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

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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

Vanessa Dion Fletcher: Curiosity and Quillwork

Opening September 10, Vanessa Dion Fletcher's solo exhibition Curiosity and Quillwork demonstrates an appreciation for repetition and pattern-making using and diverging from traditional quillwork forms. The exhibition is a part of Vanessa's year-long residency at OCAD University. Curated by MFA Candidate Adrienne Huard. 

Vanessa Dion Fletcher: Curiosity and Quillwork

 Image: Shifting Focus, digital video, 10:00 minutes, colour, sound, no language, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Vanessa Dion Fletcher’s solo exhibition Curiosity and Quillwork demonstrates an appreciation for repetition and pattern-making using and diverging from traditional quillwork forms. As a mode of working through complicated limitations of colonial impacts, on language and limited access to traditional Indigenous knowledge. Dion Fletcher interacts with visual and creative means as a way of connecting to her ancestral relations and reclaiming her culture. The exhibition features three new works: Zigzag in twenty-nine parts (2019), a series of works on paper; Shifting Focus (2019), a microscopic digital video; and Advancing Colors (2019) a delicate installation of an ornate pattern that emulates the traditional practice of birch bark quillwork.

The exhibition and reception is supported by the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund, the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University, the OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers and the Delaney Family Foundation.

 

RECEPTION / ARTIST TALK

Tuesday September 10th from 5-7pm
ASL Interpretation provided.

Exhibition runs through Friday, September 20, 2019

 

GALLERY LAYOUT & ACCESS INFO

Accessibility: The Ada Slaight Gallery is located on the second floor of OCAD University’s 100 McCaul Street location. Curiosity and Quillwork is located in in room 225 of the Ada Slaight Gallery. Enter through 100 McCaul Street’s main doors located on the west side of McCaul Street, there is a ramp and a flight of stairs to enter the building. Inside the lobby one can get to the second floor by going up the spiral stairwell or elevator to level 2. There are two sets elevators in the lobby. Only the two west-facing elevators (behind the elevators facing the main entrance) will go up to level 2. On level 2 make a right turn down the hallway. The exhibition will be located to the left. Service animals may accompany visitors at any time. Visit www.ocadu.ca/about/hours for hours of operation.

Public transportation & Parking: OCAD University’s 100 McCaul Street location is accessible by the TTC via the Dundas Street Streetcar. The closest accessible TTC station is St. Patrick. Paid street and underground parking is available around the University.

The exhibition includes work that can be touched, and ASL interpretation at the opening reception.

Questions? Contact Shellie Zhang, szhang@ocadu.ca
416.977.6000 x3706

 

ARTIST BIO

Vanessa Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 with an MFA in performance. She has exhibited across Canada and the US at spaces such as Art Mur in Montreal, Eastern Edge Gallery Newfoundland, The Queer Arts Festival Vancouver, and the Satellite Art show Miami. Her work is in the Indigenous Art Centre in Gatineau, Quebec, Joan Flasch Artist Book collection, Vtape and Seneca College. Over 2019, Vanessa received support from the City of Toronto Indigenous partnerships fund to be Artist in residence at OCAD University.

 

CURATOR BIO

Adrienne Huard is an Anishinaabekwe born in so-called Winnipeg and is currently based in Tkarón:to/Toronto. She is registered at Couchiching First Nations, Fort Frances, Ontario. After graduating in 2012 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in photography, she decided to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in art history at Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Huard graduated from Concordia in April 2018 and is currently attending OCAD University’s graduate-level Criticism and Curatorial Practice program.
 

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery Room 225, 100 McCaul St. OCAD University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://bit.ly/CuriosityandQuillwork
Cost: 
N/A

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 - 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.

Theme

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, careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca 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
Website: 
www.bit.ly/OCADLongosMural
Email: 
careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Design4

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Friday, August 2, 2019 - 2:15pm to Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 12:00am

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at midnight

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Design4 is an externally funded initiative that introduces principles of experiential learning into the realm of paid professional opportunities for upper-year design students in their third or fourth year at the Undergraduate level (BDES). Students can also be studying in the Faculty of Design at the Masters level (MDES).

HOW WILL IT WORK?

Students will be selected out of a pool of applicants and will have the chance to work part-time in small multi-disciplinary teams for up to 6 months, with the goal of addressing design challenges proposed by employment partners.

Throughout this experience, students will have direct support from The Centre of Emerging Artists and Designers, while receiving critical guidance from project mentors.

Employment partners will be drawn from among four distinct groups, hence the name Design4:

• New start-up ventures
• SME private enterprise
• The cultural sector/ The Arts
• Social innovation/ not for profit

EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

OCAD U’s principles of decolonisation, diversity & equity, sustainability and health/wellness are guiding considerations for the Design4 program.

The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers will be prioritizing support for the Indigenous & Black Youth Design Initiative developed by the Faculty of Design within the context of Design4.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

• Deep industry insight and the chance to build meaningful creative professional relationships that will enhance future employment outcomes
• The opportunity to put discipline-specific design skills into practice and reflect on the portfolio-worthy work that gets produced
• The creation of an institutionally supported community of practice on campus

QUALIFICATIONS

Current upper-year students in the Faculty of Design in their third or fourth year at the Undergraduate level (BDES) or at the Masters level (MDES)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Resume that includes full contact information (name, phone number and email)
  • Links to online portfolio
  • Cover letter

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please send your application to Zviko Mhakayakora, zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Zviko Mhakayakora at the above e-mail address.

Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

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