We are pleased to launch our newest initiative in support of emerging artists and curators: Summer Sessions, a program through which we are making space and staffing support available to graduates of local and regional colleges and universities to present their thesis exhibitions in downtown Toronto.
Through our Summer Sessions program, selected master’s degree candidates will receive:
— Free use of our exhibition and office space for one week (plus time to install and deinstall)
— Staffing support for the entire seven days for public gallery hours, 12–5 pm
— Serving supplies for the opening reception (student is responsible for food/drink and any permits)
— Seating for the student’s thesis defence, if needed
— Limited installation assistance, tools, and supplies (determined on a case by base basis)
— Promotion with a widely distributed media release
— Blog post to mailing list and social media channels (approx 2000 subscribers/followers)
— Listing on the Artscape Youngplace website, social media, and exterior signage
— When possible, openings will be scheduled to coincide with other building events for max attendance
Summer Session shows will generally run for one week during late June or August, depending on the student’s schedule and project space availability. Due to our limited staffing and budget, availability will be just one or two projects per year to start.
If you are interested in applying for summer 2017, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
— Letter of introduction (i.e., who you are, how you heard of us, why you would like to show here)
— Desired time frame for exhibition
— Your updated resume or CV and contact information
— Any relevant URLs: websites, projects, videos, publications and/or press
Additional materials requested of Curators:
— Curatorial proposal including exhibition concept and description
— Exhibition checklist with artwork/object images (72 dpi jpgs) and info (name, title, date, media, dims)
— Links to artists’ websites or condensed bios/statements/CVs
— Sketches, plans, or diagrams relating to our floor plan
Additional materials requested of Artists:
— 10–20 images from your current and recent bodies of work (72 dpi jpgs), or web link (preferred)
— List of titles, dates, media, and dimensions for each image
— Artist statement (max 250 words)
— If submitting a site-specific proposal, include a project description (max 500 words) and supporting images (sketches, plans, and/or diagrams relating to our floor plan)
Timelines and Review Process
Once we receive your complete submission, we will send a confirmation email. Note this may take some time; please do not contact us to follow up unless you have not received a confirmation at least a week after you have sent it.
Address materials and any related questions to submissions (at) typology (dot) ca. Submissions sent to other email addresses at TYPOLOGY may be missed. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
A Submissions Review committee of five individuals drawn from our Executive and Advisory Boards and Membership will assess submission packages received by March 1, 2017 for artistic merit, feasibility, and space availability. Notifications to all applicants will be sent within the following month. Good luck and thank you in advance for your interest and participation!