CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | ART ENCOUNTERS

The Art Encounters program provides assistance to offset the costs and pressure of participating in the Fair, to a select group of artists or makers who face barriers.

The Art Encounters program provides assistance to offset the costs and pressure of participating in the Fair, to a select group of artists or makers who face barriers.

Deadline March 8, 2022 11:59 pm

Through this program, we provide limited subsidized booth spaces, accessibility support, professional development and at times financial assistance (funding permitting), that equip the selected artists with tools for success during both the online and in-person Fair taking place July 8-17, 2022.

Artists can also choose to participate online only this year.

Who is Eligible?

We are currently accepting applications from the OAC defined priority groups listed below. All artists are subject to the same jury. It is possible that you may be accepted into the Fair, and not the Art Encounters Program due to limited program capacity.

●      Deaf artists and/or artists who identify as having a disability
●      Indigenous Artists
●      Newcomer artists (less than 3 years in Canada)

If you require an alternative application method, or have questions about the application or eligibility please contact info@torontooutdoor.art, or 416 408 2754 (text messages welcome).

“I think the program is fantastic. It is a leading example of how a world run by abled people can welcome and include us and allow us to exercise knowledge and build independence.”
- Art Encounters Artist

"The online Fair is a brilliant idea! Not only does it allow us to still get our work out there and make new friends and clients, it levels the playing field for disabled artists. I am looking forward to building my online gallery and connecting with potential customers and collectors."    
- Art Encounters Artist

For application instructions and more details please visit www.TOAF.ca/art-encounters