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Artist and designer submissions sought for TO DO festival


Returning next year, the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) brings people together to celebrate contemporary design across the city from January 18-27, 2019. Artists and designers are now invited to join the TO DO Festival to become a part of an exciting network of creative people, exhibitions, events, and a captive audience of designers and design-lovers.TO DO Festival

Last year, the TO DO Festival had 100+ events and exhibitions across the city, 140K+ visitors, 95+ million press impressions, and 500+ million total brand impressions. From design talks to experimental installations to prototypes to opening parties and curated exhibitions, the Festival featured the work of over 800 artists and designers.

Ahead of next year’s festival, submissions from guest artists and designers are open until September 14, 2018. More information is available via the TO DO Festival website — Here is an outline of what’s possible:

  • A window installation runs the whole Festival Week, and is visible to the public 24 hours a day from the outside of your venue. Depending on the space, the installation may also be viewable from inside your venue during regular business/gallery hours.
  • An event runs one day during Festival Week, for a set period of time. Events can include a talk, a product launch, screening, or a workshop.
  • An exhibition runs more than one day during Festival Week. It is visible to the public during regular business/gallery hours, and may include a window component. It can start before Festival Week, and end after Festival Week. It may also include an opening or closing reception, or artist/designer’s talk.

A more detailed overview of submission guidelines and possibilities is now available via the 2019 TO DO festival website, linked here.


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