September 7, 2015
by Canadian Architect
toronto design offsite festival welcomes submissions
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is an annual city-wide platform for the exhibition and engagement of design in Toronto. Join the Festival to become a part of an exciting network of creative people, exhibitions, events, and a captive audience of designers and design-lovers. Last year, 78 different public events and exhibitions were on offer, from workshops to experimental installations to prototypes to design parties and curated exhibitions, featuring the work of nearly 400 designers and artists.
Independently produced events, exhibitions and window installations are integral to the Festival’s structure. All are welcome who want to present, discuss, demonstrate, or exhibit design in any field and/or related disciplines. Exhibitors can include academic and cultural institutions, design businesses, independent designers and students. Exhibitors are responsible for arranging their own venue in the city of Toronto, including spaces such as galleries, studios, workshops, cafés, schools, cinemas and businesses.
The 6th annual TO DO Festival runs January 18-24, 2016. Window installations must run for the entire week, events and studio tours must take place during week, and exhibitions must run during some part of the week. Installations and exhibition can start before and/or end after Festival Week.
Your exhibitor registration includes:
*a listing on the online Festival schedule (one page with up to six images, 200-word description, one opening reception or other event
*a listing on the Festival iPhone app (one page with up to six images, 40-word description, one opening reception or other event
*a listing in the printed Festival guide (event or exhibition name, dates, address, website URL) with an anticipated distribution of 15,000 copies citywide
*inclusion in one “What TO DO” daily e-newsletter and corresponding “What TO DO” website post, along with TO DO venue signage (e.g., window cling)
The final registration deadline of October 2, 2015. The content deadline is October 16, 2015.
For more information, please visit http://todesignoffsite.com/2016-festival-registration/.
A call for submissions is also open for TO DO Talks. If you’re interested in speaking at TO DO, please visit http://todesignoffsite.com/to-do-talks-2016/.
And if you’re interested in exhibiting in the In Series exhibition, TO DO is also accepting submissions. For details, please visit http://todesignoffsite.com/blog1/to-do-festival-exhibition-call-for-submissions/.