UNTAPPED Emerging Artists
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UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition.

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The Artist Project is dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists. UNTAPPED Emerging Artists is a juried competition that awards emerging artists from all mediums an opportunity to exhibit at a professional-level art fair for free.

Winners will:

  • Receive a free space in the UNTAPPED section of the show
  • Connect with over 15,000 visitors, art dealers & art buyers
  • Network with artists from all across North America
  • FREE EXPOSURE:  On The Artist Project website, show guide, press releases & all other marketing/advertising materials

Extra Perk!

Accepted applicants will be automatically entered in the UNTAPPED Emerging Artists People’s Choice Competition. Visitors to the show will have their chance to vote for their favourite UNTAPPED artist and the winner will receive a free booth at the 2016 show!

Past winners include Sheridan graduates, Shay Salehi, Jesse Bromm, OCAD graduate, Keita Morimoto and Maryland Institute College of Art MFA student, Laura Payne.

Who can apply?

  • Current students and recent graduates of 3 years or less removed from post-secondary / graduate-level education
  • Self-taught artists who have been practicing / exhibiting their art for less than 3 years
  • Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.
  • Winning artists must be able to travel to Toronto and be personally present for the duration of the show (February 19-22, 2015)

Application Details

Please review the application details before submitting an application.

Deadline to apply: Saturday, November 1, 2014.

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Contact: Claire Taylor | 416 960 4527 | claire@theartistproject.com