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SMPZM Video Exhibit: The Art of Solitude at Artscape Weston Common

The Art of Solitude

The theme of the book is Solitude.

  • Previous winners can participate
  • Paying artists can go ahead and submit their artwork now
  • The 1st wave of artists will be selected at the Video Exhibit on March 27th
     
  • The event will be produced by Artscape who will provide us with a film studio/space

For more info about Artscare Weston Common Click here

  • On the day of the event, artists will
  • Get their professional photos taken
  • Get professional photos of their art taken
  • You can review the project outline below

COVID regulations are enforced 

Registration process

Submit your work, make sure to include your bio

  1.     Once you’re registered you’ll be sent to our participation page
  • Participation starts at $30 per month
  • Register 1st, get organized, worry about paying when you’re ready
  • 10% of your fees goes back to fundraising 
  • You can cancel any time

 Click the link below to register

  1.     When you secure participation you’ll get your own account on our website with access to your own Merch shop, members exclusive content, workshops, and CreativeUTO programs 
     
  2.     Receive a welcome package including promotional material 
  3.     You become eligible for Artist of the Month where you can win $100 (Artist with the most views in a given month on CreativeUTO.ca according to Google Analytics)
     
  4.     We publish your work on our Website where fans can buy bundles of your art.
  5.     Your fans can start critiquing your work by leaving comment

Profit share

  1.     You get 60% for each sale you generate,
  2.     the collective as a whole gets 60% for general sales (think of merchandise with multiple artworks)
  3.     10% goes towards funding TICOT, ASE Community and Sistering
     
  4.     and we take 30%

 

Video Exhibit on Saturday February 27th

  • $300 to 3 Featured Artsits

Video Exhibit at Weston Common March 27th

  • $3,500 between 3 Artists 
  • Cover artists gets: $2,500
  • 2 Featured artists get $500
     
  • Artist of the month gets $100 (AotM is determined by website views on CreativeUTO)
  • Submissions are open to Toronto artists.
  • Some preference will be given to local Toronto and GTA based artists.

 

 Selection process

  1.     Art will be selected by a creative team of industry insiders and professionals including existing members of Creative UTO. 
  2.     You also get a time slot for our Creative Event where we will take professional photos of you, your art, go through an artist interview

Deadlines

  •    About 20 spaces available between both events
  •   All participatings must complete a Business Model Canvass workshop before being eligible for community
  •   Participation fee starts at $30 per month
  •   Participation fee goes up to $35 per month February
  • 10 percent goes towards fundraising in the art community

Submission guidelines: 

  •   High Resolution Art (should be print capable)
  •   Make sure to include a list of name, medium, price

 

  •   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

Registration process

Submit your work, make sure to include your bio

  1.     Once you’re registered you’ll be sent to our participation page
  • Participation starts at $30 per month
  • Register 1st, get organized, worry about paying when you’re ready
  • 10% of your fees goes back to fundraising 
  • You can cancel any time

 Click the link below to register

 

Participate – Monthly Memberships Start at $30

Thank you for joining our creative community

  • Our programs and exhibits are available to participating members
  • Select from the options below to secure your participation
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page to cancel anytime

$30 monthly (pay as you go every month. Cancel any time)

$80 for 3 months (1 symposium event. Pay every 3 months but save $15. Cancel any time )

$160 for 6 months (2 symposium event. Pay every 6 months and save $24.  )

We will help actualize your startup and collab on cool projects

  • #DailyArtTO - We publish your art + bio with links back to your store on our website, Facebook, and Instagram page
  • Featured artist on CUTO Podcast (can come back any time to promote your art)
  • Participate in curating the Symposium anthologies + exhibits
  • Weekly Zoom Meetups We meet online to collaborate on the Symposium exhibits

We can help with solo exhibits and or art installations

  • Host a solo exhibit through strategic partnerships. Will cost a bit more, based on your budget

We work with you on developing your business 

  • Build a profitable art business 6-month incubation program.
  • Social Media Real Estate - A weekly meetup where we work on your social media plan
  • WordPress Website - A weekly meetup where we help you develop, host your website, and operate it to profitability
  • The Art of the Sale - Workshop where we design a 10-page Business Canvass Model for your project

Cancellations

You can cancel any time

Click the button below or E-mail us and we will process it on the back end

PayPal

 

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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

We are looking for 23 Canadian artists

#TAAP6 – We are Looking for 23 Canadian Artists + New Dates & Location Change (Phase 2)

We are looking for 23 Canadian artists

#TAAP6 - Now at 918 Bathurst Street on Sunday, November 10th

Click the link below to register for the event

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpd1daKMYd9L9gznHhAZTrqdltA9pmCCmkxryRLdR6ypNvIg/viewformClick here to register

 

Call to Artists

There are 60 interviews recorded for Toronto Artists Talk Solutions out of those 60 interviews 37 have registered for The Annex Art Party 6. All wall spaces have been sold out but we'll have an RSVP list.

 

TAAP6 - The Annex Art Party

A holiday pop-up market for up to 60 vendors that feature positive vibes for a creative community. Emerging artists of Toronto can connect through a series of beautifully choreographed events that include vending their art, mixing and mingling, and performing live art like dance or music. The event also offers food and beverages to artists and vendors alike.

 

Contemporary Extravaganza

is a display of contemporary art made by Canadian artists who work in diverse and unexpected contexts and whose artworks reveal highly personal and authentic forms of expression. Our aim is to introduce these artworks to a wide audience and to expand our understanding of what can be accepted as contemporary art.

 

New location

The new location is just up the street from Bathurst Station, it's at 918 Bathurst St. This new location allows us to host 2-day events on a weekend starting in May 2020 for #TAAP7. #TAAP6 will still be a 1-day event on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 starting at 2 pm. I am however already selling space for May 

 

Early bird ended August 1st:

  • $160 per table - without wall space
  • $180 per table with wall space
  • Wall spaces sold out (RSVP list for spaces

 

#TAAP6 (Phase 2 Viral Video)

  • You will be contacted for This is a Unicorn Meetup (viral video for the event)
  • We are looking for 23 Canadian artists
  • The Annex Art Party 6
  • on Sunday, November 10th
  • from 2 pm till 7 pm

 

#TAAP7 (Phase 1 – Early birds)

  • 2 days 60 tables per day
  • Starts on Saturday, May 30th, 2020
  • Goes until Sunday, May 31st, 2020
  • Both days are from 2 till 11 pm

 

Both will be hosted at

 

1 step registration process

Click here to register

When we receive your application we'll E-Mail you an invoice

  • We no longer process cash. We use Paypal
  • Paypal allows for debit card payments
  • We send you an invoice within 48 hours
  • We hold your space for 10 days
  • Only need a deposit to secure your space
  • Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Must have full payment on the event date

Call to Artists – 60 Spaces Available for #TAAP6 (Phase 1)

TAAP6 - The Annex Art Party

A holiday pop up market for up to 60 vendors that features positive vibes for a creative community; emerging artists of Toronto can connect through a series of beautifully choreographed events that include vending their art, mixing and mingling, and performing live art like dance or music. The event also offers food and beverages to artists and vendors alike.

 

#TAAP6 #CreativeUTO #Curatoronthego #CUTO  #TOArtistsTalkSolutions #ArtistsGiftIdeas

Register online: Step 1

  • Vendors register tables for free
  • Early bird tables are $145 without wall space
  • Early bird payments are due August 1st
  • Returning artist E-mail us and we'll update your info
     
  • Here is the registration link for this form
  • Scroll down for more info

 

Contemporary Extravaganza

is a display of contemporary art made by Canadian artists who work in diverse and unexpected contexts and whose artworks reveal highly personal and authentic forms of expression. Our aim is to introduce these artworks to a wide audience and to expand our understanding of what can be accepted as contemporary art.

When:

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 12 pm – 9 pm,

Where:

  • Center for Social Innovation – 720 Bathurst Street

 

 

 

The Unicorn Awards 2019

Introducing The Winter Unicorn Awards a follow up of The Unicorn Awards during #TAAP5.

Voting will start on November 16t through CUTO Marketplace, Facebook group and IG Pages. Voting will continue throughout the event through ballots as well as on the @CreativeUTO IG page for most hearts and or comments (let's call it volume).

  • Voting for Unicorn Awards starts November 16th
  • Voting on the floor starts as soon as doors open
  • Event goers and Judges walk around with ballots
  • Votes are counted and revealed at 6 p.m.
  • The awards will be presented to artists starting at 6:00 p.m.

 

Golden Unicorns

  • Artists who get the most votes get golden unicorns
  • Runner ups get silver unicorns

 

3 step registration process

 

Step 1

 

Step 2

  • Secure your table with through PayPal
  • PayPal takes debit cards
  • Limited space available based on 1st pay 1st serve
  • Early bird tables are due August 1st

 

$145 for a 2 by 3 feet table - without wall space 

 

$160 for a 2 by 3 with 9 feet tall wall space (12 to 20 spaces available )

  • Limited wall spaces available
  • Wall space is about 3 feet (length of your table)
  • 9 feet high (the space behind your table
  • Must bring in painter's tape to or wires to hang up your art

 

Note - Early bird deposits are due on August 1st

 

Step 3

 Feel free to send messages through chat (on your right) It's tied to our Facebook fanpage

Join – Volunteer at BIG on Bloor: Bloordale. Arts. Culture

BIG on Bloor Festival, a summer arts and culture festival that happens on July 20th in Bloordale, is looking for volunteers! Please share the below posting with anyone you know who may be interested. Volunteers 13+ are accepted, with volunteer hours given to high school students, and no experience is required. Feel free to email me with any questions. 
 
Join us as a volunteer at BIG on Bloor: Bloordale. Arts. Culture
(http://www.bigonbloorfestival.com/) on July 20th! This summer festival happens along a car-free stretch of Bloor Street West between Dufferin and Lansdowne to celebrate local arts, culture and community, and has drawn up to 100,000 people. We rely on the help of volunteers for the festival's success!
 Volunteers help with a variety of roles, from set-up and take-down of vendor spaces and creative installations, to helping visitors navigate the festival, to running the information booths. This year our volunteers will also play the exciting and important role of helping bring to life our goal of having a zero-waste festival. Volunteer shifts are five hours each, with breaks for food and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to gain volunteers hours, meet awesome people, and make an impact. 
Sign-up here: http://www.bigonbloorfestival.com/sign-up/

 

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Toronto RISE Project

Call To Artists – 100 Toronto Artists Talk: Isolation, Homelessness & Mental Health

100 Toronto Artist Talk Isolation, Mental Health & Homelessness

  • We're looking to ask 100 artists about #isolation, #homelessness, and #mentalhealth in the art community through our #ArtistoftheWeek interviews. The interviews will be published on video, through our network and our marketplace on CreativeUTO alongside your art and links back to your store.
    Our goal is to use the information from the interviews to spread the word, help with research and push for solutions in the creative community

Participate - Click this link to start publishing your interview (publishing is free)

Our goals for 2020

  • Interview + publish 100 artists, coders, creators and developers (in 2020)
  • Publish at least 1 artist interview every 2 to 3 days
  • Present 100 artists for #100artgiftideas #TO by November 2020

 

The Artists of the Month

  • Artist of the Month is determined by the artist that generates the most volume (volume = sales, shares, comments, views & likes).
  • It ranks your popularity amongst 100s of other CreativeUTO published artists
  • Volume is the name of the currency built in to the CreativeUTO community
  • Volume is rewarded based on activity
  • We use data, metrics, analytics from Google, Facebook, and SMARTERai
  • Artist of the Month receives a free unicorn membership
  • Artist of the Month wins a Unicorn Award for that month

Publishing cycle

Artist of the Week will be announced and published between Monday and Tuesday.

  • All artists are notified of their publish date.
  • We publish 3 posts focused on the #AotW
  • We heavily promote it on Facebook and Instagram by paying for ads and sharing posts manually
  • We use videos and picture ads
  • Artist of the Week gets featured in our weekly art pop-up at CSI Annex (valued $60)
  • 2 month membership with CreativeUTO (valued at $60)
  • Business canvas model workshop, a sales funnel hierarchy (1 hour per class 4 hours) ($160)
  • A free table at the next Annex Art Party ($45 per table)
  • Gets automatically entered in our #100GiftIdeas 2019 edition for the holidays.

Our Network

  • We use our growing network of creative entrepreneurs which includes an E-mail list of 352 users, a Meetup group 500+ coders, a Facebook Group of 236 Unicorns with videos that have over 1,000 views (within a few days) each, and an Instagram page with over 1,700 followers and over 1,000 views in 7 days (as of March 24th 2019).

Demographics

Between March 5th and April 28th we had a 4,655 post reach on our Facebook fan page, about 155 views per day, up 56% from the previous month they consisted of

  • 52% women
  • 44% men
  • 71% between the ages of 25 and 54
  • 53% between the ages of 25 and 44

The FMiMBranding and CreativeUTO continues to grow daily with our posts consistently ranking on the first Google through our mastery of SEO automation.

Extended Network reach

  • We buy advertisement from social media to extend our reach
  • We use their engines to place your art in front of the people looking for it NOW

Call to Artists – 10 Places to Submit Art in Toronto (2019)

March 2019 – Call to Artists - 10 Places to Submit Art in Toronto

The art season is in bloom for the city of Toronto!

With the first wave of submission dates flooding across the internet, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved this year.

To help keep you organized, here are 10 upcoming opportunities with artist submission deadlines in the month of March.

It’s time to dust off your workspace and get organized!

 

CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS IN TORONTO [Sorted by March 2019 Deadlines]


1. Public Artwork for Don Mills Trail Revitalization

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday March 7, 2019 | 4:00 pm

The City of Toronto is inviting professional artists (and teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a National, open, two-stage public art competition! This will be for a permanent public artwork for the Don Mills Trail Revitalization Project. In addition, this project has a net budget of $200,000.00 (+HST).

2. Spartanburg Art Museum Exhibitions for 2019-2020

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday March 7, 2019

Interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns. Artists are encouraged to use traditional materials in unusual ways. Any individual, collective, or group of artists (18+) who reside in the US or Canada may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition.

 

3. Beaches Foodland Mural

Deadline for Submissions: Friday March 8th, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Mural Routes and Sobeys Inc. Invite experienced mural artists and/or artist teams to submit a proposal to design and produce a mural on the east-facing wall on Foodland, at 2040 Queen St. E in the Beaches. The new mural will replace the badly deteriorating mural which was covered in 2018, so there is a lot of room for creativity!

 

4. Climate Action – International Artist Call

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday March 10, 2019

Artists are encouraged to respond to the topic of Climate Change. Looking for responsive, expressive artwork that explore opinion, urgency and solution to this global crisis. Interested in artists creating responsive, challenging work that address the direct causes and the push/pull factors at hand. 

 

5. Art Gallery of St. Albert 2020

Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday March 12, 2019 | 5:00 pm

The Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA) is a contemporary, non-profit, public art gallery is seeking submissions from artists or artist groups of all artistic and cultural backgrounds working in all styles and mediums for exhibition in the 2020 calendar year.


6. Online Show “Still Life”

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday March 13th, 2019

Gallery Ring invites artists worldwide to submit to “Still Life”, an Online Juried Show dedicated to art works featuring all expressions of the genre. In addition, there will be many awards available including a cash prize for “Best in Show”. 2D work including photography/digital are also welcome.

 

7. St. Lawrence Market presents Arts at The Market 

Deadline for Submissions: Friday March 15, 2019

The exciting Arts at the Market program provides local artists and makers with a unique opportunity to exhibit their high-quality handmade items at this popular destination for locals and tourists, animating the St. Lawrence Market’s outdoor areas with evolving product offerings for the duration of the redevelopment.

 

8. Queen Gallery

Deadline for Submissions: Saturday March 30, 2019

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for upcoming group show titled Alefba. This multidisciplinary exhibition celebrates poetry month by exploring the interconnections between poetry, calligraphy and other visual elements on contemporary art.

 

9. Cabbagetown Festival

Deadline for Submissions: Earlybird Rates End March 31st (Final deadline August 2019)

Founded over 40 years ago, Cabbagetown Festival is one of Toronto’s longest running street festivals! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, be sure to apply before the early bird rates go up!

 

10. Toronto Digital Projects - Online Showcase for Emerging Artists

Deadline for Submissions: Ongoing

Toronto Digital Projects is a new curated virtual gallery for emerging artists creating digital paintings, animations, videos, GIFs and other forms of Post-Internet art. This program is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Angell Gallery.

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We will be checking back regularly with upcoming calls for submission, so don't forget to check back!

Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of like-minded individuals? Become a Creative Unicorn to participate in profit sharing projects, events and workshops within the city!

 

5 Steps Vendors Should Consider Before Their 1st Show

Preparing to Vend at events

One of the first things you’ll need in order to vend at an event is a toolkit for setting up your space; this is going to be something you can put in a bag (or suitcase, depending on the size of your vending space) and bring to any and every event. You will also need stock or at least samples of your wares to show off (that’s the easy part). Setting up is where things get tricky, so here is what you need to bring:

A Table Cloth

There’s nothing worse than having to display your wares on an old pock-marked table covered in paint, glue, or just plain wear and tear. If a table is supplied to you, bringing a table cloth as a backdrop for your polished final pieces can add a touch of professionalism as well as allow you to curate the mood you want. Are your pieces bright and colourful? Maybe you want a dark backdrop for them to stand out against. Do you produce a lot of fanart or pattern pieces? A piece of fabric with colourful characters on it might draw the eye of potential patrons. You can easily purchase any length of fabric for this purpose at a fabric store.

Display Furniture

Display furniture is anything you use to prop up or otherwise display your art. This type of item can be purchased from amazon or made at home depending on your needs. Wire cubes you can deconstruct are popular because of their ability to build height; displaying your work at different heights is imperative because if someone is standing in front of your table, you still want other patrons to be able to see your work. A table with wares that are difficult to see is not a successful table. You can use simple cardboard boxes covered by your table cloth, or easels, or (if you’re lucky) sometimes the curator of the event will offer you wall space to display your work on.

Branding/Signage

The simplest way to network and popularize yourself at events is by having business cards available. How your card is set up is up to you, but generally it’s a good idea to have the name of your business, your name, a way to contact you, and a link to your social media or online portfolio. Even if someone doesn’t buy from you the evening your showing is, giving them your card increases the chances they might buy from you at a later date. Banners are also a good idea, and they’re surprisingly affordable! Services like Vistaprint can produce a small, full colour banner for around twenty dollars. Most banners are vinyl or cloth that you can tape directly to your table or pin to your table cloth. You want your banner to have your business name and logo (if you have one) and some sense of who you are as an artist, usually through previews of your art.

A Float

If you anticipate selling anything (and you should) then you should be prepared to offer people change for their cash. Bring either a cash box or some kind of cash apron with $50-100 in small bills and change. This way there’s no chance a customer will have to decline to purchase when you don’t have any change to offer. It helps to have your items priced to rounded amounts so less money juggling needs to happen at all.

Miscellaneous/Incidentals

You never really know what’s going to happen at an event, so it’s best to plan for the potential of anything happening. I keep a small bag with scissors, tape, bulldog clips, thumb tacks, sticky tack, twine, price stickers, plastic bags (for customer purchases), extra print sleeves, two markers, pens, pencils, a notebook to keep track of sales, a Square (credit card reader), a water bottle, and a power bank/portable charger for my phone during shows. You never know what piece of equipment or mounting material will fail you, so it’s always good to have extra.

A great opportunity to try out vending (or continue vending) is at #TAAP6 in December with CreativeUTO!

Call to Artists – Inktober Marathon Event Overview

Inktober Marathon

  • We are publishing our first ever 31-page photobook dedicated to ink art, in time for the holidays. Toronto artists submit up to 5 art pieces, patrons vote for the best ones on CreativeUTO, Facebook, and Instagram. Live voting final results during innovator drinks at CSI Annex.

#CrativeUTO #CUTO Marketplace #Inktober Marathon

About Inktober

  • If you're not familiar with Inktober, it's an inking challenge started by illustrator Jake Parker for the purpose of practicing and refining your skills with ink. Each day of October you must make an ink drawing, post it to social media, and hashtag it with #inktober #inktober2018.

How to participate

  • Submit Inktober themed art weekly for free
  • Only 5 submissions per artist allowed
  • We publish it for a week on our fan page
  • All pictures will be credited & linked back to your stores
  • Fans vote for the best pictures of the week
  • Top 10 pictures of the week go to finals
  • Finals will be on October 31st at CSIAnnex Café
  • Industry insiders vote for final 31 live
  • We launch the photobook in time for the holidays
  • Artists selected make royalties on sales, memberships 

Click Here - To submit your art

  • This form has been broken down into 3 sections; Artist information, Photobook logistics and Submissions

#Merchandise

All art submitted will be sold in #CUTO Marketplace

  • postcards,
  • posters
  • t-shirts
  • Photobook

artists participate in profit share system

Profit share

  • Artist take 30 percent direct sale
  • Cover artist takes 22%
  • Photobook splits 60 40 in favor of participating artists
  • Participating artists split 60%

CUTO Fundraiser

  • Help us open a 2,600 square feet incubator space
  • The rest goes towards overheads
  • fundraiser to open an incubator space

Downloads - The Official Prompt List

#Hashtags 

#CreativeUTO #CUTO #Inktober Marathon #Inktober2018

CreativeUTO will be following the official 2018 Inktober prompt list,

Submission deadlines

  • Due dates are on Friday
  • Results by Following Wednesday

Inktober week 1 (deadlines October 5th)

  • Poison
  • Tranquil
  • Roasted
  • Spell
  • Chicken

Inktober week 2 (October 12th)

  • Drooling
  • Exhausted
  • Star
  • Precious
  • Flowing
  • Cruel
  • Whale

Inktober week 3 (October 19th)

  • Guarded
  • Clock
  • Weak
  • Angular
  • Swollen
  • Scorched

Inktober week 4 (October 26th)

  • Breakable
  • Drain
  • Expensive
  • Muddy
  • Chop
  • Prickly
  • Stretch
  • Thunder

Votes are separated in to 3 categories,

  • 1 heart on IG or like on FB gets 2 point.
  • Vote from industry insider is 7 points
  • Write-in vote in Google form 5 points
  • Instagram comment gets 3 points

Submit your art below