Fees and Deadlines

What does it cost to participate in Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition?
What are the key dates I should watch out for?

Important Dates

March 1, 2018 - Late fees in effect
March 6, 2018 - Last day for submissions
April 6, 2018 - Jury results notification sent to artists, Booth Payments Open
April 20, 2018 - Booth payment deadline
April 27, 2018 - Booth location and Higgins Tent Rental Form sent to artists
May 4, 2018 - Final date for cancellation with full booth-fee refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. 
No refunds given for cancellations received after this date.
May 22, 2018 - Last day for waitlist changes
June 2, 2018 - Booth Camp
July 6-8, 2018 - 57th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!
 

What does it cost to participate? 

Here is an overall picture of the cost of participating in Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. First, there is a non-refundable application fee that goes towards processing your application and administering the jury process. If your application is successful, you will pay for your booth spot which does not include tents. You should budget for tent rental if you don't own a tent. Below is a breakdown of fees that will help you budget more realistically. 

Please note, all prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
TOAE only accepts credit cards, visa debit or prepaid credit cards.

Application Fees

Regular Application Fee: $50
Student Application Fee: $30
Late Fee: If you apply between March 1, 2018 - March 6, 2018 a $50 late fee will be applied. 

Booth Fees

10'x10' Regular Booth: $550
10'x10' Prime Location Booth*: $675
10'x10' Gravel Booth: $450 - a booth on a non-paved area
10'x10' Student Booth**: $250
NEW*** 10'x5' Emerging Artist Packages: $350

Non-student artists can purchase a double booth space (10'x20'). 

* Prime booth locations are predetermined based on our site capacity. First-come, first-serve does not apply. 

** Student booth locations are predetermined based on our site capacity. First-come, first-serve does not apply. Only 10'x10' are offered to students. To be eligible to apply and exhibit as a student you must be currently enrolled full-time at a recognized postsecondary institution.

*** For 2018, we will be introducing a new limited emerging artist package of affordable 5' x 10' spots that will include a tent rental as well. An emerging artist can be defined as a student artist, an artist 3-5 years post graduation, or someone who’s made a career change or recently decided to prioritize their art above everything else with less than 5 years of exhibition experience. If you are unsure if you fit into this category, please contact us with your CV for clarification.

Tent Rentals

Artists are welcome to bring their own white pop-up tents. If you do not own a tent, budget anywhere between $300 - $900 for your set up, depending on your specific needs and sizes. Expect an approximate increase of 10% from last years prices. You can contact Higgins Event Rentals, our exclusive third-party supplier of tents, grid walls, chairs, tables, 25lb weights etc. Every year, we negotiate a bulk discount with Higgins on your behalf. Please keep in mind that the rubber weights are mandatory for all artists. Tent rental information will be emailed to artists April 27.

Transportation and Parking

Please consider your transportation costs to and from the exhibition. TOAE works with Toronto Parking Authority to provide an affordable overnight parking pass at Nathan Phillips Square underground parking lot with in-and-out privledges.

The estimated cost of this 3-day pass for 2018 is $50 - this price is subject to change.
If your vehicle is taller than 6'3, you will need to look for oversize vehicle parking.

Overnight Storage

artVerb* high-security art vaults are available for overnight storage of artworks for interested artists.
Price $100 per unit, avaialble first-come, first-serve until sold out.

Out of Town Artists 

You should budget for your hotel accomodation and shipping of your work. TOAE negotiates a discounted hotel price (walking distance to Nathan Phillips Square). Prices and more info TBC. Important information for International Artists.