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Booth Camp

What is 'Booth Camp'?

Booth Camp is a series of FREE professional development sessions, where seasoned artists and TOAF staff come together to share knowledge, tips, and tricks. We will cover everything you need to know to get yourself prepared for the Fair and make the experience as successful as possible. An outdoor (or online) art Fair in a new environment can seem very demanding and intimidating for even the most experienced artists and we are here to ease the worries and share how to address the challenges and prepare for them. We want you to have the most successful experience whether it’s your first or fifth time participating in the Fair.

Who should come?

It is mandatory for first-time participants to attend and/or review the video recordings of Booth Camps in order to prepare yourself for the Fair.

TOAF61 Nathan Phillips Square Survival Guide

Saturday May 6th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST) In-person at Artscape Daniels Launchpad
Registration link coming soon!

This session is for artists who are participating at the in-person Fair at Nathan Phillips Square. A recording will be available on this web page after the session. 

The TOAF team and seasoned artists will share knowledge, tips and tricks to get yourself prepared and ease your worries about the in-person Fair at Nathan Phillips Square. You’ll get to meet the TOAF team, connect with your fellow artists, ensure you understand the rules, an overview of Nathan Phillips Square map, why rent and what’s included in a tent rental package, how to prepare for the weather, how to curate a stellar fair booth and so much more!


How to Get There:

Artscape Daniels Launchpad is located downtown (East Tower, 130 Queens Quay E 4th Floor, Toronto, ON M5A 0P6) near the intersection of King Street East and Parliament Street intersection, and is readily accessible by bike, transit or car.


If traveling from Union Station, the 6 Bay (southbound) and 72 Pape (southbound) buses stop directly across from Launchpad. Alternatively, if traveling from Sherbourne Station (Line 2), the 75 Sherbourne bus (southbound) stops at the west side of Launchpad. The Hub is also a 15-20 minute walk southeast from Union Station.


Paid parking is available underground at 130 Queens Quay East, accessible from Richardson Street. Paid parking is also available at street level in front of Corus Quay or at the Loblaws on the northwest corner of Jarvis Street and Queens Quay.


The Artscape Daniels Launchpad meets Ontario accessibility standards, with an accessible entrance located on the east side of the building. Accessible washrooms can also be found on every floor of the building. Seating is first come, first serve so arrive early and please let us know by April 28th if you have accessibility needs via email.

Building an Online Presence for TOAF62

Wednesday May 10th, 7:00 PM (EST), Virtual on Zoom
Registration link coming soon!

This session is for all participating artists and will focus on Online Artwork Sales A - Z and Social Media Marketing. A recording will be available on this web page after the session. 

An introduction to the online art Fair, learn about the rules to keep in mind, key dates, resources for artists, and what to do when an artwork sells online. The TOAF Marketing Team will also give you a breakdown of TOAF62’s marketing and public relations plan, how to use the TOAF Sharekit and how to build engaging content, grow and maintain your social media following. You’ll also hear from our seasoned artists about how to create a stellar online artist profile, curating your selection of works for your online profile, photographing and presenting your artworks in context, top tips for independent artists, and Instagram content creation.

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