The Toronto Performance Art Collective (TPAC) organizes the biennial 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, English Canada’s oldest performance art festival, taking place in Toronto since 1997. The 14th edition of our festival will take place October 8 – 13, 2024. Stay tuned for more details. TPAC also produces occasional performance art projects in various non-festival contexts.

2024 • 7a*mgr8 [migrate]

Welcome to 7a*mgr8 [migrate], curated by Paul Couillard for the Toronto Performance Art Collective (TPAC). For this "online" creative residency project, TPAC invites artists to create new digital projects for our website that are inspired by our public web archive, searchable by artist or by event.

TPAC has been organizing events since 1997, anchored by our signature project, the biennial 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.  In recent years, we have been steadily making our vast accumulation of documentation from past performance art projects accessible through our website. The result is an unparalleled free resource of performance art documents: recordings of performances, contextualizing panels, artist interviews, eyewitness accounts and critical writing.

Performances live by animating bodies, and by the way a work's gestures and images get taken up in daily life, evolving and adapting to new situations and contexts. 7a*mgr8 invites selected creative residents to enter into dialogue with the documents and performances in our archive: to call attention to key and still relevant ideas and approaches; to intervene in and enrich the works' ongoing histories; to make space for new perspectives; and, in essence, to explore how performance impulses can migrate through different media and expanding communities.

This first iteration of the project, made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, launches in May, 2024 with works by three Ontario-based artists: Sean Lee (May 22), Tanya Lukin Linklater (June 5), and Abedar Kamgari (TBA). A second phase of the project will take place in 2025 featuring a larger group of artists from across Canada.


Logo: 7a*mgr8

7a*mgr8 [migrate] opens May 22

TPAC is pleased to announce 7a*mgr8 [migrate], an online digital residency project featuring new projects by Sean Lee, Tanya Lukin ...
Promotional image for Kiki's Cold Reads Hot Takes

Kiki’s Cold Reads and Hot Takes

As Toronto Performance Art Collective (TPAC) enters another festival year, with the 14th edition of the 7a*11d International Festival of ...
Jenny Keith at the Dance-a-thon, Symptom Hall 1997.

In Memoriam: Jenny Keith

Jenny Keith at Dance-a-thon fundrasier, 1997 PHOTO Derek Mohammed Jenny Keith | May 13, 1969 - March 10, 2023 Jenny ...

This project is made possible with the generous support of:

Land Acknowledgement

We are privileged to know that the land we meet on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples and is now home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are grateful to be here.

Toronto Performance Art Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of:

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