Winner of The 2018 Brandscape Residency Career Launcher Announced

Sophia Oppel. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:30pm

Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Recipient of the Brandscape Residency 2018 Career Launcher: Sophia Oppel.

Sophia is awarded with a 6-month residency at the Brandscape located at 1136 Dupont St. Toronto to realize her digital art project. Sophia will also have access to all available facility at the Brandscape as well as a mentorship on video editing and post-production from Tough Guy Mountain. Additionally, Sophia will also receive a Production Membership at InterAccess.

The Brandscape is an artist studio, a new media lab and a rentable event/shooting space. It is a 2500 square foot hall equipped with a 12’x12’x10’ cyclowall. It was established in 2016 by the artist-run company Tough Guy Mountain.

Sophia Oppel is an arts practitioner based in Toronto. Oppel’s work addresses the position of insidious, hegemonic power embedded in networked existence and its manifestations in embodied experience. Oppel’s practice is based in digital media and interactive installations; employing algorithms, web applications, software and the viewer’s body as subject matter. Oppel has exhibited at Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container, 156 Studio Projects, Forest City Gallery, and XPACE Cultural Centre, and is an alumni of Roundtable Residency.

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.

 

Winner of Come Up to My Room 2019 Career Launcher Announced

Cleo Halfpenny. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:45pm

The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to congratulate the Recipient of the Come Up To My Room 2019 Career Launcher, Cleo Halfpenny, and the honourable mention recipient, Natalie King

Cleo and Natalie will create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike. Cleo will transform a hotel room into a complete immersive, “otherworldly” environment art installation. Natalie's installation will welcome visitors into the 2nd floor hallway.

The event will take place between January 17 and January 20, 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel. 

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, Come up to My Room is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality.

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 - Artist Project 2019

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media or Sculpture/Installation programs. The successful applicant will participate in the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. 

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:30am to Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 17, 2018

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media or Sculpture/Installation programs. 

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 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. Dimensions of the project space are roughly 200 - 300 square feet in size.

The Show Director will select a successful applicant and The Centre for Emerging Artists and 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.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current CV listing relevant creative experience
  • A link to your online portfolio and/or (if relevant) 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. 

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: 
The Artist Project 2019 Contemporary Art Fair www.theartistproject.com February 21 - 24, 2019 Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5868285-2019-artist-project
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, and is currently seeking a part time Curatorial Project Assistant. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Curatorial Project Assistant will contribute to the research, development and realization of an online exhibition and adjacent programming. 

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $16.5/ hour for 14 hours/ week
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, and is currently seeking a part time Curatorial Project Assistant. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Curatorial Project Assistant will contribute to the research, development and realization of an online exhibition and adjacent programming. The exhibition will be released in five chapters between Spring2019 and Winter 2020, and will functions as a hybrid online gallery/publication.

The Curatorial Project Assistant will work directly with artists, guest curators, designers, and Gallery 44 staff. This is a 14 hour per week position that runs from January 29 to October 31,2019. Strong knowledge of contemporary and historical photography, and digital art and culture is an asset.

Gallery 44 is committed to equity and diversity in all aspects of its operations. G44 welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizes research for each chapter of Gallery 44’s upcoming online exhibition. 
  • Assembles and organizes all content, images, biographies and logos.
  • Organizes programming logistics for associated artist talks, performances, workshops and panel discussions. This may include booking hotels and flights. 
  • Assists in the preparation of materials for communication and marketing. 
  • Maintains excellent, timely and professional communication with artists, curators and designers.
  • Organizes and maintains artist and curator related information on shared database
  • Manages and maintains all aspects of the publication’s website
  • General administrative assistance as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • A good attention to detail, time-keeping and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite. MAC iOS.    
  • Website management experience
  • Experience in writing and editing exhibition and catalogue text is 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 one-page writing sample.
  • 1 – 2 References 

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: 
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond St W #120 Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5854651-2019-g44-curatorial-project-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant

Working with the Director and fellow team members atCritical Distance, the Design & Communications Assistant supports and contributes to the development and implementation of strategic outreach/marketing initiatives and provides design and production support for print/digital materials relating to our exhibitions, publications, website, social media feeds, and newsletters. 

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $17/ hour, 10 - 12hours/ week 
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Working with the Director and fellow team members atCritical Distance, the Design & Communications Assistant supports and contributes to the development and implementation of strategic outreach/marketing initiatives and provides design and production support for print/digital materials relating to our exhibitions, publications, website, social media feeds, and newsletters. 

Critical Distance is a not-for-profit project space, publisher, and professional network devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial practice and inquiry in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. With a focus on critically engaged, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary practices, underrepresented artists and art forms, and community outreach and education in art and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on curating and exhibition-making as ways to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life. 

CDCC is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities to apply. As always, we thank all participants for their time, energy, interest, and support.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Design & Communications Assistant will support or be responsible for a variety of projects and tasks based on incoming level of experience and the evolving needs of the organization, including: 

  • Developing and producing media releases and marketing materials, posters/signage/way finding, print collateral/didactics, exhibition catalogues, web-based content, newsletters, surveys, and templated documents with an eye toward supporting, extending, and improving upon our existing graphic identity and house style. 
  • Aiding in development and implementation of strategic communications initiatives such as marketing campaigns, social media strategy, enhancements to our website and curator/artist registry, curatorial network and community building, accessibility initiatives, audience outreach and visitor engagement, and donor/partner/sponsor relationship-building. 
  • Managing projects from start to finish including scheduling, concepting, cost estimating, design development, presentation, and production in collaboration with team members, guest curators, artists, writers, and others. 
  • Assisting with exhibition/event documentation through visual (photo/video) means for digital and print platforms (website/catalogues). Developing content for newsletter, social media, e-commerce, etc. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Candidates with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, strong initiative, and willingness to work independently as well as collaboratively are encouraged to apply. Extreme attention to detail, ability to give and receive feedback, and desire to learn a must.
  • High-level typography skills and mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, plus ability to design for both print and web applications, as well as fluency with social media platforms, HTML/CSS, and Google Apps. 
  • Photography/videography skills and knowledge of digital interactivity and accessibility would be major assets.
  • Thorough knowledge of design history, interest or experience in exhibition/environmental design, and a desire to help make connections across disciplines, cultures, and contexts are huge plusses. Interest in curatorial practices and contemporary art contexts in Toronto,Canada, and beyond also a plus.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility 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, visit the Career Launchers Website

Venue & Address: 
Critical Distance for Curators No. 302 — Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5848585-2019-cdcc-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Curatorial Assistant

Working with the Director and fellow team members at Critical Distance, the Curatorial Programs Assistant supports and contributes to the research, development, management, execution, promotion, and documentation of CDCC exhibitions, events, educational programs, and other initiatives. For the right person, this is an opportunity to help shape the future of the organization and to learn and grow along with it. 

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Curatorial Assistant

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Curatorial Assistant
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:15am to Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $17/ hour, 10 - 12hours/ week 
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Working with the Director and fellow team members at Critical Distance, the Curatorial Programs Assistant supports and contributes to the research, development, management, execution, promotion, and documentation of CDCC exhibitions, events, educational programs, and other initiatives. For the right person, this is an opportunity to help shape the future of the organization and to learn and grow along with it.

Critical Distance is a not-for-profit project space, publisher, and professional network devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial practice and inquiry in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. With a focus on critically engaged, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary practices, underrepresented artists and art forms, and community outreach and education in art and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on curating and exhibition-making as ways to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life. 

CDCC is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities to apply. As always, we thank all participants for their time, energy, interest, and support.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curatorial Programs Assistant will support or be responsible for a variety of projects and tasks based on incoming level of experience, areas of interest, and evolving needs of the organization, including:

  • Assisting with exhibition planning, budgeting, and fundraising, liaising with guest curators and artists, drafting agreements and record-keeping, handling inquiries and submissions, and other administrative tasks.
  • Supporting the execution, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions and events including research, writing, and editing media releases, newsletters, didactic materials, and catalogues for print and web platforms. Assisting with installation as needed.
  • Gallery attending and media/public engagement including exhibition talks, tours, and appearances on behalf of Critical Distance. Aiding in research, development and implementation of strategic outreach initiatives including education programs, curatorial network and community building events, accessibility initiatives, digital strategies, and donor/partner/sponsor relationship-building. Providing ambassadorship for the space and our programs through network outreach.
  • Participating in team meetings and strategic planning sessions to shape the organizations’ future and share feedback/ideas for all aspects of operations and programming.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018
  • Excellent written/spoken communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, strong initiative, and willingness to work independently as well as collaboratively. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with attention to details and deadlines. Punctual, reliable team player.
  • Strong knowledge of curatorial practices and contemporary art contexts in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. Desire to foster critical discourse on topical issues in art, curating, exhibition-making and more through exhibition and educational program development.
  • Willingness to actively engage in outreach and network/community relationship-building on behalf of the organization. Interest in making connections across disciplines, cultures, and contexts.
  • Proficiency or willingness to learn: Google Apps, social media platforms, and other apps such as Asana, and Adobe Creative Suite.Photography skills a big plus.
  • Experience in content/project management, marketing, development, event planning, and/or inventory management is an asset.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility 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, visit the Career Launchers Website

Venue & Address: 
Critical Distance for Curators No. 302 — Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5848585-2019-cdcc-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

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