OCAD Grads Receive Awards at 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Congratulations to Eugenia Chan (Material Art & Design 2018) and Elise Conlin (Illustration 2019) who were presented with awards at the recent 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF). 

AYP 2019 Photography Career Launcher Exhibition

AYP Photography Exhibition 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher is geared towards graduating OCAD University Photography students. This year, students were offered the opportunity to participate in an extended group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. We're excited to announce the finalists for the Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher. Please join us for the opening reception.

Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok
Margaret Cornell Kirk
Lily Lü Yùnrú
Bidemi Oloyede
Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

Opening Reception: July 4, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: July 2 – July 26, 2019
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 2nd Floor Hallway Gallery. 180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON

As part of the Career Launcher, a jury comprised of faculty members, a graduate of the CRCP program, and the curatorial committee at Artscape Youngplace will select an artist from the group exhibition and award them a featured solo exhibition during the CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2020. Additionally, an essay will be commissioned from the CRCP graduate to accompany the solo exhibition.
 

ABOUT THE OCAD U CENTRE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS & DESIGNERS (CEAD)
www.ocadu.ca/cead

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) sits alongside the other student-focused departments in the portfolio of the Vice-Provost, Students & International at OCAD U.

The CEAD is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD U. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to
meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences.

The work of the CEAD is delivered across our Career Development and Experiential Learning Program portfolios. We are located on level 3 of OCAD University’s newly renovated Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE
www.artscapeyoungplace.ca

Artscape Youngplace nurtures creation, learning and collaboration through innovative programs, experiences and events in an inspiring, social environment in order to strengthen and grow our community. Part ideas laboratory, part creativity workshop, Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression.

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace 2nd Floor Hallway Gallery 180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1231772773653167/
Cost: 
N/A

Natalie King Announced as Recipient of Xpace Programming Coordinator Career Launcher

Natalie King
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

Congratulations to Natalie King (DRPT 2018') who has joined Xpace Cultural Centre as the team's Programming Coordinator. Natalie will work in collaboration with the Director and second Programming Coordinator to manage, plan and execute workshops, events and exhibitions for Xpace’s exhibition spaces. Natalie will also act as a liaison between the OCAD U student body, local and national arts organizations, artists and the general public for all information pertaining to Xpace.

Xpace Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union. We are dedicated to providing emerging and student artists, designers, curators and art writers with opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. Our programming responds to contemporary issues, and the interests and needs of our membership and community.  Xpace is committed to maintaining an anti-oppressive, queer positive environment, welcoming marginalized, racialized and indigenous folks.

Natalie King is a queer Anishinaabekwe artist, facilitator and member of Timiskaming First Nation. King's practice ranges from drawing, painting, and installation as well as community engagement and activism. Often involving portrayals of femme identities, King’s works are about embracing the ambiguity and multiplicities of identity within the indigenous queer femme experience. King's practice operates from a firmly critical, decolonizing, equity-oriented, non-oppressive, and future-bound perspective, capturing the realities of lived lives through frameworks of desire and survivance.

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 - YYZ Books Junior Managing Editor

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is looking for a Junior Managing Editor to support the upcoming Faculty of Art’s publication celebrating the history of the Nomadic Residency. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, the Junior Managing Editor will assist in research, edit, and production activities to ensure timely delivery of a quality publication.

Call for Applications - Nuit Blanche Community Engagement Assistant

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016, Director X presented Death of the Sun at Nathan Phillips Square as part of the exhibition, OBLIVION.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:00am to Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

RATE: $20 /hour for 30 hours/week

TERM: Part-time, May - September 2019

DEADLINE: Monday, May 13, 2019

Nuit Blanche Toronto is seeking applications to the part-time Community Engagement Assistant position. Supported by the Career Launcher program, the position will include a full integration into the professional environment of the City Cultural Events Team at the City of Toronto. The position will include the research and development of new programming initiatives for Nuit Blanche 2020 and participation on the on-site team responsible for implementation of the 2019 Nuit Blanche event. The position will offer critical insight and valuable exposure to the planning and execution of a large-scale public art event, learnings about the range of career options available, the opportunity to develop the skills required to succeed in the arts and culture sector. 

Nuit Blanche Toronto is Toronto’s annual free all-night contemporary art event that invites adventurous residents and visitors to take to the streets from sunset to sunrise. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists on community engagement work to increase Nuit Blanche awareness in communities outside the core. 
  • Works with City Cultural Events Team to identify and facilitate capacity building amongst communities to gather inputs for specific public programming events.
  • Assists with the delivery of interactive educational activities that engage public, provide resource material, collect contact info for future engagement events.
  • Oversees on-site impacting surveying with audience during public programming events with support from volunteers. 

PARTNER | NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO
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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduated from OCAD University in 2018 or 2019 (undergraduate or graduate);
  • Experience assisting with community-based programs or services, and working at events, with volunteers and others;
  • Experience in developing and running public engagement activities/ events with demonstrated planning and scheduling skills;
  • Actively seeks to create an environment of equity and inclusion in working with culturally diverse and marginalized groups;
  • Team player, able to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Administrative and reporting experience, and attention-to-detail with excellent written and verbal 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (name phone, and email) and current resume
  • Confirmation of eligibility
  • Cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Alexandra Hong at ahong@ocadu.ca.

For more information, visit the career launhers website

 

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2019-nuit-blanche-toronto-community-engagement-assistant
Email: 
ahong@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 3708

Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator

Xpace Cultural Centre welcomes applications for the Career Launcher position of Programming Coordinator. 

Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator

Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:15am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

RATE: $18 /hour for 35 hours/week

TERM: Full-time, three year contract starting June 4, 2019

DEADLINE: Monday, May 20, 2019

Xpace Cultural Centre welcomes applications for the Career Launcher position of Programming Coordinator. The Programming Coordinator works in collaboration with the Director and second Programming Coordinator to manage, plan and execute workshops, events and exhibitions for Xpace’s exhibition spaces. The Programming Coordinator acts as a liaison between the OCAD U student body, local and national arts organizations, artists and the general public for all information pertaining to Xpace.

Xpace Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union. We are dedicated to providing emerging and student artists, designers, curators and art writers with opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. Our programming responds to contemporary issues, and the interests and needs of our membership and community.  Xpace is committed to maintaining an anti-oppressive, queer positive environment, welcoming marginalized, racialized and Indigenous folks.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director, the Programming Coordinator:

  • Coordinates the planning and installation of exhibitions in consultation with the Programming Committee;
  • Coordinates the planning, promotion and implementation of workshop and event programs;
  • Coordinates web and print promotional material;
  • Edits exhibition essays and writes exhibition essays as needed;
  • Outreaches to student populations at OCAD University and other Toronto institutions;
  • Leads occasional art tours for classes and other arts organizations;
  • Creates press releases and disseminates programming information to media, Xpace membership and relevant arts organizations;
  • Ensures that the vision, mandate and objectives of Xpace are carried out through all programming initiatives;
  • Manages the planning, organization and execution of special projects;
  • Oversees interns in collaboration with the second Programming Coordinator and Director;
  • Maintenance and organization of space, supplies and storage;Co-manages and updates the Xpace website and social media as needed;
  • Acts as an ambassador for Xpace and the OCAD Student Union at class visits and OCAD U events. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCAD University in 2018 or 2019 (undergraduate or graduate);
  • Excellent administrative, communication, verbal and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary visual art, design and art writing;
  • Comfortable working in a Mac environment;
  • Comfortable with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Wordpress;
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Able to work occasional evening shifts for Xpace events;
  • Experience in exhibition installation, art writing/editing, arts education, media arts skills and/or grant writing will be considered 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 writing sample

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Alexandra Hong at ahong@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers website

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre 303 Lansdowne Avenue Unit 2, Main Floor
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2019-xpace-cultural-centre-programming-coordinator
Email: 
ahong@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 3708
Cost: 
N/A

Raquel Da Silva Announced as Recipient of 2019 Sky Lounge Career Launcher

Raquel Da Silva Announced as Recipient of 2019 Sky Lounge Career Launcher
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 3:45pm

Great West Life Realty Advisors, Oni One Sourcing and Purchasing and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce Raquel Da Silva as the Recipient of the 2019 Sky Lounge Art Commission Career Launcher.

For this commission, Raquel created a large-scale wall mounted art piece at 8’ x 12’ that is hung in the two-story amenity sky lounge of the Livmore, a upscale rental building in downtown Toronto. The building has been impeccably designed with an understated refined elegance making it the perfect backdrop for energetic and contemporary art. Raquel's work will share the space in a building with existing art by Canadian artists.

As a Career Launcher recipient, Raquel received a production budget and artist fee of $13,000. Additionally, Raquel will have her production and artwork documented by professional photo and videographers provided by the partner. The documentation will accompany the commissioned artwork during an opening reception in March/ April 2019.

Raquel was also recently listed by BlogTo in their “Ten up and coming Toronto Artists you should know". list.

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.

 

Recipient of the 2019 Artist Project Career Launcher Announced

Yuling Chen. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:30am

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Yuling Chen as the 2019 Recipient of the Artist Project Career Launcher.

Yuling receives a $2,000 grant from the CEAD toward the production of project Video:Game for the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. 

Video: Game

Gestures and movements are the foundation of my practice. I often devise a repetitive gesture or a movement plan in my performance to reveal the minutiae of reality and uncertainties of our identities. Migration between borders (for instance, the one between China and Canada) upsets your sense of security: you no longer know where you firmly belong. As you land at an airport or go through customs at the border, you notice you are being watched. You are conscious of the eyes that surveil your body, your nationality, your belongings. “Am I all right for them?” you ask yourself, raising your head among the crowd, controlling the muscles on your face to look unthreatening, normal, controlled. This project involves performing technologies, breaking down the elements of a video game into watching and being watched. You volunteer your body to be watched while simultaneously playing with the rules of surveillance technology.

Chinese artist Yuling Chen is currently completing her undergraduate thesis at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Chen is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on technology, architecture and live performance. She creates work at the intersection of installation and performance, in which the constructs of spatial and technological elements become integral to her performance. She appropriates narratives and games from her early childhood into her performances. The movements within the performances are often constrained and directed; they relate to surveillance, self-perception and migration.

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.

Recipients of Public Digital Exhibition Career Launcher Take Over Yonge-Dundas Square

Recipients of Public Digital Exhibition Career Launcher Take Over Yonge-Dundas Square
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Yonge-Dundas Square and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to congratulate Nikole McGregor and Fasai Sivieng as the two Recipients of the Yonge-Dundas Square Public Digital Exhibition Career Launcher. 

From Feburary to March 2019, Nikole and Sivieng took over five (5) digital screens on the Square with their brand new animations! 

Nikole Hidalgo McGregor is a video artist and designer based in Toronto. Her multidisciplinary concern in the arts has informed her practice and stylistically distinguished her mixed media creations. Her work is characterized by her eagerness for experimentation while displaying an interest in socially aware commentary. Her mixed-media films have been exhibited in galleries and film festivals around the world, including a special inclusion in La Truca’s Empowered Perspectives selection of female directors.

Fasai Sivieng is a recent graduate trained in 3D animation and digital art under the guidance of OCAD University. She has since exhibited in many public spaces such as Lakeshore Arts, Sherway Gardens mall, OCAD University, Augmented Cinema and Yonge & Dundas Square. Her technical process combines computer software such as Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and Cinema 4D to create her animations and prints.

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.

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