Call for Artists from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:45pm to Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in collaboration with Crazy Dames and Evergreen, is inviting artists to propose new works for an art exhibit entitled ‘The Living City.’ They are looking for seven different commissioned artworks based on the themes of The Living City Report Card:  carbon, air quality, water, waste, land use, and biodiversity.

Submission deadline - August 7, 5:00 p.m.

Additional information can be found at:

If you have questions, please contact the CrazyDames  


Call for Vendors: OCAD U Poster Fair

The OCAD U Zine Library presents the 2nd OCAD U Poster Fair on October 26th, 11am-6pm. We are looking for student vendors to sell screenprinted, risographed, letterpress, handmade or digitally printed posters of their original art and design. 

Help needed to fold origami seagulls!

Monday, October 20, 2008 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

This past summer a group of OCAD Advertising students, under the guidance of Advertising program Chair Tony Kerr, volunteered to create and produce an advertising campaign for the National Ballet of Canada's newest ballet, The Seagull.

Now they need your help! There are 10,000 fliers that need to be folded into origami seagulls, a job that would take one person 84 hours to complete on their own! On Monday, OCAD students, staff and faculty are invited to come and give whatever time they can to produce these fliers, which will be distributed across the GTA in a unique marketing campaign for The Seagull.

Delicious food and drinks will be provided complements of the National Ballet of Canada!

Venue & Address: 
Level 6 Open Studio 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Design Hack Call for Participation

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

In collaboration with Sara Nickleson (former DX curator) and Castor Design, we are please to announce an exciting outside opportunity for OCAD design students, to create and exhibit new work. Please see the attached Design Hack Call for Participation and consider attending the upcoming info session happening January 25th, 11:30am in rm. 530. This one-day 'Design Hack' event, happening February 6th, is ideally suited for upper year ID, ED and MAAD students but everyone is encouraged to show up, learn more and take part.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street Room 530 - Material Innovation Centre
CASTOR/OCAD DESIGN HACK EVENT with event info and photograph of 3D sculptures

Drawing and Painting Digital Painting Atelier – Call for Submissions

Collage with blues, reds and brown
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:00am to Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:00am

Artists are invited to submit proposals to the Digital Painting Atelier. Artists are selected through a juried process. This opportunity provides an artist with one-week access to technology and technical support offered through the Digital Drawing and Painting Lab for creative experimentation and expansion of their practice. The artist will produce a new and original edition of artwork/digital prints and interact with the community of the Drawing and Painting program. The artwork produced during the residency will benefit both the visiting artist and the Drawing and Painting program. The artist maintains majority ownership through a 60/40 split of a minimum edition of 5 prints. The Faculty of Art will exhibit, auction and archive the remaining 40% of the edition. This in turn offsets the cost of running the Digital Painting Atelier and helps to raise funds for other initiatives in the Faculty of Art.

OCAD University students will have an opportunity to interact with the artist in residence as well as assist in the development of the artist’s project. The visiting artist will be expected to lecture on their work, conduct informal presentations, critiques and/or workshops with students and faculty. Moreover, the artist will be entitled to an honorarium as well as travel expenses and accommodations (when applicable) during the residency. Please see the application form for more details.

“My residency at the Digital Painting Atelier at OCAD was fantastic. It is a rare experience to be given space and time to work, as well as the equipment you need, material and financial support, and the opportunity to engage with an exciting and welcoming art school community. I came to Toronto with a project in mind, and everyone at OCAD did everything they could to make sure I was in a position to make the work and leave with a finished edition of professional prints, which I did. But I also was offered such amazing hospitality, including getting shown around Toronto's galleries, taken to the museum, and the chance to get to know some really wonderful faculty, staff, and students. And of course, it was great to give a talk about my work and to meet one-on-one with many students to give feedback about theirs. I've applied to and done many residences, and the Digital Painting Atelier is very unique — those of us working with digital painting and digital drawing should be grateful it exists.”
Leah Beeferman – Artist (New York), DPA participant 2013

Previous DPA Residency participants: Kyle Hittmeier (New York), Jessica Langley (New York), Shaheer Zazai (Toronto), Paul Fournier (Toronto), Kate Wilson (Toronto), Alex Fischer (Toronto), Leah Beeferman (Brooklyn, New York), Danielle Tegeder (New York), Jon Rafman (Montreal), Pia Myrvold (Paris), Alex McLeod (Toronto), and Alex Livingston (Halifax)

Downloaded the DPA submission form 

Image: Leah Beeferman, Density Drawing, 2013

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