Announcing TCAF 2024! Exhibitor Applications Open Today!
Toronto, ON — August 15, 2023 — The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to announce that TCAF is returning to its classic Spring dates over Mother’s Day weekend in 2024! Th e in-person festival will return to the Toronto Reference Library from May 11-12, 2024, and the online festival will run from May 3 to May 24, 2024. The reception to 2023 was astounding, with over 26,000 attendees at the Toronto Reference Library, and over 9,000 visitors to the online marketplace. We are incredibly encouraged by the response to both aspects of the festival and are committed to providing both streams of programming for the foreseeable future. Activating 4 floors of the Toronto Public Library’s Reference Library at 789 Yonge Street, as well as neighbouring venues, TCAF 2024 will spotlight hundreds of creators, publishers, and comics organizations from around the world. Featured programming will include talks, panels, classic Q&As, workshops, kids-specific events, and so much more! Professional and industry development programming will also return, with full announcements coming later this fall. Online, TCAF features a shared marketplace where users can shop from over 100 artists and publishers from all over the world and a series of online programs hosted at our YouTube page. You can watch digital programs from our previous festivals at youtube.com/torontocomics, including the 2023 festival. Applications to exhibit (in person or online) at TCAF 2024 are open until October 20, 2023, and applicants will be notified of their status in early December 2024. Exhibitors will choose a preference of exhibiting online or in-person, or both! International exhibitors are welcome. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. TCAF welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. TCAF is committed to providing an event free of discrimination and harassment; a festival where all participants are treated with respect and dignity. More about this commitment can be found in our Conduct & Harassment Policy on our About page.
TCAF would not be possible without the support of its sponsors and government funders. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Toronto Public Library, and our programming sponsor Seneca College School of Creative Arts and Animation. Additional thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and Government of Ontario.