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Toronto School of Art - Call for Teaching Proposals

For over 40 years, Toronto School of Art (TSA) has established itself as one of the most distinguished alternative arts schools in the city. While our history alone sets us apart, it’s our ideology that truly defines us. We believe in taking an organic approach to the arts. This translates into a hands-on education model that focuses on studio-based learning. We offer students the opportunity to work with practicing artists in a close, one-on-one environment. What this entails is a rigorous study of the arts through a challenging, tactile application of every skill set learned.

TSA believes the arts should be accessible to all levels of experience. Whether you’re a working professional or just starting out, TSA offers programs that address all levels of expertise. The only thing our students need to get started is a passion for their craft. Once they have that, our mentors are there to further refine, hone and cultivate their skills. It’s this process of artists mentoring other artists that enables our students to truly find their voice and leave their mark on the world.

TSA will be moving to their future home at 24 Ryerson Avenue in the Queen and Bathurst area in late 2018. The school is committed to work in partnership with staff, faculty, students and the community to identify, prevent, and remove barriers to participation. The new facilities and studios at 24 Ryerson Avenue will be fully accessible.

TSA invites teaching proposals for the Spring, Summer, Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 terms.

Course format:

  • 3-day workshops (3 consecutive days, 6 hours in duration)
  • 6 or 8-week course (One 3 hour class scheduled over a period of 6 or 8 weeks)

Contemporary and thematic approaches to:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Media Explorations
  • Courses that explore key issues in the arts and supports creativity with the development and context of inclusion.

For further information on current TSA course offerings please go to
Questions regarding courses proposals can be emailed to

Proposal requirements:

Include a brief description of the workshop or course, as well as learning objectives, an outline, and teaching availability. Proposals should also include studio requirements and any special equipment and material requirements (i.e. audio-visual support, furniture or equipment).

Application must include:

  • A current CV
  • A teaching philosophy
  • A brief proposal (see proposal requirements)
  • Up to 8 images of current artwork, please include a corresponding image list.
  • Please submit application to
  • Application deadline: January 2, 2018, 4pm


Toronto School of Art (TSA) is committed to developing principles ensuring inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and equity practises. A mandate of the school is to design policies that better reflect the demographics of the community it serves and to recommend programs and services that better serve the needs of diverse groups. Another mandate is to increase access to and opportunities at the Toronto School of Art for those belonging to groups historically excluded from power or denied rights enjoyed by others. Among those who face such discrimination are members of ethnic, racial, linguistic and religious minorities, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, seniors, youth, and people marginalized by poverty.

TSA is dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices steering our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the school’s services and facilities. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the school if you require an accommodation.

The Selection Committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Planning a visit? See our Accessibility Notice, unfortunately, our current location is not barrier-free. Please respect our scent-awareness policy by limiting the use of scented products.


980 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M6H 4B4

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