Pop-up Market — Sept 22nd – Applications Open



The Bi Arts Festival seeks bisexual-identified artisans, makers & craftspeople (pansexual, fluid, and other non-monosexual identities welcome, too!) for a special one-evening pop-up market.

The pop-up market will be part of the Festival’s Opening Night party, which includes the zine launch and celebration of the bi+ art exhibit.

Where: D-Beatstro Cafe, 1292 Bloor West (just east of Lansdowne), Toronto.
When: Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Time: 7pm to 11pm

The cost for a table will be $20, payable by e-transfer (this is only for vendors that are accepted; it is free to apply).

Feel free to contact Voralis or Catherine at biartsfestival@gmail.com with questions.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SHOW FEATURING BI+ ARTISTS @ D-BEATSTRO – SEPT 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/731108177072183/

BI+ CULTURE & EXPERIENCE ZINE – https://www.facebook.com/events/1542042402482172/



Zine – Call for Submissions

Call for submissions for a Bi culture & experience zine to be published in conjunction with the first annual Toronto Bi Arts Festival – September 22-24, 2017.

Accepting original art work. poetry. illustrations. comics. scripts. photography. fashion. essays. reviews. critiques. interviews. personal stories. and more.

Deadline July 15
Send Submissions to biartszine@gmail.com



Volunteer Meeting – March 9th, 7pm

Our first volunteer meeting will be held on Thursday March 9th, 7pm, at The 519 (519 Church Street, just north of Wellesley).  Please join us to find out more about volunteer opportunities.  We are looking for both team leads as well as volunteers for a variety of tasks, from social media outreach to screening film and video submissions.  Bring a friend, or come along and make new friends.

Check at the Front Desk for room number and please come scent free.

Art Wanted

Join us for Toronto’s first annual Bi Arts Festival, to be held the weekend of “Celebrate Bisexuality Day” 2017 (September 22-23-24, 2017).  We are still in the planning stages, but events we plan to include are an art exhibit, an afternoon of film and video, and a pop-up market. Stay tuned for exciting news on our partnership with Katie Sly and the “Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret” evening.

This call is for the art exhibit.


Art Exhibit

This exhibit seeks to feature the work of bi* identified artists working in any two-dimensional format. Bi* artists might include those who claim, amongst other possibilities, the identities bisexual, queer, pansexual, demisexual, asexual, omnisexual, two-spirit, fluid or other non-exclusively straight or non-exclusively gay identities.

14756118452_8d6f3540b2_bFirst-time exhibitors and emerging artists are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send expressions of interest to biartsfestival@gmail.com with the following:

  • Artist Statement outlining your relevant experience and general artistic approach (in text format, doc or pdf).
  • Artist CV (in text format, doc or pdf).
  • Images of work: a maximum of five (5) images in jpg format. Each image should be no longer than 2000 pixels on the long side. Be sure that each image file name includes your name and title of the work.
  • Numbered list of work(s): include titles, medium, year of production, and dimension of pieces (if applicable).


Welcome to the new home for Toronto’s 2017 Bisexual Arts Festival. We are in the very early stages of planning for events for next September’s Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

What is Celebrate Bisexuality Day?

It’s an international day for coming out and making visible bisexual lives, culture and history. It’s held on September 23rd each year.

We will be posting a survey soon to see how *you* might like to be involved in the Bi Arts Festival.

In the meantime, please check out and “like” our Facebook page.