Our Story

Applications Open Now!

We are so excited to announce that applications for The Gift Shop 3.0 are now open.

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For Us By Us

62 Artists

16 Workshops

53 Community Events

Over 1,000 Community Members 

... And Counting

 

Curated by Imani Dominique, “The Gift Shop” is an immersive art gallery and business incubator for artists.

Since our founding in 2023, we have supported over 60 QTBIPOC visual and performing artists. The artists are given space to showcase their art, develop as entrepreneurs, and build community. Through engaging in professional development workshops and creative activations hosted in the space, this program also provides emerging and mid-career artists with an opportunity to incubate their businesses and develop their entrepreneurial skills. 

Living Room Concerts” is a performance series presented by The Gift Shop that showcases emerging singers, spoken word artists, rappers, and more.The series not only provides QTBIPOC artists with a space to perform to an intimate and supportive audience, but also works with them to develop their business acumen - empowering them to thrive in the industry.

“The Gift Shop” is a space for artists to develop their business skills, build community, and celebrate their craft.

Our History

The Gift Shop 2.0

September 2023 - February 2024

Toronto, ON Canada

STACKT Market

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The Gift Shop 1.0

March 2023

Mississauga, ON Canada

Square One Shopping Centre

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FAQ

Where Are You Located?

The Gift Shop will be in a different city for each program cohort. The Gift Shop 3.0 is located in Ottawa. Please follow our social media and/or join our mailing list for updates on our next city and space!

How Can I Sell My Art Through The Gift Shop?

Artists can join The Gift Shop Program by submitting an application here. Please follow us on Instagram and/or join our mailing list for updates

How Can I Perform In Living Room Concerts?

Artists can join the Living Room Concerts series by submitting an application here. Please follow us on Instagram and/or join our mailing list for updates.

When Is The Next Vinyl Painting Workshop?

Vinyl Painting at Sunset is a year-round workshop. Please follow us on Instagram and click the link below for upcoming classes.

Vinyl Painting At Sunset

I'm interested in facilitating a workshop or partnering with the program.

Thank you for your interest and support! Please direct your inquiry to imani@imanidominique.com.

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