BI ARTS FESTIVAL

celebrating bisexual lives & culture
september 17-23, 2018 - toronto, canada


2018 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Artists - authors - filmmakers - performers - musicians - actors - dancers - Are you interested in participating in the 2018 Bi Arts Festival? We'd love to hear from you! Submit 2018 Expressions of Interest here. The call for vendors for our Craft Fair as well as submission info for CRUSH (the zine) will be issued separately.

"SWITCH" - POSTCARD SHOW & FUNDRAISER
POSTMARK DEADLINE Monday, April 1st, 2018

SWITCH is an art show and fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind postcard-sized works of art by established and emerging artists, from around the world. Postcards will be on display September 21-23rd, 2018, at a location TBA (Toronto, ON, Canada). All works are displayed anonymously; the identity of the artist is only revealed upon purchase. Each original work will be sold for $40 (CAD) on a first come first served basis and the collector will take the work with them at the time of the sale. Money raised supports the Bi Arts Festival - an annual event that celebrates bisexual visibility, culture and history. Click here for Entry Guidelines.

FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 22nd
2017

7PM-11PM
POP-UP MARKET

D-Beatstro
1292 Bloor Street West
Featuring Pineapple Pin-up, R. Norman Crafts, Cleopatria, Fuzzwumpet, L'Amour Propre & many others.
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7PM-11PM
LAUNCH of "CRUSH" (ZINE)
D-Beatstro
1292 Bloor Street West
Our zine, CRUSH, is a platform of celebration, of pronouncement, of articulation. We've collected art, poetry, narrative, and more from across Canada that speaks to the Bi experience. 
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SEPT 2-30, 2017
A SHOWCASE OF PHOTOGRAPHY & ART BY BI+ ARTISTS

D-Beatstro
1292 Bloor Street West
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SEPT 21-29, 2017
GLORY HOLE GALLERY

Glad Day Bookshop
499 Church
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SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 23rd
2017

1PM-3PM
INCITE: A CELEBRATION OF BISEXUAL WRITING

Glad Day Bookshop
499 Church Street
Featuring Pamela Bentley, Dorianne Emmerton, Ryan Kamstra, Kamila Rina, Karen Connelly and Kate Mildew.
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9:30PM
"SMASHES"

John Candy Box Theatre, Second City, 99 Blue Jays Way
Growing up queer is a messy business, whether you’re a renowned feminist writer in Victorian-era Rhode Island or an overalls-wearing Alanis Morissette superfan living in the ‘burbs. This new one-woman-show examines feminist literary icon Charlotte Perkins Gilman (“The Yellow Wallpaper”, “Herland”, “Women and Economics”) as an invisible queer pioneer through comedian/ actor/ storyteller Franny McCabe-Bennett’s coming out story and experiences as a femme bisexual woman. more

SEPT 2-30, 2017
A SHOWCASE OF PHOTOGRAPHY & ART BY BI+ ARTISTS

D-Beatstro
1292 Bloor Street West
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SEPT 21-29, 2017
GLORY HOLE GALLERY

Glad Day Bookshop
499 Church
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