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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

The OCAD U Learning Zone is seeking WORKS IN PROGRESS or UNFINISHED WORKS of all mediums from student and emerging artists and/or designers for the group exhibition “[click here to edit]” curated by Salisa Jatuweerapong. This exhibition will run from December 17th to Janurary 21st. 

Every artist has that old work that they've lost inspiration for or simply ran out of time to do and never finished; this exhibition aims to shine a light on those neglected pieces. It's a sort of ode to the constantly-traveling, fickle mind of the artist; the unconventional processes; the abandoned. The exhibition also aims to explore the true concept of "finished", and its finality--how does one decide that? Is an artist's "unfinished" another viewer's "finished"?

Priority consideration will be given to artists that identify as Indigenous, Black, people of color, women, LGBTQ2+, people with disabilities, and members of other marginalized communities. OCAD students & alumni will also be given priority, though ANY emerging artists can submit. Artists may submit multiple works; if the works are unrelated please submit as separate forms or email. 

There is no submission fee. Unfortunately we cannot cover any transportation costs for works; if you are located outside Toronto you may submit digital work to be displayed on our TV screen. We are sadly unable to pay artists at this time. 

Accepted works will need to be dropped off at the Learning Zone by December 10th. ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED! ALL LEVELS OF PROGRESS!

DEADLINE: Sunday, December 2nd, 11:59PM

OR: Send an email to salisajat@yahoo(.)com, subject line “click here to edit – [your name]” with your name; Program of Study & Year Level; Title, medium, and size of work(s) to be exhibited; on a scale of 1-10 how finished you consider your work to be; why it's unfinished (optional); and supporting visual (and/or written) documentation.

If you have any questions or need any assistance with your submission please contact Salisa Jatuweerapong at salisajat@yahoo(.)com.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Level 1. also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street

Call for Submissions: Exhibition Proposals for the Learning Zone

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:15pm to Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Learning Zone is accepting exhibition proposals for two exhibitions in the Winter term, one in March and one in April 2019. Exact dates can be flexible to the needs of artists and curators, but we are looking to fill our calendar from March 4th to April 23rd. Applications will be accepted until the dates are filled.


With a large glass wall facing the first level of Village by the Grange, the Learning Zone Main Space provides an excellent opportunity to have your work seen by the OCAD U community and the general public. Due to the flexibility of our space, we can accommodate a broad variety of formats: two dimensional, three dimensional, installation, performance, audio or video work.


The Learning Zone encourages submissions from all areas of study at OCAD University, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We accept proposals for solo and group exhibitions. Students who wish to curate an exhibition of student work are also encouraged to apply. Don't be intimidated, we're here to help make your exhibit idea a reality! We can provide support in exhibition planning, installation and more.


Our application process is simple and easy. Students or Faculty interested in planning an exhibit in the Learning Zone should contact LZ Librarian, Marta Chudolinska at with the following information: Medium and theme of work to be exhibited, Approximate number of pieces to be installed, Potential dates of interest, Program of Study & Year Level.


For more information on how to submit an exhibition proposal, please refer to our submission guidelines:


Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000 ext. 2529

/nest/ In∙land Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions for Nest
Nest, a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative, is issuing a call for submissions for its inaugural issue “In·land”.
Nest is a platform for OCAD U students to publish diverse forms of critical and creative writing. We welcome works which express linguistic diversity and are inclusive of a range of student abilities, year levels, and disciplines. We accept submissions in any language.

Submit work to
The deadline for submissions is March 5, 2018

Festival of the Body, Call for Submissions

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Please find attached a call for submissions for the Festival of the Body which will be taking place in the Great Hall March 1st – 13th. We are looking for works from OCADU students that engage with the notion of the body/figure in any medium. Please see the poster for additional details.

We are looking forward to seeing your work!”

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Newsletter submissions

Please send submissions for the next issue of the OCAD Insider to Christine Crosbie by February 9, 2018.

Call for submissions: Dream Zine!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:30am

The OCADU Zine Collective is producing a collaborative zine about dreams, and they want your submissions!

Submit art based on your dreams at night, stories on your aspirations for the future, reflections on dreams, or your own interpretation of the theme “dreams.”

We will accept images, fiction and non-fiction writing, comics, poems and more!

Submission guidelines:
Each page of the zine will be 8.5 inches x 11 inches in size. Please format your submission to fit this size. Each page of your submission should be submitted as a separate file. Please leave at least a 1/2 inch border on every page, meaning images and text should be centered on the page and no larger than 7.5″ x 10.” Please provide us with high quality files, with at least 300dpi/ppi resolution.

The zine will be printed in two colours on the risograph. This means that each colour will need to be printed separately, one after the other with time to dry in between. If you would like to use both colours in your submissions, you can do one of the following: 1) submit each page as a Photoshop file, with each colour on a separate layer (max. two colours/layers). 2) Submit each colour as a separate PDF file. All of your files should be submitted in grayscale. Please title your files/layers as “lighter colour” and “darker colour” so that we know how you would like the contrast of the image to work.

Feel free to email us with any questions you may have about formatting your submission(s) before the deadline.

Deadline: Feb 16th, 2018

Send submissions to: and
The OCADU Zine Collective thanks the OCADU Student Union for funding for this project.

Notes from the Wind: call for submissions

Call for Submissions, Notes From the Wind poster (containing the same information as the event posting)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am to Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:45pm

This upcoming exhibition in the Learning Zone aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the interpretation and portrayal of ‘nature’ in a new lens—through black and white/greyscale artworks (including artworks with minimal colour), which promotes an examination of the subject matter based on the emphasis of form, design, and values seen in nature within a collective context.

We welcome you to submit hangable/mountable work of any form, medium or interpretation. 

Please email submissions to and include:

  • Images of your work that fit the theme "nature in grayscale" (or minimal colour)
  • Your name, program, year of study, title of work(s), dimensions, medium
  • Website/online portfolio, and social media are optional
  • Let us know if your work requires special accomodations

Submission deadline:  January 25 at 11:59pm

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul St, main floor

Call for Submissions: AZ Awards

AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2018 AZ Awards. Now in its 8th year, the AZ Awards competition celebrates the best in architecture and design from around the world.

Call for Submissions: First Generation Student Exhibition & Publication

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Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:15am

OCAD U First Generation students from all undergraduate programs are invited to submit work on the theme of MIGRATION for this year's exhibition and publication. Accepted works will be on display in the Learning Zone from March 22nd to March 30th, and will be printed in our publication. 

This year's theme is Migration, meaning "movement from one part to another". This theme can be interpreted in any medium, including writing. 

To apply, email with the following:

  • one high-resolution colour image (1500x1500 px minimum) of your work. **Note that the publication will be printed in two-tone risography, therefore please keep in mind that your work should read well as a greyscale image.
  • Title, medium, and year of your work.
  • Your full name, student number, program, and year of study. 

Deadline: midnight of January 15, 2018.

*First Generation refers to students who are first in their family to attend university.