Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
About

About

CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and organizations.

CONTACT 2020 opens April 30 and will showcase an outstanding selection of Canadian and international lens-based artists. The Festival’s Core Exhibitions are comprised of collaborations with major museums, galleries, and artist-run centres as well as site-specific public art projects. These are cultivated through partnerships and commissions, and frame the cultural, social, and political events of our times. The Featured and Open Call Exhibitions present a range of works by local and international artists at leading galleries and alternative spaces across the city. The Festival also includes a wide range of Programs including a book fair, a symposium, lectures, talks, panels, and workshops. CONTACT exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public, with some exceptions at major museums.

Contact Us

CONTACT Office and Gallery
80 Spadina Ave, Suite 205
Toronto, ON  M5V2J4
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm, Sat 11am–4pm
info@scotiabankcontactphoto.com
416 539 9595

Current exhibition: Luis Mora, Say it with Flowers, on view through November 30, 2019

The CONTACT Gallery is free and open to the public, providing year-round programming outside of the annual Festival in May. The gallery is wheelchair accessible at street level via the Spadina Ave entrance and by taking the elevator to the 2nd floor.

CONTACT acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and the Huron-Wendat. This land is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and create here.

Press Inquiries

Bow Bridge Communications, LLC
240 West 102nd St, Suite 53, New York, NY 10025
bow-bridge.com

Libby Mark,  New York
917 968 5567

Heather Meltzer, Toronto
647 544 8441

Team

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Darcy Killeen

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bonnie Rubenstein

PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
Tara Smith

ARTISTIC PROJECT COORDINATOR
Benjamin Freedman

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR
Brian St. Denis

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT
sol Legault

DESIGN
Small
Bartosz Gawdzik & Andrew Di Rosa
smallprojectstudio.com

COPY EDITING & WRITING
Shannon Anderson

PROOFREADING
Jen Cutts

COMMUNICATIONS & PR
Bow Bridge Communications LLC
bow-bridge.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Edward Burtynsky
Sarah Dinnick, Chair
Erin Iles
Olga Korper
Sally Lee
Elizabeth Levitt
Edward Marracco
Maia-Mari Sutnik

ADVISORY BOARD
Stephen Bulger
William Ewing
Sarah Milroy
Kenneth Montague
Penny Rubinoff
Lisa Steele

FOUNDERS
Darren Alexander
Linda Book
Stephen Bulger
Judith Tatar

Exhibition Submissions

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites exhibition submissions for the 2020 Festival for the Featured and Open Call Exhibition programmes. Please visit our Submissions page for more information on how to submit to these juried and non-juried exhibition categories.

To qualify for submissions, all artists/organizers must have a confirmed exhibition venue in the Greater Toronto Area during May. A registration fee of $275 + HST applies to both programs.

Submissions are not accepted for CONTACT’s curated programming, including the CONTACT Gallery, Primary Exhibitions, and Public Installations.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.