Framed by Feminists
An affordable market of feminist art
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
October 28, 2018
10am – 4pm
Calling visual artists who identify as feminist.
Presented by the Feminist Art Collective (FAC) and the Gladstone Hotel, this market of affordable feminist art will run concurrently with Art Toronto. Visual artists will have the opportunity to utilize a 6 foot table to display and sell their work.
We are accepting artists who work with paintings, small sculptures, prints, photographs, and mixed media.
Table fee: $100
Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send the following in PDF form by August 15 , 2018, to email@example.com with “Market Application” in the subject line:
5-10 images that are representative of the works you would like to display, including: size, title, medium, and price
An artist statement (max 500 words)
A biography (max 150 words)
A CV and other supporting material you would like to include (web links, reviews, etc.)
If needed, compress your PDF here
The Feminist Art Collective (FAC) is a grassroots, not for profit, volunteered-based organization committed to inspiring social change. FAC started in 2012 with a yearly goal of putting on a conference to exhibit and discuss feminist art. FAC now includes yearlong programming, including education projects and an annual artist residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point. It also engages in several community partnerships dedicated to the promotion of feminist art across artistic disciplines in Toronto and abroad. We aim to showcase like-minded, multidisciplinary art including: visual art, film, theatre arts, music, dance, design, spoken word and literature. We create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. By providing an opportunity for feminist artists to meet and share their work, we believe we can provide opportunities for networking and future artistic collaboration that can inspire progressive change and empowerment. We envision that the ripple effect from this type of artistic sharing and learning can provoke positive transformations in both our communities and our minds.
The Gladstone Marketplace
The GH Marketplace presents curated monthly shopping experiences highlighting local artists and entrepreneurs, artisanal producers, creative collectives and social enterprises. At the Gladstone, we believe buying local, seasonal and championing and facilitating opportunities for artists, entrepreneurs and micro producers is necessary to support our local environment and our local economy. Our monthly marketplace is connected to our cultural programming strategy. And one of the ways that we aim to grow our community of creatives and innovators and connect them to each other and to our guests. Each GH Marketplace is themed and collaboratively created working with independent curators or in partnership with cultural and community groups.
FOCUS – The GH Marketplace is focused on showcasing independent and emerging artists, entrepreneurs and social enterprises. We like to shine a spotlight on innovators, movers and shakers.
INTIMATE – The unique setting of the hotel, and the size (usually 20 vendors), focus and mandate of our marketplace provides every participant with the opportunity to be prominently featured.
ACCESSIBLE – Participation costs for vendors are minimal compared to trade shows and more commercial events. Markets are free with no admission fee to the public.
EXPOSURE – We work hard to support vendors to draw audience and professional contacts via our networks and provide access to our social media followers.
SUPPORT – The Gladstone staff team supports market planning, marketing and promotions to make participating is easy and rewarding. And we engage individual curators, advocators and partners who provide expertise, connect their networks and infuse their creative energy make each market hum.
CONNECTION – When you participate in GH Marketplace events you become part of the Gladstone Hotel family. You will see your neighbours, your colleagues, and people you would like to meet – new clients, future collaborators. We want to you to feel at home and be yourself. The Gladstone is a place for fun, taking chances, connecting to people and new opportunities!