Call for Applications - Career Launcher Fund

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the return of the Career Launcher Fund for students graduating in 2019.This fund supports activities relating to your early career success as you transition out of school. Eligible activities could range from participating in GradEx 104, attending residencies and workshops, or presenting your work outside of school. 

Call for Applications - Career Launcher Fund

Call for Applications - Career Launcher Fund
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30am to Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:30am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, February 11, 2019

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the return of the Career Launcher Fund for students graduating in 2019.

This fund supports activities relating to your early career success as you transition out of school. Eligible activities could range from participating in GradEx 104, attending residencies and workshops, or presenting your work outside of school.

Proposed expenses must be specific and could include anything that is important to advancing your career success. Special attention will be given to proposals that take into consideration creating an exceptional presentation of your work at GradEx 104 as well as the numerous privileges and access that end once you leave school, such as facilities, community, and mentorship. 

Proposed expenses must be specific and could be up to $500 (minimum requested amount - $100).

SUGGESTED ELIGIBLE EXPENSES:

  • Exhibition assistance (i.e: wall preparation, lightings, easel/ plinth rental, didactic material, transportation, etc.)
  • Short-term facility & equipment rental fees
  • Production expenses
  • Membership fees
  • Submission fees
  • Ticket and attendance fees
  • Professional development and skill building workshop fees
  • + much more !

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:

  • Travel costs
  • Event and hospitality expenses
  • Accommodation or long-term studio rental costs
  • Equipment purchases
  • Proposals covered by other OCADU funding programs like the Big Ideas Fund, emergency loans, SU Project Grants, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • All current students graduating inSpring 2019

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Current CV or Resume
  • Written proposal (max. 500 words) 
  • Outlining the proposed use of funds. Be specific! 
  • The significance of the opportunity to your practice and or/ career.
  • Itemized budget proposal outlining eligible expenses 
  • Portfolio link or PDF 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launcehrs website.

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5996270-2019-career-launcher-fund
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 x 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Parks Canada Photographer in Residence

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Parks Canada Career Launcher for Photography students. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and a successful applicant will be employed at Rouge Park - Canada’s first national urban park. The recipient will split their time between the office and the filed; processing images in the Rouge National Urban Park photo library, shooting imagery and doing graphic design. Successful applicant will also receive a $500 equipment grant from the CEAD. 

Call for Applications - Parks Canada Photographer in Residence

Call for Applications - Parks Canada Photographer in Residence
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:30am to Monday, January 28, 2019 - 9:30am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE:  Monday, January 28, 2019

RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week

TERM: Full-time, May - August 2019 (16 weeks)

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Parks Canada Career Launcher for Photography students. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and a successful applicant will be employed at Rouge Park - Canada’s first national urban park. The recipient will split their time between the office and the filed; processing images in the Rouge National Urban Park photo library, shooting imagery and doing graphic design.  

Successful applicant will also receive a $500 equipment grant from the CEAD. 

A rich assembly of natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes, Rouge National Urban Park is home to amazing biodiversity, some of the last remaining working farms in the Greater Toronto Area, Carolinian ecosystems, Toronto’s only campground, one of the region’s largest marshes, unspoiled beaches, amazing hiking opportunities, and human history dating back over 10,000 years, including some of Canada’s oldest known Indigenous sites.

Parks Canada is excited to work towards the establishment of Canada’s first national urban park – Rouge National Urban Park – in the Greater Toronto Area.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be a graduating Photography student or a recent Photography graduate from the class of 2018
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license
    • Available to hold a 5 day week position between May and August 2019
    • Available to work on some weekends
    • Willing to undergo a basic security screening
    • Open to wearing a uniform for special events 
    • Social media skills and experience is desired 
    • Interests and skills in videography and graphic design will be considered as an asset

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
    • Current CV, listing relevant creative experience
    • Online portfolio or an attached PDF portfolio
    • Examples of social media and/or videography experience
    • A statement of interest that contextualizes your creative practice and communicates your interest in the opportunity. Why are you a good match?
    • Written confirmation of the Parks Canada conditions of employment(see Qualifications listed to the left)

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

    Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

    For more information, visit the Career Launchers website.

    Venue & Address: 
    Rouge National Urban Park
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6002141-2019-parks-canada
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416-977-6000 Ext. 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

    Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event; Canada's largest and longest-running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture artistic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 350 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.=

    Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

    Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:30am to Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

    OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

    DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher award for students in the Illustration, Print/Publication and Material Art & Design programs. Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event; Canada's largest and longest-running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture artistic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 350 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

    This is an amazing opportunity to get yourself out there, nurture an audience, and sell your work! Student applications will be reviewed by the TOAF jury for final selection.

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

    • Application process: Career Launcher applicants must sign up/login at www.torontooutdoor.artand complete their application. 
    • After proceeding to payment with Shopify, enter the code OCADCLTOAF2019 on the right side where it says “DISCOUNT’ and the $30 Student application fee will be waived. Changes cannot be made to your application after this code has been used.
    • You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. You can start your application and save to return to it before submitting.
    • A single artist can use this code 3 times if submitting three different applications (in different mediums) You can only show at the Fair what you are accepted for.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be a ILLU, MAAD, or PRNT/PUBL student in their graduating year. 
    • You must apply individually under your own name.
    • Please read the Reproduction Policy carefully before submitting.
    • Discount code can only be used by OCAD Students who are applying for the Career Launcher opportunity. TOAF will be confirming eligibility of all artists who use the discount code. Please ensure to confirm your eligibility prior to applying by contacting: 
    Venue & Address: 
    Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5968030-2019-toaf
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416-977-6000 Ext. 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Textile Museum - Museum Associate & Communications Associate

    The Textile Museum of Canada and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are seeking applications for the Museum Services & Communications Associate. The Associate will work directly with staff to enhance the Museum experience for our visitors and will support the Communication department in executing the Museum’s communication and marketing program; communicating the vision, mission and programming of the TMC to targeted diverse audiences. 

    Call for Applications - Textile Museum - Museum Associate & Communications Associate

    Call for Applications - Textile Museum - Museum Associate and Communications Associate
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:45am to Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:00am

    OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

    DEADLINE: Monday, January 21, 2019

    RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week

    TERM: Full-time, February - July 2019 (20 weeks)

    The Museum Services & Communications Associate will work directly with staff to enhance the Museum experience for our visitors and will support the Communication department in executing the Museum’s communication and marketing program; communicating the vision, mission and programming of the TMC to targeted diverse audiences.

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

    Museum Services (50% of time)

    • Greets visitors and provides reception services, including handling cash and directing general inquiries.
    • Performs opening and closing security routines for institutional programs and facility rental events and security sweeps during operating hours.
    • Serves as an advocate for the visitor while simultaneously promoting the welfare of the Museum.
    • Assist Shop volunteers in all aspects of providing exceptional customer service, including product knowledge and merchandising ideas.
    • Participate in staff meetings, health & safety training initiatives and support overall office management.

    Communications (50% of time)

    • Research best practises in digital and online marketing and community engagement and make recommendations to the Communications department.
    • Originate and implement cross-promotional relationships with other key cultural institutions and businesses.
    • Assist in the creation of a wide variety of communication tools, including news releases, reports, briefing materials, interpretive documents, and other communication material to advocate and support all TMC programs. 
    • Support and develop content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and website.
    • Work with staff to identify potential media opportunities and stories.

    Other:

    • Works to further the goals and objectives of the Museum and participates actively in the life of the institution.  
    • Acts in a respectful, accountable, and generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
    • Excellent communications, interpersonal and analytical skills, including demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
    • Advanced customer service skills, knowledge of cash handling, retail sales, office administration and Experience working with volunteers.
    • Experience in media relations, comfortable in dealing with the press and social media.
    • Self-motivated; ability to problem solve and manage workflows and deadlines independently. 
    • Impeccable attention to detail, adaptability, multi-tasking and time management. 
    • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, POS, and e-mail).
    • Smart Serve, First Aid and CPR certificates (assets). 
    • Prior art museum experience and knowledge of museum operations, standards, practices, and procedures (asset). 

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current résumé.
    • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

    Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

    For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

    Venue & Address: 
    Textile Museum of Canada 55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5964818-2019-tmc-museum-services-and-communications-associate
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416-977-6000 Ext. 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Nuit Blanche TO 2019 Career Launcher Independent Projects

    Career Launcher: Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019 Independent Projects
    Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:30pm to Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:45am

    OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

    Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500. 

    To apply, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/nuit-blanche-toronto/

    Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019

     

    2019 Theme: Continuum

    The city of Toronto and its inhabitants are in a constant state of becoming. With shifting boundaries, new developments and changing perspectives we are invested in the desire for a change in experiences, viewpoints, landscapes, and ideas.

    This progression follows many paths through the night of Nuit Blanche. The cycle of creation and destruction that simultaneously depletes and feeds, the elevation of the noble into a place of renown nobility, the challenge of finding inner calm and enlightenment in the midst of it all, underlined by the ever-present renewal of night into day. All are part of the continuum. Is there peace without enduring commotion? Is destruction actually the end of something, or does it mark a new beginning? How can we know there is more to our existence without the contrast and comparison? 

    In a world that feels increasingly polarized, there is a critical need for nuanced conversations and intersectional perspectives. From dusk to dawn, Nuit Blanche Toronto plants seeds of change addressing the more compelling and complex parts of our existence, as individuals, as communities and as a city. In this place of potential, process, awakening and evolution exists.

    Note for 2019 Applicants

    All Independent Project applicants are encouraged to directly reference the 2019 theme, Continuum, in their project descriptions on the application form. The City of Toronto and the Independent Projects Selection Committee will actively adjudicate all applications through the lens of this vision.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018, or will graduate in 2019. 

    To be considered for inclusion in the program, all proposed projects must:

    • Be able to stay open all night: Projects must be open for the entire 12 hour period (from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
    • Be free: Projects must be free of charge to the public.
    • Be self-funded
    • Take place in Toronto
    • Take place in a venue or location that is accessible
    • Be produced by a Toronto-based professional artist 

    For further details, please visit here

     

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION 
    All proposals must be submitted through Independent Projects Application Portal.

    Please click here to access to portal

     

    PARTNER

    Nuit Blanche Toronto
    https://nbto.com/

    Nuit Blanche Toronto is an annual Toronto’s 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. 

    Venue & Address: 
    Toronto, ON
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5935954-2019-nuit-blanche-toronto-independent-projects
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416.977.6000 x 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Nuit Blanche TO 2019 Career Launcher Independent Projects

    Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500. 

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