Recipient of 2019 Nuit Blanche Independent Project Career Launcher Announced

Recipient of 2019 Nuit Blanche Independent Project Career Launcher Announced
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce Crutch CAC as the recipient of the 2019 Independent Project Career Launcher. Co-founded by OCADU graduate Veronika Ivanova (CRCP 2018), Crutch CAC will present An Infinite Loop in the Virtual Plaza - an architectural installation and durational video work by Sophia Oppel. Audiences will be immersed into a landscape that blurs the boundaries between the digital and the embodied. The work will be shown on Oct 5 for Nuit Blanche 2019 at Crutch CAC, located at Unit G of 13 Mansfield Ave (In the laneway behind Mansfield Avenue).

Crutch CAC organizes seven exhibition projects annually in conjunction with 14 smaller public programs (panels, performances, film and video screenings, literary events, and live music events.)

Sophia Oppel’s work addresses the power embedded in digital networks, and their manifestations in real-life experiences. Oppel’s art is based in digital media and interactive installations. She uses algorithms, web applications and software presets as subject matter, and tries to examine the assumptions imposed on users of these tools.

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.

Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase

Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase banner
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.

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 - INLAND 2019 Career Launcher

Inland 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:15am to Monday, September 2, 2019 - 12:00am

DEADLINE: Monday, September 2, 2019 at midnight

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

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. MAAD students in their final year and recent graduates are invited to complete a short survey application in order to be considered for the opportunity to receive a complimentary space at INLAND. Designers will be selected to receive a complimentary 3X3 retail display space at the upcoming INLAND Toronto show, September 27 & 28.

Through this unique showcase of young talent, INLAND broadens its commitment to nurture, support, and promote Canada’s future design talent.

QUALIFICATION

Current OCAD U Material Art & Design studentS in their final year OR recent graduates (2018/2019)

PARTNER 

Made INLAND
September 27 & 28
134 Peter Street, Toronto. 
https://www.madeinland.ca/ 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Apply via Typeform here
  • Resume
  • A link to your website
  • In order to be eligible to apply, you must be a “Current OCAD U student” or a “Recent OCAD alumni”

QUESTIONS

Feel free to reach out to Zviko Mhakayakora, zmhakayakora@ocadu.cawith the subject line: “INLAND Career Launcher 2019”

Venue & Address: 
September 27 & 28 134 Peter Street, Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6578242-2019-inland
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x3707

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 - Come Up to My Room 2020 Career Launcher

CUTMR 2020 Logo
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:45am to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Deadline: September 20, 2019 at midnight.

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

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. 

Come Up To My Room invites OCAD U graduates to propose a site-specific, immersive installation that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike. Successful applicant(s) will transform a hotel room into a complete immersive, “otherworldly” environment art installation. In addition to the exhibition opportunity, the Career Launcher recipient will also receive a production grant from the CEAD. 

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. 

OCAD U and The Gladstone Hotel are committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from art and design graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions. 

If not already made evident in the written material, applicants can voluntarily self-identify with any of these communities in their submission. Please review the following definitions for more info: bit.ly/OCADU_self_identification http://bit.ly/OCADU_self_identification

QUALIFICATION

Must be a student or recent grad of OCAD U (2018 or 2019) 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Apply via Typeform here

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current CV. 
  • Online portfolio links or a corresponding image list PDF and images (ArtistName_Image.jpg) of 3-5 previous projects. 
  • Expression of interest specific to CUTMR 2020 (max 500 words). Please include an additional short project summary (150 words max) 
  • Artist/Designer statement (150 words max) 

DEADLINE

September 20, 2019 at midnight 

QUESTIONS?

Feel free to reach out to Zviko Mhakayakora, zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca with the subject line: “CUTMR Career Launcher 2020”

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6546319-2020-come-up-to-my-room
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x3707

Call for Applications - 2019 Partial Gallery (Alumni) Career Launcher

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for OCAD U Faculty of Art alumni. 15 recent grads will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Account on Partial and inclusion as a featured artist within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals.

Call for Applications - 2019 Partial Gallery (Alumni) Career Launcher

Call for Applications - 2019 Partial Gallery (Alumni) Career Launcher
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:30am to Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:00am

DEADLINE: Sunday, August 25, 2019 at midnight

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for OCAD U Faculty of Art alumni. 15 recent grads will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Account on Partial and inclusion as a featured artist within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals. 

This is an amazing opportunity to get your work out there, nurture an audience, and sell your work! Applications will be reviewed by faculty members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

The benefits of a Pro Account and inclusion on the OCAD U Hub are:

  • Dedicated artist profile page
  • Active promotion of your work by OCAD U's Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
  • Listing on Partial’s artist directory
  • Smart insights about your artwork
  • Pricing Guide
  • E-commerce capabilities for art sales plus rental & payment plans for your    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

QUALIFICATIONS

OCAD U Faculty of Art 2019 graduates  

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, portfolio, and email) 
  • Links to online portfolio
  • One (1) PDF that includes a: 
  • Brief artist biography (250 words max)
  • CV
  • A brief statement of intent outlining your interest and commitment to this opportunity (up to 500 words max)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all components online via https://ocadu.partial.gallery/submit

 If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Zviko Mhakayakora zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6535283-2019-partial-gallery-alumni

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 http://www.editiontoronto.com/photos/

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

DEADLINE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at midnight

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

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

Visit careerlaunchers.format.com for more information.

Venue & Address: 
/edition Art Book Fair October 25 - 28, 2018 www.editiontoronto.com
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

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