Toronto School of Art (TSA)invites professional artists/educators to submit teaching proposals for the upcoming Winter 2022 Term!

TSA looks forward to welcoming several new artists/instructors for both IN-PERSON and ONLINE courses.

Toronto School of Art is Toronto’s longest running independent art school. For over 50 years, TSA has provided a positive environment for aspiring artists to attain a quality visual arts education.  TSA fosters the inherent capabilities of its students through an education model revolving around artists teaching artists. In-person classes take place in our renovated historical building with spacious light filled studios, in the heart of Toronto in the Queen/Bathurst area. All courses (online and in-person) feature small class sizes, individual attention,  and offer students a unique opportunity for hands-on studio learning and exposure to artistic trends in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media, digital and photography. Most courses are geared towards adults. A selection of courses for youth ages 11–17 are also offered each term.

At TSA, the faculty of professional artists/educators teach students, from all walks of life and of all levels, with both traditional and contemporary approaches.  We offer an array of courses to choose from helping to further develop students’ artistic vision and ability at any level.  Our team of instructors are passionate artists and  talented and dedicated art educators.

Toronto School of Art (TSA) is committed to developing principles ensuring inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and equity practises. A mandate of the school is to design policies that better reflect the demographics of the community it serves and to recommend programs and services that better serve the needs of diverse groups. We also strive to increase access to and opportunities at the Toronto School of Art for those belonging to groups historically excluded from power or denied rights enjoyed by others. Among those who face such discrimination are members of ethnic, racial, linguistic and religious minorities, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, seniors, youth, and people marginalized by poverty.

 TSA is seeking several guest artists with the potential to become faculty members to teach contemporary techniques and thematic approaches in the following areas:

  1. IN-PERSON: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Ceramics, Digital Art/Photography
  2. ONLINE: Mixed Media, Drawing, Digital Art, Painting- evenings

TSA encourages submissions for both Online and In-Person Courses. If teaching In-Person you will perform your services from the location in the Queen/Bathurst area at 24 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5T 2P3. Instructors teaching Online, will teach either from a TSA studio (with arrangements made in advance) or from an appropriate studio of your choice. Instructors at TSA typically teach their courses one day per week, 3hrs per session- workshops and intensives are also offered.  TSA will require that all In-Person Instructors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to the start date of the course. 

All Instructor positions report to the GM/MD. Any requests for clarification and questions regarding this artist opportunity can be submitted via email to  Submissions  will be reviewed by TSA’s GM and our Faculty Steering Committee.  Interviews will take place in early November, with final approval/decisions targeted by mid-November.

If you are interested in applying, please provide the following:

  • Brief description of the course including a simplified weekly lesson plan (to be fleshed out if accepted)
  • Scheduling requests including availability: day of week/time of day/ # weeks/ level of course/models needs/potential materials fees for students if known
  • Any special equipment that would be required
  • Your current resume/CV
  • Your teaching philosophy (brief)
  • Up to eight (8) images of current artwork/ your website displaying your artwork if available

Please send these materials as well as a cover letter to

We encourage applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, citizenship, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.  To learn more about TSA and the courses that are being offered currently please visit our website -

TSA is dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices steering our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the school’s services and facilities. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the school if you require an accommodation.

Submissions are due October 29, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST.