days a week. The grid will also be accessible online for instant purchases at any time of day. Of course these unique items will be on view from the inside of our shop also, open Wednesday to Saturday, 12am to 7pm. until Christmas, then again in the new year from January 3 to February 1.

 

Traces of Being: Mapping Our Relationships to Coyotes within Urban & Suburban Spaces

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Saturday December 6th 2 – 6

OCADU Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond

Opening Reception for Calliope Gazetas’ MDes Thesis Exhibition for the Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media & Design at the OCAD University Grad Gallery

Gallery Hours

Sunday December 8th to Friday December 13th

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Calls for Submissions

 

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: http://bruceboscholarships.com/index.php/application

 

 

 

 

 

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

CALL FOR ENTRY

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.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
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.

More information http://www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=63622

www.cambridgegalleries.ca

 

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
Sculpture
Video (projection-based is preferred)
Performance art
Public interventions
Storefront window installations
Murals
New media
Dance
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 [email protected]
Subject Line: YOUR NAME,

 

 

SUPERCRAWL ART

Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014

More information http://www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=63552

 


Glenfiddich Issues Call to Canadian Artists to Enter Competition for the Coveted
2014 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 experience provides an opportunity unlike any other for artists to work in an international community, share in a dialogue with other artists and foster cross-disciplinary ideas.

Andy Fairgrieve, curator, Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize underscores that, “The program’s ethos is about encouraging people to take inspiration from their experience living at the distillery, whether that be the pioneering heritage of Glenfiddich, the surrounding environment, or the daily life of the distillery and local community, and to be as pioneering as possible – a mission our artists live and breathe during their three-month residency.”

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 www.glenfiddich.com/ca/artistsinresidence

 

Request for Proposals
2014/ 15 Professional Guest Artist Series

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)

 

More information http://www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=62962

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.

 

More information http://subtletechnologies.com/festival/call-for-submissions/

 

 

11:45PM
Co-presented with Xpace Cultural Centre
Curated 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:
-CV
-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 [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

 

 

|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.

TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PRESENT VISIT: http://fashionarttoronto.ca/apply/

2014 FASHION & ART CATEGORIES TO BE PRESENTED

  • 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

WHO CAN APPLY TO PRESENT AT |FAT| 2014

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

More information -> fashionarttoronto.ca

 

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 [email protected].

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 https://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com/

 

 


 

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 (http://www.vectorfestival.org) 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. Although early machinima was gamer-oriented, it has since been used to create a new form of video art that combines hacker aesthetics with found footage practices. Machinima has also been used by artists to critique and comment upon video game culture, alienation in contemporary culture, death, and many other themes.
The submitted work should make use of videos game footage or video game engines in some capacity. Narrative as well as experimental non-narrative work will be considered, but the narrative work should push the boundaries of traditional/classical storytelling in some capacity. Due to programming restrictions we are looking for work under 20 minutes; however, please contact us if you have made a longer work and and feel that it fits our mandate.

For full submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.vectorfestival.org.

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

Questions? Please direct them to [email protected]

 

CONNEXION / CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS /

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 : [email protected] with “ATTN : Selections Committee” in the subject line.

Connexion is excited about new and challenging work by contemporary artists, artist collectives, and curators. Alongside exhibition proposals, Connexion also welcomes proposals for offsite projects by individuals whose work is not easily presented within a traditional gallery space.

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

galleryconnexion.ca

 

Video Fever –Trinity Square Video

Deadline December 9th
Trinity Square Video is proud to announce the second annual juried student video screening event, Video FeverIf you are a full-time undergraduate student at a Toronto and surrounding area post-secondary institution and you make videos, you qualify. Submissions must be single channel videos under 10 minutes in length and will be selected for screening by the Video Fever jury. All genres of video are accepted. The top three videos, as chosen by the jury, will be awarded cash prizes, a membership to Trinity Square Video (redeemable after you graduate, if you like—when you’ll really need it!), various Trinity Square Video services like equipment use and workshops. The screening will take place downtown Toronto at the Trinity Square Video Gallery space on January 11, 2013. SUBMIT!
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 9, 2013

Video Fever is on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Download submission form here: http://trinitysquarevideo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/videofever_submissionform_2013.doc

 

  • Videos must be under 10 minutes and single channel only (no installations).
  • More than one entry per artist is permitted.
  • All genres of video are accepted.
  • All entries must include a completed submission form sent to us by email.
  • Please do not send supplementary material—only the video and completed submission form.
  • Creation date of work must be 2012 or 2013.


More information – http://trinitysquarevideo.com/submission-calls/

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014

Deadline December 9th and February 14th
Planning is well underway for the ninth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2014. Curators Denise Markonish (North Adams, Massachusetts), Dominique Fontaine (Montreal), Heather Pesanti (Austin, Texas) and Magda Gonzalez-Mora (Toronto) were selected by the Advisory Committee earlier this year and are now working with artists on their creative visions for the 2014 exhibitions.

There are two ways artists can submit their project ideas for the 2014 event: through the Open Call Projects or Independent Projects. Key deadlines are fast approaching.

Open Call Projects
The City-produced exhibitions include Open Call Projects, which give the public an opportunity to apply to be part of the event. They are selected by a curator in consultation with the City of Toronto. Funding and production support is provided. The Open Call submission deadline is December 9.

Independent Projects
Each year the event also features self-funded installations created by galleries, schools, neighbourhoods, community organizations or individual artists. The Independent Projects submission deadline is February 14, 2014.

Applications are now being accepted for 2014 Open Call Projects. Applications for 2014 Independent Projects will be available by November 27. Details on submissions for both can be found athttp://www.toronto.ca/special_events/snb/ and information will also be available in person at the following sessions:

Open Call Projects information sessions:
– Thursday, November 21, Metro Hall, 55 John St., Room 308, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
– Wednesday, November 27, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Independent Projects information session:
– Thursday, January 16, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Proof Gallery 44’s

Deadline December 6th

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.

In celebration of WorldPride 2014, which will be hosted by Toronto from June 20 – 29, 2014, Proof 21 will focus on LGBTTIQQ2SA* culture, community and discourse. In keeping with WorldPride 2014 Toronto’s mission, Proof 21will also provide a platform for highlighting human rights issues and activism.

The call is open to artists/projects that explore (including but not limited to): identity, gender and sexual politics and constructs; the politics of representation; the challenging of gender binaries; subversion of heteronorms; questioning of widely held social codes.

Consistent with our overall programming objectives, this exhibition will feature the work of artists who are innovative in their use of the medium and approach to subject matter.

Exhibition dates: June 20 – July 26, 2014
KAPSULA Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to experimental and evaluative art criticism

1. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BAD HISTORY

December 6th

The deadline for KAPSULA’s current call for submissions is fast approaching. In January KAPSULA will begin exploring “Bad History” in contemporary art.

Exploring history in an entirely objective manner is, frankly, impossible. Artists engaging with the past remain firmly planted in the present, with their biases and blind spots inescapable. But while the impossibility of purging subjectivity has formed an ongoing problem for some, certain artists have used these slippery slopes as sources of inspiration and alterity, embracing what might otherwise be maligned as “bad history.” We want to discuss art that plays with anachronism, historical revision, historical fictions and other kinds of “Bad History.” As always, KAPSULA welcomes experimental pieces; these can include works of fictocriticism, poetry, pictorial essays and so on.

For full submission guidelines, visit: http://kapsula.ca/
Submission deadline (for final papers and tentative proposals): December 6, 2013.

2. UPCOMING RELEASE: POLITICS OF AESTHETICS 2/3

KAPSULA’s next monthly release will be delivered to subscribers on Monday, November 18th. This release features two experimental writing projects: Penny Leong’s poetic visual essay “Thy Lovely Stain,” and Lindsay LeBlanc’s reworking of theorist Roland Barthes’ essay “From Work to Text,” and an interview with artist Zeesy Powers.

3. MORE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

KAPSULA Magazine is always on the look for exhibition/book/article reviews and cover images.

For review submissions guidelines, please visit our website at: http://kapsula.ca/submissions/

more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1443987032489099/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming