Call for Proposals: Food (Digital works, essays & experimental writing)
Application Deadline: June 5, 2020, 11:59 PM Koffler.Digital invites artists and collectives to submit proposals of original digital works, essays...

Application Deadline: June 5, 2020, 11:59 PM

Koffler.Digital invites artists and collectives to submit proposals of original digital works, essays and experimental writing exploring the politics of food in various communities across Canada, to be produced and presented as part of our summer 2020 digital exhibition curated and edited by Letticia Cosbert Miller, Director of Koffler.Digital.

We are interested in proposals that creatively and critically explore the following topics: food justice, scarcity, access, food equity, consumption, ancestral recipes, ancestral knowledge, food and ritual, gardens/gardening, food waste, sustainability, ‘women’s work’, feeding children, food and stress, food and solidarity, Passover during quarantine, food and technology, food and identity, food histories, food during COVID-19, grocery shopping, Ramadan fasting during quarantine, culinary colonialism, food movements, Indigenous food sovereignty, food culture, etc.

We are seeking proposals for longform essays, short form and/or experimental writing, as well as original digital artwork in media such as photography, video, sound, animation, illustration, integrative media, etc. Artists living and working across Canada, and at all levels of their career, are welcome to apply. Before submitting a proposal, please note the accelerated timeline applicable to successful applicants below.

All successful applicants will receive the following compensation for their work:

Longform essays (750-1,000 words): $400
Short form/experimental writing: $250
Artworks: $500 flat artist fee, up to $250 production fee



  • Proposal Description (250 words max)
  • CV, artist bio, and links to online portfolio (2 pages max)
  • Production Budget ($250 max)
  • Visual support: up to 5 images, sketches or time-based media materials that support your proposal and/or examples of previous projects


  • Proposal Description (150 words max)
  • Writing Sample (5 pages max)
  • CV & Bio (2 pages max)

Please email your submission as a single ZIP attachment to with ‘Koffler.Digital Proposal’ as the email subject line.

PROJECT Timeline
Submission deadline: June 5, 2020, 11:59 PM
Successful applicants contacted: June 8
Consultation: June 9-12
First draft due (writers): June 28
WIP due (artists): June 28
Final material (artists and writers) due: July 12


Koffler.Digital is a program of the Koffler Centre of the Arts that provides a virtual space where artists working in the field of New Media/New Genres are able to create, experiment and develop new work; and where conversation and dialogue between artists, activists and creatives is encouraged and documented. Koffler.Digital is committed to the intersection of social justice and artistic practice that is central to the mandate of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. We collaborate with artists, authors and individuals whose work engages issues affecting marginalized communities; who explore injustice and who look to spur constructive change and dialogue in regard to the current socio-political climate.


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The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a cultural platform that explores critical ideas and concerns of our time through exhibitions, publications, performances, literary events and digital initiatives. We examine complex issues through transformative art experiences that stimulate intercultural dialogue and position Jewish identity in conversation with diverse perspectives and global voices. The Koffler Gallery and its administrative offices are located at Artscape Youngplace, in Toronto’s vibrant West Queen West art and design district. The Koffler Centre of the Arts acknowledges the support of the Koffler Family Foundation, Cultural Season Sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy, the Ontario Arts Council through the Community and Multidisciplinary Arts Organizations Program, our donors and patrons. The Koffler Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.