Call for submissions to Come Up To My Room 2016

Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. The exhibition challenges participants to push their everyday practice by offering a blank canvas upon which to explore new themes and ways of working. Framed within the backdrop of the historic 120-year-old Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR invites artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike.

The 13th installment of CUTMR will take place between January 21 and January 25, 2016. We invite you to submit proposals as individuals or as collectives, and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. This call is open to Canadian and international participants. For full submission details, please visit

Come Up To My Room 2016 is curated by Jana Macalik and Nuria Montblanch. Founded in 2004 by Christina Zeidler and Pamila Matharu, it is produced by the Gladstone Hotel and led by Chris Mitchell, Noa Bronstein and Britt Welter-Nolan. Past curators also include Jaclyn Blumas, Noa Bronstein, Robert Cram, David Dick-Agnew, Elise Hodson, Katherine Morley, Caitlin Plewes, Caroline Shaheed, Jeremy Vandermeij, Deborah Wang and Britt Welter-Nolan.

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015.

The pop-up exhibition on the second floor of the hotel runs from January 21-25, 2016, and the reception takes place from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016, followed by the Love Design Party/TODO Closing Party later that night. The long-run exhibition on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Gladstone Hotel takes place from January 7 to April 3, 2016.

For more information and to view past projects, please visit