Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2017: Calling Photographic Artists for Featured Exhibition (Submissions Due Nov.14, 2016) or Open Exhibition (Registration Closes Dec.5, 2016) in Toronto, Canada

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (May 2017), a month-long celebration of the art and profession of photography in Toronto, is inviting photographic artists to be a part of CONTACT, either as an Open Exhibition or a Featured Exhibition.

Open Exhibitions are non-juried, while Featured Exhibitions are subject to a submission process.

The Open Exhibitions category
This non-juried program is open to all, encouraging a variety of photographic practices and alternative venue options.

Benefits of registration include:

  • Exhibition listing with 75-word description and one image reproduction in the CONTACT Catalogue;
  • One web page with up to three images on the Festival website;
  • Press access to your downloadable image on the website;
  • CONTACT venue signage;
  • Copies of the CONTACT Catalogue

The Featured Exhibitions category

CONTACT welcomes submissions from emerging, mid-career, and established Canadian and international artists and curators.

  • The call is open to proposals for solo or group exhibitions on any subject matter, and to all photo-based practices.
  • To be eligible, shows must take place for a minimum of two weeks during the month of May 2017, and must have a confirmed exhibition space.

2017 Festival

  • Submissions are not sought for CONTACT’s curated programming, including Primary Exhibitions, Public Installations and Special Events.

Important Deadlines:

  • November 14, 2016 – Featured Exhibition submissions due
  • December 5, 2016 – Open Exhibition registration closes

Early Registration Fee (until November 7, 2016) and Regular Registration Fee (takes effect November 8, 2016) Apply: For more info, please visit

  • Before registering, all artists / exhibition organizers must find a venue in which to hold the exhibition.

For other important info as well as registering or entering your submissions, please visit .

Good Luck! / Bonne chance!