Call for Applications - Bruce Mau Design: Graphic Design Internship

Bruce Mau Design is seeking a Graphic Designer who will contribute their passion and talent to one of BMD’s design teams. You will provide design and production support across a diverse range of clients and projects.
 

Call for Applications - Bruce Mau Design: Graphic Design Internship

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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:30pm to Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Bruce Mau Design is seeking a Graphic Designer who will contribute their passion and talent to one of BMD’s design teams. You will provide design and production support across a diverse range of clients and projects. 

BMD’s Internship program aims to give passionate, talented and ambitious designers an immersive and hands-on interdisciplinary experience. You’ll need to bring a broad knowledge base of design, art, architecture, technology and be passionate about social and cultural issues. In return, BMD promises their team of globally recognized industry leaders will help you to continually push boundaries. 

OCAD U and BMD are committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from design graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions. 

Applicants are invited to voluntarily self-identify with any of these communities in their application. Please review the following definitions for more info: 

bit.ly/OCADU_self_identification 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U design student graduating in spring 2020 
  • Ability to work and understand concepts in 2D and 3D 
  • Potential to grow and develop with the studio 
  • High degree of self-motivation, and the ability to work well in a team setting 
  • Demonstrated curiosity in a broad range of issues and challenges in the world today 
  • Ability to contribute creatively to concept development and production under the direction of senior designers 
  • Proficiency in relevant software (including but not limited to AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino and Sketchup)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be a valuable member of a design team, contributing new ideas, and executing on assigned tasks 
  • Design and produce creative solutions including but not limited to: presentations, mock-ups, and visual information 
  • Complete assigned tasks throughout all stages of the design and production process in a timely manner Iterate quickly and collaboratively on ideas 
  • Conduct research and analysis in support of senior team leads/ strategists 
  • Present ideas (written, verbally, and visually) to peers and seniors 
  • Own and deliver on specific elements of projects 
  • Contribute to business development by conducting research and developing presentation materials 
  • Build a knowledge base of current trends and the relevant landscape
  • Learn and apply the BMD Process
  • Manage time and understand operational practices 

RATE

Competitive salary based on experience

TERM

Full-time paid internship from May 2020 to November 2020 (6 months)

DEADLINE

March 16, 2020 at midnight

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current resume. 
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the opportunity and relevant experience. 
  • Creative portfolio (PDF or website). Please highlight 3-5 key projects. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit via Typeform here:

http://bit.ly/BruceMauDesign

Visit the Career Launcher page for more info.

Website: 
http://bit.ly/BruceMauCareerLauncher2020

Recipient of The 2020 Artist Project Career Launcher Announced

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Andre Baynes as the 2020 Recipient of the Artist Project Career Launcher.

Andre receives a $2,000 grant towards the realization of his project, An Alter, for the 13th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 20 to 23, 2020.

Andre Baynes is an artist and designer using storytelling, open-source technology, and a range of materials to explore possible futures. His West Indian cultural roots in food, flora, and folklore act as the basis for work that is informed by the complex history of human migration and settlement. Andre’s skill in industrial design, interactive media, and amateur horticulture give him the ability to create works that invite viewers to become immersed in an extensive speculative world.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

The Artist Project will welcome its 13th year with the most exciting show yet this February 20 to 23, 2020 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto. From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 300 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. 

 

Call for Applications - Illustration Studio Career Launcher 2020

Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2020 to May 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.

Recipients of Come Up to My Room 2020 Career Launcher Announced

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Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:45pm

The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 Come Up To My Room Career Launcher, Maxwell Lander and Aaron Jones.

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, Come up to My Room is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality.

Aaron Jones will be showing a large collage work titled Homework and Maxwell Lander will be exhibiting Cyb3r, an immersive, multimedia, installation. To learn more about Maxwell and Aaron’s artworks and about the Come Up to My Room Career Launcher, visit our Career Launcher website.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Assistant

Gallery 44 in partnership with the OCAD U Career Launcher program, are currently seeking a Curatorial Assistant. Reporting jointly to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Curator of Education and Community Outreach, the Curatorial Assistant will contribute to the development and realization of gallery exhibitions, workshops, and adjacent programming.

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Assistant

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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:45am to Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, currently seeking a Curatorial Assistant in partnership with OCAD U Career Launchers. Reporting jointly to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Curator of Education and Community Outreach, the Curatorial Assistant will contribute to the development and realization of gallery exhibitions, workshops, and adjacent programming.

The Curatorial Assistant will work directly with artists, guest curators, artist-educators, designers, and Gallery 44 staff. This 30-hour per week position will run from March 9 to June 26, 2020. The role is positioned to offer an emerging curator an opportunity to gain hands-on, working knowledge of exhibitions, publications, public and educational programs, in a fast-paced environment, and amongst a collegial staff-team of five early-career arts professionals.

RATE

  • $18/hour for 30 hours/week (4 days)

TERM

  • March 9 to June 26, 2020 (16 weeks)

DEADLINE

  • Friday, February 7, 2020 at midnight

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibitions and Public Programs (70%)
    • Assist with the planning, logistics, and implementation of exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Vitrines, including exhibitions in partnership with Images Festival (March 2020) and CONTACT Festival (May 2020).
    • Assist with the planning, implementation and promotion of additional public programs, such as artist talks, exhibition tours, and reading groups.
    • Contribute to exhibition catalogue production and assist with copyediting texts.
    • Maintain timely communications with artists, installers and community partners, monitor work back and production schedules, and ensure that various deadlines are met.
    • Assist with the facilitation of equipment and artwork shipping/ transportation for exhibitions and public programs.
    • Support exhibition installation and strike, which may include some lifting, art handling, and packing (led by the gallery’s installation technician).
    • Support the planning and delivery of opening reception events
    • Other administrative duties as needed
  • Education and Community Outreach (30%)
    • Assist with the planning and logistics, including registration and supply purchases for adult educational workshops, both technical and conceptual in scope.
    • Assist with the planning and delivery of youth programs, including OUTREACH, Gallery 44’s award-winning education program addressing the needs of underserved youth from throughout the GTA, and Photomagic 44, an analog photography camp for youth.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an OCAD U graduate from 2019 or 2020
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • A good attention to detail, timekeeping and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite. MAC iOS.
  • Website management experience
  • Experience in writing and editing exhibition texts, including essays and interviews, is an asset
  • Experience with photo-production, including darkroom, is an asset

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current Resume.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • A short one-page writing sample.
  • List of two references

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit all components online via Typeform

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6883065-2020-g44-curatorial-assistant

Call for Applications - NEO Exchange Career Launcher: Curatorial Coordinator

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Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:30am to Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered with OCAD U to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program and the Curatorial Coordinator Career Launcher. Five emerging OCAD U artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide original works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange. The NEO Commissioning Program is seeking a Curatorial Coordinator to support commissioning-related activities and act as a liaison; leading communications between participating artists, NEO Exchange and its listing clients.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curatorial Coordinator will participate in:

  • Coordinating and overseeing the commissioning program
  • The final selection of participating artists
  • Ensuring that project deliverables and time lines are met
  • Providing creative oversight and ensuring commissioned artworks are aligned to the client’s creative brief
  • Promoting a connective thematic amongst the range of participating artists and aligning the artwork with the individual listing client
  • Contributing a consistent and knowledgeable curatorial perspective to the overall process
  • Arranging for the photo documentation and delivery of completed artworks

RATE 

  • $5,000 one-time project fee

TERM

  • Part-time freelance contract January 2020 - December 2020 (12 months)

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (midnight)
  • Note: Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held the weeks of January 27th / February 3rd, 2020

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U student or recent OCAD U graduate
  • Experience in curatorial practice or a related field
  • Experience working with artists or artwork/exhibitions management
  • Knowledge of current practices in the proper handling of art works
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism, both verbal and written
  • Strong client management skills• Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • Demonstrated organization and collaborative skills

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current resume.
  • Cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Apply via Typeform here

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to the OCAD U Career Development office with the subject line: "NEO Exchange Career Launcher"

 

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6851223-2020-neo-exchange-curatorial-coordinator

Call for Applications - NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists

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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:15am to Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program. Five (5) emerging artists from OCAD U, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange.

The NEO Commissioning Program will select and retain five (5) emerging artists, each representing a different artistic practice, providing a diversity of artistic voices and approaches to be showcased in the commissioning program. Working under the guidance of a Curatorial Coordinator and responding to a client creative brief, each artist will be commissioned to produce approximately four (4) original artworks over the course of a 12-month period. Artists will receive $1,200 per commissioned work. Completed works will be prominently bestowed to NEO Exchange clients and be cherished with their corporate art collections.

The commissioned work will be proudly featured in NEO Exchange’s promotion of its new listing via press release, social media and email newsletters. The commissioned work (with artist credit) will be displayed in a gallery of NEO listings online at aequitasneo.com and at NEO Exchange’s office.

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (midnight)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Each of the five (5) emerging artists will:

  • Based on receiving the necessary information in a timely manner from NEO Exchange, each of the five (5) emerging artists will ensure that project deliverables are met based on a 4 week approximate timeline
  • Respond to creative oversight provided by the Curatorial Coordinator and the client; ensuring commissioned artworks are aligned to the client’s creative brief
  • Provide initial proposed concepts to the Curatorial Coordinator(sketches, prototypes, etc.)
  • Work with the Curatorial Coordinator to arrange for the photo-documentation and delivery of completed artworks

RATE

  • $1,200 per commissioned work (x4 works)

TERM

  • Part-time freelance contract January 2020 - December 2020 (12 months)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U student or recent OCAD U graduate
  • Experience in producing small-to-medium sized works and working within a set budget in a limited time-frame is an asset
  • Previous experience with art commissions is an asset

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current creative CV
  • Website and/or Social Media handle
  • A brief artist statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
  • An Expression Of Interest that communicates your interest in this specific opportunity (400 words max)
  • 5 - 10 sample support images of past artwork, in a single PDF
  • A corresponding list for support images including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/duration (for time-based work)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Apply via Typeform here

NEO Exchange is a Canadian stock exchange based in Toronto. Marketed as Canada's New Stock Exchange, NEO aims to help companies, dealers and investors by creating a better listing experience, eliminating predatory market behaviours such as high-frequency trading, implementing a unique market making program to ensure liquidity, and offering free real-time market data for all NEO-listed securities

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to the OCAD U Career Development office with the subject line: "NEO Exchange Career Launcher"

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6851180-2020-neo-exchange-call-for-artists

Call for Applications - NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists

Five emerging artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of corporate clients or the launch of new funds on the NEO stock exchange.

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