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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto presents live showcases & runways, curated exhibitions, artist talks, panels, lectures, hands-on workshops, and a trade and consumer marketplace, programming 60% or more Indigenous women artists and their works in fashion, textiles and craft. Artists and exhibitors are invited to apply to the live showcases & runways and marketplace. Your application does not guarantee inclusion in Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto is Indigenous-led and committed to becoming a leader in the dissemination and exportation of Indigenous-made works for the advancement and empowerment of Indigenous artists and designers, connecting them and their work to Canadian and international audiences, festivals, buyers, retailers, curators and institutes.
Programmed works in the Runway & Showcase are selected based on artistic merit, innovative vision, technicality and skill, impact for the artist and audiences and overall cohesion to IFWTO themes and vision.
Selected works for the Marketplace are based on artistic merit, technicality and skill, impact for the artist, retail readiness, potential interest for fashion industry, audience demand and opportunity to challenge audiences.
The selection committee includes the Artistic Director, and programming advisors, including the Artistic Associate and two additional arts and fashion industry reps.
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto is a four-day festival of Indigenous-made fashion, textiles and craft, taking place May 31 – June 3, 2018 at Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto for industry and audiences. We present artists at all levels of their practice, whose work expresses or challenges the deep and ongoing connection between contemporary fashion, Indigenous art and ancient and traditional practices. Additional educational and development components will include artist talks, panels, lectures and hands-on workshops.
For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has been on the cutting edge of all that is current and creative, bringing together the best in both Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from within our country and around the world.
Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a dynamic axis point for contemporary expression in Canada and an integral part of the country’s largest public multi-disciplinary arts complex.
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto will have an undeniable presence across Harbourfront Centre presenting in most of their spaces, with at least 50 marketplace exhibitors, including a designer trade showcase, educators and suppliers, 30 designers and artists in live showcases and runways, 40 panelists and lecturers, 6 intensive hands-on workshops and a curated craft and textile exhibit.
Harbourfront Centre has a 10-acre lakeside setting, FREE weekend festivals all summer long, millions of annual visitors and so much more! Their team of wonderful staff look forward to working with you throughout the season.
$20 – Showcase & Runway
$20 – Marketplace
$40 – Both, Showcase & Runway and Marketplace
Harbourfront Centre provides the following to its exhibitors:
Vendors must provide their own lighting, flooring, booth display, telecommunications, signage and more. If you would like to bring any electrical or display equipment, please detail those on the application form, and include the wattage. Our booths are located under tents outdoors, so we have limited electrical supply. Vendors receive a discounted parking pass but it does not guarantee a space.
RUNWAY/SHOWCASE APPLICANTS INCLUDE:
1-2 photo or video examples of previous live performance or runway
1-2 photo examples of previous works
1-2 photo or illustration examples of works proposed in this application
1 headshot of the artistic lead(s)
MARKET PLACE APPLICANTS INCLUDE:
1-2 photos of previous exhibitor/booth set-up
1-2 photos of works to exhibit/sell
1-2 brand photos, including logos and/or signage
1 headshot of the artistic lead(s)
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