Gallery 1313 welcomes proposals from collectives, artist groups, and individual artists. The space can be rented out for events, both private and public. All events held at gallery 1313 are subject to review, and must be accompanied by a proposal. Exhibitions run for a two-week period, although longer shows may be arranged. The gallery charges a rental fee, but encourages artists and groups to seek out project grants from various government and art funding agencies to cover all or some of their costs. Gallery 1313 does not take commission for the sales of art.
Gallery 1313 has Four Distinct Exhibition Spaces
The Main Gallery
Suitable for larger exhibitions, panel discussions, artist talks, small conferences, launch parties, receptions and more. The Main Gallery can accommodate up to 90 people seated and up to 120 people standing.
Main Gallery artists are expected to assist in the sitting of the show on weekends.
1300 square feet, 14 foot-high ceilings and halogen lighting
Rental fee: $1,200 for two weeks
The Process Gallery
Serves as a laboratory for experimentation, and embraces the possibilities of transition andinstability. It offers a place for artists to test out new works that are in the process ofdevelopment. Gallery 1313 envisions the Process Gallery as a site for transformation andexploration. Emerging, video, new media, installation and performance artists areencouraged to propose projects for this space.
Features 33 feet of running wall space
Group Rental fee: $600 for two weeks
Solo Rental fee: $490 for two weeks
The Cell Gallery
Gallery 1313 is proud to offer the Cell Gallery as an exhibition space for members to shownew work. Full Artist Members in good standing are eligible to submit ballots to a twice-yearly Lottery for the chance to win a free two-week exhibition in this space. For moredetails, please see our membership page.
35 feet of running wall space
Renal fee: $600 for 2 weeks
The Window Box
A projectile-like space that facilitates the production of innovative work by emergingartists, on projects that go beyond the confines of a physical exhibition space. Exhibitionsin the Window Box Gallery feature work by emerging artists, and are organized byemerging curators.
The Window Box is located outside Gallery 1313’s main entrance in the courtyard of 1313 Queen Street West in Toronto. The Window Box is west-facing and receives direct sunlight. Heat and light sensitivity should be considered.
66.5 inches high, by 25 inches wide, by 22 inches deep
There are no costs involved for work selected to be in the Window Box.
▪Gallery 1313 rental fees currently include 13% HST
▪All rentals are based on availability and the program plans for that year
▪All works displayed in Gallery 1313 are insured against damage and theft
▪For rental of the Main Gallery, the rental parties must make arrangements to gallery sit on Saturday and Sunday
▪Rental fees cover the cost of the space as well as insurance (up to $40,000 per month)
▪Exhibitors are encouraged to send their own invitations, do any necessary mailings, and to give the Gallery Director promotional items
▪The Gallery will promote the exhibition in its own interests and tend to any gallery listings.
▪Exhibitors are required to arrange their own sales and the Gallery does not take any commission on the sales of art works.
▪Process Gallery rental parties and Cell Gallery exhibitors are not required to sit the exhibition.
▪Members showing in the Cell Gallery should coordinate their receptions with the exhibitions in the Main Gallery and are encouraged to install their art works at the same time.
Please submit JPEG files, 72 dpi, with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Image files should be no greater than 500 kb.
To ensure the images are viewed chronologically-and correspond with your image list- please format them as follows:
01. your name_title of work_the year the piece was created.jpg, 02. Your name_title of work_the year the piece was created.jpg….and so on.
Gallery 1313 seeks artists, curators, collectives and other creative professionals to hold events at the gallery, such as artist talks, critical panel discussions, poetry readings, acoustic music nights and more, to compliment our regular exhibitions and create a forum for discussion, exchange and engagement.
If you are interested in renting one of these spaces, please contact Gallery 1313 at416-536-6778 or by emailing the gallery director, Phil Anderson, at email@example.com.