Call For Submissions – City Of Craft 2011

Apply Now to City of Craft 2011
Vendor, Sponsorship, Installation and Interactive Calls Closing Soon.

City of Craft, Toronto’s dazzling winter explosion of craft, art and related culture, is currently accepting applications from vendors, submissions from installation/interactive artists and interest from craft-based and/or local sponsors. But deadlines are fast approaching! Read on to come join us in our 5th year of winter wonder…

City of Craft 2011
December 10th and 11th, 2011
Saturday – 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 5:00pm
The Theatre Centre
1087 Queen Street West
$2 at the door

Vendor Applicantions
DEADLINE: August 31, 2011, Midnight EST

Interested makers who create and construct their own wares are encouraged to submit their work for consideration by our 2011 jury.

Full application FAQ and online submission forms can be found here –

Information on our 2011 jury can be found here –

DEADLINE: September 15, 2011

Every year, City of Craft partners with local and/or handmade businesses of all sizes to make the event a richer, better experience for all. On top of seeking monetary sponsors, we use materials like handmade goods, gift certificates, services, and pop-up programming to make the event as stellar as possible. Sponsorships allow us to showcase like-minded businesses and makers outside of the vendor context. We use in-kind goods to fill our swag bags, vendors packs, midway games and volunteer rewards. In exchange, we give local/handmade businesses as much of our public platform as possible – through on-site display, social media, blogging, website consideration and printed materials.

For more information and to request a sponsorship package, please email your request to

Installations and Interactive Programming
DEADLINE: August 31, 2011

Although City of Craft operates primarily as a winter craft fair, we love to partner with local, national and international makers, groups and organizations to present challenging and skillful craft-based works and interventions. In particular, large-scale installations and interactive programming has fit well into our space and atmosphere. In the past, these collaborations have included group shows, outdoor art interventions, pop-up programming at neighborhood satellite venues, window shows, an interactive midway, activist media stunts, a broom closet screening room for two and more!

For 2011, there is no formal application process for interactive or installation work. Project proposals can be emailed to A detailed outlined of your proposed project, including logistical outlined as well as a little information about you or your group is all we need to get started.

A knowledge of City of Craft and past attendance of our events is definitely an asset for interested parties, as we do not operate in typical gallery or art event modes – installs can happen late at night or very early in the morning and the work is only displayed for a weekend. We also occupy a very idiosyncratic space, The Theatre Centre on Queen West West. Work that can suspend from the 30 foot ceiling, fill a wall, overtake a broom closet, or provide any sort of wonder to the washrooms is greatly sought.


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