Call for Applications - Longos Liberty Village Wall Mural

Call for Applications - Longos Liberty Village Wall Mural
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Design Brief Scope of Work

The opportunity seeks a large-scale interior art mural that features as a focal point of a dining hall located in the Liberty village. The dining hall is part of a new concept store format that has been designed by ampersand studio for Longo’s opening on November 01, 2019. The dining hall is a gathering space for people to come together for breakfast, lunch or dinner to celebrate food, grab a drink at the bar, grab a gourmet cup of coffee at the coffee truck and enjoy the wide selection of globally inspired locally sourced meals. The dining hall wall is the focal point of the seating area. Wall measures 16’ H x 29’ wide constructed of concrete block. The final artwork will be produced in a digital format, printed as wallpaper and installed on the wall in full scale. - The selected artist(s) will submit a series of preliminary work to the review panel for approval - Preliminary work to be adjusted based on the review panel’s comments - Final draft to be submitted to the review panel for final approval before production of the final artwork. - The final artwork will be submitted to the printer as a high-resolution full scale digital artwork for print on adhesive vinyl, no later than October 15th.


Community, Liberty, the liberation of food and life, The goal of the Mural is to bring art and creativity to the space in an imaginative way considering this theme. About Longo’s: Longo’s is a family-run grocery chain in the GTA founded in 1956 by Italian immigrant brothers Joe, Tommy and Gus Longo, who immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Termini Sicily. They established their first store in Toronto and had eight family members working there. Today’s Longo’s represents an evolution of fresh food experiences based on a tradition of quality, service, and value that started in 1956. Now, three generations later, Longo’s has grown its footprint to encompass 24 conventional stores, five smaller urban format stores branded The Market by Longo’s, and an online grocery business dubbed Grocery Gateway. Longo’s recently opened Canada’s first net-zero supermarket in in Stouffville.

Artist Qualifications

  • Open to current OCAD U students or recent grads (up to 5 years out of school)
  • Experienced in producing large-scale works, such as art murals, for clients
  • A short written statement (400 words max) outlining their interest in the project and their proposed concept for the mural 
  • A creative CV - A short bio (250 words max)
  • A PDF portfolio including 3-5 relevant projects
  • For group submissions, please submit all material in one combined PDF document.

Submission Instructions

Please submit completed applications, by Sunday August 18th at midnight, to the attention of OCAD U Career Development, with the subject line: "Longos Liberty wall mural"

Call for Applications - Longos Liberty Village Wall Mural.pdf

Venue & Address: 
1100 King street west, Toronto, Ontario

Call for Applications - /edition Art Book Fair 2019 Career Launcher

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019.

Call for Applications - /edition Art Book Fair 2019 Career Launcher

Call for Applications - /edition Art Book Fair 2019 Career Launcher
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:15am to Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019: 

Emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers artist's multiple-makers and ephemera-enthusiasts are invited to submit an application for a complimentary half-booth where you can sell editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers.

/edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions. /editions Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and international art book initiatives. 

For examples of artworks, products, and vendors at previous /edition Art Book Fairs, please visit

Current OCAD U students (graduating in 2019-20) and recent alumni (who graduated in 2018 or 2019).

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at midnight

- Application form available here
- 5-10 images of the proposed work
- Link to your website and/or applicable Instagram account

Please submit completed application form and image attachments to the attention of Zviko Mhakayakora, with the subject line: /edition Career Launcher 2019.

Visit for more information.

Venue & Address: 
/edition Art Book Fair October 25 - 28, 2018

Your Creative Career: A Workshop Series

Your Creative Career Workshop series
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jumpstart your creative career! Attend this comprehensive four-part series covering all aspects of finding meaningful employment – from the initial search through to the interview process.
Each session provides valuable guidance and strategies to help you land your dream job. 

RSVP on Eventbrite by clicking "Select a Date" to register for each of the sessions you plan to attend.
Career Development at OCAD U recommends attend all four workshops in the series, as each session builds on knowledge gained in the last:

Part 1: Job Search Strategies
Thursday, July 4 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 2: Building A Strong Resume & Professional Presence
Friday, July 5 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 3: Creating a Compelling Creative Portfolio
Thursday, July 11 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 4: Preparing for the Interview
Friday, July 12 from 12pm – 2:00pm

All sessions take place on the 3rd floor of the Rosalie Sharp Centre at 115 McCaul St.
Light refreshments provided.

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

AYP 2019 Photography Career Launcher Exhibition

AYP Photography Exhibition 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher is geared towards graduating OCAD University Photography students. This year, students were offered the opportunity to participate in an extended group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. We're excited to announce the finalists for the Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher. Please join us for the opening reception.

Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok
Margaret Cornell Kirk
Lily Lü Yùnrú
Bidemi Oloyede
Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

Opening Reception: July 4, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: July 2 – July 26, 2019
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 2nd Floor Hallway Gallery. 180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON

As part of the Career Launcher, a jury comprised of faculty members, a graduate of the CRCP program, and the curatorial committee at Artscape Youngplace will select an artist from the group exhibition and award them a featured solo exhibition during the CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2020. Additionally, an essay will be commissioned from the CRCP graduate to accompany the solo exhibition.


Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) sits alongside the other student-focused departments in the portfolio of the Vice-Provost, Students & International at OCAD U.

The CEAD is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD U. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to
meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences.

The work of the CEAD is delivered across our Career Development and Experiential Learning Program portfolios. We are located on level 3 of OCAD University’s newly renovated Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.


Artscape Youngplace nurtures creation, learning and collaboration through innovative programs, experiences and events in an inspiring, social environment in order to strengthen and grow our community. Part ideas laboratory, part creativity workshop, Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression.

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace 2nd Floor Hallway Gallery 180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON

Natalie King Announced as Recipient of Xpace Programming Coordinator Career Launcher

Natalie King
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

Congratulations to Natalie King (DRPT 2018') who has joined Xpace Cultural Centre as the team's Programming Coordinator. Natalie will work in collaboration with the Director and second Programming Coordinator to manage, plan and execute workshops, events and exhibitions for Xpace’s exhibition spaces. Natalie will also act 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.

Natalie King is a queer Anishinaabekwe artist, facilitator and member of Timiskaming First Nation. King's practice ranges from drawing, painting, and installation as well as community engagement and activism. Often involving portrayals of femme identities, King’s works are about embracing the ambiguity and multiplicities of identity within the indigenous queer femme experience. King's practice operates from a firmly critical, decolonizing, equity-oriented, non-oppressive, and future-bound perspective, capturing the realities of lived lives through frameworks of desire and survivance.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Call for Applications - YYZ Books Junior Managing Editor

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is looking for a Junior Managing Editor to support the upcoming Faculty of Art’s publication celebrating the history of the Nomadic Residency. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, the Junior Managing Editor will assist in research, edit, and production activities to ensure timely delivery of a quality publication.

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


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. 


  • 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. 



  • 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 


  • Full contact information (name phone, and email) and current resume
  • Confirmation of eligibility
  • Cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience.


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

For more information, visit the career launhers website


416 977 6000 Ext. 3708

Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator

Xpace Cultural Centre welcomes applications for the Career Launcher position of Programming Coordinator. 

Womxn Paint at OCADU

Womxn Paint at OCADU
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Womxn Paint at OCADU 

Wednesday, April 3th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Facebook Event 

Womxn Paint aims to create a supportive community of female identified street artists and to inspire young women to build meaningful careers through murals and community engagement. Womxn Paint brings together professional artists and community members and hold spaces where they feel empowered through art.

Join us and Bareket Kezwer, Founder of Womxn Paint to learn more about how to get involved in the 3rd annual Womxn Paint mural jam.

To learn more about Womxn Paint and to see past projects, visit their website.


Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion OCADU