Call for Submissions: Come Up To My Room 2019
Jan 17-20, 2019 / Submission Deadline June 17th, 11pm EST
Come Up To My Room (#CUTMR) is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. The exhibition challenges participants to push their everyday practice by offering a blank canvas upon which to explore new themes and ways of working. Framed within the backdrop of the historic 12-year-old Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR invites artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike.
The 16th instalment of CUTMR will take place between January 17 and January 20, 2019, in conjunction with Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) Interior Design Show (IDS). We invite you to submit proposals as individuals or as collectives, and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. This call is open to Canadian and international participants.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please submit electronically no later than Sunday June 17, 2018. Submissions must include:
Completed online submissions form, found HERE
Emailed Proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org, including:
NOTE: Unlike the room installations, participants submitting for a public space project MUST include details of specific works to be exhibited in the show. All participants are required to showcase new work and are asked to produce work specifically for CUTMR 2019. Please include as much detail as possible on your proposal for the space, as well as images of your previous work. Drawings, descriptions, etc., of your proposed project are essential.
$600 + HST for room installations
$250 + HST for public space projects
Fees are payable upon acceptance.
NOTE: Several of our past participants have been successful in obtaining exhibition assistance grants and sponsorships from Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council or private donors respectively.
WHAT YOU GET
Fees include space rental for the run of the exhibition; exhibition administration, curation and coordination; inclusion in the promotion, professional PR services, social media promotion, VIP events, exhibition catalogue and cross-promotion with the Toronto Design Offsite (TO DO) list. Past press coverage has included: Toronto Life, Where Toronto, Canadian Architect, Forbes Mag, Torontoist, CBC (Stephen & Chris), Azure, Design Lines, Now Toronto, the Globe and Mail, Monocle and many more!
banner image: (2018 participants) Camille Jodoin-Eng, Whyishnave Suthugar, Justin De Lima, Concealed Studio