Call for Applications - Prefix Self-Directed Research Residency

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the new Career Launcher opportunity for a 6-week Self-Directed Research Residency. 

Call for Applications - Prefix Self-Directed Research Residency

Call for Applications - Prefix Self-Directed Research Residency
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to Monday, November 5, 2018

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2018

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the new Career Launcher opportunity for a 6-week Self-Directed Research Residency. 

Approaching its 20th anniversary, Prefix ICA invites emerging collectives and individual artists working with or around photography to propose new works that engage with the gallery’s programming and publishing history. Selected applicants will work collaboratively in a self-directed research residency that will take place between November 12th and December 21st, 2018. The research will culminate in an open studio session at the end of the residency. 

With the support of the Prefix team, the residents will have access to the Prefix gallery, reference library, programming archives and a shared budget of $500. 

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is a public art gallery and arts publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1999 by Scott McLeod in consultation with a national advisory council, the institution fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts through exhibitions, publications, public programmes and related activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018, or be a current upper year student with a major or minor in Photography. 
  • Interest in contemporary photographic, media and digital arts.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative. 
  • Interest in working collectively. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • CV(s) for each applicant/member of the collective.  

    A letter of intent that outlines:

  • The collective’s mission OR artist’s statement for independent applicant;
  • The project or theme(s) that will be explored during the self-directed residency;
  • Experience in working collectively or in a collaborative environment;
  • Interest in working with Prefix ICA.
  • 5–10 images of previous work with an accompanying image list. Each file should be in jpeg format and no larger than 500K (0.5MB). Please number and identify each file with artist’s last name and title of work [01_Last Name_Title.jpg].

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Venue & Address: 
PREFIX ICA 124–401 Richmond Street West Toronto ON
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5757746-2018-prefix-residency
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

Recipients Of /edition Art Book Fair Emerging Artist & Publisher Career Launcher Announced

These eight emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts will showcase and market their
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:45pm

Tom Lecuyer. Image Courtesy of the Artist.

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the recipients of the inaugural OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2018 from October 25 to 28, 2018:

Hyesoo Ahn
OCADU Student Press
Natalie Mark
Laura Rojas & Tom Lecuyer
Penrose Press
Kristina Trofimova
Agnes Wong
Lis Xu

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. 

/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. /editions 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.

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COPYRIGHT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Join us for an introduction to the basics of copyright, designed by visual artists, for visual artists. 

Copyright for Visual Artists

Copyright for Visual Artists
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

COPYRIGHT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Thursday, October 25, 2018
2:30 - 3:30 PM
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street

Free | Register here

Join us for an introduction to the basics of copyright, designed by visual artists, for visual artists. 

The more artists understand their rights, the better prepared they are in the marketplace. This will be a free and interactive presentation, presented by Copyright Visual Arts’ Licensing Officer, Rose Ekins. Topics include information about copyright royalties and the CARFAC Fee Schedule, the Artist’s Resale Right, Moral Rights, Fair Dealing, the importance of using a contract, and the benefits of joining a copyright collective. 

Copyright Visual Arts gratefully acknowledges project support from the Ontario Arts Council.

The event will take place at the Experiential Learning Centre on the third floor of the newly opened Rosalie Sharp Pavilion at 115 McCaul Street with the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.

 

This event is open to OCADU students, grads, staff and faculty.

Venue & Address: 
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion,115 McCaul Street
Cost: 
N/A

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers now located in 115 McCaul

CEAD LOGO
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

OCAD U is pleased to announce the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) has moved into its new, expanded offices on Level 3 of the Experiential Learning Centre in the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion at 115 McCaul Street. 

Over the summer and early autumn, the CEAD developed an expanded scope of activities to increase opportunities to help students and recent graduates succeed in the world of work. Their new space in the Experiential Learning Centre means they are now ready to facilitate this new programming: finding creative jobs and learning placements, special events and programs, professional mentorship and networking opportunities. The new space also includes presentation areas and workspace for employment partners, students and recent grads, as well as for visiting artists, designers and entrepreneurs who are collaborating with students.

While there remain a few finishing touches to be completed, the OCAD U community is welcome to stop in, say hi, meet the staff, learn about the latest opportunities, and check out the new CEAD facilities!

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
Level 3, 115 McCaul Street
Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Shellie Zhang, Community Animator, 416-977-6000 Ext. 3706

OCAD U Designers Join General Motors at Canadian Technical Centre in Oshawa

Four students standing in front of a red GM car
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Building upon a growing partnership between OCAD University and General Motors of Canada, two recent graduates and one student have recently been recruited through the University’s Digital Futures program to work at GM’s Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) in Oshawa. Joining the GM team are Ryan Mason (BDes 2018) in the role of Visual Media Specialist – 3D Digital, Samaa Ahmed (MDes 2018) in the role of Design Thinking Facilitator/Trainer, and Digital Futures Master’s student Jad Rabbaa (MDes 2019) as Visual Media Specialist – Design.

These successful students are the latest in a growing relationship shared between GM and the university over the past two years. Working closely with the Faculty of Design, Research & Innovation and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, GM’s CTC has become a highly involved industry partner across several initiatives; engaging with a broad variety of OCAD U’s departments, students and alum.

"Early expectations were that the relationship between GM and OCAD U would evolve slowly. OCAD U has been thrilled with the accelerated pace of the partnership, as GM’s CTC group has become a “cool” employer for  design students. This is possible due to GM’s quick understanding of how design can help them be more innovative. An understanding cultivated through direct engagement with our talented students,"  said Dori Tunstall, Dean of the Faculty of Design.

In 2017, GM recruited Industrial Design students Nash Escalada (BDes 2019) and Simran Dadlani (BDes 2019) to contribute as Creative Specialists within their Innovation & Advanced Technical Work team to imagine the future of mobility.

"Apart from the excitement of being my first official design job, I found it extremely valuable to work alongside engineers as we navigated our differences to create an entirely new approach to projects that has carried on into my own practice. One of my favourite projects was designing the initial 'unboxing experience' for a product that will be launched in 2019! It was thrilling to be able to take a peep behind the curtain and learn about the incredible ideas GM has in the works for the future of mobility," said Simran Dadlani. "As a young design student, any opportunity to share your knowledge and way of thinking with people outside the design bubble is extremely exciting because it makes you realize, you are valuable!"

As participants in the 2018 OCAD U Design Career Fair, GM connected in depth with students and alumni; reviewing portfolios and sharing conversations with top creative talents. This past May, representatives from the CTC visited GradEx 103 for an exclusive tour of graduating student work. After meeting many students from several disciplines, GM followed up after GradEx, inviting two Industrial Design graduates, Curtis Dwyer (BDes 2018) and Dane Carlsen (BDes 2018), to present their thesis projects to staff. In August 2018, Digital Futures grads Nadine Lessio (MDes 2018) and Ryan Mason (BDes 2018) also travelled to Oshawa to showcase their major projects in an exhibition hosted at the CTC.

As GM Canada continues to advance their work in directing the future of mobility, OCAD U and GM will continue to build upon this growing partnership providing students and alum with opportunities to apply their education, creative and technical skills within Canada’s premiere automotive company.

“The 5W’s (Who, What, Where, When, Why) and How are often considered fundamental questions in problem solving. As engineers, we are very good at figuring out WHAT scientific principles apply and HOW to develop practical solutions. But we can sometimes lose track of who we are trying to help, or what problem we are truly supposed to fix. That’s where our meeting with Sara Diamond, from OCAD U helped us change our way of thinking," said Terry Ostan, Senior Manager GM Canada CTC Innovation and Advanced Technology. "Art and Design professionals are very good at asking WHY are we fixing this, and WHO is going to use this. Diversifying our team with artists and designers has given us a new perspective! They are showing us that users should be in the middle of the design process. Collaborations with OCAD U during GRAD-Ex, career day, and the project exhibitions at our tech centre in Oshawa, have enabled us to add talented members to our innovation team. This is an exciting time for GM as we redefine mobility with electric, autonomous, connected and ride-sharing vehicles to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion; we are glad to have OCAD U as a partner on this journey.”

 

Call for Applications - CONTACT Photography Festival Image Manager/Production Assistant

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is accepting applications for the full-time position of Image Manager/ Production Assistant. This position will support the Artistic Project Coordinator on various production tasks pertaining to exhibitions and the Public Installation program. 

Call for Applications - CONTACT Photography Festival Image Manager/Production Assistant

Call for Applications - CONTACT Photography Festival Image Manager/Production Assistant
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:45pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Friday, November 2, 2018

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is accepting applications for the full-time position of Image Manager/ Production Assistant. This position will support the Artistic Project Coordinator on various production tasks pertaining to exhibitions and the Public Installation program. 

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is a not-for-profit organization devoted to celebrating the art and profession of photography with an annual festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement and maintain an image management system that includes the following tasks: 
  • File corresponding caption and credit information 
  • Manage and organize all image files for the Festival catalogue, website and press 
  • Convert images for a variety of outputs (print, web, large-format print) 
  • Respond to press requests for images from CONTACT’s PR firm 
  • Oversee production of exhibition quality prints as needed 
  • Set up files for large-format printing 

RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week 

TERM: Full-time, January - April, 2019 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must have graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018.
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) at a high level 
  • A degree/diploma in photography or equivalent experience 
  • A strong eye for and knowledge of photographic print quality and colour correction 
  • Experience working with a high volume of images 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Thorough attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines 
  • Focused, motivated, and capable of working well with others in a small organization 
  • Experience working with large-format files and printing is an asset 
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) at a high level 
  • A degree/diploma in photography or equivalent experience 
  • A strong eye for and knowledge of photographic print quality and colour correction 
  • Experience working with a high volume of images 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Thorough attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines 
  • Focused, motivated, and capable of working well with others in a small organization 
  • Experience working with large-format files and printing is an asset 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV 
  • 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, please visit https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5703009-2019-contact-image-manager

Venue & Address: 
CONTACT Photography Festival
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5703009-2019-contact-image-manager
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Public Digital Exhibition 2019

Call for Applications - Public Digital Exhibition 2019
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:45pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2018

Yonge-Dundas Square and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Yonge-Dundas Square Career Launcher providing exhibition opportunity to two (2) screen-based projects by recent OCADU graduates. The exhibitions will take place across five (5) digital screens: two horizontal (960 x 480 pixels) and three vertical (448 x 608 pixels) on the Square, and will last through February 2019. Successful applicant(s) will also receive artist fees provided by the CEAD. 

Yonge-Dundas Square is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community. The Square is designated for use as a public open space and as an event venue that can accommodate events of various sizes. The Yonge-Dundas Square is a 1 acre outdoor public and event space at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street. The Square draws visitors from across the city and around the world bringing a vibrant energy to the neighbourhood through dynamic events and programming. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018 
  • Must have a substantial screen-based practice with a focus on dynamic, moving images, and/or animation 
  • Proposals for multi-channel presentation are highly encouraged 
  • Proposal must follow the YDS Display Policy available here 
  • Proposal must follow the regulations City of Toronto’s Municipal Code Chapter 694 - 18, E, (4) and (5) available here 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV 
  • Website and Social Media handle information 
  • Artist bio and/ or statement (150 words) 
  • A sample of work (including full caption) in the following format: JPEG or MP4 
  • The sample of work must be formatted into versions considering both dimensions: 448 x 608 pixels, and 960 x 480 pixels. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

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

For more information, please visit https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5660233-2019-yonge-dundas-square

Venue & Address: 
Yonge and Dundas
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

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