Call for Exhibition Proposals: Craft Ontario Gallery 2023

‘Security Blanket: Embroidered Textiles by Jennifer Smith-Windsor’ at the Craft Ontario Gallery from March 9 – April 7, 2021. Photo by Jocelyn Reynolds.

Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Craft Ontario is currently seeking proposals for solo and two-person exhibitions to take place in the Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto, in the 2023 calendar year.

Craft Ontario is devoted to the support, advocacy and promotion of Ontario craft and craft artists. Our services and programs provide support for craft artists at all levels of their careers from emerging to established, while raising awareness of, providing access to, and growing appreciation for their work.

Craft Ontario welcomes submissions in all craft media by active Craft Professional Members at any stage of their career (emerging, mid or established). Submissions of both existing work and projects that have not yet been realized will be considered.

Craft Ontario provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, and pays artist fees in line with CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens) guidelines.

If you have any questions about this call for entry or application process please contact Robyn Wilcox, Curator, at Please note that Robyn has limited office hours, so you are advised to submit your questions well in advance of the deadline.

In preparing your proposal, please review the gallery floor plan and images.

‘Liminal Monuments: Claudia Gutierrez’ at the Craft Ontario Gallery from January 13 – February 26, 2022. Photo by Jocelyn Reynolds.


  • Successful applicants must hold an active Craft Professional Membership. For membership inquiries, please contact Elycia SFA at
  • Applications will only be accepted through this online form (see below for more details). Hard copy or email submissions will not be accepted.

Exhibition Information

  • The Exhibitor will be responsible for shipping or delivering the work to the Gallery and for insuring the work while in transit.
  • Craft Ontario will insure all items for theft and damage while on the Gallery premises.
  • Any work included in the exhibition that is available for sale (at the artist’s discretion) will be sold at Craft Ontario’s usual consignment split of 50%.


Selection Criteria
Craft Ontario will consider the following when reviewing proposals:

  • Quality of work
  • Quality of proposal
  • Career Level – Craft Ontario aims to show artists at all levels, from emerging through to established
  • Disciplines – Craft Ontario aims to show a breadth of material practices
  • Identity – Craft Ontario considers the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council’s priority groups
  • Suitability of proposal to gallery space
  • Access for members that have not shown in the space before or recently

Submission Requirements

  • Applicant Information
    ◦  Contact Details
    ◦  Artist Bio (max. 500 words)
    ◦  CV (max. 2 pages, PDF only)
  • Co-Applicant Information — IF APPLICABLE
    ◦  Contact Details
    ◦  Artist Bio (max. 500 words)
    ◦  CV (max. 2 pages, PDF only)
  • Exhibition Proposal
    ◦  Description (max. 500 words)
    ◦  Images (min. 5, max. 10)

Submission Form
Click here to apply

‘Arboreal: Daniel Gruetter and Juliana Scherzer’ at the Craft Ontario Gallery from August 21 – October 2, 2021. Photo by Jocelyn Reynolds.

About Craft Ontario
Craft Ontario (formerly the Ontario Crafts Council) is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.

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1106 Queen St. West
Toronto ON, M6J 1H9


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