Front Entrance Project Application.

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Artist Project is proud to support the work of artists working in large-scale sculpture, conceptual art, and installations.

We are inviting all artists to apply. The selected proposal will receive a $2,000 honorarium that will cover any artist and material costs.

Deadline to apply: Monday, January 4, 2016

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.

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 18 – 21, 2016).


  1. This is the visitors first point of entry in to the art fair – we want something with IMPACT
  2. We like the idea of TEXTURE (perhaps adhering ready-made objects)
  3. Can be either monochrome or colour
  4. Installation dates would be: noon – 9pm on Wednesday, February 17th, and 7am – noon on Thursday, February 18th (the Opening Night Party starts at 4:30pm that evening)
  5. 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.

The proposal can include the back wall of the Information Desk area; however, must be able to accommodate vinyl signage.

Also included with project:

  • Onsite vinyl signage
  • Complimentary Ticket Package
  • Free flyers and discount tickets for your mailing list
  • Online profile page on
  • 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

How To Apply

Apply online today!

Deadline to apply is Monday, January 4, 2016.

Submission Criteria

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.
APPLICATION FORM Complete the online application.
IMAGES OF WORK - Submit 5-8 digital images of your work

- All images must be in JPG format and no larger than 2MB per file.

- Slides, websites, links or PDFs will not be accepted.

IMAGE LIST A list of images that includes: Title of work, medium, dimension in inches, and year of creation.
ARTIST CV Resumé and history of exhibitions
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY Maximum 120 words.
APPLICATION FEE $45 jury fee: This fee is non-refundable.

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 make all cheques payable to Informa Canada Inc.

Front Entrance Project
PROJECT PROPOSAL A detailed proposal outlining your project.
REQUIREMENTS Space and technical requirements.
MATERIALS An outline of the materials to be used.
TIME REQUIRED Time needed for installation.

Contact Us

For more information on the Front Entrance Project Application or the Artist Project, please contact:

Claire Taylor, show director
(416) 960-4527