Artist Application Form

Submissions will be accepted from November 18, 2019 to January 31, 2020


Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.
Approved submissions will be selected and notified by Monday, February 17, 2020.

Thank you for considering an application to be a part of The Yogen Fruz Brain Project in 2020. Artists from all creative fields with all levels of experience are invited to apply. All submissions and subsequent works must be original. Accepted artists will receive a $500 CAD honorarium once the finished product is received by Baycrest to help cover the cost of supplies.

Please be sure to read the Artist Application Guidelines and review the brain model specifications before proceeding. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us and one of our staff will gladly assist you.

All submissions should include the following:

  • A completed registration form (including full registrant details)
  • A description & rendering of your proposed work
  • A link to either your website (preferable) or a link to the website of your representing gallery
  • The medium in which you plan to create your piece
  • A minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 images of representative work completed within the last 5 years.
  • A short overview of why you would like to be a part of the project

Note that any submissions received that do not have all of the required information included will not be considered for the 2020 display.

Eligibility Information:

  • Artists are not allowed to paint or decorate the pole, base or back of the brain. It will not appear in its entirety in the display stand.
  • Reminder that artwork must not include logos or commercial design, direct advertising, political or religious symbols, sexual content, profanity or offensive/violent content.
  • Artists are required to create finished sculptures that adhere to the size specifications provided (both sculpture and stand clearance). If the finished piece Baycrest receives does not adhere to the strict guidelines outlined in the specifications document, the artist will be held solely responsible for the cost of a custom display casing or risk having the piece not displayed.
  • Artists are not allowed to have their medium go beyond 0.5 inch around the diameter of the sculpture and no more than 3 inches off the front face of the sculpture.
  • Artists are not allowed to customize any part of the back of the sculpture where the post connects to the brain sculpture.
  • Artists must adhere to the strict shipping and receiving timelines of The Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project. Any artist who does not meet timelines will have any incurred expenses from shipping deducted from their honorarium.
  • Artists should be aware that if their work is not completed by the outlined timelines in their Memorandum of Understanding, they risk losing eligibility for display.
  • Artists should be aware that if their finished piece does not match their original approved design, the sculpture may be returned to them, at their own cost, for repair or adjustments. Alternatively, the artist risks losing eligibility for display.
  • All completed pieces will be placed in a watertight storage display stand, and potentially placed outside, which can significantly increase the artwork’s exposure to heat. All artwork needs to be created with materials that can withstand extreme heat over a period of 2-3 months. If the artwork is affected by the heat, it will be up to the artist to assume all labour and materials cost for repairs.

Please use this Brain Design Template Image File for your brain design.

Please fill out artist application form
  • Artist Information

  • Personal website or online portfolio
  • Personal or Professional Instagram Page
  • Personal or Professional Facebook Page
  • Personal or Professional Twitter Page
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Artist Questionnaire

    Select all that apply
  • Please note if you are selected, this biography will be used by Baycrest for promotional needs, and may be edited for length and clarity.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
    Please upload examples from your current portfolio (maximum of 3 images).
    Images must be formatted as: LastNameFirstName_PieceTitle
  • Design Information

    Reminder: Your completed brain sculpture will need to adhere to this design as closely as possible.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
    Please upload a full colour design rendering using the provided image, if you plan to use the mold provided by Baycrest. If you plan to build your own brain sculpture, please provide a full colour image and specifications.

    Images must be formatted as LastNameFirstName_PieceTitle
  • Please note if you are selected, this information will be used by Baycrest for promotional needs.
  • Please provide an artist statement for this piece.

    Please note, if you are selected, this information will be used by Baycrest for promotional needs, and may be edited for length and clarity.
  • Describe the materials you plan to use in your design. Please be as specific as possible (e.g. “acrylic paint” instead of “paint”)
  • e.g. measurements and special considerations if you are planning to build your own brain.