About



Artifier is a Toronto-based art blog
exploring the intersection
of art and lifestyle.

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THE STORY

Hi, I'm Carla Rojas, founder of Artifier. 

Back in 2018, after working at OCAD University, I gave myself the project to visit an art show a week and document it on my blog. This blog. The idea was simple: get more familiar with the city, the local art scene and maybe make a new friend or two.

A few weeks into the project, I realized there was not a centralized place where I could easily find information about the current and upcoming art shows and events in Toronto, so I decided to create it! You can listen to the full story in this episode of Into This Podcast



In the summer of 2019, Artifier briefly launched as an event directory and an Instagram account

While the event calendar shut down in 2020 after all events were cancelled because of you know what, Artifier then partnered up with Partial and Culture Fancier to produce two seasons of "Remote Art Talks", a short video-podcast series featuring artists from across Canada and their experiences navigating the first lockdown. This series was featured by CBC Arts as one of the best art talks across Canada!



After a pandemic-long hiatus and a lot of soul-searching, Artifier is back! This time around, I felt the most honest thing I could do was to reconnect with why it all started, which is truly simple: I want to follow my curiosity and share with you the art and cool stuff I discover along the way. So, here we are: back to the original blog! I've even kept some of the posts from years ago as I think it is important to see how ideas constantly evolve. 

I believe in the power of community, so it was important for me to find a way to include some free resources like this Toronto Art Map, which I hope can be of value to some, or to many.

In addition to running Artifier, I'm a social media strategist for documentary films.
You can learn more about my work here



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THIS BLOG IS PR FRIENDLY

This is a passion project and, as such, we are always happy to partner up with brands and projects that align with our goals.

If you have an idea for a collaboration, feel free to reach out at: carla [at] artifier [dot] net 



Our Goals

- Help make art more accessible
- Explore the intersection of art, culture and lifestyle
  (i.e. art and film, music, food, travel, etc)
- Amplify the work created by emerging artists from all backgrounds
- Become a hub for the creative community
- Share resources to empower creatives
- Explore unconventional ways to see, experience and create art
- Learn with curiosity
- Reach new audiences
- Ignite conversations




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