DesignTO Youth 2022-2023 Exhibition 'Blueprint'. Photo by Christine Lim.

Application Deadline
Friday, October 20, 2023 by 11:59pm ET

With insight gained from the ‘Unpacking Creative Practice’ workshop series, youth are invited to apply to show their work in a group exhibition, curated by DesignTO and JAYU. This exhibition will be featured as part of the 14th annual DesignTO Festival, January 19-28, 2024, held at Collision Gallery in downtown Toronto.

All participants in the 2023-24 DesignTO Youth program are invited to apply. But note that only a selection of applications will be accepted and that participation in the workshop series does not guarantee your participation in the exhibition.

This program encourages the use of any visual art or design form for the group exhibition, which could be a new work/project or an existing one that hasn’t been shown yet.

All submissions must include the following:

  • A description of the project or work (max. 300 words);
    Consider the following questions in writing your description: What is your project about? Why did you make this? Are there any notable sources of inspiration? Is this art/design work part of a series or is it a standalone project? What is it made of? Does the material have a significance? What size is it?
  • Short bio on you and/or your creative practice (max. 150 words);
  • 1-3 images of the project or work (max. 1MB per image); 
  • Video link(s) (if applicable); and
  • Your contact info.


Submissions are due Friday, October 20, 2023 by 11:59pm Eastern Time.


There is no fee for this submission or for participating in the exhibition. However, if selected, you will be responsible for arranging drop-off and pick-up of your work to Collision Gallery, 30 Wellington St, Unit G114, Toronto. Artist fees will be paid to artists selected for the exhibition.

The exhibition will open Friday, January 19, 2024 and run until Saturday, February 17, 2024. The exhibition and reception will be held at the Collision Gallery, 30 Wellington St, Unit G114, Toronto. We reserve the right to modify dates and delivery methods if required.

Successful submissions will be notified by email by the end of October 2023.

Email questions Email questions to DesignTO Programs Coordinator, adé abegunde at [email protected].