Monday, November 21, 2011

World of Threads Festival: Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 31, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (Hand Delivery) or (EMAIL)

Call for Proposals
World of Threads Festival
Oakville, Ontario
Nov. 2 - 18, 2012 Oakville
Nov. 9 - 25, 2012 Toronto

The World of Threads Festival is inviting proposals for local artists to organize and curate their own exhibitions, or to propose an installation of a new or pre-existing piece.

All forms of fibre-related work are acceptable. This includes installations that use actual fibre, or those using fibre inspired techniques in their work. We encourage fibre exploration in installation or performance.

This is an opportunity to provide exposure for emerging, mid career or established artists to showcase their work in this unique Canadian fibre arts festival.

Venues (truncated)
•Participants are required to organize their own venue.
•Oakville venues must be within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Exhibitions (information truncated)
•All exhibitions will fall under the umbrella of the World of Threads Festival and be promoted by the Festival.
•Exhibitions must to be held during the run of the Festival:
Nov. 2 - 18, 2012 in Oakville
Nov. 9 - 25, 2012 in Toronto.

Submission Fee: $30

Independant Projects Fee: We are only charging an artist more when their work is selected. The fee for selected projects will be charged based on the criteria below.

Exhibition Fee: $150

View complete submission details:

What Counts as Fibre Art?

Fibre art is incredibly diverse and our definition is continuously shifting. We are open-minded. Our website has hundreds of examples of fibre art work located under Artist Interviews and Artwork.

Generally fibre art is made from perishable materials that use traditional techniques that include, sewing, tapestry and papermaking. However, more and more artists are using synthetic materials.

Common Thread International
World of Threads Festival
c/o Oakville Museum
8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario
Canada, L6J 2Y5