ChangeUp's Art+Tech Jam (September 21-23) will unite a diverse group of artists and technologists in an intensive, collaborative three-day creation period and culminating showcase (public exhibition and interdisciplinary rave).

ChangeUp Jam

September 21-23, 2018

Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON

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We are currently accepting applicants from tech and arts/culture spaces of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.

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Participating creatives of various ages, genders, identities, practices, and experience levels will receive access to over 3,650 square feet of accessible space at Toronto Media Arts Centre, along with technical and digital resources (film and video equipment, VR studios, film archives, media work stations, open lab studios, equipment libraries, coworking and social areas) to build projects of an electronic medium/mixed media of their choosing. Integrative options include live coding, interactive games, instruments and sound installations, VR, and more.


September 21 - 23 (Fri - Sun)

  • Friday: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m: Orientation & team formation
  • Sat: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m: Team jam, keynote speeches and workshops
  • Sun: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m: Creation wrap-up, project presentations / submissions for exhibition
  • September 24 - October 24: project refinement
  • Exhibition: October 25 @ Toronto Media Arts Centre
  • Rave: Fall venue + date TBA
October 25, 2018 @ Toronto Media Arts Centre


On Friday night, jam participants will congregate at TMAC (Toronto Media Art Centre), self-organize into teams of 3-8 collaborators, and create proposals for electronic and digital arts-based projects that they will spend the remainder of the jam executing.

Our project lead and mentor roster features an incredible group of artists, educators, developers, and organizers from a range of Canadian art and tech spaces/communities. Project leads are contributing platforms (partially-created works designed to be open to further collaboration), tools (tech/media stations), and expertise to inform and assist the creation process over the course of the three-day jam.

Projects created over the course of the jam will be shown in a public exhibition, presented at Toronto Media Arts Centre approximately four weeks following (to allow time for project refinement), with a specially-curated stream being included in a rave (location TBA) in the same week.


Most fall jam participants are active digital/electronic artists or tech professionals, but we are expecting a range of collaborators. Part of the excitement of the jam is about not knowing who you will be working with until the event kicks off.

Participant registration is open to any member of art or tech communities interested in creating, learning, and sharing in collaborative, experimental spaces. We are committed to maintaining an alternative, inclusive environment, and are welcoming of people of all genders, abilities, and ethnic, cultural, and sexual identities.

Participation is limited; we encourage early registration as we cannot guarantee spots for all registrants.


ChangeUp’s inaugural fall 2018 jam will be held at the Toronto Media Arts Centre, a new permanent home for Toronto's media arts organizations and an accessible public space for art, creation and collaboration in the Queen West Triangle.

32 Lisgar St. Toronto, ONSee it on Google Maps

In the heart of Toronto’s Art and Design District, TMAC is creating a diverse and collaborative environment where anyone can engage meaningfully with art and technology. TMAC integrates creation, production, presentation, education, conservation and dissemination practices and with a focus on community building and inclusivity.

With year-round arts and cultural programming, open lab studios, equipment libraries, coworking and social areas, we provide the tools, space and freedom to play with art, media and new technologies -- including film, videogames, audio, video, robotics, electronics and more.

Get Involved:

There are a number of ways to get involved with ChangeUp...


Join a team building a cross-disciplinary project at the Art+Tech Jam.

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Lead a team in building a project for installation at our rave and exhibition.

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Volunteer with ChangeUp to help ensure oure events run smoothly.


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