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Edition Toronto: Art Book Fair Opening Reception

posted October 23, 2016 in Announcements, Edition Toronto

Edition Toronto

Edition Toronto
Magenta Foundation is proud to sponsor the /edition Toronto art book fair with Division Gallery.
Opening Reception Oct 27
6:30 to 10:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Running concurrently with Art Toronto

Hello Magenta friends,

We’d like to cordially invite you to the first annual Toronto international art book fair: /edition Toronto. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 27, and do come back for the great programming we have lined up over the weekend.

Rutherford's "We Buy White Albums" on view at the Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo (2015). Photo courtesy the artist.

Above: We Buy White Albums by Rutherford Chang on view at the Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo (2015). Photo courtesy of the artist.

October 28-31, 2016 will mark the first /edition art book fair in Toronto. Running concurrently with Art Toronto, Canada’s international art fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the /edition fair shares a focus on contemporary art practices. /edition will welcome book publishers, commercial galleries, artist-run centres, and independent artists, collectives, book-makers and dealers from around the world. Visitors will have their eyes and minds opened to alternative ways of looking at and collecting art as they browse a wide range of contemporary and historical editions, multiples, publications and collectible art-related ephemera. 

/edition Toronto is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing, in all forms, while building an appreciation for artworks produced in editions of more than one. 

We also invite you to connect with /edition Toronto via social media and to use the easy-to-remember tag #editiontoronto:
Instagram: /editiontoronto
Twitter: @editiontoronto

Happy October and we will see you there!

The Magenta Foundation announces $10,000 grant with Flash Forward 2016

posted January 4, 2016 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2016

An Exploding Body I and II by Bryan Huynh (CA 2015 Winner)

The Magenta Foundation announces $10,000 grant with Flash Forward 2016


The Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Project Grant announced today by The Magenta Foundation is for all photographers who already meet the criteria of the Flash Forward program and need seed money to continue working on their projects. Interested and qualified emerging photographers need to apply for inclusion in Flash Forward 2016 by January 15, 2016

Magenta has always been proud of everything Flash Forward has accomplished for emerging artists. And now the trailblazing program continues to invest in artists who have talent and need support and encouragement to continue their work. The most lasting achievement of the program is all the talent that has come through in what we call The Flash Forward Family. These artists have built formidable careers—thanks to the launching pad nature of the program, which helps bring attention to the work they do. Artists such as Andrew Rowat, Donald Weber, Dominic Nahr, Simon Roberts, Melissa Gibson, Spencer Murphy, Matt Eich, Jenn Ackerman, Lucas Foglia and many, many others, are the true testament to this world-class program and how it has helped encourage and empower emerging artists at the beginning of their careers. Watching them grow and prosper has been a true honour.

The Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Project Grant is for all those artists who need the monetary funds to continue their projects, longer term, or to help them finish what they have been working on. This extended prizing is fully in line with Flash Forward’s original mandate to be a program that invests in artists, though recognition, publication, exhibitions, social media and acknowledgement in every possible way.

Follow this link to submit Everyone must fall under the criteria of Flash Forward. There will now be three prizes, plus a high-end publication, touring exhibitions, a festival in Boston and all the accolades that come from our program now and in the future.

We wish everyone the best of luck. Thank you for always inspiring us to work harder to bring your talent and work to a larger global audience.

MaryAnn Camilleri


Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Project Grant: $10,000

In the continuance of Flash Forward and its proactive leadership on artist encouragement and support, this grant will enable all photographers, in all mediums, to fulfill the goal of a larger scale of project. This monetary grant is for ALL photographers who need the essential seed money to work on long-term projects in progress.


  • Money goes toward projects that are in progress and not completed.
  • Funds are to assist photographers and help them fulfill their vision.
  • All types of photography are welcome, including documentary, photojournalism, fine art, digital mixed-media, etc.
  • Also included in prizing is a chapter in the next Flash Forward publication. The selected winner of this grant and the work in progress will be highlighted.

How It Works

All photographers who submit to Flash Forward will be considered. Those who already submitted are also part of this award judging process.

Five semi finalists will be contacted and asked questions about their work, after which a winner will be chosen.

The competition catalogue will include a chapter dedicated to the selected project and its progress in the 2016 year and the following year.

Thank You

The Magenta Foundation would like to extend their gratitude to TD Bank Group for jumping into 2016 with us and helping us create another exciting opportunity for emerging photographers.

ReCap: Flash Forward 2013 Book Launch & Exhibition Opening in Toronto

posted October 20, 2013 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2013

A new season of Flash Forward has begun! The Flash Forward 2013 Group Show marked the launch of its ninth anniversary tour with an exciting debut in Toronto at the Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery on Queen St West.

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The Flash Forward 2013 Group Show premiered in our home city on October 10th with an Opening Night Celebration. Over 400 guests from local and international artistic communities were in attendance, along with sponsors, supporters, and general arts enthusiasts.

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It was a lively evening of art, wine and conversation, made extra special by the gourmet catering of Eatertainment. You know it’s a good party when both CTV and Global News show up to capture the scene live!

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This year’s Group Show features a cross-section of compelling work from the hottest new art stars in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.  All artists are featured in an Exhibition Catalogue which has become a highly anticipated industry release each year.

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This year also marked the first chapter of the Flash Forward Emerging Artists Incubator Program.  Through this new project, high school students are engaged and encouraged to showcase their early interest in art and photography.  Students from the Etobicoke School of the Arts were featured in the annual Flash Forward Exhibition Catalogue and celebrated with a special afternoon reception for artists, parents and teachers.

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The Flash Forward program would not be possible without the steadfast and generous support of our Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Group, as well as the The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. We also send our sincere gratitude to the artists who enter the program each year and travel from far and wide to attend special evenings like this!

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Lastly, we’d like to send a huge thank you to our staff including the always fun TD Boys and the phenomenal team of Interns who helped install, curate and host this year’s exhibition. Without your support, nothing is possible!

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Be sure to check out the Event and Installation pics on our Facebook page, courtesy of photographers Morgan Hotston and Emma Stewart.

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We look forward to seeing many of you on our next Flash Forward stop in London, UK!  The travelling exhibition will run from October 28 – November 9, 2013 at Photofusion, with a special Closing Night reception on November 7.

Save the Date: Flash Forward 2013 Group Show

posted August 20, 2013 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2013


Last month we were very excited to announce the new round of emerging photographers who earned a spot in the Flash Forward 2013 Group Show. The travelling exhibition will debut in our home base Toronto this Fall and we want all of you to join us! Mark October 10, 2013 in your calendars as the official Exhibition Launch at the renowned Neubacher Shor Gallery and come help us celebrate the NINTH anniversary of the Flash Forward competiton. This is shaping up to be our biggest and best year yet!