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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

Call for Artists is open until March 7, 2024.

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

Application Support:
Feedback Fridays and Application Information Session (January 10th, 2024 7:00 PM)

Thinking about applying to our 63rd Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in July? You can book an appointment with us for a one-on-one phone consultation to get direct feedback on your previous year’s application if it was unsuccessful and receive advice on how to build a stronger submission. Spaces every Friday are limited, so book early! 

Our TOAF63 Call for Artists & Makers is accepting applications. The final deadline is March 7, 2023.


How to Book an Appointment

You must schedule your appointment through Google Calendar.
Under the description box, provide your name, email and phone number.

Please note: 
1. Feedback is focused on how to strengthen your 2024 application only. Specific juror comments, and ‘reasons for being declined’ will not be given.
2. To keep things manageable for our small team, phone calls will be kept to 10 minutes, and only one call per artist. 
3. Your appointment will not be rescheduled if you miss the appointment.

Ania or Subin from the TOAF team will call you at the phone number provided. Please be prepared to answer the phone at your appointment time. To review a copy of your application from last year, Log in at TOAF.ca to get to your Application Dashboard. Click on the ‘complete’ button next to the 2023 Application.


Application Information Session (January 10th, 2024 7:00PM EST)

Learn how to prepare a winning application, from great photos, booth/installation image, to curating your portfolio for success. Submit a draft of your application for the chance to get feedback from our mock jury and get a first-hand peek at what our jurors are looking for.

This session will focus on answering questions about the in-person Fair at Nathan Phillips Square and Exclusively Online at TOAF.ca

This event will be available in-person only.
401 Richmond, Unit 262

Register today!

Call for Artists FAQ on Instagram Live (February 1, 2024 at 12:00 PM)

Join the TOAF team on Instagram live to answer your questions about the application process or the Fair.


How is Your Application Selected?

Artistic excellence, originality, quality of support materials and consistency of ideas and design, are qualities our curators apply to evaluate your application. We carefully put together an inclusive, external and multidisciplinary panel of curators, made up of professional artists, gallerists, art educators, curators and other respected members of the visual arts community to review all submissions in every category. Our panel rotates every year to keep the roster of our artists diverse, fresh and exciting. Our team and board members do not participate in the selection process. Read TOAF’s Equity and Non-Discrimination Policy.

Our curators score submissions out of 30 points, according to the above selection criteria. They select the best artists with the highest scores (above 23 points). We maintain a waitlist of artists with a score of 22 points. Waitlisted artists are accepted once space becomes available with priority given to applications submitted earlier.

All decisions are final. Our team does not appeal decisions.

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