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. 

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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

Toronto Animated Image Society at OCAD U

Toronto Animated Image Society at OCAD U
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Calling all animators!

Join us for a presentation by Mariam Zaidi, Managing Director of Toronto Animated Image Society to learn more about their residency programs, membership and Anijam call for submissions.

The Toronto Animated Image Society - TAIS’s Anijam call features 10-second-long animated films submitted under a theme, which are compiled and screened at the TAIS Annual Animation Showcase.

The Showcase Jury’s pick for Best Anijam will be awarded a cash prize and in-kind studio use toward production of a short-animated project for presentation at TAIS Showcase in 2020. The 2019 Anijam is High Tension. Artists are invited to submit 10-second-long mash-up masterpieces, creative never-before-seen combos, or unique universes populated by well-known characters.

Deadline: June, 23, 2019 (midnight)
More information: http://tais.ca/programs/2019-anijam/

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ABOUT TORONTO ANIMATED IMAGE SOCIETY (TAIS)

As a non-profit, charitable, artist-run production centre, TAIS is dedicated to exploring and promoting the art of independent animation through production, screenings, workshops, and exhibitions. Founded in 1984, today TAIS’ artistic vision is shaped by support for the ever-broadening multidisciplinary and global context of the animated arts. Annually, TAIS programming seeks to prioritize diverse, intersectional, and progressive artistic and community-based interests that maintain support for the traditions of the discipline while also reflecting an evolving, expanded definition of animation.

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ABOUT THE OCAD U CENTRE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS & DESIGNERS (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.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, OCAD University

Ontario Association of Art Galleries & Young Canada Works at OCAD U

Ontario Association of Art Galleries & Young Canada Works at OCAD
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Get your foot in the door at galleries, heritage centres, the cultural sector!

The Young Canada Works (YCW) program offers a variety of summer jobs and internships for you to develop work skills and gain professional experience. There are about 2,300 job opportunities per year in the fields of heritage, arts, and culture!

On April 15th, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) will be visiting OCAD U to introduce their organization and the Young Canada Works (YCW) program.

OCAD U Photo grad Morgan Sears Williams will also join us to share her experience as a former YCW recipient and how this led to her current full-time job.

Following the presentations, the CEAD will be hosting a resume writing workshop. We will be going over helpful tips to aid you in building a resume just in time for summer jobs and internships. Please come with your laptop and a physical copy of your most recent resume.

Facebook Event 

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ABOUT THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ART GALLERIES (OAAG)

Our Vision of the Future:
The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) will be an essential and sustainable art service organization serving Public Art galleries.

OAAG will be recognized as a leader in Canada’s cultural sector, whose voice is respected and trusted by stakeholders. OAAG will be enterprising in its delivery of services that members value. It will enable member connections through a state of the art digital platform. Members will be in ongoing contact with each other, to share resources and to develop the capacity of each individual and organization. OAAG and its partners will provide relevant, groundbreaking professional development courses to members.

Our long term vision is when our members and the entire public art gallery sector are thriving, art galleries will be contributing to the well-being of their communities through innovation and inspirations to move beyond the status quo. The art gallery as a site of learning will be at the centre of civic conversations, fostering curiosity and understanding. Galleries of all sizes occupy beautiful, functional facilities (physical and virtual) that inspire and display new creative forms. Galleries are sustainable because they are supported by members of the community and all levels of government.

Our Mission:
Through advocacy, professional development, and network-building, OAAG advances and empowers Ontario public art galleries.

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ABOUT YOUNG CANADA WORKS (YCA)

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers young Canadians the opportunity to develop work skills and gain professional experience. Through summer job programs and internship programs, students and recent graduates can put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn money for their education or get started on the right career path. YCW creates about 2,300 job opportunities per year in the fields of heritage, arts, culture and official languages.

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ABOUT THE OCAD U CENTRE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS & DESIGNERS

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.
 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, OCAD University

DPXA Students to Screen Animation with Live Orchestra

DPXA Students to Screen Animation with Live Orchestra
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 3:45pm

Earlier this semester, OCAD University's Experiential Learning Program partnered with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra on a project to create a series of animations that will accompany the live performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Led by Tommy Truong (DPXA Alumni) and animated by a group of talented Digital Painting Expanded Animation students, this final animation will be screened with a live orchestra at the Living Arts Centre as part of their season finale performance.

Pictures Moving at an Exhibition
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga

Poster: 
DPXA Students to Screen Animation with Live Orchestra

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.

Dumpling Discourse: Professional Development Circle for BIPOC Students

Chinese steamed dumplings with chopsticks
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Dumpling Discourse is a professional development circle for BIPOC artists and designers. The focus for these workshops is to provide OCAD students with informal mentorship and guidance, specifically for emerging creative practitioners who experience marginalization, racialization, and under-representation within their respective field of practice.

Mobilization strategies, safety tactics, and lived experiences will be shared over dim sum (Rosewood Asian Cuisine), lead by Jessica Leong, Immony Men, May Truong. The facilitators of this event will ensure that the design of these conversational spaces are safe, inclusive, and respectful, to ensure that the participants of this workshop are comfortable with sharing their concerns, experiences, and curiosities about employment within academic environments and creative workspaces.

This event is hosted by Public Visualization Lab, with generous support from OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Office of the Provost, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Sciences and the Digital Futures Undergraduate Program.

Since these sessions are intended for OCAD students, we will require that you submit your student number, area/year of study, and creative interest in the comment section when you register for this event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dumpling-discourse-tickets-59062173551

Please note that the group will meet at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers on Level 3 of 115 McCaul and then walk to Rosewood.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dumpling-discourse-tickets-59062173551
Cost: 
FREE

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