March 26, 2021
A lot has changed over the last year. I never could have imagined the scale at which COVID-19 would impact our world. It has been just over one year since the pandemic profoundly altered our daily lives, and I know the subsequent obstacles have been extraordinarily difficult for us all.
Despite the many challenges in our way, including over a year of remote work, we’ve been adapting and pivoting to continue engaging with the global and local artist community in new and exciting ways. From our experimental virtual residency, Rabbit Hole: Pod Theory, last fall, to the exhibition and programs currently underway for our next iteration, we stay committed to providing expanded views of contemporary art practices, and their capacity to ground and uplift us.
As you may know, we recently announced the six month postponement of our second edition to help ensure the health and safety of participating artists, collaborators, partners, supporters, the public, and our staff. Originally scheduled for fall 2021, the Biennial will now take place March 26–June 5, 2022. It was a tough but necessary decision that better positioned us to present a Biennial that truly reflects our vision to deliver free and accessible arts programming across Toronto and surrounding areas. We now look optimistically towards the province’s vaccination timeline, and a new normal that will see us experiencing art together again safely.
We are exactly one year away today from TBA 2022, and we’re feeling energized by the determination and resilience of our partners, donors, and participating artists to produce the second chapter of the programming we began in 2019. On behalf of our entire team, we are so inspired and grateful for your continued support – it is truly the fulcrum of our work, and enables us to keep making art available for everyone.
Stay well and safe,
Founder & Executive Director