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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

Video Exhibits broadcasted live on CUTO Podcast

For fundraising, details go to our fundraiser page


Event-goers buy tickets and anthology on Patreon


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



  • 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





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






We use ethical and environmentally conscious for all our merchandise



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




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


Event-goers get your tickets on Patreon

Artists click here to submit your artwork

Video Exhibits broadcasted live on CUTO Podcast

For fundraising, details go to our fundraiser page



Toronto Artists Merchandising Strategy 2020

Toronto Artists Merchandising Strategy 2020

All the art featured in our exhibit and podcasts will be on sale in our store
  • I will sell the original artwork (we take 40%)
CUTO branded merchandise
  • 24 Page Photobook $60 
  • Premium T-Shirts at $40 
  • Poster 22 x 48 at $50
  • Art Coasters $20
  • Postcards 6 by 9 at $20 
I will release a page that serves as the shop
Use your time to promote what you're selling
  • I need high-resolution pictures of the work you're selling
  • Most modern phones can shoot photos in 4k
  • YouTube up a tutorial for the best possible shots on your device
  • I'll be in early to test the setup (I will have 3 devices in the room to do different things)
  • You make money from your individual sales 
  • but for the Photobook its a collective 60%

#TOArtGiftIdeas – We Sell Your Art on our Merchandise. You Profit Share

We Sell Your Art on our Merchandise. You Profit Share

Toronto Art Gift Ideas is an on-going marketing campaign designed to sell art. It is designed to bring awareness to Toronto artists who participate in our exhibits by selling their artwork through CUTO branded merchandise, including photo books, postcards, high-resolution posters, and t-shirts. 





Art Gift Ideas

Merchandise will be sold directly on our website, where patrons can order art through artists’ individual stores or become unicorns through our Patreon account. Unicorns get a box, or any one of the included items, such as postcards, t-shirts, and/or the monthly photobook

Click here to register


How it Works?

  1. Register through the form below
  2. When you submit your art you will get an E-mail verification code
  3. You'll get an invite to an account on Slack
  4. Set up a shop on WordPress
  5. You'll be able to use your account for future events
  6. We notify you of your sales
  7. We payout every month through Paypal


Selection process

  • We will work with a select few artists
  • We will push to publish every art submitted on IG
  • Part of our selection process is based on likes


Royalties for Artists

Once artists supply their art and their interview, we begin working on including them in our next volume. We then schedule their work accordingly for the next iteration of CUTO Art Box. The goal is to keep these boxes as varied as possible in order to maintain the element of surprise for our patrons.


Profit Share Payout

  • 30% : CreativeUTO and Contractors
  • 60% : Artists for Group of Products or Individual Pieces
  • 10% : Strategic Partners




Kaasy - Keywords targeted on Instagram

We will use the research and development from The Annex Art Party 6, and package it into a function called Keyword Adaptive Advertising System (KAASy). This will be used to target keywords on Facebook and Instagram for advertising and canvass anyone who posts these hashtags to build awareness. We will also present options at the end of each video we publish, as well as our blogs on the CreativeUTO.ca website



300 Unicorns - Potluck Meetup

A two-hour event where we share our food and culture, what it means to be creative entrepreneurs, and collaborate on each other's project outlines through a design and thinking process. Artists are welcome and encouraged to participate in our business development programs, such as our Potluck Meetup, which is broadcasted on our podcast. Our Meetup is every Sunday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and it will be broadcasted live in the TOArtGifIdeas platform.


Develop Influencers

We will use the Meetup to help artists create a project outline to determine their direction, sales strategy, and social media strategy. 

  • All artists who participated in The Annex Art Party are pre-registered
  • Notify us to assign your account
  • Upload your art directly to the website
  • Set up your online store
  • Manage your store on your own time without restrictions
  • Access to 24/7 chat support on Slack



The purpose of this podcast is to help Unicorns develop their projects and raise funding for CUTO Marketplace: a five-day expo that brings together investors, industry professionals, influencers, vendors, artists, coders, and performers to purchase art, workshops, services, and exchange skills and information.