Call for Submissions: Black Richness Art Exhibit

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:30am to Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:45pm

The OCADU Blxck Student Association (OBSA) is seeking work from black students, alumni and other artists and/or designers for an exhibition called, “Black Richness: The Untapped Potential of our Ancestry.”

This exhibition will run from 1st to 28th February 2019 and will be on the list of the events that take place as part of Black History Month at OCAD University.

This exhibition will explore themes of Blackness in different parts of the world, Black wealth, employment, culture and tradition, education, the effects of colonialism and how it affects black identities alongside stereotypes of black people, while aiming to celebrate the present. If we must move forward we have to address the past.

From injustice to inequality, “Black Richness: The Untapped Potential of our Ancestry” urges Black artists and designers to think and also reflect on the “what-ifs” of our past.
▪️ What if we were never taken as slaves?
▪️ What if we were never colonized?
▪️ How does that affect us now and how have we as communities decided to grow tremendously with that deeply rooted trauma instilled in us?
▪️ How are we affected physically, emotionally or mentally?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
We are accepting works in any medium: Installation, Poetry, Music, Design, Sculpture, Video, Performance, Photography, Material, etc.

▪️ Artists are allowed to submit 1-2 works only.
▪️ Mostly finished works (WIP) will be accepted.
▪️ Send 2-3 pictures of the piece(s) you would like to be considered for the exhibition.
▪️ Photos must be JPEGs OR PDF, including dimensions.
▪️ Include a 250-word artist statement describing your work, in PDF
▪️ ALL Works must be submitted to blackexcellence.obsa@gmail.com

The Deadline to submit is DECEMBER 10TH, 2018.
Accepted applicants will be notified around December 15th.
Completed works MUST be completed AND delivered by January 21st, 2019.
~Due to the nature and subject matter of this exhibition, students that self-identify as Black will be given priority.~

Co-curated by Ehiko Odeh and Kaylee Meyer

ABOUT OCAD U BLXCK STUDENTS ASSOCIATION:
OCAD U Blxck Association is aimed at accommodating OCAD University’s Black community through the facilitation of conferences, events and workshops. Our initiatives are meant to instil a sense of community, raise awareness, celebrate and uplift Black lives in our institution. Our association is currently working on the programming for the upcoming Black History Month where we look forward to student and faculty engagement on topics surrounding being Black in Canada.

ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/1400613656778282/
www.facebook.com/ocadubsa
www.instagram.com/ocadu_bsa/
Email: 
blackexcellence.obsa@gmail.com
Black Richness call poster

NCCM Workshop: Islamophobia & Bystander Intervention

image for MSA NCCM workshop
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This workshop will cover the definition of Islamophobia. A bystander intervention workshop will use case studies in order to better educate students, faculty and staff on how to respond to incidents they may encounter on and off campus. This will be an interactive workshop that will engage the audience/participants in a dialogue and discussion.

Please RSVP:
See event and Eventbrite link here: www.facebook.com/events/856505614552846/

Supported by OCAD U Campus Life and Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives.

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

MORE ABOUT OTHER STUDENT-RUN GROUPS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/ocadumsasocial/
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

OCAD U MSA BAKE SALE

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

OCAD U Student Group OCAD U MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION is having a bake sale. Proceeds support group programming.

Cupcake decorating
Custom buttons
Henna
and more!

OCAD U Health & Wellness will have a table too! Complement your baked goodies with a serving of fruit.

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

READ MORE ABOUT STUDENT-RUN CLUBS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa/
www.ocadu.ca/services/health-and-wellness.htm
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
OCAD U MSA bake sale poster

Call for Submissions: JVCS

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:30am to Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies editorial committee is seeking submissions from all OCAD U students in the following formats. We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U community.

Exhibition and Performance Reviews
250-500 words
Reviews about exhibitions, performances, or art-related events that happened after April 2017. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays
1000-2000 words
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects
150-250 words
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images to contextualize their abstract.

Journal Cover
We accept images of art or design work to feature on the Journal’s cover. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the cover will be 5x8 inches.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions must be sent, either as an email attachment or as a Google Drive file, to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com
  2. Writing must be submitted as a Word document (.doc, .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged
  3. Images submitted must be 300dpi
  4. In your email, include your name, your program, and the year of your program (for ex: Jade, Digital Futures, 3rd year student)

DEADLINE: Friday, February 9, 2018

ABOUT JOURNAL OF VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES (JVCS)
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.

For more information abou this and other student-run groups, visit www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Exhibition venue to be determined.
Website: 
visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com
Email: 
ocadbaannual@gmail.com
JVCS poster

FUNCTION Speaker Series:

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Function 10 will take place from 6 to 10PM on November 24th in the newly renovated Ada Slaight Student Gallery for an evening of speakers including past and present members of the Student Press, collaborators, and OCAD University alumni to discuss the importance of interdisciplinary research, dialogue, and critical publication initiatives. What is the value of student publications? How has involvement with student publishing impacted our speakers' professional practices?

Panel presentations start at 6:40 PM followed by open discussion and questions as well as music, food, drinks!

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Amy Leaman
  • Ansel Shmidt
  • David Caterini
  • David Schnitman
  • Emma Novotny
  • Rowan Red Sky
  • Symon Oliver
  • Tucker McLachlan
  • and current Student Press members

For questions or information, please contact: contact@ocadustudentpress.com

ABOUT OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The OCAD U Student Press serves as a platform for idea sharing, research, and communication among the OCAD U community. We publish a major book every year, showcasing ground-breaking academic research and projects done by our most promising students in the fields of art and design. The Press offers a series of educational workshops, additional publications and events, offering students new opportunities to get involved.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/382791945485497/
www.instagram.com/ocadustudentpress/
www.ocadustudentpress.com
www.ocadustudentpress.com
Email: 
contact@ocadustudentpress.com
Cost: 
FREE
Function Speaker Series graphic

Weekly Meeting: OCAD U Zine Collective

Zine Collective Learning Zone photo
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

The OCAD U Zine Collective meets weekly. All welcome!
Thursdays (11 AM to 1 PM)

ABOUT OCAD U ZINE COLLECTIVE:
The Zine Collective is made up of students who are interested in self-publishing through the medium of zines. Together we create zines, learn about zine distribution and promotion, and help sustain the OCAD U Zine Library. We also help plan the annual OCAD U Zine Fair and attend activities like workshops and field trips to other zine events. Come and join us if you’re interested in promoting and distributing your artwork in a way that is easy, cheap, and fun!

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street (or via 113 McCaul Street)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/291112401002318/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE

THE GRIND: Strategic Business Foresight w/ Alex Manu

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This week at The Grind Speaker Series, we will be hosting a discussion with Alexander Manu, a professor here at OCAD U, who specializes in strategic innovation and management.

EVENT LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/166340593957372/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1510526680200507 

ABOUT THE GRIND:
The Grind is an incubator for students who want to start their own small business. The group aims to connect students interested in business/entrepreneurship, encourage collaboration and provide guest speakers, workshops and resources to assist participants in networking, learning new skills and portfolio building.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Imagination Catalyst, Level 8, 230 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.facebook.com/thegrindocadu/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
thegrindocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
The Grind graphic

Weekly Meeting: OCAD U Zine Collective

Zine Collective Learning Zone photo
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

The OCAD U Zine Collective meets weekly. All welcome!
Thursdays (11 AM to 1 PM)

ABOUT OCAD U ZINE COLLECTIVE:
The Zine Collective is made up of students who are interested in self-publishing through the medium of zines. Together we create zines, learn about zine distribution and promotion, and help sustain the OCAD U Zine Library. We also help plan the annual OCAD U Zine Fair and attend activities like workshops and field trips to other zine events. Come and join us if you’re interested in promoting and distributing your artwork in a way that is easy, cheap, and fun!

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street (or via 113 McCaul Street)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/291112401002318/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE

Toronto SSA's Game Night

SSA Game Night graphic
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The OCAD U Sikh Student Association invites you to the Toronto SSA's Game Night for an evening of fun, laughter, games and snacks. Hope to see you there!

Insta: @ocadussa

ABOUT OCAD U SIKH STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (SSA)
The OCAD U Sikh Student Association—under the umbrella organisation of Experience Sikhi-The Sikh Youth Federation—aims to provide a welcoming environment for all students, regardless of whether they come from a Sikh background or not. Our goal is to educate one another to understand and raise awareness about what Sikhi is. This allows us to break barriers and misunderstandings that may exist about Sikhi and Sikhs. Through various events such as Game Nights, Paint Nites, and exploring Sikh Art History, along with prayer evenings and discussions with guest speakers, we will create a friendly community to experience Sikhi.

For more information about this and other student-run groups, visit www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
UC177, 15 King College Circle (UofT), Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadussa@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

VERNACULAR: Weekly Meetings

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Weekly meetings are held Thursdays in the Learning Zone!
3:00 to 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

ABOUT VERNACULAR:
Vernacular is a creative writing and publishing collective dedicated to poetry and other experimental approaches to language. We meet to share prompts and new works, and to develop our language-based practices. Curated works will be distributed through periodic publications, podcasts and events. By fostering a community of writers, speakers and signers, Vernacular provides a platform for creative linguistic agency and innovation.

See this and other student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street (Level 1) or enter through 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
www.facebook.com/groups/896884390350460/
Email: 
vernacular.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
Vernacular graphic

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