Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase

Partial logo, photo of woman painting in studio and Career Launcher logo
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for OCAD U Faculty of Art students and alumni. A select number of OCAD U students and graduates are receiving complimentary 1-year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Artist Showcase on Partial’s online platform.

Congratulations to the first 15 alumni recipients of this opportunity! These recent grads will be showcasing their works, as well as administrating artwork sales and rentals to the public through Partial’s platform. The recipients were selected from an open call to new OCAD U grads, juried by Faculty Members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Additional benefits include:

  • A dedicated artist profile page
  • Active promotion of their work by OCAD U's Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
  • Listing on Partial’s artist directory
  • Smart insights about their artwork
  • Pricing Guide
  • E-commerce capabilities for art sales plus rental & payment plans their art
  • Trade Access: access to set decorators, designers, and stagers
  • Priority Artist support
  • Insurance Protection on all art rentals/rent-to-own plans
  • Low 16% transaction fee on any sale/rental


OCAD U’s partnership with Partial Gallery commenced in October 2018. Three students from Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Material Art and Design, all involved in the Design4 program, were placed with Partial Gallery to work on developing a high-fidelity interactive mock-up as a prototype in order to optimize Partial's Dashboard. The results of the student’s work launched in Summer 2019 with Partial’s implementation of the dashboard feature and artist user experience improvements.

Art & Design Graduate School Fair 2019

Meet more than 20 of North America and Europe’s best art and design universities at Toronto’s biggest art and design graduate school fair!

Art & Design Graduate School Fair 2019

Graduate School Fair 2019 Poster Image in Blue
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Meet more than 20 of North America and Europe’s best art and design universities at Toronto’s biggest art and design graduate school fair!

Graduate school can help advance your career, deepen your practice or extend your research interests. This is your chance to learn more about MFA, MDes, MA/PhD programs throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe. You’ll also get the answers you need at two Expert Panel Sessions.

Attend this FREE event on
Tuesday, October 8 from 11 am to 3 pm
OCAD University, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion
115 McCaul St., Level 3, Toronto

Full details online:


Funding Your Grad School Experience
12noon – 1pm, Level 2, 115 McCaul St.

Successful Applications & Research Statements
2 – 3 pm, Level 2, 115 McCaul St.


Alberta University of the Arts – MFA in Craft Media Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity 

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) 

Emily Carr University of Art + Design 

Faculty of Communication & Design - Ryerson University 

Goldsmiths, University of London 

Glasgow School of Art 

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design - University of Toronto 

Master of Digital Media @ the Centre for Digital Media 

MIT IDM - Integrated Design & Management 

NSCAD University 

OCAD University - Graduate Studies 

Parsons School of Design 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

School of Visual Arts – Graduate Studies 

Schulich School of Business - Master of Management 

University of the Arts London (UAL) 

University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences 

University of Windsor – Master of Fine Arts 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers 115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Call for Applications - INLAND 2019 Career Launcher

INLAND and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) are excited to announce the INLAND Career Launcher; exclusively for OCAD U Material Art & Design students and recent graduates.

Call for Applications - Come Up to My Room 2020 Career Launcher

The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) are excited to announce the return of the Come Up To My Room Career Launcher; taking place January 16 - January 19, 2020 at the Gladstone Hotel. 

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