YELLOW STAIRCASE YEARBOOK: MURAL PROJECT

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:45pm to Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:45pm

THE YELLOW STAIRCASE YEARBOOK: MURAL PROJECT

From student-run group OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The Yellow Staircase is an iconic interior space at OCAD U, displaying the energy and vitality of the student body. It is the structural spine of 100 McCaul, connecting all faculties and floors. Students are drawn to this arena, expressing a range of thoughts, feelings, and moods. OCAD U is a school with very little common areas for students to exchange and collaborate together; add commuter culture, high stress levels, living costs and you have cause for concern that students can feel isolated and frustrated with university culture.

Launched in 2018, the Yellow Staircase Yearbook mural project challenges these issues through the annual addition of four murals in The Yellow Staircase. Instead of condemning artistic expression and continuously painting over graffiti, we seek to turn this phenomenon into a positive and community-minded project, taking advantage of how the staircase is currently functioning in the interest of the school and the student body.

We are currently seeking proposals for murals by current OCAD University students or student collectives that creatively represent a student community or an official student group at the school. Successful proposals will receive a flat fee of $250 which includes the artist fee and money for materials. The Student Press will provide ladders, drop cloths, and will prime the mural surface with white paint.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

1. Students may submit as individual artists or as groups.

2. The murals must be painted between 18 March and 19 April, 2019.

3. The murals will be painted between Levels 5 and 6 in the Yellow Staircase.

4. The average mural size is 5x4 feet, but you are welcome to suggest other dimensions. Your mural does not have to be rectangular!

5. You can use acrylic paint, or acrylic paint markers to create the mural. Spray paint can not be used.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Proposals should be emailed to contact@ocadustudentpress.com with the subject line “Yellow Staircase Proposal”. Any images included should be attached to the email, or you may provide a link to a Google Drive folder. Please email us if you have any questions about submitting!

In your submission, please include the following:

1. A sketch of the mural design.

2. A photo of the yellow staircase wall space between Levels 5 and 6 that you would like to use. Please make sure some identifiable graffiti is visible so that we can locate it.

3. A one to two sentence artist biography that includes your name(s) and program(s).

4. A short artist statement that explains what student community the mural represents and how. For examples of the communities represented last year, please see the murals below.

If you have any questions about the project or the submission guidelines, please email us at contact@ocadustudentpress.com.

DEADLINE:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

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.

ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadustudentpress.com
www.facebook.com/events/290272041654744/
Email: 
contact@ocadustudentpress.com
YELLOW staircase murals call for submissions

Research Lounge

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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come enjoy a coffee in a relaxed setting where you can:

  • Build your research network
  • Find out what other faculty are working on
  • Get knowledgeable advice and answers to your questions from Research staff
  • Find out how the Office of Research & Innovation can help you

We look forward to seeing you!

Venue & Address: 
Room 520, 205 Richmond St. West
Website: 
https://ocadu.ca/research
Cost: 
Free

Research Lounge

Research Lounge poster
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come enjoy a coffee in a relaxed setting where you can:

  • Build your research network
  • Find out what other faculty are working on
  • Get knowledgeable advice and answers to your questions from Research staff
  • Find out how the Office of Research & Innovation can help you

We look forward to seeing you!

Venue & Address: 
Room 520, 205 Richmond St. West
Website: 
ocadu.ca/research
Email: 
research@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Research Lounge

Research Lounge poster
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come enjoy a coffee in a relaxed setting where you can:

  • Build your research network
  • Find out what other faculty are working on
  • Get knowledgeable advice and answers to your questions from Research staff
  • Find out how the Office of Research & Innovation can help you!

 

Venue & Address: 
Room 520, 205 Richmond St. West
Website: 
ocadu.ca/research
Email: 
research@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Startup Open House

Startup Open House at Imagination Catalyst
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Coinciding with this year’s Elevate Startup Open House event, come out to mix and mingle with startups from the Imagination Catalyst program - present and past - as well as network with our exceptional advisors, mentors and investors.

The event runs from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in our new innovation campus at Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts building at Queens Quay East and Lower Jarvis.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-open-house-tickets-50078963528
 

Venue & Address: 
Daniels Waterfront: City of The Arts 130 Queens Quay East Toronto, Ontario M5A 3Y5
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/research/imagination-catalyst.htm
Email: 
ic@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x4258
Cost: 
FREE
New Waterfront innovation campus

Cassels Brock Pitch Competition

Cassels Brock Pitch Competition
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

OCAD U CO and Imagination Catalyst would like to invite you to our new office space at Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts to participate in our
7th annual Cassels Brock Pitch Competition.

The competition will showcase new startups founded by OCAD U alumni who will compete for $5000 in start-up funding.

The event runs from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in our new innovation campus space at Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts building at 130 Queens Quay East and Lower Jarvis.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cassels-brock-pitch-competition-tickets-48886700437
 

Venue & Address: 
Daniels Waterfront: City of The Arts. 130 Queens Quay East M5A 3Y5 Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/research/imagination-catalyst.htm
Email: 
ic@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x4258
Cost: 
FREE
New Waterfront innovation campus

BACK TO SCHOOL: Party & Programming Launch

Xpace event poster
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a musical performance by Myst Milano, DJ yummy baby, art by Allana Mae Cooper, Natalie King, and many more - plus snacks and drinks!

TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas West streetcar west to Lansdowne Avenue.

ABOUT XPACE
Xpace is a membership-driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.xpace.info/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
emily@xpace.info
Phone: 
416 849 2864
Cost: 
Free
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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
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2017 Manning Innovation Symposium

2017 Manning Innovation Symposium Poster
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us at the Symposium, to hear from and mingle with six innovators – four Manning Laureates and two OCAD U innovators. Their brief and dynamic presentations about their pathways to innovation will be followed by a complimentary lunch and a ‘speed innovating’ experience where you can connect one-on-one with these inspiring innovators and more.

For 36 years, the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been creating a culture of innovation in Canada by discovering, encouraging and rewarding Canadian innovators and telling their stories. Manning Laureates’ innovations are commercially viable and touch all areas of human endeavour.

 

On-site registration will begin at 11:00am.

The Symposium will begin at 11:30am.

 

To register please click here.

Follow us on Facebook here.

Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall 100 McCaul Street, Room 270 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://2017-manning-innovation-symposium.eventbrite.ca
http://bit.ly/2ydPIlE
Email: 
kkwon@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x4782
Cost: 
FREE

Call for Submissions! Student Run Pop-Up & Networking event: O-POP

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Friday, November 25, 2016 - 8:00pm to Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 2:00am

Call for Submissions!

Hello! We are a group of students hosting a Pop-Up & Networking event, called O-POP, on November 25th, 2016.  We are currently looking for potential vendors and anyone interested in submitting their work for the gallery (to be put up on display)! We are also providing a space for vendors to sell their products, which will allow you to potentially make some money. You will be a key part of our event, as it is a one-night pop-up shop. We are providing a space for you all to display your work, get your name out there, and advertise your business. This event is for students and anyone else would would like to get some networking experience.

*Deadline for a completed application AND payment to secure your table is November 4th, 2016.

We will be charging a fee of $25 to any vendor or displayers interested in getting their name out there with our event. Come out and network, as there will be food and drinks!

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul St, Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://m.facebook.com/events/202468226852126?ref=m_notif&notif_t=plan_admin_added

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