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Shop – Quarterly Art Anthology. Get Monthly Merch #TOArtGiftIdeas

Pre Order - Symposium below (and get the limited edition hardcover version)

 

  • Pay 1-time fee of $60
  • Limited Edition 1 hardcover Anthology sent to you 
  • Merchandise featuring Toronto Art sent to you monthly
  • The fee covers items, fundraiser, shipping and handling
  • (1-month trial) Members exclusive content and discounts
  • (1-month trial) Option to create your own shop
  • (1-month trial) Access to our Exhibits and Creative Workshops

 

 

Anthology + Monthly Merch

 

  • Starts at $60 then you pay $50 per month. (Cancel anytime)
  • The fee covers items, fundraiser, shipping and handling
  • Members exclusive content and discounts
  • Option to create your own shop
  • Access to our Exhibits and Creative Workshops
  • A hardcover Anthology sent to you quarterly
  • Merchandise featuring Toronto Art sent to you monthly

 

 

Cancel anytime

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#Trending – Dani on Paper is our 1st Cover Artist

Unicorns

First up I'd like to thank everyone who has participated with the Symposium event and a special thank you goes out to Vivianne and Greenport Store for sponsoring the event. A lot of this is hybrid since we had to design something versatile enough to deal with COVID-19 and the way it’s impacted society.

  • Visit Greenport Store on 686 College St

Creative Community + Productive Vibes

With our membership growing, we will be able to do more for our community like bringing in gurus to host workshops, putting up book shows more often, creating art installations, and sponsoring members’ showings. Our goal is for members not to have to worry about the payment because we will have our own space where our artists can come in, work, and exhibit.

 

  • Here is a video with exhibit records from two sources. (Unfortunately, there was a technical difficulty with the sound,)

 

The end of Phase 2

We are coming to the end of Phase 2 and have learned a lot while launching Symposium. Some highlights include getting metrics on what works and being able to present a prototype for our merchandising line, thus maturing our merchandising strategy.

Call to Artists: Symposium Book 2

I have been writing down ways to streamline the next event; this includes eliminating Patreon and bringing shops to CreativeUTO. We are also hosting an orientation session where we gather all the artists in one space to walk them through and set the tone. The first session is set for January 28th at 7 pm. Location TBD

We are looking for our $2,000 Cover Artist

We also have plans to make the purse bigger than the last one at $2,000 for the Cover Artist and $500 for the Featured Artists. We are also rewarding the artists who get the most views on our website as the artist of the month; they will receive $100

 

Into Phase 3.

In this phase we're going to work towards a prototype for our first book; Radical Dreams of Kindness & Equity, and here are the artists who made it.

 

Cover Artist - Dani on Paper

 

 

Featured Artists - Cris Crewe

 

 

Featured Artist - Kyla Yager Art

 

 

 

Trending Artists include:

 

Mrs. Money Queen

 

 

Art of Def 1111

 

Adele Steinberg

 

Jennie Belaiev

 

Blaine White

 

 

Anna Cyan

 

 

Sammie

 

 

Apanaki Minerve

 

 

 

Anne Nawrocka

 

 

 

Karlon Dezylva

 

 

 

Jose Cifuentes

 

 

 

Kristen Stephen Fine Artist

 

Anne Nawrocka

 

 

Melissa Moffat

 

 

Suyin Wai

 

There are 100 Limited edition Hardcovers Available. Pre Order The Symposium Anthology below

 

Anthology + Monthly Merch

 

Starts at $50 then you pay $30 per month

  • Limited edition hardcover 
  • Merchandise featuring Toronto Art sent to you monthly

 

  • Members exclusive content and discounts
  • Option to create your own shop
  • Access to our Exhibits and Creative Workshops
  •  

Monthly Merch

 

Starts at $30 then you pay $30 per month

  • Merchandise featuring Toronto Art sent to you monthly
  • Members exclusive content and discounts
  • Option to create your own shop
  • Access to our Exhibits and Creative Workshops

 

Cancel anytime

PayPal

 

Shop – Chris Crewe Uses a Sledgehammer To Create Abstract Art

Chris Crewe compares life to a trapeze act. Always knowing that the next rung will be there, he hasn't fallen yet. The Canadian artist has been studying the use of sledgehammer as a paintbrush, replicating marks, and incorporating them into his abstract works. Crewe also makes paint markers out of plastic bottles by melting the plastic to turn the lid into a spout, often using them to draw in free-flowing gestures. His unique works are meant to 'brighten your day'.

Join CreativeUTO on Patreon and get monthly art + merchandise

https://www.creativeuto.ca/patreon/

View his website

www.ccrewe.com

Visit more art on Saathiaart and Singulart

www.saatchiart.com/ccrewe

www.singulart.com/en/artist/chris-crewe-10989

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