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. 

PARTNER | NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO
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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 - Nuit Blanche TO 2019 Career Launcher Independent Projects

Career Launcher: Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019 Independent Projects
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:30pm to Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:45am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500. 

To apply, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/nuit-blanche-toronto/

Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

2019 Theme: Continuum

The city of Toronto and its inhabitants are in a constant state of becoming. With shifting boundaries, new developments and changing perspectives we are invested in the desire for a change in experiences, viewpoints, landscapes, and ideas.

This progression follows many paths through the night of Nuit Blanche. The cycle of creation and destruction that simultaneously depletes and feeds, the elevation of the noble into a place of renown nobility, the challenge of finding inner calm and enlightenment in the midst of it all, underlined by the ever-present renewal of night into day. All are part of the continuum. Is there peace without enduring commotion? Is destruction actually the end of something, or does it mark a new beginning? How can we know there is more to our existence without the contrast and comparison? 

In a world that feels increasingly polarized, there is a critical need for nuanced conversations and intersectional perspectives. From dusk to dawn, Nuit Blanche Toronto plants seeds of change addressing the more compelling and complex parts of our existence, as individuals, as communities and as a city. In this place of potential, process, awakening and evolution exists.

Note for 2019 Applicants

All Independent Project applicants are encouraged to directly reference the 2019 theme, Continuum, in their project descriptions on the application form. The City of Toronto and the Independent Projects Selection Committee will actively adjudicate all applications through the lens of this vision.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018, or will graduate in 2019. 

To be considered for inclusion in the program, all proposed projects must:

  • Be able to stay open all night: Projects must be open for the entire 12 hour period (from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
  • Be free: Projects must be free of charge to the public.
  • Be self-funded
  • Take place in Toronto
  • Take place in a venue or location that is accessible
  • Be produced by a Toronto-based professional artist 

For further details, please visit here

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION 
All proposals must be submitted through Independent Projects Application Portal.

Please click here to access to portal

 

PARTNER

Nuit Blanche Toronto
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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. 

Venue & Address: 
Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5935954-2019-nuit-blanche-toronto-independent-projects
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 x 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Nuit Blanche TO 2019 Career Launcher Independent Projects

Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500. 

Nuit Blanche draws more than 20,000 visitors to OCAD University

FORWARD installation by Daniel Iregui. Photo: Oscar Fletcher-Filkins
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Record crowds visited OCAD U during Nuit Blanche 2018 to view FORWARD, an immersive digital work by Daniel Iregui and a group exhibition, Diagrams of Power, at Onsite Gallery.

More than 14,500 visitors came through the doors of 100 McCaul St. to view FORWARD, an installation of two “tunnels” that generate infinite ways to get to a distant point on the horizon. Curated by Linda Columbus, Programs Coordinator, Onsite Gallery, the work was created by Daniel Iregui, a new media artist who creates interactive sculptures, spaces and architectural interventions using technology as a tool and an aesthetic.

Onsite Gallery attracted close to 6,000 visitors for its Diagrams of Power exhibition, which ran from July 11 to September 29, 2018. Curated by Patricio Dávila, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, the exhibition showcased art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Poster: 
Diagrams of Power exhibition at Onsite Gallery. Photo: Oscar Fletcher-Filkins

NUIT TALK: Presence as Politics, Queer Storytelling as Resistance

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 3:00pm

Sunday, September 30, 2018
3 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.

 

Free

 

Join Brendan Fernandes and Harold Offeh as they delve into the stories behind their projects that focus on queer identity, pride and presence. Both artists work across a range of media including performance and social practice. 

The discussion will explore the connections between Fernandes’ ongoing investigations of queer bodies and dance as an act of resistance and Offeh's interest in creating spaces from which to explore the relationship between race, identity and the body.

Moderator: Francisco Alvarez

For the full schedule of all Nuit Talks visit: https://nbto.com/program/nuit-talks.html

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/445862389270170/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Nuit Talk

Artist Talk with Ibrahim Mahama

Artist Ibrahim Mahama
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Artist Talk with Ibrahim Mahama

In partnership with OCAD University

Thursday September 27, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Participants: Ibrahim Mahama moderated by Karen Alexander

 

Nuit Blanche artist Ibrahim Mahama lives and works in Ghana. His large-scale installation work meditates on themes of commodity, migration and memory. In particular he engages with the history of found objects, natural materials and molecular elements, which are carriers of time and intangible narratives.  His temporary sculptural interventions prompt transnational dialogues that explore shared histories while also speaking about contemporary Africa.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Call for Submissions - Career Launcher: 401 Built for Art Nuit Blanche 2018

401 Richmond Street West and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the 401 Built for Art Nuit Blanche Career Launcher providing exhibition opportunity inside 401’s historic building to one public art project (installation, performance, etc.) during Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018 on September 29 2018 from 7pm to 7am.

Call for Submissions - Career Launcher: 401 Built for Art Nuit Blanche 2018

Call for Submission Career Launcher 401 Built for Art Nuit Blanche 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 9:15am to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:45pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

401 Richmond Street West and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the 401 Built for Art Nuit Blanche Career Launcher providing exhibition opportunity inside 401’s historic building to one public art project (installation, performance, etc.) during Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018 on September 29 2018 from 7pm to 7am.

The successful artist(s) will work with curator William Huffman to realize the project. In addition to the exhibition opportunity, the Career Launcher recipient will also receive a production grant from the CEAD.

On September 29, 2018 from dusk ‘til dawn 401 Richmond will be teeming with dynamic and interactive exhibitions, installations and performances created by home-grown talent and by artists from as far away as the Canadian Arctic. Entitled Built for Art, this curatorial initiative will feature many of the galleries and arts organizations that call 401 Richmond home, while also presenting visiting creators in a variety of public and not-so-conventional spaces in the building. Two floors of creative exploration await Nuit Blanche Toronto revellers for a unique experience that both highlights a diversity of cultural practice and showcases the iconic address that continues to transform Toronto’s cultural landscape.

401 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. 

 

QUALIFICATION

  • Must have graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018

 

DEADLINE 

Friday, August 31, 2018 

 

PARTNER

401 Richmond

www.401richmond.com

401 Richmond St. W.

Toronto, ON, Canada

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV
  • Description of the project (maximum 500 words)
  • Maximum 5 visual support material
  • Installation/ preparation plan and technical requirements (feel free to include a wish-list)
  • Biography and artist statement 

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION 

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF and with separate image attachments to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

Venue & Address: 
401 Richmond St. W. Toronto, ON, Canada
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2018-401-richmond-nuit-blanche
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 x 361
Cost: 
N/A

Diagrams of Power showcases the politics of data visualization

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Opening July 11, Onsite Gallery’s newest exhibition, Diagrams of Power,features art and design works that use data, diagrams, maps and visualizations to challenge dominant narratives and support the resilience of marginalized communities. 

The expansive exhibition features the work of eighteen prominent artists, designers, researchers, cartographers, activists and collectives: Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz and Visualizing Impact.

Curated by Patricio Dávila, Associate Professor in OCAD University’s Faculty of Design, the exhibition makes visible both ‘what’ gets represented, and ‘who’ is doing the representing. “Maps, diagrams and visualizations are both artifacts and processes — they are tools that tell a story,” said Dávila. “They create ways to bring people and objects together in the telling of that story, with the outcomes made available to be viewed and inspected, and also performed so they can be heard and felt. Each creator uses this mode to tell inconvenient stories that upset and resist the status quo.”

Diagrams of Power opens with a free, public reception on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., and continues through to the early morning of September 30, 2018, including the evening of Nuit Blanche Toronto (Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 30). 

A complete list of participating creator biographies is available at https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/diagrams-of-power.

About Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery (www.ocadu.ca/onsite) is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD University, and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8pm; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 pm.

Support
Diagrams of Power is produced with the support of OCAD University's Faculty of Design Office, Public Visualization Lab, Multi Touch Digital, Microsoft and Nexus Investments.

Diagram of Power's public workshops and research engagement events are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction was funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes. Gallery furniture was supplied by Nienkämper. The Onsite Gallery logo was created by Dean Martin Design.

About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research, and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. 

Media inquiries:

Sarah Mulholland
OCAD U Communications
416-977-6000 x1327
smulholland@ocadu.ca

Nuit Blanche at OCAD U 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

OCAD University will feature an immersive digital work by Daniel Iregui at 100 McCaul St. and Onsite Gallery, located at 199 Richmond St. W., the university’s flagship professional and public gallery, will be open all night for Nuit Blanche 2018.

  1. At 100 McCaul St.

    FORWARD
    Created by Daniel Iregui
    Produced by Iregular

    Curated by Linda Columbus, Programs Coordinator, Onsite Gallery
    Organized by Onsite Gallery

    FORWARD is an installation of two “tunnels” that generate infinite ways to get to a distant point on the horizon. The work alludes to the future becoming the present, and disappearing. The viewer travels through endless visual tunnels, evoking a feeling of forever propelling forward. Yet, tethered by the physical body, a conflicting sensation of remaining static in the present will remind viewers that: you are “here”. Now.

    FORWARD is a sensory experience of sight and sound that intimates that the present is always only an effervescent instant.

    Daniel Iregui (iregular.io) is a new media artist who creates interactive sculptures, spaces and architectural interventions using technology as a tool and an aesthetic. He works with the infinite and random combinations produced when an audiovisual system is open for the audience to transform it.

    In 2010 Daniel founded Iregular, an interactive content creation studio where he produces his work and commercial commissions. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1981 and currently lives and works from Montréal.
     

  2. At 199 Richmond St. W.

    Diagrams of Power
    Group exhibition featuring work by Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, DataMade, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Margaret Pearce, Philippe Rekacewicz, Visualizing Impact, and more.

    Curated by Patricio Dávila

    Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works that use data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

 

Image credit: Installation view: Daniel Iregui, FORWARD, 2015. Two-channel installation.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Great Hall (100 McCaul St., Second Floor) and Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Installation view: Daniel Iregui, FORWARD, 2015. Two-channel installation.
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