SCBWI Canada East Blog

July 21, 2014

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Call for Submissions / Toronto Digital Projects / New Online Showcase for Emerging Artists

Toronto Digital Projects is a new curated virtual gallery for emerging artists creating digital paintings, animations, videos, GIFs and other forms of Post-Internet art.

As digital art comes of age, Toronto is emerging as a locus for artists at the forefront of this burgeoning field. But while the medium continues to expand and be embraced by artists, galleries, curators and collectors, there has been a dearth of opportunities to showcase this exciting new work.

By featuring the work of this new generation of the vanguard, Toronto Digital Projects gives emerging artists exposure to a worldwide audience. Those creating digital paintings can exhibit their work without incurring the expense entailed in physical presentation. For projects of a virtual nature (animations, GIFS, videos) a web-based exhibition space such as Toronto Digital Projects is a viable alternative to a bricks and mortar gallery.

Projects selected for inclusion on the site will be innovative both in concept and creative use of digital media, celebrating as well as critically examining the role of the digital technology within the art world and more broadly.

The website also aims to educate the public, promote discussion, and document the best work that is happening in this exciting new field, as revolutionary today as photography was when it emerged over 150 years ago. In addition to the projects presented, essays by noted critics will enrich the dialogue about this new field of practice.

There is no fee to submit projects for consideration. A screening panel will select artists. Once a year a jury of national and Toronto-based curators, critics and senior artists will choose one of the featured projects as the Top Digital Project of the Year. The selected artist will have the opportunity to show at one of Toronto's key commercial galleries.

Toronto Digital Projects is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Angell Gallery.

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