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What Does it Cost?

Applications open on December 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM.

Below is a breakdown of fees and potential costs that will help you budget for the Fair. 

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What does it cost to participate? 

1. Non-Refundable Application Fee

Regular: $50
Student: $30*
Late Fee $50 additional (beginning March 1, 2022)

The non-refundable and non-transferable application fee goes towards the careful processing and administration of your application by TOAF team and Jurors. We provide artist support services like Feedback Fridays and information sessions throughout the application process PWYC or free of charge.

* To be eligible to apply and exhibit as a student you must be currently enrolled full-time at a recognized post-secondary institution. Proof of student card and timetable required.

 

2. Booth & Online Fair Participation Fees

Onsite Booth & Online Fair*

Online Fair ONLY

10x10' Student Booth: $450
10x10' Regular Booth: $765 
10x10' Prime Location Booth: $865**

Regular: $165
Student: $100

*This fee includes participation in-person at Nathan Phillips Square and the online fair.
**Prime booths offer maximum visibility and highest foot traffic throughout the square.

Online Fair Includes:

  • Listing of 10 artworks for sale/view on TOAF’s proven E-commerce and Discovery Platform during the 10-Day Online Fair*
  • One-year artist profile on TOAF’s dynamic and high-traffic website (60,000 unique website visitors + 1.1 million annual page views) 
  • Access to loyal collectors and followers across Canada, the US and beyond 
  • Showcase opportunities and inclusion in artists highlights, curated collections, digital ads and more

*10% - 15% of online artwork sales will go towards TOAF administration and payment processing costs. Artworks sales are active until December.

 

3. Budget for Tent & Equipment Rental + more

Tent Rentals

A basic tent rental package including a 10x10' tent and furniture is $330 - $415.
Your booth fee does not include a tent rental or any equipment. Every year, our exclusive third-party supplier Higgins Event Rentals provides discounted rentals for tents and equipment.

Transportation and Parking

Budget about $65 for a 3-day parking pass at Nathan Phillips Square underground parking lot (2022 price TBC).

Overnight Artwork Storage

Limited overnight artwork storage at Nathan Phillips Square is available first-come, first-served for a non-refundable fee of $150 per unit.

Insurance

Artists must secure adequate insurance coverage protecting themselves, visitors and all exhibit material from damage or theft for the duration of the Fair and during setup.

Out of Town Artists 

Budget for overnight accommodations if travelling from out of town. Important information for International Artists.

Please Note

  • All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
  • The prices listed here are subject to confirmation for 2022. 
  • TOAF only accepts credit cards, visa debit or prepaid credit cards, cash will not be accepted under any circumstance. 
  • Participation and booth fees are collected upon acceptance in April.

Access Programs & Financial Assistance

Art Encounters Program

The Art Encounters program offers subsidized exhibition space, one-on-one mentorship, professional development, accessibility support (when needed) to remove barriers of access for Deaf artists, artists with disabilities, Newcomer and Indigenous artists. More information and how to apply.

OCADU Student Career Launcher

If you are an ILLU, MAAD, Photography or PRNT/PUBL student graduating this year, consider applying for this Career Launcher opportunity. Contact the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) for more information.

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

Upon receiving your acceptance letter you can submit an application for an Exhibition Assistance grant (reimbursement) from Ontario Arts Council for up to $2,000. For more information and to apply see the OAC webpage.

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