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Oct 23 2020 Calls / Competitions /

DesignTO l Independent Projects

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday, August, 2020 by 11:59pm EST. Final Registration Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020 by 11:59pm EST. Content Deadline: Friday, October, 2020 (for all listings)

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All Odds Collective at Come Up to My Room. Photo by Simon Liao courtesy of DesignTO

 

The 11th annual DesignTO Festival returns in 2021!

The DesignTO Festival brings people together to celebrate contemporary design across the city January 22-31, 2021.

Join the Festival to become a part of an exiting network of creative people, exhibitions, events, and a captive audience of designers and design-lovers. In 2020, the Festival had 100+ events and exhibitions across the city with 160k+ visitors. From design talks to experimental installations to prototypes to opening parties and curated exhibitions, the Festival featured the work of over 800 artists and designers.

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Independent Projects

Independently-produced events, exhibitions, and window installations are integral to the Festival’s structure. We welcome all who want to present, discuss, demonstrate, or exhibit design in any field and/or related disciplines. Exhibitors include artists, designers, design firms, local businesses, academic and cultural institutions, and students. Exhibitors are responsible for arranging their own venue in the city of Toronto, including spaces such as galleries, studios, workshops, cafés, schools, lobbies, and businesses.

Deadlines:

  • Early Bird Registration: Monday, August 31, 2020 by 11:59pm EST.
  • Final Registration Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020 by 11:59pm EST.
  • Content Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020 (for all listings)

Click here to learn more and apply as an exhibitor.

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A note regarding COVID-19:

During this unprecedented time, we are reminded of what DesignTO is about: creativity, community, and experimentation. We have seen our community come together in inspiring ways, from making PPE and developing pandemic specific apps, to supporting local makers and retailers. DesignTO is keeping informed about the situation and will let you know of any changes to the 2021 Festival as they arise.

We look forward to a future when are able to gather again.