fbpx

Category: Events

Call to Artists – Cover Artist Gets $1,200 and 2 Featured Artists $600

 Radical Dreams of Equity and Kindness

 

What kind of world do you want to live in after Covid-19? 

 

Share your dreams

 

CreativeUTO is a socially conscious incubator of creative thinkers. We are launching the inaugural issue of Symposium, a print anthology, and video exhibit. For our first issue, we have chosen the theme: Radical Dreams of Equity and Kindness. We acknowledge that Covid-19 has dramatically disrupted all of our lives. We see, too, that there are deep inequalities that undermine our core values and beliefs.

 

We invite all artists across media to contribute their visions of a better future. Because dreams are the first step to bring better to life.

 

 

Artists click here to submit your artwork
https://form.jotform.com/93126494193260

Video Exhibits broadcasted live on CUTO Podcast
https://www.creativeuto.ca/#podcast

For fundraising, details go to our fundraiser page
https://www.creativeuto.ca/fundraising

 

Event-goers buy tickets and anthology on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/creativeuto

HOW IT WORKS:

Submit your work, make sure to include a 250-word artist statement. You’ll be sent to an onboarding page when you register. You’ll receive a welcome package including promotional material and an invoice. We publish your work on our Facebook fan page, (y)our fans help us critique and add context to these pictures by leaving likes, comments, and sharing your work. Artists will be selected by our Steering Committee, an elected group of established members of the creative community and CreativeUTO members. Artists present their work onlinr. We work together to promote our creation, share profits, knowing that proceeds go to Sistering, ASE Community, and TICOT

 

PROFIT SHARE + PARTICIPATION:

  • Cover artist (visual, video and written work will be considered): $1,200
  • 2 Featured artists get $600
  • Submissions are open to Toronto artists. Some preference will be given to local Toronto and GTA based artists.

 

Artists click here to submit your artwork
https://form.jotform.com/93126494193260

 

 

CREATIVE DIRECTION:

 

We want to know how you envision a better world.

 

Be creative.

Be serious.

Be ridiculous.

 

We want your brave and beautiful visions to inspire and then build a better tomorrow

 

 

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

 

We use ethical and environmentally conscious for all our merchandise

https://www.creativeuto.ca/our-commitment-to-sustainable-and-ethical-production/.

 

Proceeds from CreativeUTO projects go to funding projects from Sistering, ASE, and TICOT

https://www.CreativeUTO.ca/fundraising

 

 

Submission guidelines:

We accept all forms of art that relate to the theme of radical dreams of equity and kindness for a post-COVID-19 world. The art we accept includes but is not limited to:

 

  • Visually striking eye candy
  • Visual Art (drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media)
  • Photography
  • Short stories
  • Poetry
  • Other written work (personal essays, creative non-fiction, etc)
  • Performance (Dance, music, etc)
  • Art installations
  • Experimental Arts

 

The following is the definition of 1 piece:

 

  • One image of a visual piece (300 dpi PNG format or your print will be junk and may be rejected.)
  • One or multiple poems which collectively total up to 600 words (please submit in ONE file)
  • One piece of written work up to 1200 words 
  • One Video (Please submit a video in HD)
  • One audio file (for musicians, you’ll need audio quality guidelines. They will also need to submit text or an image which to accompany their work.)

 

 

For non-text works please include an accompanying artist statement on how your work connects to the theme and clearly indicate which piece it is accompanying. Up to 250 words per piece, the artist statement does not count as one of your pieces. Please verify that all submitted work is original to you. For work involving multiple parties, submissions, consent to participate must be given by all participants and artists.

 

 

We are giving away $1,200 to a cover artist and $600 to 2 featured artists

 

November 21st (Submission deadline)

  • Submission deadline for 1st edition of Anthology (live event)

  • Artists pictures will be published on IG, Facebook during the onboarding process
  • Participation fee due before we publish your work on our networks
  • Early submissions will have a chance to campaign for cover artist longer
  • We work as a community to critique the art
  • You can invite your followers to vote like and give feedback

 

  • Facebook or IG like = 3 points
  • Facebook or IG comments = 5 points
  • An event like at 77 Shuter = 12 points
  • CreativeUTO staff like or comment = 12 points

 

Saturday, November 28th

  • Symposium Video Exhibit at Studio 77
  • Very limited space available at 77 Shuter
  • Bring foods, and wine
  • The event starts at 3 pm
  • There will be a live DJ
  • Artists must submit their artwork between
  • Doors open at 8 pm
  • Private event for artists and fundraisers
  • Fundraiser to sell the book
  • Social distancing rules are in effect (wear masks, limited to 50 people)

 

Saturday, December 12th (Final 20)

  • Symposium Video Exhibit at Studio 77
  • Bring 2 pieces of work between 1 and 4 pm
  • Very limited space available at 77 Shuter

 

Download the event PDF here

https://wp.me/a9Y4Df-33C

Event-goers get your tickets on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/creativeuto

Artists click here to submit your artwork
https://form.jotform.com/93126494193260

Video Exhibits broadcasted live on CUTO Podcast
https://www.creativeuto.ca/#podcast

For fundraising, details go to our fundraiser page
https://www.creativeuto.ca/fundraising

 

CREATIVE COMMUNITY + PRODUCTIVE VIBES

Call For Artists – Build a Profitable Art Business in 6 months. Orientation Starts on July 2nd

Build a Profitable Art Business

Get ongoing business development on Zoom (and eventually in-person) with this 6-month business development program.

Goals

Help 300 artists actualize a profitable business system that complements their creative cycle through design thinking approaches, workshops, and ongoing exhibits.

Creating an incubator

After years of researching how artworks, I have come to realize that we are all different, we live differently, we have different business development needs, different advertising needs and different ways of doing things. 

I used the feedback from my research to design the ABLO and SMARTERai operational philosophies that borrow from proven project management principles. This incubation program is designed to accommodate artists and cater to their different business needs.  

 

However, the Hiscox report notes that online art sales may be benefitting from growth in other e-commerce sectors, as 73% of art buyers said they had bought other products in a similar price range online before buying art online. In 2017, that figure was just 68%. --- Source

 

Sessions are once per week

  • 1st Class July 2nd 2020
  • Register first so we can get on the same page
  • Pay and setup your account on CreativeUTO.ca when you're ready 
  • Your CreativeUTO account gives you access to the backend
  • CreativeUTO account accumulates Volume for activity (community currency)
  • Early bird Pay $45 for the 1st 2-months
  • The incubator is $75 per month for 6 months
  • You get continued support after through our Slack community
  • Our classes will be through Zoom (where we will setup multiple rooms)
  • Once Social Distancing restrictions change they will eventually be in person

Click the link below to register

form.jotform.com/93126494193260

 

Scroll down for more info

 

ABLO + SMARTER

All projects at CreativeUTO go through 4 phases of development. These phases are alpha, beta, launch, operate. ABLO is part of the SMARTER system; both ABLO and SMARTER are based on project management principles and that will help manage the community and the projects involved.  Projects can cycle back to any of the 4 phases in ABLO. One such project is an online collaborative incubator for artists. We’re in the BETA phase of setting up the online incubator. 

 

BETA phase

We are in the alpha phase of the incubator, looking to gather a community of artists who will get to develop their business side through our workshops; where they will  get proper guidance to prepare a pitch deck for their organization detailing out  their value proposition, target market, sales funnel, and marketing plans.

 

While online art market growth may be plodding, one key trend has emerged: Big spenders—defined by Hiscox as collectors who spend more than $100,000 per year on art—are increasingly comfortable browsing and buying art online. The report notes that these big spenders are the most frequent visitors to online sales platforms, with 50% of them visiting multiple times per week—a big jump from the previous year, when just 38% of big spenders made multiple virtual trips per week to online art vendors. And those increasingly frequent visits are translating to more transactions—47% of big spenders said they bought art online in the last 12 months, up from 30% in the 2018 report. - Source

In house currency

Community members who earn MANA (our in house currency, built into your account on our website) can use it to trade for resources, cash out, or trade-in for a license to host workshops or their own projects.  

 

In house workshops include:

  •       SMARTER Collaboration
  •       The Art of the Sale
  •       Know Thyself
  •       Business Model Canvas 2020
  •       WordPress Website Workshop
  •       Get up to $7,000 in funding through Access

 

You walk away with knowledge on how to operate a profitable business system that fits your day to-day creative process

This includes: 

  • The freedom to fail and succeed
     
  • Free-flowing design thinking classes
  • Showcase your art at our upcoming exhibits
  • How to set up and operate your WordPress Website
  • Keyword research 
  • Get your pages on Google
  • Social media strategy
     
  • A Business Model Canvass to create a Pitch Deck
  • Sales funnel content & marketing strategy
  • A fully functional  website
     
  • Work on projects, or workshops in the community
  • Create a tribe and collaborate on projects together

 

  • Access to a community of artists
  • Access to events, programs, and workshops

Long term goals

  • Helps us create resources to help with homelessness, isolation and mental illness in our community
  • Build an ecosystem of 300 artists
  • Help us build the Artists and Social Innovation Expo. A 7 day 300 annual artist art installation.

Registration process 

  • 1st Class July 2nd 2020
  • Register first so we can get on the same page
  • Pay and setup your account on CreativeUTO.ca when you're ready 
  • Your CreativeUTO account gives you access to the backend
  • CreativeUTO account accumulates Volume for activity (community currency)
  • Early bird Pay $45 for the 1st 2-months
  • Incubator is $75 per month for 6 months
  • You get continued support after through our Slack community
  • Our classes will be through Zoom (where we will setup multiple rooms)
  • Once Social Distancing restrictions change they will eventually be in person

 

Click the link below to register

form.jotform.com/93126494193260

Sessions are weekdays between

Design thinking classes targets everyone on the bell curve

  • 1 till 3 pm
  • 5 till 8 pm
  • 8 till 11 open house 

 

 

 

The Unicorn Exploratory Workshop Hosted by Vince Schutt MBA

Exploratory Workshop Hosted by Vince Schutt MBA

About the workshop

As an artist, my art is facilitation.  I will facilitate an exploratory workshop on the use of art as a communication medium for empowering community's own motivations and will to move forward on environmental solution-making.

About Vince Schutt

Vince is the founder of Enviromentum.  He facilitates learning opportunities for people from all walks to empower their communications in ways they never really knew were possible.

Vince is not fond of walks on the beach, and if he has to walk on the beach he'd prefer it to be short over long.

 

Visit Vince's website

enviromentum.org

 

Registration

  • 1st Class July 2nd 2020
  • Register first so we can get on the same page
  • Pay and setup your account on CreativeUTO.ca when you're ready 
  • Your CreativeUTO account gives you access to the backend
  • CreativeUTO account accumulates Volume for activity (community currency)
  • Early bird Pay $45 for the 1st 2-months
  • The incubator is $75 per month for 6 months
  • You get continued support after through our Slack community
  • Our classes will be through Zoom (where we will setup multiple rooms)
  • Once Social Distancing restrictions change they will eventually be in person

For more info about our whole program click here

Click the link below to register

Personal Branding Unicorn Workshops Facilitated by 5 X Tedx Speaker Bobby Umar

Personal Branding Workshop Facilitated by 5 X Tedx Speaker Bobby Umar

Overview

There are followers, there are leaders, and then there are thought leaders. Thought leadership is a key differentiator between those brands who are driving the conversation forward versus simply engaging in it.
 
It is a type of content marketing where you invest in the experience, talent and passion within you, your business, from your community, to drive the conversation and answer the biggest questions of your target audience on a particular topic.
Your personal brand is your promise to deliver to every person you come in contact with. It is your reputation, integrity and what your audience expects of you, whether they are your team, your tribe or your customers. Building a strong thought leadership personal brand will set you apart, create more opportunities, and help you stay on top of the innovative trends in your industry. Bobby Umar will share the 3 key aspects of a Thought Leadership
Personal Brand and drill deeper into the what and how on one of the key aspects: content creation and generating new ideas.
 
This will be a key aspect to building your business. There will also be a Q & A session where you can ask any question around your business and current state.
 

AGENDA:

  • Why invest in your leadership and personal development
  • What is personal branding and why it is important
  • Why thought leadership
  • How to determine your personal brand
  • How to build thought leadership
  • Deeper dive into content creation, idea generation and leveraging LinkedIn

Bobby Umar, CEO of DYPB

Bobby Umar is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific advocates of heart-based leadership in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brené Brown and John Maxwell. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker, and one of the top social media influencers in the world, with over half a million followers. 

He has been named the "2nd Best Business Coach to Follow" on Twitter and the "4th Best Leadership Influencer" according to Kred. Bobby is an author of three international books, including a #1 Best Seller. He is also a Huffington Post contributor and hosted a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over 1 billion impressions. Bobby was also named a "2015 Speaker to Watch” and most recently, he was named a "Top 7 Networking Guru to Follow".

A social media advocate, who champions authentic connection and leadership, Bobby has appeared on hundreds of podcasts, TV and radio shows. With a background in brand marketing (Kraft and Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby has led Raeallan (www.raeallan.com) for over a decade and is now a recognized thought leader in networking, social media and personal branding. He founded the DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand movement (www.dypb.ca), which for five years hosted the largest event

in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates. 250,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive team-building activities, and engaging workshops.

 

Follow DYPB on IG

https://www.instagram.com/dypbto/

 

Follow DYPB on Linked in

https://www.linkedin.com/company/dypb/

 

Registration

  • 1st Class July 2nd 2020
  • Register first so we can get on the same page
  • Pay and setup your account on CreativeUTO.ca when you're ready 
  • Your CreativeUTO account gives you access to the backend
  • CreativeUTO account accumulates Volume for activity (community currency)
  • Early bird Pay $45 for the 1st 2-months
  • The incubator is $75 per month for 6 months
  • You get continued support after through our Slack community
  • Our classes will be through Zoom (where we will setup multiple rooms)
  • Once Social Distancing restrictions change they will eventually be in person

For more info about our whole program click here

Click the link below to register

Creative Unicorns Strategy Workshop Facilitated By Salomeh Ahmadi

The Unicorn Strategy Workshop May 2020

Course Description

Develop your ability to innovate, think strategically, and gain a competitive advantage for your organization through strategy – placing the right resources in the right direction at the right time.

This course is designed to provide learners how to incorporate better business strategy and strategic thinking and apply essential business management principles to your idea or company. You'll see how planning and taking action over the long term can help realize business goals and objectives given the complex and dynamic context that might be unique to you. You'll examine case studies that cover a wide range of business situations and issues. You'll gain practical and focused strategic-planning thinking, and then explore and integrate functional business activities into the business plan.

You will develop your ability to think strategically, analyze the competitive environment, and recommend positioning and value creation. We will look at the fundamental tools you need to understand strategy: effective internal and stakeholder analysis; environmental analysis, value chain, core competencies, McKinsey's 7S Framework, SWOT-analysis, Porter’s 5 Forces, visioning, to name a few

Assess: where are you today?

Alternatives: what might you do / provide?

Choice: what should you do?

Objectives

  • Design the foundations of a strategic roadmap
  • Identify opportunities to improve your top and bottom line
  • Evaluate how internal and external forces might affect your strategic moves
  • Learn how to better thinking strategically
  • Touch on business growth strategy

About Salomeh Ahmadi

  • With an MBA and a background in the social sector, Salomeh focuses on connecting the parts to the whole in new and empowering ways. She brings experiences working in small and fast-paced organizations, with SMEs, and social entrepreneurs, providing research, strategic and critical thinking to resolve complex issues. A strong facilitator and creative problem solver - she hones in on the gaps while connecting it to the bigger picture.

Visit her website

https://www.navastrategy.com/

 

Registration

  • 1st Class July 2nd 2020
  • Register first so we can get on the same page
  • Pay and setup your account on CreativeUTO.ca when you're ready 
  • Your CreativeUTO account gives you access to the backend
  • CreativeUTO account accumulates Volume for activity (community currency)
  • Early bird Pay $45 for the 1st 2-months
  • The incubator is $75 per month for 6 months
  • You get continued support after through our Slack community
  • Our classes will be through Zoom (where we will setup multiple rooms)
  • Once Social Distancing restrictions change they will eventually be in person

For more info about our whole program click here

Click the link below to register

Call to Artists – The 2nd Video Exhibit is on Friday May 15th

Creation Events

  • After #TAAP6 we decided to move away from tabled events and added an emphasis on 1 keyword, intimacy.
     
  • Artists will use one of 4 foundations (including Creation, Installation, Performance, and or Exhibition) to animate an immersive event. Telling a fairy tale that takes advantage of social media, participating spaces, and the event itself. 

Artists of Toronto

  • C19 has changed our plans to host monthly exhibits and an ongoing incubator at Gallery 1017 but it hasn't altered our initiative to build and promote a creative community of entrepreneurs. Artists of Toronto continue where the Melanin Exhibit left off and this time the platform will be Zoom. #AoT is an online exhibit where artists get to rant, promote their work, talent or service.
     

  • The exhibit gets broadcasted live on our website and Youtube channel (subscribe to our channel)

Artists click below to register

 

About the 1st Video Exhibit

The 1st video exhibit was amazing and we plan to take what we learned to expand on it.

The CreativeUTO website had double the traffic (compared to the previous day), the official promotional video was the fastest to 100 views (our channel is still very young) and our room got about 22 guests at its peak. Our 1st video exhibit featuring over 4 hours of art, dance, music, performances, and showcases. 

I want to thank everyone who came out to view the show. Jade Elektra for hosting Eman for a mesmerizing performance, Bobby Kumar for his amazing music and transcending art, Anna Cyan for live painting, SofiL for showing her studio, Maggie Chang for performing Feminist Killjoy and Navneet for the insightful artwork and conversations. 

Catta Lyst you are a warrior. 

Special thanks to Nicole Little for creating these wonderful artworks, and Char G for her generous support

Call to Artists

  • We discuss ABLO and SMARTER starting at 7 pm
  • The full event schedule will be made available on May 11th
  • It's free to participate in the video exhibit

Click here to register

 

Artists of Toronto: 1st Video Exhibit Hosted by Jade Elektra + Participating Artists

Road to #TAAP7

  • Join us on our journey to create content with the art community through intimate exhibits that make you feel like you’re in the comfort of your living room while interacting with artists and their art.

 

Creation Events

  • After #TAAP6 we decided to move away from tabled events and added an emphasis on 1 keyword, intimacy.
  • Artists will use one of 4 foundations (including Creation, Installation, Performance and or Exhibition) to animate an immersive event. Telling a fairy tale that takes advantage of social media, participating spaces and the event itself. 

 

Artists of Toronto: 1st Video Exhibit on Monday 4.20. Starts at 7:pm with a networking event

 

 

Artists of Toronto!
 
Hosted by The Legendary Jade Elektra
 
 
 
A Toronto-based Queer African-American Drag Entertainer, Recording Artist/Live Singer, Film/Stage/Television Actor and HIV+ AIDS Activist originally from Tampa, Florida via New York City.
 
Her legendary underground club tracks “Bitch You Look Fierce”, “Why Are You Gaggin’?”, “What-Evah!” are “How Do I Look?” are considered classic examples of the Ballroom/Cunty Beats/Bitch Tracks sub-genre of late 1990s/early 2000’s NYC House Music. In 2019 with the collaboration with DJ/Producer Erik Elias, Jade Elektra released thirteen singles all at once. But most importantly in 2019, Jade Elektra became an internet sensation when she performed a parody of Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" as "Undetectable" for Toronto's AIDS Vigil. The single and remixes are due out later this year.
 
She is presently signed with the record label: iUnderground (New York), but also has product available on 2nd Level (New York), Progressive High (New York), Rough Luxury (New York), Filthy Bitch (London), Posse Up (Vancouver), Sound Groove (New York) and others.
 
 
 
For More Information, please contact Jade Elektra at DJRelentlessToronto@gmail.com
 

 

Featuring an Award-Winning Acrobatic Performance by Eman

 

Eman is an award-winning performer and full-time aerial hoop and pole-sport instructor. She is the co-founder at CirQular Motion, a rehab and conditioning space based in Toronto dedicated to professional circus performers and dancers. She is also a resident performer for Ink Entertainment, Lavelle and Le Brunch, and offers circus aerial and acrobatic pole performances. Specializing in aerial hoop, lollipop Lyra, pole, flying pole and straps, she regularly performs concerts, club venues, festivals, weddings, corporate, pre-wedding events, and much more. Most recently performing as one of Snoop Dogg's backup dancer across Ontario and for brands such as LG, and Samsung.

Websites

https://www.cirqularmotion.com
https://www.facebook.com/eman.dancingincircles/
https://www.instagram.com/_dancingincircles_/

 

 

Belly Dancing Sequence by Melanie

 

International performer and owner of MM Entertainment providing lively cultural performances across the GTA for private and corporate events. Working with local talent and artist to build their careers.

Websites

https://instagram.com/mmentertainment.ca?igshid=h4dw9f2uqhqq

 

Alongside her bandmates, Shanty has performed at many events and venues all throughout the T-dot, such as the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), The Carlu for a show sponsored by Western Union, The Globus Theatre (Bobcaygeon), Atria (Oshawa) and the heart of the city, Nathan Phillips Square, just to name a few.

She takes pride in giving her audience her all and strives to connect, spread wisdom, inspiration, and create an uplifting feeling through her music.

 

 

Her influences run the gamut of excellence.  

 

Nina Simone, Jill Scott,  Alanis Morisette, Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, Erykah Badu, Leela James, Beres Hammond, Billie Holiday, Phyllis Dillon, Lauryn Hill and many more.

 

Social Media

Instagram: Shantysweetsmusic

 

 

An awesome spoken word sequence by Luca Muah

 

I’m a Rapper, Singer,Songwriter and fashion designer who utilized his platform to assist unprivileged children earn an education and proper health care services

 

 

Check out his video below

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry by Writer and Photographer Maggie Chang

 

Maggie is a poet, writer and photographer based in Toronto, currently completing her Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo. Having loved reading all her life, she started writing fiction when she was twelve, and she branched out to poetry, primarily spoken word, as a teen. At the same time, appreciation for the beauty in the world led to an interest in photography. Her work focuses on environmentalism, intersectional feminism, and identity – particularly the joys and sorrows of being Chinese-Canadian. She has performed at Stories of Ours, and Living Hyphen’s Birthday, and the Women’s Center Feminist Poetry Showcase, her work has also appeared in The University of Waterloo’s HeForshe Anthology Allies.

 

Websites

https://www.instagram.com/seethewaymaggiecees/
https://www.facebook.com/seethewaymaggiecees/

 

 

Showcase from Featured Artists Char GS

 

Char is a Canadian graffiti and street artist who has been creating and deploying pieces for over 10 years. She honed her style over several years in Windsor ON and has recently relocated to Toronto, after having been invited to create public art pieces across the US, Australia, and most recently Hamburg and Berlin.

Aside from major public pieces, her aesthetic remains grounded in bombs and hand styles. More complex installations typically feature a cast of strong, empowered and sex-positive female character figures. These figures have become a trademark of her aesthetic and approach.

Her characters are an expression of a feminist stance and a call for female visibility within what is still a significantly male-dominated graffiti art culture. Her goal is to support and nurture the growing diversity of voices within the graffiti and street art form.

She has been a member of several internationally recognized crews, but is currently working solo with the goal of further developing her individual voice and approach. Nonetheless, when making art she can almost always be seen with her rescue dog in tow.

Websites

instagram.com/char_gs
charone.threadless.com
etsy.com/ca/shop/char1gallery

 

View her featured interview on CUTO Podcast

https://www.creativeuto.ca/podcast-char-a-double-edged-sword-of-feminine/

 

 

 

Showcase from Featured Artist Nicole Little

 

I am an Armenian artist, based in Toronto, Canada.

My work has strong drawing components and centres on themes of finding value in discarded objects and people.

 

Websites

 

View Nicole Little's featured interview on CUTO Podcast

https://www.creativeuto.ca/podcast-the-beautiful-mind-of-contemporary-artist-nicole-little/

 

Artwork + music by Bobby Kumar

A multidisciplinary artist from Brampton, Ontario, Bipin Kumar uses many forms of the arts to bring focus to mental health issues.

Websites

www.bipinkumar.ca

www.apolloarchitect.com

www.instagram.com/bipinkumarmusic

https://www.facebook.com/Bipin-Kumar-Art-1387939944684746/?eid=ARDWnAvd9TmUXsyQ0QY5E1o7pOiZdVpSzSTcCHjHe6L_c4kfm0rCioHrkMIOhCGrVhXNg34Vz_0w5Xog

 

 

Showcase by The Art Hippo

(Navneet Nishant) is a self-taught, Toronto based artist. His art style is abstraction through patterns, repetition and bright colors. His artworks fueled by self-discovery, are heavily influenced by the theory of meaning, theory of knowledge and existentialism. His Art career started in India, where he lived in a small town. There is an inherent oriental understanding of self exhibited in his early works either through subject matter or through the colors. He moved to Canada in 2015, accruing a massive change of social, professional, economic and individual context in his life. Moving form a small town to a big city, starting out again as a student just months after getting married, gaining a deeper understanding of human psyche, changing his career to a transformation consultant, all of these have effected his art in a way where philosophy of mind and its proverbial abstraction with daily life is a visible vocal theme in his recent works. Breaking down of mental constructs to create an abstraction, his art makes one question 'the meaning' in its own way, helping people find a deeper connection with themselves and in finding a meaning in life His works have been exhibited in India as well as in Canada and at this stage of his career his ambition is to help more people pursue and find meaning in their lives through his works and establish an international presence.

 

 

Look out for an Awesome Interview with Art Hippo on CUTO Podcast

 

Showcase by Hong Kong-born artist SofiL

SofiL is a Hong Kong-born Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. She received her Master of Fine Arts from New York Studio School and Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University. SofiL has exhibited across Canada, the United States, and England. Her work is in several private collections in Canada, the United States, and Hong Kong. She is a recipient of the LCU Housing Grant, and numerous scholarships and awards, such as the Concordia Scholarship and the Association of Christian Schools International Fine Arts Festival Awards.

 

Sofil is also a Featured Artist on the Podcast. Her interview will be published soon

 

Anna Cyan is also a Featured Artist.

 

She will be Live Painting

 

Anna Cyan is a contemporary realist artist. She has traversed a vast terrain of formal and private art education, from Toronto to Los Angeles and New York.

This quest has been in the service of depicting the human form. But realism is not an end in itself. It is a rich storytelling language, capable of showing the movements of the human soul. For Cyan, paint tells the truth of lived experience, in all its frailty and beauty.

Cyan has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Toronto. Her work also hangs in private collections in Canada, USA and Ukraine.

Websites

Portfolio site: http://seecyan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyan.channel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annacyanstudio/

 

Anna Cyan will also appear on CUTO Podcast.

 

Subscribe to our Youtube channel for daily art

https://www.youtube.com/user/FMiMBranding

 

 

Masterful paintings by Blaine White

I have for many years been interested in and have studied the painting techniques of the old masters. I use this style as a starting point to explore compositions which are not straight imitations of older styles but incorporate contemporary elements. I have used images of statues and architecture and incorporated them into a modern setting. I deliberately chose to do realism over abstract art because I feel I can communicate ideas in a more specific way. I have also depicted historical figures; some of the prime ministers of Canada, politicians, and other personalities.

Websites

http://www.saatchiart.com/blainewhite

 

Artwork about love by artist Amanjoat Gill

All my artwork is about love be it in sexual nature or just admiring the individual. They are all either photography then digital or painting then digital. I sell my artwork starting at $30 and can go up to $150 if wanted on canvas. All the artwork I have shown was made in the last 3 months.

 

 

Websites

www.instagram.com/catta_lyst

 

Showcase by Pakistani-Canadian Visual Artist Iman Bhatti

 

Bhatti is a Pakistani-Canadian Visual Artist and Curator. Her practice explores themes of identity, gender roles, orientalism, and resistance to emphasize the ways in which exposure to images and representations shape perception. Bhatti is currently pursuing the final year of her MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University, from where she also holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting. She is the recipient of the Mrs. W. O. Forsyth Award for Painting and the 2017 CEAD Career Launcher fund. Her works have been exhibited at Daniel Spectrum, Artscape Youngplace and John B. Aird gallery, Mercedez Benz Financial Services.

Websites

https://www.instagram.com/imanbhatti/

 

 

Showcase by Fine Artist Stefano Bove

 

is a Toronto based Fine Artist with a background from both Sheridan College and York University. With a focus in acrylic paint, his body of work explores the beauty of our planet and the cosmos with colourful abstract work.

 

Websites

www.stefanobove.com
Instagram @stefanobove_art
Facebook @artbystefanobove

 

 

Multi-Media Artist Designer Jordan Sparks

 

Jordan Sparks is a Multimedia Artist, Designer, Technician, and Educator from Toronto. Sparks specializes in Video Production, Graphic Art, Game Design, Photography, and several other fields. He also is a known Educator that has taught over 5000 people across Ontario at several institutions. He is currently a Makerspace Technician at the Royal Ontario Museum. Sparks uses his artistic practice to explore how media can entertain and spark social change.

Websites

https://GrindSpark.com
https://www.facebook.com/SparkComics/
https://www.instagram.com/supersparkplugs/

 

Shop art (postcards, t-shirts, high fidelity posters, photobook) from the Video Exhibit

 

(shop opens on Monday 4.20 2020)

 

Join our Patreon Account and receive monthly art

 

https://www.patreon.com/creativeuto

 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily art

https://www.youtube.com/user/FMiMBranding

 

Our next video exhibit is on Friday May 15th. Starts at 7 pm.

 

Call to Artists - Register below to get on the list

 

<

p style="text-align: center;">form.jotform.com/92972228451260

Artists of Toronto: Video Exhibit Starts on Monday, April 20th at 7 pm

Artists of Toronto: Video Exhibit Starts on Monday, April 20th at 7 pm

Artists of Toronto

  • C19 has changed our plans to host monthly exhibits and an ongoing incubator at Gallery 1017 but it hasn't altered our initiative to build and promote a creative community of entrepreneurs. Artists of Toronto continue where the Melanin Exhibit left off and this time the platform will be Zoom. #AoT is an online exhibit where artists get to rant, promote their work, talent or service.
  • The exhibit gets broadcasted live on our website and Youtube channel (subscribe to our channel)

Artists click below to register

 

Road to #TAAP7

  • Join us on our journey to create content with the art community through intimate exhibits that make you feel like you’re in the comfort of your living room while interacting with artists and their art.

 

Creation Events

  • After #TAAP6 we decided to move away from tabled events and added an emphasis on 1 keyword, intimacy.
     
  • Artists will use one of 4 foundations (including Creation, Installation, Performance and or Exhibition) to animate an immersive event. Telling a fairy tale that takes advantage of social media, participating spaces and the event itself. 

Hashtags

#TAAP7 #CreativeUTO #CUTOPodcast #AoT #TorontoArtists #Gallery1017

 

Artists click below to register

 

 

30 Pictures From The Melanin Exhibit at Gallery 1017

The Melanin Exhibits

An art show celebrating over 600 thousand years of Black History. An event that invites collaboration by combining dance, poetry, music, and food while celebrating black culture

Dates

  • Saturday, February 29th

Hosted by

  • CreativeUTO
  • Gallery 1017

Location

 

Participate

Saturday, February 29th

 
Hey everyone, 
 
We had an amazing event on Saturday
There won't be an event today
We will be back on Saturday the 29th at 7 pm 
 
We started off with the exhibit
Artists got to present and talk about their art to guests
 

Then we had a fashion show by No Niji

 

Live performances by Ele Maria

 
 
 
We all got on stage to talk about 3 things we're grateful for

We created selfie

use hashtag #MelaninXX #Gallery1017 #CreativeUTO #TAAP7

 
 
 
The event was scheduled until 1130 pm
but we stayed until around 130 am
 

But that's not the only part - Profit Share

  • Artists made their wall space money back before setting up
  • We created an ecosystem where everyone gets to eat
     
  • The Melanin Exhibit is $20 at the door
  • Artists got 40% of the cut referring guests 
  • Guests bring their friends, their dates, colleagues
     
  • Tickets sold in pairs of 2s and 3s
 
Artists used this link to invite guests -> https://form.jotform.com/93086128357261
 
All our projects have a profit share philosophy
  • This is the profit share for our exhibits
  • and because we want everyone to benefit
  • You also get 40% for every artist you refer to us
 
We extended the exhibit. It's every Saturday, until March 14th
We plan to have a potluck on Saturday so bring food
 

3 day or 7 day leases

Your lease is separate from the event
But it has been extended for 7 days as a thank you
You can renew again for 3 or 7-day packages
 

Become profitable through Profit Share

  • This gives you a chance to sell tickets to guests who may buy your work
  • You get 40% for tickets sold the rest pays for production and entertainers
  • You can sell tickets even if you're not exhibiting and make revenue
  • it gives you a chance to become profitable before the end of the week
  • And make revenue through March 14th

If you want to renew just let me know and I'll send you a new invoice

 
Also, 
 
let me know if you want to do something within the event, 
 
Could it be a live performance, poetry, speech, live art, book reading?
 
We also offer solo shows
 
Next event
 
 

For the 29th, bring Soul Food, Wine cheese 

  • We're adding a potluck to the event
  • We will feature Tribal Face Mask painting by Ashante
  • We are having more live singers come out
  • We are introducing more artists at the exhibit
  • We are also introducing our Merchandising strategy and how you can sell through our website

The Melanin Exhibit – Participating Artists + Event Outline

The Melanin Exhibits

An art show celebrating over 600 thousand years of Black History. An event that invites collaboration by combining dance, poetry, music, and food while celebrating black culture

Hosted by

  • Creative Unicorns of Toronto
  • Gallery 1017

Location

 
Participate

Creation Event

Artists will use one of 4 foundations (including Creation, Installation, Performance and or Exhibition) to animate an immersive event. Telling a fairy tale that takes advantage of social media, participating spaces and the event itself. The name of this tale is Mermaids and Unicorns
 

Participating artists

 

Ashante Blackwood(Artisticlifestyle) 

  • a 23-year-old fine artist based in Toronto. She specializes in portraits, concept art, and body paint. Her work captures the beauty and struggles of her culture and the process of her growing up insecure about things that identify her as a black woman. The bodies of works produced tell a story of her finding her purpose and finally learning to embrace as well love the features that make her the highest level of beauty from her ancestors.
  • Her goal is to one day open up her own gallery/space for Art, fashion, music, and events to showcase Toronto’s greatest under minded talent.

 

Moses Salihou

  • I'm a self-taught artist Originally from Cameroon and now living in Toronto, I'm inspired by my surroundings and everyday life, my style is more abstract impressionism and expressionism, I use as medium ( oil, acrylic, watercolor and other). My work could be found in private collections around the world ( Cameroon, Congo, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, USA, UK

 
 
 

Shanty Sweets

Alongside her bandmates, Shanty has performed at many events and venues all throughout the T-dot, such as the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), The Carlu for a show sponsored by Western Union, The Globus Theatre (Bobcaygeon), Atria (Oshawa) and the heart of the city, Nathan Phillips Square, just to name a few.

She takes pride in giving her audience her all and strives to connect, spread wisdom, inspiration, and create an uplifting feeling through her music.

Her influences run the gamut of excellence.  

Nina Simone, Jill Scott,  Alanis Morisette, Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, Erykah Badu, Leela James, Beres Hammond, Billie Holiday, Phyllis Dillon, Lauryn Hill and many more.

Social Media

Instagram: Shantysweetsmusic

 

Sarahjean Richardson

  • a Trinidadian-Canadian, a self-taught artist, living in Toronto for over 8 years. She creates representational art with pen, graphite, and marker. She has a love for drawing and has been working on her craft for over two years. She enjoys expressing herself through art, putting her own artistic style onto the work and continually developing her skill sets as an artist.

 

Shakkoi Hibbert

  • an all-around creative entrepreneur. As an author, dancer and poet she excels in overall expression. She studied sociology, media and African studies at the University of Toronto which gave her a unique understanding of academia and art.

  • During her years in university her passion and desire to know more about Afro-Caribbean histories erupted. She studied Afro-Caribbean culture outside of academia and eventually assisted 3 other women in creating an Afro-Caribbean dance group called C-Flava. C-Flava's main goal is to promote the unity between the African and the Caribbean communities. Through this dance group she has been able to meet the growing demands of cultural diversity by engaging and instructing various performances, workshops and group fitness classes around Canada.

  • Now as a self published author, of the book titled, The Poetic Transitions from a Hot Head to a Conscious Queen, Shakkoi continues to captivate individuals with her truth and grace. Filled with experiences to share, there's no question that Everyone needs some Koi in their life!!!
Social Media:
 

Jilao  Jewelrys

  • Handmade jewelry

Social Media

Instagram jilao.jewelrys. 

 

  • Monique Edwards is a self-taught artist. She studied Human Biology at the University of Toronto and is currently working as a Direct Support Professional and a realtor. Monique is passionate about documenting the African diaspora experience through visual art. Her favourite medium is oil paint on wood panel.