Creative Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Artists and Designers

Are you curious how entrepreneurship applies to artists and designers? These three workshops will help you understand how to start your creative business. Light refreshments will be provided. All sessions will take place at the CEAD, level 3, 115 McCaul Street. 

Creative Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Artists and Designers

illustration of characters climbing calendar. Purple banner that reads Creative Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Artists & Designer
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Are you curious how entrepreneurship applies to artists and designers?

Are you an aspiring founder? Independent studio artist? Freelancer? Member of a small collective?

These three workshops will help you understand how to start your creative business. Light refreshments will be provided. All sessions will take place at the CEAD, level 3, 115 McCaul Street. 

Please select tickets for each workshop you plan to attend. We strongly encourage participants to attend all 3 workshops.

Note: These sessions are only available to OCAD U students and alumni.

REGISTER HERE

 

From Idea to Action - Wed. Feb. 19, 1-6PM

How do you take your thesis project to the next level? Start a studio practice? Launch your own DIY space? Run an art collective?

Bring an idea, whether it is a business concept, ongoing project or dream, and map out how you can turn that idea into reality.

 

Making Connections - Thurs. Feb. 20, 1-6PM

How do you build connections and foster a creative community?

Through two panels of speakers, demystify the process of making connections from building your network of collaborators and mentors, to finding your audience, customers and clients. Please stay tuned for our announcement of panelists.

  • Panel 1: Finding Collaborators and Mentors
  • Panel 2: Finding your Audience / Clients / Customers

 

Business 101 - Fri. Feb. 21, 1-6PM

What business skills do I need as an artist or designer?

Understand the practical basics of being self-employed: legal business structures, taxes, contracts, and intellectual property.

  • Workshop 1 - Intro to Business Structures: led by the CEAD, the session will cover legal business structures and how that impacts your practice.
  • Workshop 2 - Tax Considerations for Small Businesses: led by Brian Borts, the session will cover New developments for 2019 taxes, HST - Tips and Traps, RRSP’s vs TFSA’s, Deductibility of Business Expenses, CRA Audits/Review Initiatives.
  • Workshop 3 - Contracting Basics 101: led by Paul Sanderson, the session will cover the importance of contracts, components to include, considerations, and what to do if clients breach the contract.
  • Workshop 4 - Intellectual Property: led by Macy Siu and the CEAD, this interactive session will cover common questions and key challenges.

Please select tickets for each workshop you plan to attend. We strongly encourage participants to attend all 3 workshops.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul, OCAD U
Website: 
http://bit.ly/ceadbootcamp
Email: 
ahong@ocadu.ca

Call for Applications - NEO Exchange Career Launcher: Curatorial Coordinator

The NEO Exchange Commissioning Program is seeking a Curatorial Coordinator to support commissioning-related activities and act as a liaison; leading communications between participating artists, NEO Exchange and its listing clients.

Call for Applications - NEO Exchange Career Launcher: Curatorial Coordinator

Neo exchange lobby pink and yellow decor and graphics
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:30am to Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered with OCAD U to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program and the Curatorial Coordinator Career Launcher. Five emerging OCAD U artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide original works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange. The NEO Commissioning Program is seeking a Curatorial Coordinator to support commissioning-related activities and act as a liaison; leading communications between participating artists, NEO Exchange and its listing clients.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curatorial Coordinator will participate in:

  • Coordinating and overseeing the commissioning program
  • The final selection of participating artists
  • Ensuring that project deliverables and time lines are met
  • Providing creative oversight and ensuring commissioned artworks are aligned to the client’s creative brief
  • Promoting a connective thematic amongst the range of participating artists and aligning the artwork with the individual listing client
  • Contributing a consistent and knowledgeable curatorial perspective to the overall process
  • Arranging for the photo documentation and delivery of completed artworks

RATE 

  • $5,000 one-time project fee

TERM

  • Part-time freelance contract January 2020 - December 2020 (12 months)

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (midnight)
  • Note: Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held the weeks of January 27th / February 3rd, 2020

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U student or recent OCAD U graduate
  • Experience in curatorial practice or a related field
  • Experience working with artists or artwork/exhibitions management
  • Knowledge of current practices in the proper handling of art works
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism, both verbal and written
  • Strong client management skills• Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • Demonstrated organization and collaborative skills

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current resume.
  • Cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Apply via Typeform here

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to the OCAD U Career Development office with the subject line: "NEO Exchange Career Launcher"

 

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6851223-2020-neo-exchange-curatorial-coordinator

Call for Applications - NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists

Neo Exchange Lobby glass sculpture with log
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:15am to Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program. Five (5) emerging artists from OCAD U, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange.

The NEO Commissioning Program will select and retain five (5) emerging artists, each representing a different artistic practice, providing a diversity of artistic voices and approaches to be showcased in the commissioning program. Working under the guidance of a Curatorial Coordinator and responding to a client creative brief, each artist will be commissioned to produce approximately four (4) original artworks over the course of a 12-month period. Artists will receive $1,200 per commissioned work. Completed works will be prominently bestowed to NEO Exchange clients and be cherished with their corporate art collections.

The commissioned work will be proudly featured in NEO Exchange’s promotion of its new listing via press release, social media and email newsletters. The commissioned work (with artist credit) will be displayed in a gallery of NEO listings online at aequitasneo.com and at NEO Exchange’s office.

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (midnight)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Each of the five (5) emerging artists will:

  • Based on receiving the necessary information in a timely manner from NEO Exchange, each of the five (5) emerging artists will ensure that project deliverables are met based on a 4 week approximate timeline
  • Respond to creative oversight provided by the Curatorial Coordinator and the client; ensuring commissioned artworks are aligned to the client’s creative brief
  • Provide initial proposed concepts to the Curatorial Coordinator(sketches, prototypes, etc.)
  • Work with the Curatorial Coordinator to arrange for the photo-documentation and delivery of completed artworks

RATE

  • $1,200 per commissioned work (x4 works)

TERM

  • Part-time freelance contract January 2020 - December 2020 (12 months)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U student or recent OCAD U graduate
  • Experience in producing small-to-medium sized works and working within a set budget in a limited time-frame is an asset
  • Previous experience with art commissions is an asset

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current creative CV
  • Website and/or Social Media handle
  • A brief artist statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
  • An Expression Of Interest that communicates your interest in this specific opportunity (400 words max)
  • 5 - 10 sample support images of past artwork, in a single PDF
  • A corresponding list for support images including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/duration (for time-based work)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Apply via Typeform here

NEO Exchange is a Canadian stock exchange based in Toronto. Marketed as Canada's New Stock Exchange, NEO aims to help companies, dealers and investors by creating a better listing experience, eliminating predatory market behaviours such as high-frequency trading, implementing a unique market making program to ensure liquidity, and offering free real-time market data for all NEO-listed securities

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to the OCAD U Career Development office with the subject line: "NEO Exchange Career Launcher"

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6851180-2020-neo-exchange-call-for-artists

Call for Applications - NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists

Five emerging artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of corporate clients or the launch of new funds on the NEO stock exchange.

Call for Applications - Ubisoft Toronto Career Launcher: Junior Graphic Designer

Are you a recent grad or a final-year Graphic Design student at OCAD U? The Ubisoft Toronto Communications team and the Centre for Emerging Artists &Designers are excited to announce the Ubisoft Toronto Career Launcher.

Call for Applications - Ubisoft Toronto Career Launcher: Junior Graphic Designer

UBISOFT Career Launcher logo
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 12:00am

Are you a recent grad or a final-year Graphic Design student at OCAD U?

The Ubisoft Toronto Communications team and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Ubisoft Toronto Career Launcher.

UBISOFT is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Ubisoft creates worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities.

Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For HonorTM, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, and Watch Dogs®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and is leading development of Watch Dogs: Legion. Ubisoft Toronto is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for four consecutive years and in 2018, one of GamesIndustry.biz Best Places to Work.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? Ubisoft offers an open environment where bright ideas have a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge. Challenge accepted? Join Ubisoft Toronto and Create the Unknown.
 

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

You will work directly with Ubisoft’s Lead Graphic Designer and Creative Services team. The successful candidate would be a strong visual communicator who wants to be part of a creative, dynamic, and innovative environment. You will design creative assets for web, social media, video, presentations, events, swag, studio space, and print that inspire and captivate the Ubisoft teams. You will work closely with other members of the communications and studio teams on design projects.

 

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at midnight

 

UBISOFT TORONTO

Located in Toronto's up-and-coming Junction Triangle neighbourhood since 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a studio full of passionate and experienced game developers focused on making innovative and exciting games. With over 35 languages spoken, Ubisoft Toronto is as diverse as the booming city it calls home. At Ubisoft Toronto, we are passionate about positive culture. Ubisoft hosts monthly team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives like on-site yoga, on-site occupational therapists, flexible days, and an abundance of fresh fruit to promote a balanced life.

Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request.

RATE

  • $21.63 /hr

TERM

  • Full-time 4 months paid internship
  • Starting May 2020

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent OCAD U grad (2019) or current student graduating in spring 2020
  • Strong graphic design experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), PowerPoint, and Keynote are required
  • Demonstrated experience designing for at least some of the following mediums: web, social media, video, presentations, events, swag, and print
  • Open to direction, can accept feedback and acts on it; adapts to change
  • Brings a positive attitude and desire to work collaboratively with other members of the communications and studio teams
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to demonstrate creativity, originality and resourcefulness when searching for solutions

Nice to haves

  • Previous experience in a creative industry considered an asset
  • Familiarity with both PC and Mac environments would be helpful (but not mandatory)
  • Understanding of design within brand guidelines would be considered an asset
  • Passion for the video game industry
  • Basic photography skills would be a plus
  • Illustration skills and/or an interest in illustration would be considered an asset
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere and/or After Effects would be a plus
  • Experience with WordPress (or similar CMS), HTML or CSS considered an asset

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Current resume including full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the opportunity and relevant experience
  • Creative portfolio (PDF or website). Please highlight 3-5 key communication design projects.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Apply via Typeform here
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6908278-2020-ubisoft-toronto

Thirza Jean Cuthand | Guest Series

Guest Series invites artists, designers and creative professionals who have a specialized practice or area of interest to come to OCADU and give a talk, hold a workshop, studio visits or participate in a class critique.

Thirza Jean Cuthand | Guest Series

Thirza Jean Cuthand reading from a book on left of image with background of lego human with crown on
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 3:00pm

Thirza Jean Cuthand | Guest Series
Thursday, January 16, 2020
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University

Thirza Jean Cuthand was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1978, and grew up in Saskatoon. Since 1995 she has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, Queer identity and love, and Indigeneity, which have screened in festivals internationally, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity in Sao Paolo, ImagineNATIVE in Toronto, Frameline in San Francisco, Outfest in Los Angeles, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Her work has also exhibited at galleries including the Mendel in Saskatoon, The National Gallery in Ottawa, and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She completed her BFA majoring in Film and Video at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2005, and her Masters of Arts in Media Production at Ryerson University in 2015. In 1999 she was an artist in residence at Videopool and Urban Shaman in Winnipeg, where she completed Through The Looking Glass. In 2012 she was an artist in residence at Villa K. Magdalena in Hamburg, Germany, where she completed Boi Oh Boi. In 2015 she was commissioned by ImagineNATIVE to make 2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99. She was also commissioned to make Thirza Cuthand Is An Indian Within The Meaning Of The Indian Act by VIMAF and Queer Arts Festival in 2017. In 2018 she was commissioned to make the video Reclamation by Cinema Politica in the Documentary Futurism Next 150 project. In the summer of 2016 they began working on a 2D video game called A Bipolar Journey based on her experience learning and dealing with her bipolar disorder. It showed at ImagineNATIVE and she is planning to further develop it. She has also written three feature screenplays and has performed at Live At The End Of The Century in Vancouver, Queer City Cinema’s Performatorium in Regina, and 7a*11d in Toronto. In 2017 she won the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s REVEAL Indigenous Art Award. She is a Whitney Biennial 2019 artist. She is of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

Guest Series invites artists, designers and creative professionals who have a specialized practice or area of interest to come to OCADU and give a talk, hold a workshop, studio visits or participate in a class critique. The idea behind Guest Series is to exchange stories regarding professional process and to inform and help bridge gaps in our own individual processes, practices and journeys ahead.

Guest Series is organized by Jessie Holmes, IAMD MFA Candidate at OCAD University and Student Career Ambassador at the OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and Erica Stocking, IAMD MFA Candidate at OCADU. 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University

Pages