Thursday February 23

Early Access Preview5-10 PM

Opening Night Party7-10 PM

Friday February 2411 AM-10 PM

Saturday February 2511 AM-8 PM

Sunday February 2611 AM-6 PM

Better Living Center

Exhibition Place, Toronto

MAIN APPLICATION PACKAGE

In 2017, the Artist Project 2017 will be celebrating its 10th year with an exciting show 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.

 

COLLECTIVES AND ARTIST-RUN CENTRES

Booths may not be shared by artists with the exception of Artist-Run Centres and Artist Collectives (must have an established history of exhibiting or creating work collectively). Collectives are eligible to apply for 10’ x 20’ booths only.

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 a brief document outlining why financial assistance is required.

booth details

BOOTH DETAILS

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

 

Not Included in Booth Fee:

Mandatory Items:

  • Electrical and lighting (rented from the Artist Project)
    *2017 prices available in October
    *2016 prices: $75/light
  • Exhibitor Insurance
    *2016 prices: approx. $200

Optional Items:

  • Art storage
  • Extra walls
  • Point-of-purchase machines
  • Furniture
  • Material handling
booth pricing
5 x 10 $2,000 10 x 10 $2,630
5 x 10 corner* $2,320 10 x 10 corner* $2,975
5 x 15 $2,860 10 x 15 $3,945
5 x 15 corner* $3,130 10 x 15 corner* $4,290
5 x 20 $3,660 10 x 20 $5,240
5 x 20 corner* $3,940 10 x 20 corner* $5,590
how to apply

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online or  download an application and submit via email or regular mail.

 

Deadline for Applications is September 23, 2016.

submission criteria

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

APPLICATION FORM Complete the online application or download an application form
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 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.

 

 

$300 deposit: It will not be processed unless you are accepted into the fair. All successful applicants will be notified and following this, the $300 deposit will be processed and credited towards the Booth Fee. The deposit secures your placement in the fair.

Please Note: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. The jury fee and deposit may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard) or by cheque. All credit card payments will appear on your statements as Informa Canada.

If paying by cheque, please provide separate cheques for the jury fee and deposit. Please make all cheques payable to Informa Canada Inc.

 

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION

1. Your images are very important! Please ensure that your images are high-quality, clear, in-focus and well-lit so that the jury may properly assess your work.

2. Ensure that you have a cohesive portfolio by sending us one (1) body of work.

3. If possible, please send us work that you intend to bring to the show if accepted.

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, 2016.

 

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 2015 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 work, 2. Originality and uniqueness, 3. Portfolio presentation, and 4. Overall aesthetic appeal of the work.

 

How do I create a successful application?

Your images 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 images of one body of work 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.

 

If I am not accepted, will you still charge me the $300 deposit fee?

No. Artist Project will not charge you the $300 deposit fee if you are not accepted or if you are waitlisted. Successful applicants will confirm their participation and at that time the $300 deposit will be made to secure the booth.

 

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

 

FRONT ENTRANCE APPLICATION

jury process

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of art professionals and design experts. Jurying of the proposals will take place in early January and the selected proposal will be announced in mid-January.

 

Requirements:

  1. This is the visitors first point of entry in to the art fair – we want something with IMPACT

  2. The Front Entrance project must address the celebration of Artist Project’s 10th anniversary show, i.e. celebration, birthday, anniversary, 10, ten, etc.

  3. We like the idea of TEXTURE (perhaps adhering ready-made objects)

  4. Can be either monochrome or colour

  5. Installation dates would be: noon – 9pm on Wednesday, February 22nd, and 7am – noon on Thursday, February 23rd (the Opening Night Party starts at 4:30pm that evening)

  6. The installation would need to be dry/complete by the Opening Night Party.

selection criteria

This application is open to all artists and artist collectives.

Selected artists or collectives must be able to travel to Toronto and be personally present for the duration of the fair (February 23 – 26, 2017).

Project Outline

Requirements:

  1. This is the visitors first point of entry in to the art fair – we want something with IMPACT

  2. The Front Entrance project must address the celebration of Artist Project’s 10th anniversary show, i.e. celebration, birthday, anniversary, 10, ten, etc.

  3. We like the idea of TEXTURE (perhaps adhering ready-made objects)

  4. Can be either monochrome or colour

  5. Installation dates would be: noon – 9pm on Wednesday, February 22nd, and 7am – noon on Thursday, February 23rd (the Opening Night Party starts at 4:30pm that evening)

  6. The installation would need to be dry/complete by the Opening Night Party.

space details

The space: This is a large 100-foot white dry wall with plywood interior frame (it is 11 feet high) – the middle 20 feet of this wall is used for our Information Desk – flanked by 40 feet on each side.

 

Also included with project:

  • Onsite vinyl signage
  • Complimentary Ticket Package
  • 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
  • $2,000 honorarium to cover artist fee and material costs

Download space specifications

 

submission criteria
APPLICATION FORM

Complete the online application

IMAGES OF WORK

Submit 5-8 digital images of your work.

 

Images must be in .jpg format and no larger than 2MB per file. 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 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 $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 images are very important! Please ensure that your images are high-quality, clear, in-focus and well-lit so that the jury may properly assess your work.
  2. Ensure that you have a cohesive portfolio by sending us one (1) body of work.
  3. If possible, please send us work that you intend to bring to the show if accepted.
  4. Make sure that the file name of your digital images correspond to your image list.
faq

How do I apply?

 

Apply online!  Jury fee is $45.

 

When is the application deadline?

Deadline to apply is Monday, January 9, 2017.

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