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February 8, 2021

Church-Wellesley Call for Digital Art Proposals

Hosted by Church-Wellesley Village

We are calling for artists to help us bring beauty to a space in transition in The Village. The artwork will be printed and displayed at 562 Church Street, the previous home to the bar Slacks. ⁠⠀⠀ ⁠⠀⠀ We are looking for digital art submissions that explore any of the following themes:⁠⠀⠀

  • What does safe space look like to you?⁠⠀⠀
  • Creating safer spaces⁠
  • Community safety⁠⠀⠀
  • Keeping our community safe during COVID-19 ⁠⠀⠀ ⁠⠀⠀ Artist Honorarium: $375⁠⠀⠀ ⁠⠀⠀ Submissions are due on February 8th, 2021. Please send them to office@churchwellesleyvillage.ca. Make the email subject line ‘562 Artist Proposal’. ⁠⠀⠀ Please include the following in your email:⁠⠀⠀
  • Name, pronouns & social media handles⁠⠀⠀
  • A sketch of what you are proposing for the space. The sketch should be similar dimensions to the boarded-up windows (image above)
  • A link to previous work (Website, Instagram, Tumblr, etc)⁠⠀⠀
  • Short description of your proposed piece (MAX 250 words )⁠⠀⠀ ⁠⠀⠀ The Church-Wellesley Village will be responsible for the printing and mounting of the artwork.⁠⠀⠀ ⁠⠀⠀ Submissions to be kept on file for future projects⁠.⠀
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Church-Wellesley Village

65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 406, Toronto, ON, Canada

Email: info@churchwellesleyvillage.ca

The Village is a comfortable and supportive community that offers the connectedness of a small town, in the heart of the City. The Village is an urban destination, connected to transit with businesses and events that are on the forefront of City building and urban life. Art and culture is central to our lifestyle including galleries, art installations and theatre. Our nightlife is diverse and offers music, dancing and shows that entertain and attract visitors. The Village is the historic home of Toronto's LGBTQ communities. Our neighbourhood has been known for decades as the gathering place for diverse communities and is still a primary point of contact for tourists and LGBTQ people moving to the City. As an award winning community, we are proud to play host to Toronto's Pride Festival, an opportunity to celebrate our village, history and diverse neighbourhood.