Art Metropole is an internationally renowned artist-run centre that promotes the appreciation and importance of conceptually based art. Art Metropole fosters a dynamic network of artist-initiated publishing in any media, especially those formats pre-disposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole specializes in the contextualization and dissemination of artist’s books, multiples, and related materials with an emphasis on innovative formats and emergent technologies.
Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists' group General Idea. Art Metropole is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the province of Ontario and a registered charitable organization. Further information on our origins and our history can be found here.
We thank the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Trillium Foundation, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council for their support.