The mandate of the Koffler Gallery is to offer a dynamic forum for the presentation of contemporary art, developing a year-round program of exhibitions, publications, public programs and educational initiatives, and fostering the production of new works by Canadian and international artists in all stages of their careers. Reflecting diverse cultural, material and aesthetic orientations, the program highlights the contemporary Jewish experience in a unique framework that invites a comparative examination of narratives among people of varied heritages within a larger discussion of identity, memory and place.

The Koffler Gallery cultivates new creative expression through a unique Jewish lens with a global reach. Programs aim for the highest artistic standards while continuing to be accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages, cultural backgrounds and walks of life. The emphasis on a mutually enriching relationship with its public shapes the institution’s role as an essential educator of new audiences for contemporary visual art. Its unique position at the confluence of culturally specific exploration and artistic excellence also confers the Koffler Gallery a vital role in bridging Jewish, artistic, and diverse cultural communities in dialogue through the arts.

Committed to nurturing and promoting Canadian artists, the Koffler Gallery provides a stimulating and supportive environment for the creation of new work and the exchange of ideas across disciplines in an invigorating intellectual context. Each season, the Koffler Gallery aims to engage artists reflecting high standards of excellence and a variety of artistic approaches to themes relevant to its mission; artists who reinvent or cross disciplines and media; and artists who explore the Jewish experience in dialogue with other cultures.

The Koffler Gallery’s exhibition program is developed by the Curatorial Staff in dialogue with the Koffler Gallery Advisory Committee rather than through unsolicited proposals or submissions. However, you are welcome to send a CV, artist statement or curatorial proposal, and digital images (web links preferred) if you would like to keep us informed of your work. Submissions will be reviewed on an on-going basis, however only proposals of interest will receive a reply. Materials submitted will not be returned.

Submissions can be sent by mail to:

Mona Filip, Director/Curator
Koffler Gallery
180 Shaw Street, Suite 104-105
Toronto ON M6J 2W5

or electronically to: