Registration for the 2023 Festival is now closed, thank you for your interest.
Emerging and experienced photographers are encouraged to register their Open Call Exhibition in the 27th edition of CONTACT, taking place May 1–31, 2023.
Committed to cultivating an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, CONTACT builds community by providing a platform for dynamic collaborations and productive engagement between Canadian and international photographers, curators, partner organizations, and audiences, locally and globally.
The Festival’s Open Call Exhibitions embody a broad range of lens-based practices, and bring together the photographic community with innovative presentations at galleries and alternative spaces across the Greater Toronto Area.
Before registering, all artists/organizers must secure a venue in which to hold the exhibition. Artists and organizers are responsible for all aspects of the exhibition’s production and presentation.
Registration is free of charge. Please note that this program is non-juried and CONTACT does not review submissions – if you register your fully organized exhibition by the deadline, you will be part of the Festival.
Above photo: Installation view of Arkan Zakharov, Pit Pass, at Project 107, Toronto. Part of CONTACT’s 2022 Open Call Exhibition programme. Courtesy of the artist and Project 107.
How to Register
After creating an account profile at our registration web portal, you will need the following information to complete your Open Call Exhibition registration.
– Exhibition text (100 words)
– Artist name(s)
– Exhibition dates + opening reception details, if applicable
– Curator, if applicable
– Name and Address
– Contact information (phone, email, website)
– Accessibility information (guidelines here)
– Hours of operation
– JPEGs only
– recommended dimensions 2400px on short side
– caption information in the format “Artist Name, Title, Year”