2016 Festival Partners
InterAccess is an art gallery, educational facility and production studio dedicated to the creative use of technology, electronic art and new media culture. Our programs support art forms that integrate new technologies from conception and development to exhibition and discussion. We explore the impact of technology on the social, political and cultural aspects of contemporary life, and encourage audiences to see anew their relationships with interactive artworks. Our mission is to expand the cultural space of technology. http://interaccess.org
The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives. The Textile Museum of Canada is a non-profit cultural and educational institution that focuses on the exhibition, collection, conservation, research and dissemination of the materials and values of everyday life, including archaeological, traditional, innovative and experimental methods and practices. http://textilemuseum.ca
The Gladstone Hotel is where ideas are cultivated and magic happens. It’s where people come to participate. It’s an accessible space that allows artists, travellers and diners to collide, collaborate, disagree, debate, fall in love, get in trouble and get away with it. Set within the historic walls of Toronto’s oldest continually operating hotel, the Gladstone has evolved into a social and cultural house with 37 artist designed hotel rooms, a restaurant + bar and four unique event venues. And the art—it’s everywhere. The Gladstone provides access to locally-made works 365 days year. Partnering with community organizations and arts curators, the Gladstone produces a long list of exhibitions and programs including: Thats So Gay, a celebration of Pride, Grow Op, a provocative exploration of landscape and place; If Walls Could Talk, an experiential illustration show; Hard Twist, a juried textile exhibition; Why the @#&! Do you Paint?, which coincides with Nuit Blanche and many more. http://gladstonehotel.com
Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences. Craft Ontario offers the public opportunities to engage with craft through exhibitions, retail programming, publications such as Studio Magazine, and by partnering with other art-based organizations, institutions, and trade shows. http://craftontario.com
Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) takes design out of the studio and into the city, transforming Toronto into a hub for all things design. As an annual Festival, TO DO is a space to engage in design that’s unpretentious, exciting, accessible, and fun. Storefronts display exciting exhibitions, galleries host immersive installations, and local and international designers spark discussion with lectures and workshops open to everyone to participate and learn. Created by designers, TO DO brings creative minds together to celebrate Canada’s energetic design scene, and influence the way we understand and interact with design. Our purpose is to build awareness and dialogue around design. Presented by Keilhauer, this not-for-profit festival attracts the international community to Toronto for one design-filled week of discovery every January. http://todesignoffsite.com
George N. Jackson Limited sells a comprehensive line of products including materials for the auto, awning, drapery, marine, sign, tent and upholstery industries. We operate 4 sales and distribution centers that service Canadians from coast to coast. Our state of the art manufacturing facility is unequalled in the industry for manufacturing made to order retractable awnings, draperies and window blinds. When you place an order with George N. Jackson Limited, you are benefiting from over 94 years of experience by a family committed to treating customers like one of our own. Fourth generation Jacksons’ still run the company and our expertise and proven track record of satisfied customers speaks for itself. http://jackson.ca
Marca College Hair and Esthetics is the only L’Oreal concept beauty school in Canada. Prepare for an exciting career in hairstyling and esthetics with Canada’s industry leaders centered around a bustling cityscape, focused on leading techniques, trends and unparalleled training. Partnerships with international leaders in the beauty industry, Pivot Point International, L’Oréal Professionnel & Matrix and Dermalogica, provides our students with a competitive education that is recognized worldwide. http://www.marcacollege.ca/
Toronto’s makeup artist supply store. Blur Makeup Room is the place you want to be, if you are a makeup artist, or someone who is staking out to meet your favorite makeup artist. Run and operated by Toronto’s own professional makeup artists, we are here to support the Canadian makeup artist community. Not only does Blur Makeup room provide artists a home for their kit supplies, we also give new artists a safe place to ask questions and receive current industry information and advice from our net work of working artists. http://www.blurmakeuproom.com/
The Gas Company is a high-quality production company that specializes in print and interactive graphics.
Specializing in custom 3D prints for industry, manufacturing and artists.
Services include … Design, 3D printing, 3D Scanning, rapid prototyping.