Call for Applications - Public Digital Exhibition 2019

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 on the Square, and will last through February 2019. Successful applicant(s) will also receive artist fees provided by the CEAD. 

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

Artist and alum Mahmood Popal will be available to mentor students and recent alumni as part of the Creative Professional-in-Residence program. 

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

MAHMOOD POPAL
OCAD U
BDES 2007

BIO

Mahmood Popal is an Afghan - Canadian, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Popal graduated from OCAD University in 2007 with a focus on Industrial design and fine art. In 2011 Popal launched his creative studio, MAAST, that focuses on commercial interior design projects, private commissions and public art projects. The studio has worked on a wide range of projects for Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Sub-zero-Wolf, Sid Lee, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, East End Arts, Google, Capital One, Achievers, Konrad Group, Embrace, HERSHEY- REESE’S, Ford, Belair Direct, Think Tank Creative, Robarts Spaces China, The Stop Community Food Centre, Mile Inn and Apollo Studios.

HOURS

TUES: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
THURS: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

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

David Salazar | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

David Salazar | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

DAVID SALAZAR
OCAD U
BFA 2007/ MFA 2017

BIO

David Constantino Salazar is a sculptor with a studio practice highly focused on hand modeling clay and fabricating sculpture in various materials. His practice reflects research into the use of animal forms as cultural symbols to explore the borders between necessity and excess, desires, and addiction. In 2017, Salazar completed the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design degree (IAMD) at OCAD University. 

HOURS

WED: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
THURS: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

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

QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL CAREER LAUNCHER WINNER ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Devan Patel (Director, Project Gallery) and Lucia Wallace (Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher Prize Winner)

Congratulations to Lucas Biagini, Hope Flynn, Vicky Ly and Lucia Wallace who were recently selected to receive complimentary solo booths at the Queen West Art Crawl as finalists of the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designer’s Career Launcher program.

Juried by Devan Patel, Director of Project Gallery (Toronto), Lucia Wallace was selected as the 2018 Winner of the Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher Prize. 

PARTNERS/SPONSORS

Queen West Art Crawl

We thank Above Ground Art Supplies as a generous supporter of the Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher Prize in support of emerging creative talent.

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CAREER LAUNCHER PROJECTS ON VIEW ALL NIGHT AT NUIT BLANCHE 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Nuit Blanche 2018

Left: Jessie Sheng, Cloud 9 Aisle 5 rendering, 2018. Image Courtesy of the Artist.
Right: Marcelo Luft & Jordan Shaw, Intersections rendering, 2018. Image Courtesy of the Artists

The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers is proud to announce that two Career Launcher projects will be unveiled on Saturday, September 29 at the 2018 Nuit Blanche Festival. 

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.

At 401 Richmond Street West, Jessie Sheng (INTM: DPXA, 2017) will be working with curator William Huffman to exhibit her installation, Cloud 9 Aisle 5401 Richmond is a restored, heritage-designated, industrial building turned arts-and-culture hub in downtown Toronto. It is home to over 140 artists, cultural producers, social innovators, micro-enterprises, galleries, festivals and shops. Cloud 9 Aisle 5 is an interactive installation that envelopes visitors in a floating cloud of packing peanuts to raise questions regarding consumerist practices. The piece attempts to remove individuals from their position as consumers and instead bring attention and responsibility to their everyday actions. In addition to the exhibition opportunity, Sheng also received a Career Launcher production grant from the CEAD for this project.

In the core of the city, Marcelo Luft (DF, 2017) and Jordan Shaw (DF, 2017) will be exhibiting their interactive data-driven installation Intersections in the atrium of 150 York Street as part of the 2018 Nuit Blanche Independent Project program. Participants are invited to pinpoint three places in Toronto that are important to them. Those intersections join other people’s in a painterly vision of a map that reflects not what separates us, but what connects us and essentially blurs the lines between neighbourhoods and neighbours. The visualization projected evolves with real-time data as a manifestation of the city's shared connections, vibrant movement and interwoven activities that intersect and transcend preconceived boundaries. Luft and Shaw received a Career Launcher production grant for the project. 

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. 

PARTNERS/SPONSORS

Sponsors

Intersections also received support from UNION Creative Toronto

CAREER LAUNCHER RECIPIENTS AT QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL AND INLAND FALL POP-UP

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 3:30pm

This coming weekend from September 21st to 23rd, recipients of the INLAND Career Launcher and Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher will be showcasing their work to the public.

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

QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL

September 22 - 23
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Trinity-Bellwoods Park

The Queen West Art Crawl is a charitable organization that is dedicated to supporting the arts community in Queen West and across Toronto. Each year, the QWAC hosts an outdoor art exhibition in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Painting and Drawing grads Hope FlynnLucia WallaceLucas Biagini, and Vicky Ly have been selected to receive a complimentary solo booth. One of the exhibiting artists will also receive the Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher Prize sponsored by Above Ground Art Supplies.

All recipients were given the opportunity to attend a professional development workshop with Keight MacLean to learn tools and tips to ensure their success at the fair.

Additionally, the work of many more students from OCAD U’s Printmaking & Publications program will be available at a separate dedicated booth. These artists will be retailing a wide variety of editioned work, such as prints, posters, artist’s books and zines.

INLAND FALL POP-UP

September 21- 22
Friday, 3:00 – 9:00 PM | Saturday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM   
134 Peter Street, Toronto

Bringing together a curated mix of apparel and accessory brand, INLAND is the leading pop-up destination to shop emerging and contemporary Canadian fashion. All collections presented at INLAND are ethically made or manufactured in Canada.

As the INLAND Career Launcher 2018 recipient, recent Material Art and Design graduate Eugenia Chan will be displaying her jewelry pieces as part of the first INLAND Career Launcher.  To Eugenia, jewelry is not just a branch of fashion but something that is integrated into a person's daily life. It may hold heritage, a story or a style and aid in transformations. This opportunity was open exclusively to recent OCAD U Material Art & Design (jewelry) graduates.

PARTNERS/SPONSORS

We thank Above Ground Art Supplies as a generous supporter of the Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher Prize in support of emerging creative talent.

 

Top: Vicky Ly, Orange Walls, gouache, paper on wood, 2018. Image Courtesy of the Artist, Eugenia Chan, Lola Hoops. Image Courtesy of the Artist.

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Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist Talk

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist Talk
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:30am

MAHMOOD POPAL
OCAD U
BDES 2007

ARTIST TALK

Thursday, September 27, 11:30 AM
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Room 225, 100 McCaul St.

BIO

Mahmood Popal is an Afghan - Canadian, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Popal graduated from OCAD University in 2007 with a focus on Industrial design and fine art. In 2011 Popal launched his creative studio, MAAST, that focuses on commercial interior design projects, private commissions and public art projects. The studio has worked on a wide range of projects for Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Sub-zero-Wolf, Sid Lee, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, East End Arts, Google, Capital One, Achievers, Konrad Group, Embrace, HERSHEY- REESE’S, Ford, Belair Direct, Think Tank Creative, Robarts Spaces China, The Stop Community Food Centre, Mile Inn and Apollo Studios.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Room 225, 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Images Festival Programming Assistant

Call for Applications - Images Festival Programming Assistant
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:45pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION 

DEADLINE: Friday, September 28, 2018

North America’s largest exhibitor of independent and experimental moving image culture is currently seeking a part-time Programming Assistant. This position will work in a collaborative environment to put together a festival including: screenings, exhibitions, performances and events. Images Festival is a dynamic workplace and annual forum for excellence and innovation in contemporary media art. 

The Programming Assistant reports directly to Artistic Director and works closely with AD and Programming Coordinator in all areas relating to the production of the 32nd Images Festival (April 11-18, 2019). Experience is key, but a strong interest and passion to learn more will be a strong asset. 

RATE: $16/ hour for 20 hours/ week 

TERM: Part-time, October, 2018 - May, 2019 (32 weeks)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administrate programming database with organizing and pre-screening submissions 
  • Support technical and logistical aspects of screenings, exhibitions, and live performances 
  • Organize contacts and artist related information in database 
  • Communication with participating artists, exhibition venues, and community partners, and organize artists’ participation in exhibition openings, receptions, parties and talks 
  • Assist the programming team with assembling content, images, biographies and logos for festival catalogue production 
  • Coordinate travel, accommodation, hospitality, arrival/ departure, and support for guests at the festival, and assistance with coordination of artist fees 
  • General festival administrative assistance and working with festival staff, interns and volunteers as required 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must have graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Technical knowledge of film, video, and media installation is an asset 
  • Strong organization skills to multitask and meet deadlines 
  • Experience in administrative support with data entry and email correspondence at festivals, art galleries, and artist-run-centres is an asset 
  • Demonstrated interests in contemporary moving image arts and experimental art practices 
  • Must be familiar with basic software (Microsoft Word and Excel) and various Content Management Systems 
  • Class G Drivers License is a strong 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 

Venue & Address: 
Images Festival
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5647522-2018-images-programming-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - TODO Programs Coordinator

Call for Applications - TODO Programs Coordinator
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:45pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Friday, September 28, 2018 

Working with and reporting to the Artistic Director, the Programs Coordinator contributes to the planning, administration, and implementation of Festival programming, including exhibitions, events, outreach, and special initiatives. With a keen interest in art, design, and community, this role requires effective ideation, communication, collaboration, and execution. Valuable attributes include excellent writing and editing, attention to detail, self-motivation, and a willingness to learn. This is a part-time position, requiring an average of 10 hours of work per week, and increased hours during Festival Week. 

This position is supported through the Career Launchers Program. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director and programming team to achieve Festival goals and long-term vision; 
  • Contribute to overall programming efforts by developing, organizing, and implementing initiatives and projects, including research, outreach, and calls for submissions; 
  • Contribute to Festival website by researching or interviewing designers, writing for the blog, and populating the Festival Week schedule of events; 
  • Maintain good communication with the art and design community, partners, and stakeholders as appropriate to each project; 
  • Be responsible for the progress and outcomes of initiatives and projects you lead and/or coordinate; 
  • Contribute to grant applications and reporting by writing narratives and collecting data, as applicable 
  • Support festival events and projects by being an on-site point-of-contact and/or lead; and 
  • General responsibilities including but not limited to: maintain regular and timely correspondence with team members; attend regular team meetings; act as an ambassador for the Festival; attend and facilitate Festival events. 

RATE: $16/ hour with flexible weekly schedules 

TERM: Part-time, January, 2019 - January, 2020 (13 months) 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must have graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated curatorial and programming experience in arts and design 
  • Ability to take directions and execute tasks 
  • Ability to work independently and take initiatives 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV 
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background 
  • One (1) short writing sample 

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/5646914-2019-todo-programs-coordinator 

Venue & Address: 
TO Design Offsite Festival
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5646914-2019-todo-programs-coordinator
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

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