Thursday February 22

Early Access Preview5-10 PM

Opening Night Party7-10 PM

Friday February 2311 AM-10 PM

Saturday February 2411 AM-8 PM

Sunday February 2511 AM-6 PM

Better Living Center

Exhibition Place, Toronto

MAIN APPLICATION PACKAGE

In 2018, the Artist Project will welcome a new decade with the 11th edition of the fair featuring original works of art from over 250 carefully juried, contemporary artists. Artists will have the chance to connect with over 15,000 visitors, from seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers.

jury process

JURY PROCESS

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of art professionals and design experts. A list of the jury panel members will be released in October on the Artist Project website.

selection criteria

SELECTION CRITERIA

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 show.

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.

 

show exclusivity

SHOW EXCLUSIVITY

Upon acceptance into the show, 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 show.

travel scholarship

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

Artists who reside outside of Ontario are eligible to apply for a $500 Travel Scholarship designed to offset the added costs of shipping and travelling to exhibit at the fair. Scholarship applicants should include that they are interested in financial assistance. Travel scholarships are reserved for first-time exhibitors only residing outside of Ontario and/or Canada.

booth details

BOOTH DETAILS

Included with Booth Fee:

  • Hard wall booth (11’ high, gallery-style white walls and booth sign)
  • Complimentary Ticket Package (Opening Night Party and regular admission tickets, approx. $200 value)
  • 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

 

Not Included in Booth Fee:

Mandatory Items:

  • Electrical and lighting (rented from the Artist Project)
    *2018 prices available in October
    *2017 prices: $70/light (includes light fixture rental, installation of fixture, and electrical power)
  • Exhibitor Insurance
    *2017 prices: approx. $200

Optional Items:

  • Art storage
  • Extra walls
  • Furniture
  • Material handling
booth pricing
5 x 10 $2,100 10 x 10 $2,680
5 x 10 corner* $2,450 10 x 10 corner* $3,100
5 x 15 $3,000 10 x 15 $4,150
5 x 15 corner* $3,250 10 x 15 corner* $4,500
5 x 20 $3,850 10 x 20 $5,500
5 x 20 corner* $4,150 10 x 20 corner* $5,870

 

*Corner booths are located on the corner of aisles. Artists can hang work on the outside wall facing the aisle, i.e. a 5×10 booth is 20 feet of exhibition space; and a 5×10 corner is 25 feet of exhibition space.

how to apply

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to apply online and submit via email.

 

Deadline for Applications is September 15, 2017.

submission criteria

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

APPLICATION FORM Complete the online application form
IMAGES OF WORK

Submit 5-8 digital images of your artwork.

Images must be in .jpg format and must be at least 2550 x 3300 pixels. Please name your digital images 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 CD / DVD / USB. If submitting via email, please use the subject line: “Exhibitor Application, Images Submission, Your Name.” If submitting a CD / DVD, please print your name clearly on the disc. CDs / DVDs / USBs will not be returned.

IMAGE LIST

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″, 2014.

ARTIST CV Resumé and history of exhibitions
APPLICATION FEE

$25 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.

faq

How do I apply?

You can apply either apply online or download an application and submit this via mail to our offices with support material. Jury fee is $25.

 

When is the application deadline?

Deadline for Applications is September 15, 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 October 2017 for the Main Section. All applicants are notified by email of their application status in mid- to late October.

 

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 artwork, 2. Originality and uniqueness, 3. Portfolio presentation, and 4. Overall aesthetic appeal of the artwork.

 

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.

 

How do you decide where artists are placed on the floor plan?

We try and accommodate everyone’s booth size request. Unfortunately, we cannot take location requests. We assign booth numbers to artists in January and artists are notified of their booth number at that time. We locate artists in different booth locations every year so that the show continues to look fresh for visitors. We also mix new artists with re-sign artists (so you can make new friends!). We also aim to not place artists working in similar mediums/styles or subject matters side by side or across from one another.

contact us

CONTACT US

For more information on applications or recruitment dates, please contact:

 

Claire Taylor, Show Director
(416) 960-4527 
claire@theartistproject.com

 

Nina Eksir, Special Projects & Recruitment Coordinator
(416) 512-3869 
nina.eksir@informa.com