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Feminist Art Fest 2020: Narrative Healing

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100 McCaul St

100 McCaul Street

Toronto, ON M5T 1W1


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The 2020 Feminist Art Fest creates a space that is celebratory, empowering, intellectually engaging, and provocative. This event is presented by the Feminist Art Collective (FAC), a 100% volunteer-based organization in Toronto that brings together artists, academics, and activists to consider feminist issues through art.

Join us Saturday March 7 for a day-long conference of keynote speakers, artists panels and performances in partnership with community organizations and participating artists.

Tickets are available for purchase on a sliding scale to ensure people from all economic backgrounds can attend the conference. For this pricing system to support the community, we ask that you select the ticket price that is most appropriate for yourself.

PWYC tickets are available at the door.

9 - 10am | Front Hall
Registration for Conference Ticket Holders

9am - 2pm | Front Hall
Made by Feminists Market | FREE to attend
Peruse the tables of 10 feminist identifying artisans, crafters and makers.
From prints and pins to jewellery and plush toys, there’s something for everyone.

10 - 11am | Room 230
Conference Opening | Ticket Holders
Welcome, land acknowledgement & performances

11:15 - 12:45pm
Panel Session 1 | Ticket Holders
For a full list of panels and their respective rooms click here

12:45 - 1:45pm
Lunch is not provided – but there’s lots of local food to enjoy.

2 - 3pm
Artist Performances | Ticket Holders

3:15 - 4:45pm
Panel Session 2 | Ticket Holders
For a full list of panels and their respective rooms click here

5 - 6pm | Room 230
Native Women in the Arts (NWIA) presents Jeneen Frei Njootli
Join for a performance and Q&A with Jeneen Frei Njootli – co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective, a 2018 Sobey Art Award finalist and an avid examiner of the politics of First Nations art.

6 - 7:15pm | Great Hall
Closing Reception


Artist Panels:

Traversing the Liminal Through Symbols and Place-making
My Feminism, My Matriarchy
Keeping it Corporeal
Reappropriating Sites of Trauma
Resistance, Rematriation, and Diasporic Futurity
Allegories of the Abject and Obscure
Storytelling Our Ancestors
Magnifying the Unseen

Community Panels:

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI)
Living Hyphen
Red Embers Artist Panel
OCAD Student Union
Tangled Art + Disability

Volunteer - If you are interested in volunteering with us email: torontofac@gmail.com


ASL will be provided. If you are a community member who requires ASL, please contact us at torontofac@gmail.com so we can arrange for full support.

OCADU is fully wheelchair accessible.

We are asking attendees to attend FAC with a scent-free policy in mind. However, for folks who have MCS, OCADU is an art college and as such the environment will have a variety of chemical triggers in the building.

A quiet art making room will be available for anyone needing a break.

Gender neutral bathrooms will be clearly marked.

Any personal support worker who is working will receive free admission.

The closest accessible subway station to OCADU is Osgoode Station (more detailed directions are below in the FAQ).

If you have any other accessibility needs please contact us at torontofac@gmail.com.

Other Festival Events (No Registration Required)

Thursday March 5: Opening Reception

Location: 100 McCaul, 2nd Floor in the Great Hall

Time: 7-10pm

Friday March 6: Film Night in partnership with Black Women Film! Canada

Location: 100 McCaul, room 190

Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Two-Spirit and Trans Inclusion Policy

As an organization, we are dedicated to making all of our events a safer space for two-spirit and trans people, particularly trans women, transfeminine persons and those who were designated male at birth (DMAB).

All two-spirit and trans people are welcome to attend and submit art content to our conference and events.

All two-spirit and trans people are invited to volunteer with our organization.

No forms of transphobia, transmisogyny and transantagonism will be tolerated and those who violate this policy will no longer be welcome to our events


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age for this event. People under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. Alcoholic beverages will be available, and ID will be required to purchase these.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public Transit Options:

  • Take the 505 street-car to Dundas St West at McCaul St (Stop ID: 2174). Once you get off, head South about 3 minutes to the OCADU Building. (This street car is not accessible)

  • Take the 501 street-car to McCaul St at Queen St West (Stop ID: S_MCQU). Once you get off, head North about 3 minutes to the OCADU Building (This street car is not accessible)

  • Take the Line 1 (University Line) to Osgoode Station - this station is accessible. From here you would need to head West on Queen St W. for about 5 minutes and then turn right onto McCaul St. and head North for 3 minutes.


There is parking along most of the streets by OCADU. There is also a small parking lot directly to the right of the OCADU Entrance. All parking is at the cost of the person attending.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email FAC at torontofac@gmail.com.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds for this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event on Saturday?

No, a digital ticket is fine.

*credit for the image in the event graphic goes to Allison Morris

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