Open Exhibitions


Registration for Open Exhibitions will begin October 1.


CONTACT Open Exhibitions are an avenue for anyone presenting an exhibition of photography during the month of May 2016 in Toronto to make their exibition part of the CONTACT Festival. This portion of the Festival is non-juried, open to all participants.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own venue. Once you have a venue to exhibit your work, you may register your exhibition with CONTACT on our website. Traditional exhibition venues may be used, as well as unconventional exhibition spaces such as community centres, studios, cafes, shops, and restaurants. Venues must have public visiting hours to be considered an eligible exhibition space.

Open Exhibition registration includes:

Exhibition listing with 75-word description and one image reproduction in the CONTACT Festival magazine;
One web page with up to three images on the Festival website;
Press access to your downloadable image on the website;
CONTACT venue signage;
Free copies of the CONTACT Festival Magazine;
Option to sell your magazines for the cover price, and keep the proceeds.

See an example of an Open Exhibition magazine page here



Deadlines + Fees

Early Registration Deadline: November 13, 2015
Regular Registration Deadline: December 4, 2015
Final Content Deadline: January 8, 2016

$400 +HST Early Registration
A reduced fee for those who register early, available until November 13, 2015.

$465 +HST Regular Registration
Regular registration fee takes effect November 14, 2015.



$125 +HST Additional exhibition header
Add a second set of exhibition dates to your magazine listing. Note: This is only valid for multiple exhibitions occurring at the same venue. The magazine description text can be no longer than 75 words combined; each exhibition has a full website profile.

$125 +HST 50 Extra words
Add an additional 50 words to your magazine exhibition description text (max. 125 words per magazine listing).

* Fees are subject to 13% HST and are due upon registration (cheque, cash, money order, and Visa & Mastercard via Paypal). A Paypal link is provided at the end of the registration process.

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