Friday, May 25, 2007

West Toronto Junction Arts Festival: Call for Local Artists

West Toronto Junction Arts Festival: Call for Local ArtistsWest Toronto Junction Arts Festival: Call for Local Artists
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The Junction Arts Festival (JAF), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Event dates: September 6-9, 2007
Location: Dundas Street West (Between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue - West Toronto)

The 15th annual Junction Arts Festival proudly continues to promote the arts and artists in one of Toronto's most unique districts: the West Toronto Junction community. The Festival presents visual, performing, literary and new media arts to over 100, 000 people transforming Dundas Street West into a pedestrian-only cultural destination, hosting juried and curated visual art exhibits, performing arts, children’s activities, handmade arts and crafts vendors and much more more!
The festival offers something for everyone!
To find out more details about this event and the artists involved please visit the festival website


PERFORMING ARTISTS: Deadline May 31, 2007
Call to Performing Artists (pdf) >>>
Application Form for Performing Artists (pdf)>>>

VISUAL ARTISTS: Deadline May 31, 2007
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Kidzone Open Call (pdf)>>>

If you are interested in volunteering for the festival, please contact us at

Call for Performing Artists
Application Deadline May 31, 2007. Confirmation by June 15. 2007

We are looking for a wide range of indoor and outdoor Site Specific work, Main Stage performances and street performers to participate in the 2007 Junction Arts Festival.

Site Specific
The Junction has an historical and architectural uniqueness yet to be discovered. Stores, alleys, studios and more uncover a history that few no about; spaces that are ideal for live performance and installations. Performances will be encouraged to run for 2 days/nights prior to the street closure making 4 days/nights in total. Historical background on the Junction is available. Financial assistance is available up to $1000.

Main Stage

A large main stage will host work that requires a more traditional setting. These shows will run from 12noon to 11pm on Saturday and 12noon to 6pm on Sunday. All lighting, sound and stage management will be supplied. Fees are paid on a per artist basis.

Street Performers
We are also looking for performers to participate in off the curb performance art attacks. Dancers, musicians, actors, poets, and more will be contracted to work the street in impromptu art attacks that spontaneously spring upon an unsuspecting audience. Individuals and or groups are welcome to apply. Individuals please send C.V. and photo. Groups please send info package. Artist will be paid a $100 honorarium.

The Junction Arts Festival is the largest and most eclectic “art-meets-street” festival in Canada. The festival emphasizes a celebration of all arts, with a multi-disciplinary stance, using site-specific installations in unconventional spaces. This artist run festival welcomes both established and emerging artists. We make a concerted effort to appeal to both artists and potential audiences who may not have a clear understanding of the arts but are interested in learning and appreciating art no matter what form it takes. The Junction Arts Festival traditionally attracts over 100,000 people when the festival has been only two days.

Please send info C/O Michael Menegon
Junction Forum for Arts and Culture
3042 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z3
For direct contact please phone: (416) 767-5036.

Michael Menegon, the Event Producer
tel: (416) 767-9068
direct:(416) 767-5036
mail: Junction Arts Festival
3042 Dundas Street West,
Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3
The Junction Forum for Art & Culture (JFAC) is pleased to present the 15th annual Junction Arts Festival.
Founded in January 2004 the JFAC is an incorporated not-for-profit organization that aims to position The Junction as a cultural hub where art meets street, creating a bridge – a junction – between art and the public that incites participation, enriches our community and advances the culture of Toronto and Canada.
The 2007 Junction Arts Festival is generously supported by The Junction Business Improvement Area (BIA)
The Junction Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Established in 1973, The Junction is located in historic west Toronto and offers a unique mix of small town hospitality and big city edge. Best known for its colorful history and commitment to the arts, The Junction boasts an impressive selection of ethnically diverse restaurants, a thriving home décor/antiques sector and numerous specialty shops that carry those items you simply can't find anywhere else.

The Junction Business Improvement Area is located on Dundas Street West between Indian Grove and Quebec Avenue. Be sure to stop in at The Junction BIA's street level office located at 3042 Dundas St West to get the latest Junction news.

Easily accessible by public transit, The Junction can be reached by bus from the Dundas Street West, Keele Street and High Park Avenue subway stations.

The Junction has plenty of street parking plus municipal lots located on Keele Street north and south of Dundas and off Pacific Avenue south of Dundas Street West.

The Junction hosts a wide variety of events during the year. Be sure to visit during:
  • The Contact Photography Festival (May)
  • The Junction Sidewalk Sale (June)
  • The Junction Arts Festival (September)
  • The Home & Style Studio Tour (October); and
  • The Cavalcade of Lights/Christmas in The Junction (November/December)
For event dates and locations, please visit the Junction BIA website:


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