Studio and fabrication resources
Now that you've graduated, we know that finding a creative community and a work space can be challenging. We've put together this list of resources that we feel will assist you in finding places to get things made, workspaces and much more. If there's any information you feel is missing and should be included, please email us.
Co-working spaces for entrepreneurs and small companies
Art fairs and trade shows
Online sources for visual artists
Grants and funding
Career development services
Create and/or sell
Organizations for artists and designers
Shared work spaces for makers and designers, usually membership based, where tools, equipment and work stations are available.
The Gardiner Museum
The Tool Library
Individual and/or shared studio spaces for artists and designers to create their work and be part of the creative community.
Opportunities for creative professionals to apply to artist-in-residence programs and design residencies around the world.Air J
Alliance of Artists Communities
Artscape Gibraltar Point
Spark Box Studio
Bring your ideas to life with 3D printing, laser cutting, engraving and many more services.
Hot Pop Factory (OCAD U alumni discount)
Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs where work spaces and tools are available to help grow your business.
Explore and discover the art and design scene in Toronto and across Canada.
CONTACT Photography Festival
Interior Design Show (IDS)
Interior Design Show West (IDSWest)
Love Art Fair
One of a Kind Show
The Artists Project
Toronto Art Expo
Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF)
Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO)
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE)
Publish your work through creative online communities where you can build your portfolio website.
Format (For recent alumni this service will remain free for six months.)
Marketplaces where people custom make, sell and buy unique goods locally and worldwide.
Art and design associations that support, promote knowledge sharing, continuing learning, advocacy and mentorship.
Artists Health Alliance (AHA) (OCAD U alumni relations affinity partner)
Associated Designers of Canada (ADC)
Association of Canadian Industrial Design (ACID)
Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
Canada's Professional Association for Design (GDC)
Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC)
Canadian Association of Photographic Art (CAPA)
Canadian Decorators' Association (CDECA)
Design Exchange (DX)
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA)
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
International Council of Design (ico-D)
International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (icsid)
Neighbourhood Arts Network
OCAD U Alumni Association
Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)
Women's Art Association of Canada (WAAC)
Build your career and/or explore new areas of art and design by taking classes and workshops.
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Artists Resource Centre (ARC)
Avenue Road Arts School
Ladies Learning Code
OCAD U Continuing Studies
OCAD U Postgraduate Certificate
Toronto School of Art (TSA)
Where creative minds come together to share their ideas and thoughts.
Creative Mornings Toronto
Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC)
Think Tank Toronto