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March 7, 2023

Call for Artists: Art Encounters Program

Toronto Outdoor Arts Fair (TOAF) provides support and mentorship to a select group of artists to offset the barriers and pressure of participating in the Fair.

Through this program, we provide limited subsidized booth spaces, accessibility support, professional development and at times financial assistance (funding permitting), to equip the selected artists with tools for success during both the online and in-person Fair taking place July 2 - 9, 2023.

Who is Eligible? We are currently accepting applications from Deaf artists and/or artists who identify as having a Disability, Indigenous Artists, and Newcomer artists (less than 3 years in Canada) as defined by the OAC. All artists are subject to the same jury. It is possible that you may be accepted into the Fair, and not the Art Encounters Program due to limited program capacity.

Deadline: March 7, 2023 - 11:59 pm.


Artists who require accessibility and financial support are eligible to apply for additional assistance through our Art Encounters program. At Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, we have established a rich tradition of launching successful careers and providing a highly accessible venue for artists and the public to meet face-to-face. For the past 60 years, we have aimed to remove barriers to the arts from the perspective of cost, approachability and by welcoming diverse artists and audiences.

If you require an alternative application method, or have questions about the application or eligibility please contact info@torontooutdoor.art, or 416-408-2754 (text messages welcome).