FUTURE PROOF 2024 - Submissions Call open until March 4th, 2024 at 11:59pm ET.

FUTURE PROOF 2024 - Submissions Call open until March 4th, 2024 at 11:59pm ET.

Call for FUTURE PROOF 2024 Print Work Submissions!
Deadline: March 4, 2024, 11:59 pm ET

**IMPORTANT!** Apply via digital form [at the bottom of this page]. This is a call for digital submissions. Selected artists will be requested to drop off their work after the review of digital submissions. Questions? Email office@openstudio.ca.


A Virtual Auction in Support of Open Studio

May 2 – 9, 2024

May 2 at 12:00 pm ET auction launches
May 9 at 5:00 pm ET auction closes

FUTURE PROOF will feature a juried selection of prints alongside a curated collection of contemporary art by artists from the Toronto arts community who support Open Studio.

Open Studio is a charitable organization and an Artist-Run Centre in Toronto dedicated to contemporary printmaking. We offer inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs, and services to artists and the public across Canada and beyond. By participating in this online auction, bidders can support our mission and help artists of all backgrounds make prints for generations to come!

Thank you to the participating artists and galleries for generously donating their artwork to support Open Studio and the future of print.

The auction will launch on May 2nd and run and run until May 9th. Bookmark the auction website:


๐Ÿ† $1,000 Best in Print Award, Sponsored by Assurart

๐Ÿ† Hotel Victoria Deluxe room stay + wine, $100 Mossop’s Gift Certificate, Honourable Mention in Print Award, Sponsored by Silver Hotel Group

๐Ÿ† $250 Gift Certificate Award from The Japanese Paper Place


โฐApply by March 4 using the digital form below.
โฐSelected work must be dropped off by April 1.
โฐAuction scheduled for early May 2024.
๐Ÿ Open to Canadian Printmakers.
๐ŸŽจ Each artist can submit one piece.
๐ŸŽ Submissions are considered donations.*
๐Ÿ’ต Artworks must be valued between $200 – $1,000.
๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ All traditional print mediums are accepted.**
๐Ÿ”„ Any edition, including monotypes, is welcome.
๐Ÿ“ No specific size restrictions, but consider shipping logistics.
๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Selected works must remain unframed.

๐Ÿ” Print work lots will be selected based on digital submissions.
๐Ÿ† 50 print works will be in the running for the award(s).
๐Ÿ’ฏ There will be a total of 100 auction lots (prints & other media).
๐Ÿง Award jurying will be conducted in person (after work drop-off).

*Tax receipts are available upon request for donated work.

**Accepted Mediums: All printmaking methods, including mixed media prints, are welcome. Digital prints should incorporate an element of analog printmaking to qualify for the auction and juried award. Solely digital prints, photography, and photocopies will not be accepted. Please evaluate the condition of your work, taking note of any damage such as rips or folds, as pieces with such issues will not be considered.

Interested in donating to support our mission? Click here and help us secure the future of print. Questions? Email office@openstudio.ca.


If the application form does not load, you can access it here.