Call for Submissions: Younger than Beyoncé Gallery

YTB Gallery is currently accepting submissions from emerging Toronto artists for our second suite of programming in Regent Park. YTB Gallery aims to provide discursive space for critical conversations and risk-taking through new configurations of audience, artists, and community.


We accept submissions of visual art in all media, as well as curatorial proposals, with the understanding that selected artists will work with the Gallery to arrange appropriate technical requirements for the display of their work. We only accept electronic submissions.

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Opportunity 1: Residency

Jan 6—Feb 13

DEADLINE: December 20

YTB invites applications from Toronto artists and curators for ALMOST FAMOUS, a partnership-incubator program to take place at YTB Gallery’s space in Regent Park.

ALMOST FAMOUS invites artists under 33 years of age whose work is typically supported by our gallery mandate to partner with emerging artists over 33 years of age (who fall outside of our current age-specific programming). Four artists under 33 and four over 33 will serve as peer mentors to each other, facilitating workshops, leading skillshares, and collaborating to produce a culminating exhibition. This partnership/skillshare and exhibition model seeks to de-stabilize the traditional format of artist residency or seminar, and make space for community mentorship that acknowledges skill sets as not-age-specific, but diverse, fluid, and responsive to each other's needs.

Participants are asked to include a workshop proposal, with the understanding that they will be responsible for facilitating one workshop/skillshare, and for collaborating with their peers on building a system for horizontal knowledge-based exchange. Participants must be available for weekly workshops, studio visits, and activities on Tuesday & Sunday evenings throughout the residency period (please specify this in your application). YTB strives to provide accommodations in order to prioritize the accessibility of this program. Please contact ytbgallery@gmail.com with any questions concerning availability.

As this program is an alternative educational experience, we will prioritize applicants working outside of post-secondary institutions.

Applications must include:

a proposal for a workshop (under 250 words)
a short bio (under 250 words)
an artist statement (under 250 words)
a cv (under 2 pages)
5-10 images of previous work (for sound/moving image submissions, please limit duration to under 10 minutes)
an image list

Follow the link to apply via Submittable
https://ytbgallery.submittable.com/submit/50058

Opportunity 2: General submissions from artists/curators

February-March programming

DEADLINE: December 20



YTB Gallery invites proposals from Toronto artists and curators, engaging with themes of movement, displacement, transnationalism, identity, architecture and its role in constructing the self, landscape as a trace of local/national narrative, contemporary experiences of gender, sexuality, race, class, dis/ability, and intersectional articulations of such. We are seeking work that engages with glamour as a a queer strategy/practice of resistance, critique, self expression, empowerment, or world making.

We encourage rigorous, playful, experimental, and conceptually-grounded projects.

YTB Gallery is especially interested in projects that take Regent Park as a conceptual point of departure, engaging with the neighborhood’s history, its demographics, and its contemporary realities.

Applicant must be under 33 and living in Toronto or GTA

Applications must include:

a short bio (under 250 words)

an artist statement (under 250 words)

a cv (under 2 pages)

5-10 images of previous work (for sound/moving image submissions, please limit duration to under 10 minutes)

an image list

https://ytbgallery.submittable.com/submit/50062


All materials must be clearly labelled and submitted via Submittable