Gallery 1313 is a not-for-profit, charitable artist-run centre located in the Parkdale neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. Gallery 1313 is equally an artist run centre exhibiting local, national and international contemporary art. The gallery’s four unique exhibition spaces house over 70 exhibitions and many cultural events each year. Gallery 1313 supports emerging artists with professional development and career building opportunities, offers members a welcoming space to connect with colleagues, develop their practice, and contribute to the operations of the gallery, and engages the public with contemporary art exhibitions and cultural events through community outreach.
Thoughts About Art and Community
The gallery operates with support from mixed sources of revenue, including memberships, sponsors, donations, fundraising, and gallery rentals for exhibitions and events. The gallery rents its space to artists at special rates and to other exhibition clients as it does not receive operational funding.The Gallery serves as an artistic hub for the Parkdale area and does community outreach . It offers the public access to educational art panel talks and workshops.
Since 1998, the gallery has maintained accessibility to exhibition opportunities for artists at any stage in their career and working in any media or discipline, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, new media, installation and performance. The gallery is particularly suited to emerging artists and artist groups looking gain exhibition experience and host their own exhibitions, and offers professional exhibition mentorship and support including promotion and installation assistance.