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2023 DesignTO Festival Call for Submissions
Independent Projects
And just like that, our 2023 DesignTO Festival Call for Independent projects is open! Submit to show your work January 20-29, 2023.
2023 DesignTO Festival Call for Submissions
Prototype Exhibition
Submit to show your work at 'Purpose & Play', the latest edition of the annual prototype exhibition organized by DesignTO in partnership with Umbra.
2023 DesignTO Festival Call for Submissions
Symposium
Designers and Thinkers, submit to speak at the 2023 DesignTO Symposium 'Trash Talk'.
2023 DesignTO Festival Call for Submissions
Group Exhibition
Submit to show your work in ‘One Hot Second’, an exhibition exploring how creatives can make change to decelerate the rate at which the earth is rapidly warming.
2023 DesignTO Festival Call for Submissions
Host Venues
If you have a venue you’d like to have activated with a window installation, event, or exhibition, this January 20–29, 2023, we want to hear from you!
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DesignTO is a non-profit cultural organization bringing communities together to celebrate design, by taking art and design out of the studio and into the urban realm.

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DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that curates exhibitions, presentations and educational programming.
DesignTO is best known for the DesignTO Festival, Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival.
DesignTO was founded in 2010 as the Toronto Design Offsite Festival by a group of seven creatives and held its first annual event in January 2011.
The DesignTO Festival has grown 20 times bigger than year one.
The Festival went from 7 days to 10 days, spanning two weekends.

DesignTO brings people together to celebrate contemporary culture, provide opportunities for emerging talent, and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.

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