Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator

Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:15am


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.



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. 



  • 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. 



  • 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



Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Alexandra Hong at

For more information, visit the Career Launchers website

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre 303 Lansdowne Avenue Unit 2, Main Floor
416 977 6000 Ext. 3708

Grad Spa Day

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

There's nothing better to ignite imagination than shifting from stress to balance. Enjoy complimentary massages, "Beasty" the therapy dog, and join in on DIY care packages.

All Graduate Students Welcome!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Graduate Gallery (Level G) 205 Richmond St. W.


About Xpace:

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.

About OCAD SU:

The OCAD Student Union is an independent, democratically run student organization with approximately 5000 members, incorporated as a not‐for‐profit corporation. The OCAD Student Union operates a variety of programs and services on campus at OCAD University including access to: legal services, student advocate, campus food bank, produce delivery program, community drop­‐in lunch, student grants, social events, and workshops.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery (Level G) 205 Richmond St. W.
Spa Day Grad Studies

DIY LOVE: Queer Knowledge & History Then, Now, and Forever

We're a Gay & Happy Family
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Participants will have the opportunity to make posters and use original posters made for this installation to create a wheat pasted wall that celebrates queer knowledge and history, which will be on display at multiple sites across Toronto after the Pride festival. Come talk and create with us!

The project is supported by OCAD University, Xpace Cultural Centre, and Toronto's larger LGBTQ2S+ community.

    • Artists: Kaythi, Seiji, Will Carpenter, John Wigle, Maya Wilson-Sanchez, Natalie Mark, and Lex B.
    • Location: Pride Street Fair
    • Dates: June 23 (7 to 9 p.m.), June 24 & 25, 2017 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • Full description of the collective’s project is located here, as well as its original posters that will be available for download in the future:
    Venue & Address: 
    Pride Street Fair

    7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

    Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 5:00am

    7a*11d is pleased to present the seventh International Festival of Performance Art from October 23 to November 2. Daily and evening performance art events take place at XPACE Cultural Centre and Toronto Free Gallery; with special events taking place at The Gladstone Hotel and the Fleishman Gallery at WonderWorks.

    7a*11d is proud to announce our forthcoming 7th International Festival, a culmination of 11 years of working together as an artist-run collective. In order to celebrate this accomplishment, the 2008 7a*11d festival is nothing less than an international survey of global live art - progressive and provocative new performance works by over 30 local, national and international performance artists. The festival hosts residencies, performance art events, panel discussions, artists' talks, video/performance screenings, and workshops in 11 jam-packed days.

    Artists participating in this year's festival include: Tomomi Adachi (Japan), Gustavo Alvarez (Mexico), Warren Arcand (BC), Francis Arguin (QC), Annette Arlander (Finland), Marilyn Arsem (USA), Sylvette Babin (QC), Natasha Bailey & Danielle Williams (Toronto), John G. Boehme (BC), Nenad Bogdanovic (Serbia), Ulysses Castellanos (Toronto), Simla Civelek (Toronto), BBB Johannes Deimling (Germany), Chaw Ei Thein (Burma), Angelika Fojtuch (Poland), Nicola Frangione (Italy), OCAD alumni Randy Gagne & Stacey Sproule (Toronto), Sini Haapalinna (Finland), Alejandra Herrera (Chile/USA), Mahan Javadi (Toronto), József R. Juhász (Slovakia), Essi Kausalainen (Finland), Risa Kusumoto (Toronto), Norbert Klassen (Switzerland), Will Kwan (Toronto), Glenn Lewis (BC), Jason Lim (Singapore), Pia Lindy (Finland), Joost Nieuwenburg (Netherlands), Robin Poitras (SK), Martin Renteria (Mexico), Don Simmons (Toronto), Tonik Wojtyra (Toronto) and Sakiko Yamaoka (Japan).

    Venue & Address: 
    XPACE Cultural Centre and more 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

    Assembly Required presents: Out Of The Cold: Exploring Canadian Design

    out of the cold
    Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 10:30pm

    Canadian design has often not been recognized as more than this idea of the Great White North. However, there is more to be acknowledged than just these romanticized notions of the country's natural landscape. This panel will be a discussion on the material culture of Canada both historically and at present, and will discuss the innovative work that Canadian designers have accomplished at home and overseas.

    Funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

    Venue & Address: 
    XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

    Alternative Tentacles 3

    Friday, April 18, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 4:00am

    Building on the success of two years of packed-to-the-rafters salon-style shows, the third annual art exhibition highlights the creative work done by students who do not fit into the mainstream school experience and have chosen an alternative. This show, the result of an ongoing partnership between XPACE and a family of alternative highschools, provides a supportive educational experience for youth to learn and contribute to the local cultural community and serves as a launching pad for young artists to share their unique creative voices with the broader public. Alternative Schools in the Toronto District School Board have demonstrated a 40 year commitment to the arts and have had a large number of students go on to post-secondary art institutions and arts-related careers in Toronto and beyond.

    Venue & Address: 
    XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington, Toronto, Ontario
    For more information please contact Craig at Oasis: 416 393 9830

    Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs?

    fado: pam patterson
    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:00am

    After decades of dis-ease and illness, the pain of poverty, dis-ability and being reconfigured by surgery my hands now make another body for my body.....there are sounds, images, is accomplished the moment I undertake it. It isn't the case that the body/I like(s) pain per se; rather, the body/I like(s) being a Body without Organs, and the pain is the price the body/I is/am willing to pay for that.

    From February 27-March 2, Fado is proud to present a new performance work by Toronto artist, educator and cancer survivor, Pam Patterson. Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs? is an epic 5-day performance-as-installation process piece that combines sound, drawing, action, video and collaborative writing examining the artist's body, the body with disease and the body without organs.

    Fado is pleased to acknowledge the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of our ongoing activities.

    For more information on Fado and artists' bios please see


    Venue & Address: 
    XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

    A slideshow presentation of Minmei Madelynne Pryor Went into the Dryer

    Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 5:00am

    This series is an obliquely narrative set of twenty sequential intaglio prints, presented here as a slideshow with audio performance by author Sheila Heti; Minmei Madelynne Pryor Went into the Dryer is a coming-of-age story based on the familiar fantasy premise of finding the spectacular within the mundane.
    Mixing a wide range of influences, from T'ang Dynasty sculpture, 1980's anime and Alice in Wonderland straight on through to the works of trend-setting photographer and sexual provocateur Terry Richardson.
    The series aims to create a highly idiosyncratic yet recognizable world that serves as a theater for the title character to learn to keep her secrets to herself by exploring the relationships between identity construction, fantasy and privacy. It also has vomit, butterflies, extensive masturbation, and a large, dead dog.

    Venue & Address: 
    XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

    XPACE Cultural Centre Call for Submissions

    XPACE logo
    Friday, November 23, 2007 - 11:00pm

    XPACE is seeking individual artist proposals of image-based work (photography, film, video, photo based printing, etc) for a curated exhibition to be part of the 2008 CONTACT Photography Festival. Under the theme, "Between Memory and History", CONTACT looks to examine the relationship between images and their accumulative role in constructing memory and history. XPACE seeks to facilitate this exploration with an exhibition of image-based works that push the boundaries of image making, encouraging submissions of work with a strong experimental focus. This includes, but is not limited to, film, video, photo-based printing, installation and performance. In addition to the submission package detailed below, XPACE suggests applicants express in their artist statement how CONTACT's theme "Between Memory and History" relates to the proposed body of work.
    Read the CONTACT 2008 thematic essay at
    In the submission package please include the following:

    - Project Description

    - Artist Statement

    - Technical Requirements

    - Curriculum Vitae

    - 5 -10 Support Images
    Please send the submission package to the following address by 6pm on Friday Nov. 23 to:

    CONTACT 2008 Submission

    Attn: Stuart Sakai

    XPACE Cultural Centre

    58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7