Raquel Da Silva Announced as Recipient of 2019 Sky Lounge Career Launcher

Raquel Da Silva Announced as Recipient of 2019 Sky Lounge Career Launcher
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 3:45pm

Great West Life Realty Advisors, Oni One Sourcing and Purchasing and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce Raquel Da Silva as the Recipient of the 2019 Sky Lounge Art Commission Career Launcher.

For this commission, Raquel created a large-scale wall mounted art piece at 8’ x 12’ that is hung in the two-story amenity sky lounge of the Livmore, a upscale rental building in downtown Toronto. The building has been impeccably designed with an understated refined elegance making it the perfect backdrop for energetic and contemporary art. Raquel's work will share the space in a building with existing art by Canadian artists.

As a Career Launcher recipient, Raquel received a production budget and artist fee of $13,000. Additionally, Raquel will have her production and artwork documented by professional photo and videographers provided by the partner. The documentation will accompany the commissioned artwork during an opening reception in March/ April 2019.

Raquel was also recently listed by BlogTo in their “Ten up and coming Toronto Artists you should know". list.

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.

 

Recipient of the 2019 Artist Project Career Launcher Announced

Yuling Chen. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:30am

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Yuling Chen as the 2019 Recipient of the Artist Project Career Launcher.

Yuling receives a $2,000 grant from the CEAD toward the production of project Video:Game for the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. 

Video: Game

Gestures and movements are the foundation of my practice. I often devise a repetitive gesture or a movement plan in my performance to reveal the minutiae of reality and uncertainties of our identities. Migration between borders (for instance, the one between China and Canada) upsets your sense of security: you no longer know where you firmly belong. As you land at an airport or go through customs at the border, you notice you are being watched. You are conscious of the eyes that surveil your body, your nationality, your belongings. “Am I all right for them?” you ask yourself, raising your head among the crowd, controlling the muscles on your face to look unthreatening, normal, controlled. This project involves performing technologies, breaking down the elements of a video game into watching and being watched. You volunteer your body to be watched while simultaneously playing with the rules of surveillance technology.

Chinese artist Yuling Chen is currently completing her undergraduate thesis at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Chen is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on technology, architecture and live performance. She creates work at the intersection of installation and performance, in which the constructs of spatial and technological elements become integral to her performance. She appropriates narratives and games from her early childhood into her performances. The movements within the performances are often constrained and directed; they relate to surveillance, self-perception and migration.

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.

Recipients of Public Digital Exhibition Career Launcher Take Over Yonge-Dundas Square

Recipients of Public Digital Exhibition Career Launcher Take Over Yonge-Dundas Square
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Yonge-Dundas Square and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to congratulate Nikole McGregor and Fasai Sivieng as the two Recipients of the Yonge-Dundas Square Public Digital Exhibition Career Launcher. 

From Feburary to March 2019, Nikole and Sivieng took over five (5) digital screens on the Square with their brand new animations! 

Nikole Hidalgo McGregor is a video artist and designer based in Toronto. Her multidisciplinary concern in the arts has informed her practice and stylistically distinguished her mixed media creations. Her work is characterized by her eagerness for experimentation while displaying an interest in socially aware commentary. Her mixed-media films have been exhibited in galleries and film festivals around the world, including a special inclusion in La Truca’s Empowered Perspectives selection of female directors.

Fasai Sivieng is a recent graduate trained in 3D animation and digital art under the guidance of OCAD University. She has since exhibited in many public spaces such as Lakeshore Arts, Sherway Gardens mall, OCAD University, Augmented Cinema and Yonge & Dundas Square. Her technical process combines computer software such as Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and Cinema 4D to create her animations and prints.

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 - Creating Inclusive Spaces Exhibition

Mackenzie Investments and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the creation of a one-year. Exhibition Career Launcher for graduating students from theFaculty of Art. The theme of this exhibition is Creating Inclusive Spaces. 

Call for Applications - Creating Inclusive Spaces Exhibition

Creating Inclusive Spaces Exhibition
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

Mackenzie Investments and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the creation of a one-year exhibition Career Launcher for graduating students from the Faculty of Art. The theme of this exhibition is Creating Inclusive Spaces.

From May 2019 to May 2020, the selected works will be prominently exhibited inside the Mackenzie Investments’ lobby located at 180 Simcoe Street in Toronto. 

Artists will receive $500 per selected work, to be on temporary loan for the exhibition for one year.

A jury of representatives from Mackenzie Investments, the CEAD, and the Faculty of Art will finalize a selection of works for the exhibition.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be graduating from the Faculty of Art in 2019.
  • Must be participating in OCAD University’s GradEx 104, May 2 - 5, 2019.

PARTNER

Mackenzie Investments
www.mackenzieinvestments.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), and a confirmation of eligibility.
  • Up to date artist’s CV and bio.
  •  A current artist’s statement.
  • Maximum 10 support images in jpeg following naming format:01_Title_LastName.jpeg
  • An image list including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/duration (for media work).

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF with separate support images to the attention of Tak Pham at tpham@ocadu.ca 

Venue & Address: 
Mackenzie Investments www.mackenzieinvestments.com
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6172122-2019-creating-inclusive-spaces-exhibition
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Artscape Youngplace CRCP Career Launcher

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher. This year, Photgraphy students are offered the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. One of the finalists will be offered a solo exhibition during CONTACT Festival 2020. A CRCP student will be selected to join the jury and contribute an exhibition essay to the solo exhibition. 

Call for Applications - Artscape Youngplace Photo Exhibition Career Launcher

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for graduating Photography students. This year, students are offered the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. One of the finalists will be offered a solo exhibition during CONTACT Festival 2020. 

Call for Applications - Artscape Youngplace CRCP Career Launcher

AYP CRCP Career Launcher Event Update
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:15am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for graduating Photography students. This year, students are offered the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. The curatorial team at Artscape will work with faculty, CEAD, and an OCAD U Photo alumni to transform the Hallway Galleries into a showcase of emerging contemporary photographic practices, for selected recipients.

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 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2020. 

Additionally, an essay will be commissioned from the CRCP graduate to accompany the solo exhibition.

DATES

  • Group exhibition - June - July 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Solo exhibition - May - June 2020 (3 weeks)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a CRP student in their graduating year
  • Must be available in June/July 2019 to be involved in this opportunity

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

PARTNERS

Artscape Youngplace
www.artscapeyoungplace.ca

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 
www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV
  • Confirmation of eligibility ( see Qualifications)
  • A brief statement of interest (approx. 350 words max)
  • One (1) page writing sample

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF with separate support images to the attention of Tak Pham: tpham@ocadu.ca 

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6136693-2019-artscape-youngplace-crcp
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 361

Call for Applications - Artscape Youngplace Photo Exhibition Career Launcher

Abigail Holt, TIDAlectics: (re)imagining isle/lands, November 8 - December 1, 2018
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:15am to Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for graduating Photography students. This year, students are offered the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. The curatorial team at Artscape will work with faculty, CEAD, and an OCAD U Photo alumni to transform the Hallway Galleries into a showcase of emerging contemporary photographic practices, for selected recipients.

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 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2020. 

Additionally, an essay will be commissioned from the CRCP graduate to accompany the solo exhibition.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

DATES

  • Group exhibition - June - July 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Solo exhibition - May - June 2020 (3 weeks)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a Photography student in their Thesis year
  • Must be available in June/July 2019 to be involved in this opportunity

PARTNERS

Artscape Youngplace
www.artscapeyoungplace.ca

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 
www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV
  • Confirmation of eligibility ( see Qualifications)
  • A brief artist statement (approx. 350 words max)
  • Online portfolio links or an attached PDF portfolio highlighting 1-3 proposed works

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF with separate support images to the attention of Tak Pham: tpham@ocadu.ca 

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6125977-2019-artscape-youngplace-phot
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 361

Call for Applications - Akin Studio Career Launcher

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Akin Collective Career Launcher for Drawing & Painting students in their graduating term. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and one successful applicant will be awarded $ 2,000 in credits to go towards a studio space at Akin’s inspiring shared workspaces in 2019-2020! 

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