UNTAPPED APPLICATION PACKAGE
All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of art professionals and design experts. A list of the jury panel will be released in October, on the Artist Project website.
This competition is open to current students, recent graduates (no more than three (3) years removed from post-secondary or graduate-level education), OR self-taught artists who have been practicing / exhibiting their art for less than 3 years.
Artist Project only accepts original fine art and does not display craft, decorative arts, furniture, or functional glass / ceramics.
Reproductions including postcards, calendars, posters, and t-shirts are not permitted in the fair.
Photomechanical reproductions such as offset lithographs, prints run off a commercial printing press, embellished commercial reproductions or giclee (with the exception of photography / digital media categories) are not permitted.
Selected UNTAPPED artists must be able to travel to Toronto and be personally present for the duration of the fair (February 22 – 25, 2018).
Upon acceptance into the fair, you will receive a contract that contains a comprehensive exclusivity clause. We heavily market and promote the fact that the Artist Project is an exclusive art fair. Therefore, we embrace artists who understand and believe in our philosophy and whose work is not available in other shows (featuring more than 30 artists) 30 days before and 30 days after the dates of our event within a 50 kilometre radius of the fair.
Artists that are selected to participate in the UNTAPPED Emerging Artists section are automatically entered in the UNTAPPED People’s Choice Competition where visitors can vote for their favourite UNTAPPED artist at the fair. The winning artist will receive a FREE BOOTH at the 2019 fair!
Included with Booth Fee:
Hard wall booth (11’ high, gallery-style white walls and artist signage)
Complimentary Ticket Package (Opening Night Party and regular admission tickets)
Free flyers and discount tickets for your mailing list
Online profile page on TheArtistProject.com
Listing in the official Show Guide
Organization & exhibition support
Marketing & advertising support
Additional Items May Be Purchased from the Artist Project
Complete the online application
|IMAGES OF WORK
Submit 5-8 digital images of your work.
Images must be in .jpg format and must be at least 2550 x 3300 pixels. Please name your photos as follows:
YourName_Title (e.g. JohnSmith_UntitledWork)
Slides, websites, links, or PDFs will not be accepted.
Images can be submitted by email, or on a USB. If submitting via email, please use the subject line: “Exhibitor Application, Images Submission, Your Name.” If submitting a USB, please print your name clearly on the USB. USBs will not be returned.
A list of images that includes: Title of work, medium, dimension in inches, and year of creation.
e.g. FileName1.jpg: Untitled, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 2016.
Resumé and history of exhibitions
$45 jury fee: This administrative fee is non-refundable.
Please Note: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. The jury fee may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard) or by cheque. All credit card payments will appear on your statements as Informa Canada.
Please make all cheques payable to Informa Canada Inc.
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION
1. Your digital images of your artwork are very important! Please ensure that your images are high-quality, clear, in-focus and well-lit so that the jury may properly evaluate your artwork.
2. Ensure that you have a cohesive portfolio by sending us images of one (1) body of work, (ie. in the same medium and style)..
3. If possible, please send us work that you intend to exhibit at the show, should your application be successful.
4. Make sure that the file name of your digital images correspond to your image list.
How do I apply?
Apply online! Jury fee is $45.
When is the application deadline?
Deadline for Applications is November 3, 2017.
What happens if my application is past the deadline?
You are still welcome to apply – your application will be reviewed by the selection committee at a later date. If the fair has already been filled at that point in time, then you may be placed on a waitlist and contacted for any booths that become available.
Who is on the jury?
Artist Project team is not on the jury. Every year, we invite a different selection committee that includes art and design professionals with varied backgrounds and careers. We change the jury every year so that the fair continues to be diverse, dynamic and fresh.
When is the jury session?
The jury session takes place in early November 2017 for the UNTAPPED Competition. All applicants are notified by email of their application status in mid- to late November.
What is considered a successful application?
The jury has an incredibly difficult task in selecting the final exhibitors. Exhibitors are selected based on various criteria: 1. Quality of work, 2. Originality and uniqueness, 3. Portfolio presentation, and 4. Overall aesthetic appeal of the work.
How do I create a successful application?
Your digital images of your artwork are important! Please ensure that your images are high-quality, clear, in-focus and well-lit so that the jury may properly assess your work. Ensure that you have a cohesive portfolio by sending digital images of one body of work (ie. same style or medium) rather than different bodies of work in a variety of media. (For example, do not send images of watercolour landscapes and portrait photographs and ceramic sculpture….) Ideally, submit the work that you would like to exhibit at Artist Project, should your application be successful.
For more information on applications or recruitment dates, please contact:
Claire Taylor, Show Director
Nina Eksir, Special Projects & Recruitment Coordinator