World of Threads Festival 2014 – calls for submissions

Call For Submissions Open!

START: Wed. March 12, 2014.
Tues. April 22, 2014 at 12:00 Midnight.

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Quiet Zone at The Gallery at Queen Elisabeth
Park Community and Cultural Centre,
Oakville, Festival 2012.

Memento mori at Sheridan Gallery, Oakville,
Festival 2012.



About Submissions

Festival Dates: Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014

We are really excited to see your new work! Artists from around the world are invited to submit bodies of work, installations or individual pieces to the festival. Multiple curators will draw from the submissions to create different exhibitions. Rather than having predetermined curatorial ideas, we are going to develop thematic shows entirely out of the work we receive. In Festival 2012 we curated using this process and it worked very successfully. Your artwork could potentially inspire an entire exhibition.

Check out our previous exhibitions.

Read Interviews with our Curators.

Read our Testimonials.

Please help spread the word!
Facebook Invite for 2014 Call for Submissions.


Festival 2014 will be focused around Queen Elisabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. In addition to the beautiful gallery, we will also be using the display area, hall galleries, and lobby areas of the entire facility.  We have considerably more hall space than last time. Festival 2014 will be in Oakville only and not in Toronto.

Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews: Some artists who are accepted will be invited to participate in our interview series. So far we’ve interviewed 110 artists.


Previous festivals have featured artists from:

Countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.


Galleries for 2014

Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville

The Gallery: This beautiful space is our principle gallery. We will be mounting a major thematic group exhibition based on the submissions we receive.

The Display Area: This large open gallery can be used for both wall works and installations.

The Hall Galleries: For the first time we will be mounting SOLO shows in the halls. This is why we are encouraging artists to submit full bodies of work. We plan to dedicate entire hallways to individual artists. Note that the halls are open to the public at all times. Work in the halls is secured to prevent theft.

Public Spaces: The facility has many open public spaces where we plan to exhibit installation work. Theses spaces are open at all times.

The Gallery at Sheridan Institute, Oakville: This is a regular festival venue, but has not yet been confirmed. If they do join on we will mount a major group exhibition based on the submissions.



Chair & Festival Curator: Dawne Rudman
Festival Curator: Gareth Bate

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