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bi arts festival - celebrating bisexual lives & culture
september 19-23, 2019
toronto, canada

Welcome to Toronto’s third annual Bi Arts Festival, the world’s largest celebration of bisexual voices in art and culture. Watch this space for workshops, open calls for submissions, and programming.

We are looking to enhance inclusivity and engagement with youth. To that end, we are looking for a youth advisory group. Benefits include:

volunteer hours that count toward your high school requirement

free access to all Bi Arts Festival events

experience for your resume

growing community connections

If you are bisexual, pansexual, or other non-monosexual identity, between the ages of 14 to 19, reside in the Greater Toronto Area, and are interested in providing input on the Bi Arts Festival programming, please email Include "Youth Advisory Group" in the subject line, and send us a brief description of yourself and your preference for meeting times: weekday evening; weekend morning; or weekend afternoon.

2018 Bi Arts Festival at a Glance

Full Schedule or Meet the Artists

Tuesday September 18th, 2018 - Opening Night - Zine Launch and Opening Night Party with DJ Kim, "Dance, Dance, Dance" @ Glad Day Bookshop
Wednesday September 19th, 2018, 7PM - Storytelling Showcase @ Palmerston Library Theatre
Wednesday September 19th, 2018, 9PM - Film and Video Showcase @ Palmerston Library Theatre
Thursday September 20th, 2018 - Womannish: Redefining Womanhood in a World that Won't Make Room, featuring Eris Eady @ Artscape Youngplace
Friday September 21st, 2018, 6PM-10PM - Art Exhibit Opening & Postcard Show @ Beaver Hall Gallery
Saturday September 22nd, 2018, 10AM-3PM - Pop-up Market @ Trinity St. Paul's United Church
Saturday September 22nd, 2018, 2PM-4PM - Author Showcase @ Glad Day Bookshop
Saturday September 22nd, 2018 7PM and 9PM - How to Self-Suspend (a special workshop presentation), featuring Katie Sly @ Collective Space / RAW Space
Sunday September 23rd, 2018, 8PM- Velvet: A Bi Arts Cabaret @ the Tranzac Club



We couldn't do this work without the support of our amazing community and private partners. The Bi Arts Festival works with community groups, small businesses, and brands, both large and small.  When you partner with us, you get access to our team of artists who will work with you to develop unique and creative ways to showcase your business or organization. We love to develop custom experiences that reflect both your brand and capture the excitement of this young, growing Festival. Let's start a conversation - write us at

The 2018 Bi Arts Festival is supported by the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto.

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1488 Queen Street West, Box 90111
Toronto, ON, Canada
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