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LooseLeaf 10 / 3D - Precarious Joy

Submissions Due [Extension!]: March 31st, 2020 at 11:59PM  / March 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Precarious Joy honours our community by grounding ourselves in the now. Rather than focusing on the past or the future, this exhibition invites artists to address the presence of Asian communities, to recognize our existence as radical acts, and to activate joy as communal resistance. In our particular geographical, historical, emotional, and cultural landscapes, joy is sometimes fleeting, nonverbal, and distorted. We want to creatively and communally trace, with multiple forms and expressions of joy, the outlines of who we are.

In the spirit of precarious joy, a joy that is obtained through a communal asking, this exhibition encompasses and documents the labour of asking, of hope, memorabilia, personal and communal archive, and the practice of grounding in a shared present. All these reflections gesture towards our celebration of power in our collective work.

KEYWORDS: permeance, memorabilia, resilience, sorrow, joy, safeguard

All artwork must be finished by May 1st, 2020. All applications will be notified by April 1st, 2020. Exhibition dates are June 4th - 16th, 2020. Selected participants will be paid for the exhibition.

Please send submissions via email to
Please label submissions with the exhibition, name, and medium: “Precarious Joy - Amanda - Music”

Send any inquiries to

This exhibition is funded by the Toronto Arts Council.


Submissions closed

LooseLeaf 9 - Power Volume

LooseLeaf Volume 9 is Project 40 Collective’s last print volume. Since 2015, we’ve been invested in pushing emerging voices to critically engage. To take a cue from our mandate, we are interested in “representation that reflects me and us, but what are the implications of ‘I’/’We’?” All this to say, the Asian.Canadian community needs to look inward and outward. We need to deep dive into politics, into social engagement and sustainability, into intersectional understandings of identity and justice. We need to be willing to put down the comfort of complacency, and constantly challenge the ends of our own satisfactions. We need to listen with open hearts to each other, and then reach out to connect and be ready to move together.

More than ever, we need to talk about power: about the powerful 1%; about empowering ourselves and our communities; about dismantling power structures; about speaking truth to power.

For LooseLeaf Volume 9, we’re coming for the hard but necessary questions:

Bring us your stories, your lessons, your moods, your art, your documentations, your journeys, your humour, your sizzling insights into all things power.

All submissions due December 31st, 11:59PM!


Please label submissions with your name, submission genre, type and volume:  “Abby – Music – Online – Volume 7” and send to
Do not leave your name on the attached files of your work.

If you are comfortable letting us know where you are based in Canada, or what part of Asia you link your heritage to, please let us know in your email submission as this will help our ongoing research and awareness on inclusivity and diversity in our own programming and work!

Poetry (Print / Online)

Visual Art / Comics (Print / Online)

Fiction, Non-Fiction (Print / Online)

Photography (Print / Online)

Short Video / Film (Online Only)

Internet Art & Animations (Online Only) 

Music / Audio (Online Only)

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LooseLeaf is committed to paying you for your work! We pay, you get paid.

*All amounts listed in CAD

Please direct all questions you might have to Jasmine at,  Abby at or Elliott at


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