Recipients Of 2019 /edition Art Book Fair Career Launcher Announced

Left: Eryn Loughheed illustration. Right: Owen Marshall stop sign work. Images Courtesy of the Artists.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019:

Erynn Lougheed
Mary Kirkpatrick
OCADU Zine Collective
Owen Marshall
Old Growth Press
Xulin Wang
Sangmin Lee
Rabeea Syed

These eight emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts will showcase and market their editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers. This is the second year that the CEAD and /edition have partnered together to present the emerging artist and published section.

/edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions. /edition Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and international art book initiatives.

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 - 2020 Artist Project Career Launcher

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year OCAD U student or recent graduate with a performance-based practice (such as, but not limited to, Integrated Media, Digital Futures or Sculpture/Installation). 

Call for Applications - 2020 Artist Project Career Launcher

Kevin Holiday, 2017 Artist Project Recipient on stage with pink and yellow banner behind
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 4:30pm to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year OCAD U student or recent graduate with a performance-based practice (such as, but not limited to, Integrated Media, Digital Futures or Sculpture/Installation). 

Students and recent alumni are invited to apply for this paid opportunity which provides a professional venue and large public audience for their work. The successful applicant will participate in the 13th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 20 to 23, 2020. Dimensions of the project space are roughly 200 square feet in size. 

The Show Director will select a successful applicant and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers will provide a $2,000 production grant towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity. 

Tips for a successful application: 

  • The space provided at the fair is located among other exhibiting artists, as such it is important to keep the sound levels of the proposed project minimal. 
  • The fair hall is lit with overhead lighting and high ceilings. Creating an enclosed dark space would be difficult. 
  • The suspension of materials from overhead is not possible in the fair hall. 
  • The fair is family friendly. Therefore project content should not include nudity or profanity. 
  • A changing and/or staging area will be provided as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must be an OCAD U student or recent graduate (from 2018 and 2019)
  • A priority will be given to performance-based proposals, over more static sculptural installations. 
  • A consideration of the successful application tips mentioned above. 

DEADLINE: 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at midnight (EST) 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Apply though Typeform here

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) 
  • Current CV listing relevant creative experience 
  • A link to your online portfolio
  • Direct links to recorded portfolio material on a host page (Vimeo, YouTube etc.). Please do not include video files in your application; only links. 
  • A brief artist statement that contextualizes your overall practice and communicates your interest in the opportunity and a very clear expression of your project proposal. 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Zviko Mhakayakora, zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca with the subject line "Artist Project 2020"

Venue & Address: 
The Artist Project 2020 Contemporary Art Fair www.theartistproject.com February 20 - 23, 2020 Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
Website: 
http://bit.ly/ArtistProject2020
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

Recipients of the 2019 INLAND Career Launcher Announced

Left: Brandon Hurtado Sandler. Right: Ellie Sandbacka. Images courtesy of the Artists.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:45am

INLAND and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Brandon Hurtado-Sandler and Ellie Sandbacka as the recipients of the INLAND Career Launcher; exclusively for OCAD U Material Art & Design students and recent graduates.

Brandon and Ellie will both receive complimentary retail display space at the upcoming INLAND Toronto show which runs on September 27 & 28 at 134 Peter Street.

Brandon Hurtado Sandler explores weaving, sewing, machine knits, silversmith, soldering, forge, cast jewelry, and fabric printing/dyeing. Blurring the lines between art, craft and design is the end goal with Hurtado-Sandler’s works.  Using self-portraiture to display objects made, he explores the construction of the ‘self’.

www.bhurtadosandler.com

Ellie Sandbacka is a fourth-year thesis student at OCADU. Studying both jewelry and textiles in the Material Arts and Design program. She has a love for illustration, and often converts her original drawings in to fabrics which she uses in the making of clothing. Ellie strives to produce bold and fun clothing. Ellie has a clothing brand under the name ELLIE SANDBACKA which is made up of modern and unique men’s and women’s wear. After graduation she intends to pursue her love of fashion with her brand. 

www.elliesandbacka.com

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 - 2019 Partial Gallery (Student) Career Launcher

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for current OCAD U students in the Faculty of Art. 25 students will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals. 

Call for Applications - 2019 Partial Gallery (Student) Career Launcher

person in orange shirt painting in studio with paintbrush in paint
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:15am to Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 12:00am

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at midnight

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for current OCAD U students in the Faculty of Art. 25 students will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals. 

This is an amazing opportunity to get your work out there, nurture an audience, and sell your work! Applications will be reviewed by faculty members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

The benefits of a Pro Account and inclusion on the OCAD U Hub are:

  • Dedicated artist profile page
  • Active promotion of your work by OCAD U's Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
  • Listing on Partial’s artist directory
  • Smart insights about your artwork
  • Pricing Guide
  • E-commerce capabilities for art sales plus rental & payment plans for your    art
  • Trade Access: access to set decorators, designers, and stagers
  • Priority Artist support
  • Insurance Protection on all art rentals/rent-to-own plans
  • Low 16% transaction fee on any sale/rental

QUALIFICATIONS

Current OCAD U students in the Faculty of Art

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, portfolio, and email) 
  • Links to online portfolio
  • One (1) PDF that includes a: 
  • Brief artist biography (250 words max)
  • CV
  • A brief statement of intent outlining your interest and commitment to this opportunity (up to 500 words max)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all components online via https://ocadu.partial.gallery/submit

 If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Zviko Mhakayakora zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

 

Website: 
http://bit.ly/PartialCareerLauncher2019Students

Recipient of 2019 Nuit Blanche Independent Project Career Launcher Announced

Recipient of 2019 Nuit Blanche Independent Project Career Launcher Announced
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce Crutch CAC as the recipient of the 2019 Independent Project Career Launcher. Co-founded by OCADU graduate Veronika Ivanova (CRCP 2018), Crutch CAC will present An Infinite Loop in the Virtual Plaza - an architectural installation and durational video work by Sophia Oppel. Audiences will be immersed into a landscape that blurs the boundaries between the digital and the embodied. The work will be shown on Oct 5 for Nuit Blanche 2019 at Crutch CAC, located at Unit G of 13 Mansfield Ave (In the laneway behind Mansfield Avenue).

Crutch CAC organizes seven exhibition projects annually in conjunction with 14 smaller public programs (panels, performances, film and video screenings, literary events, and live music events.)

Sophia Oppel’s work addresses the power embedded in digital networks, and their manifestations in real-life experiences. Oppel’s art is based in digital media and interactive installations. She uses algorithms, web applications and software presets as subject matter, and tries to examine the assumptions imposed on users of these tools.

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.

Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase

Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase banner
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for OCAD U Faculty of Art students and alumni. A select number of OCAD U students and graduates are receiving complimentary 1-year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Artist Showcase on Partial’s online platform.

Congratulations to the first 15 alumni recipients of this opportunity! These recent grads will be showcasing their works, as well as administrating artwork sales and rentals to the public through Partial’s platform. The recipients were selected from an open call to new OCAD U grads, juried by Faculty Members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Additional benefits include:

  • A dedicated artist profile page
  • Active promotion of their work by OCAD U's Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
  • Listing on Partial’s artist directory
  • Smart insights about their artwork
  • Pricing Guide
  • E-commerce capabilities for art sales plus rental & payment plans their art
  • Trade Access: access to set decorators, designers, and stagers
  • Priority Artist support
  • Insurance Protection on all art rentals/rent-to-own plans
  • Low 16% transaction fee on any sale/rental

OCAD U’s partnership with Partial Gallery commenced in October 2018. Three students from Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Material Art and Design, all involved in the Design4 program, were placed with Partial Gallery to work on developing a high-fidelity interactive mock-up as a prototype in order to optimize Partial's Dashboard. The results of the student’s work launched in Summer 2019 with Partial’s implementation of the dashboard feature and artist user experience improvements.

Call for Applications - INLAND 2019 Career Launcher

INLAND and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) are excited to announce the INLAND Career Launcher; exclusively for OCAD U Material Art & Design students and recent graduates.

Call for Applications - INLAND 2019 Career Launcher

Inland 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:15am to Monday, September 2, 2019 - 12:00am

DEADLINE: Monday, September 2, 2019 at midnight

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

INLAND and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) are excited to announce the INLAND Career Launcher; exclusively for OCAD U Material Art & Design students and recent graduates. MAAD students in their final year and recent graduates are invited to complete a short survey application in order to be considered for the opportunity to receive a complimentary space at INLAND. Designers will be selected to receive a complimentary 3X3 retail display space at the upcoming INLAND Toronto show, September 27 & 28.

Through this unique showcase of young talent, INLAND broadens its commitment to nurture, support, and promote Canada’s future design talent.

QUALIFICATION

Current OCAD U Material Art & Design studentS in their final year OR recent graduates (2018/2019)

PARTNER 

Made INLAND
September 27 & 28
134 Peter Street, Toronto. 
https://www.madeinland.ca/ 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Apply via Typeform here
  • Resume
  • A link to your website
  • In order to be eligible to apply, you must be a “Current OCAD U student” or a “Recent OCAD alumni”

QUESTIONS

Feel free to reach out to Zviko Mhakayakora, zmhakayakora@ocadu.cawith the subject line: “INLAND Career Launcher 2019”

Venue & Address: 
September 27 & 28 134 Peter Street, Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6578242-2019-inland
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x3707

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