Call for Applications - Illustration Studio Career Launcher 2020

Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2020 to May 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.

Call for Applications - Illustration Studio Career Launcher 2020

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 9:15am to Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to bring back the Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2020 to May 2021. 

This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an undergraduate Illustration major in their graduating year 
  • Must have the intent of remaining in the GTA following graduation to make use of this opportunity

DEADLINE

  • March 15, 2020 at midnight

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current CV 
  • Online portfolio or an attached PDF portfolio 
  • A statement of interest that contextualizes your intent to use the studio, and outlines the significance of the opportunity to your creative practice
  • Written confirmation of the qualifications (see Qualifications listed to the left)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit via Typeform here: http://bit.ly/401illustration 

Visit the Career Launcher page for more info.

Venue & Address: 
Suite 362- 401 Richmond Street W. Toronto
Website: 
http://bit.ly/IllustrationStudio2020
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

Experiential Learning Info Session

Interested in an Experiential Learning Placement for summer 2020? We’re hosting an overview info session this month to answer all your questions and guide you through the process!

Experiential Learning Info Session

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Interested in an Experiential Learning Placement for summer 2020?

We’re hosting an overview info session this month to answer all your questions and guide you through the process! We’ll cover:

  • What is Experiential Learning?
  • What’s the difference between a Placement Course and a Field Placement?
  • How do I find a placement partner?
  • What kind of support is available to me throughout this process?
  • What are other kinds of Experiential Learning that OCADU offers?
  • + More!

RSVP HERE

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Experiential Learning Program offers a continuous approach to bridging formal studies with opportunities for professional, personal and civic growth.

Experiential Learning at OCAD U is informed by considered responses, guided self-reflection and critical action. More specialized than traditional co-ops, the program is structured to respond to the individuality of students’ needs and goals. Supported by the Experiential Learning Program team, students learn to take an empathetic and informed approach to building their professional community. Sign up to learn more about how you can gain valuable experience to benefit your creative career.

*The deadline to apply for a 2020 Summer Field Placement is April 3.

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul, OCAD U
Website: 
http://bit.ly/ExpLearningInfo2020

Creative Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Artists and Designers

Are you curious how entrepreneurship applies to artists and designers? These three workshops will help you understand how to start your creative business. Light refreshments will be provided. All sessions will take place at the CEAD, level 3, 115 McCaul Street. 

Creative Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Artists and Designers

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Are you curious how entrepreneurship applies to artists and designers?

Are you an aspiring founder? Independent studio artist? Freelancer? Member of a small collective?

These three workshops will help you understand how to start your creative business. Light refreshments will be provided. All sessions will take place at the CEAD, level 3, 115 McCaul Street. 

Please select tickets for each workshop you plan to attend. We strongly encourage participants to attend all 3 workshops.

Note: These sessions are only available to OCAD U students and alumni.

REGISTER HERE

 

From Idea to Action - Wed. Feb. 19, 1-6PM

How do you take your thesis project to the next level? Start a studio practice? Launch your own DIY space? Run an art collective?

Bring an idea, whether it is a business concept, ongoing project or dream, and map out how you can turn that idea into reality.

 

Making Connections - Thurs. Feb. 20, 1-6PM

How do you build connections and foster a creative community?

Through two panels of speakers, demystify the process of making connections from building your network of collaborators and mentors, to finding your audience, customers and clients. Please stay tuned for our announcement of panelists.

  • Panel 1: Finding Collaborators and Mentors
  • Panel 2: Finding your Audience / Clients / Customers

 

Business 101 - Fri. Feb. 21, 1-6PM

What business skills do I need as an artist or designer?

Understand the practical basics of being self-employed: legal business structures, taxes, contracts, and intellectual property.

  • Workshop 1 - Intro to Business Structures: led by the CEAD, the session will cover legal business structures and how that impacts your practice.
  • Workshop 2 - Tax Considerations for Small Businesses: led by Brian Borts, the session will cover New developments for 2019 taxes, HST - Tips and Traps, RRSP’s vs TFSA’s, Deductibility of Business Expenses, CRA Audits/Review Initiatives.
  • Workshop 3 - Contracting Basics 101: led by Paul Sanderson, the session will cover the importance of contracts, components to include, considerations, and what to do if clients breach the contract.
  • Workshop 4 - Intellectual Property: led by Macy Siu and the CEAD, this interactive session will cover common questions and key challenges.

Please select tickets for each workshop you plan to attend. We strongly encourage participants to attend all 3 workshops.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul, OCAD U
Website: 
http://bit.ly/ceadbootcamp
Email: 
ahong@ocadu.ca

Recipients of Come Up to My Room 2020 Career Launcher Announced

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Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:45pm

The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 Come Up To My Room Career Launcher, Maxwell Lander and Aaron Jones.

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, Come up to My Room 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.

Aaron Jones will be showing a large collage work titled Homework and Maxwell Lander will be exhibiting Cyb3r, an immersive, multimedia, installation. To learn more about Maxwell and Aaron’s artworks and about the Come Up to My Room Career Launcher, visit our Career Launcher website.

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 - Gallery 44 Curatorial Assistant

Gallery 44 in partnership with the OCAD U Career Launcher program, are currently seeking a Curatorial Assistant. Reporting jointly to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Curator of Education and Community Outreach, the Curatorial Assistant will contribute to the development and realization of gallery exhibitions, workshops, and adjacent programming.

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Assistant

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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:45am to Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, currently seeking a Curatorial Assistant in partnership with OCAD U Career Launchers. Reporting jointly to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Curator of Education and Community Outreach, the Curatorial Assistant will contribute to the development and realization of gallery exhibitions, workshops, and adjacent programming.

The Curatorial Assistant will work directly with artists, guest curators, artist-educators, designers, and Gallery 44 staff. This 30-hour per week position will run from March 9 to June 26, 2020. The role is positioned to offer an emerging curator an opportunity to gain hands-on, working knowledge of exhibitions, publications, public and educational programs, in a fast-paced environment, and amongst a collegial staff-team of five early-career arts professionals.

RATE

  • $18/hour for 30 hours/week (4 days)

TERM

  • March 9 to June 26, 2020 (16 weeks)

DEADLINE

  • Friday, February 7, 2020 at midnight

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibitions and Public Programs (70%)
    • Assist with the planning, logistics, and implementation of exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Vitrines, including exhibitions in partnership with Images Festival (March 2020) and CONTACT Festival (May 2020).
    • Assist with the planning, implementation and promotion of additional public programs, such as artist talks, exhibition tours, and reading groups.
    • Contribute to exhibition catalogue production and assist with copyediting texts.
    • Maintain timely communications with artists, installers and community partners, monitor work back and production schedules, and ensure that various deadlines are met.
    • Assist with the facilitation of equipment and artwork shipping/ transportation for exhibitions and public programs.
    • Support exhibition installation and strike, which may include some lifting, art handling, and packing (led by the gallery’s installation technician).
    • Support the planning and delivery of opening reception events
    • Other administrative duties as needed
  • Education and Community Outreach (30%)
    • Assist with the planning and logistics, including registration and supply purchases for adult educational workshops, both technical and conceptual in scope.
    • Assist with the planning and delivery of youth programs, including OUTREACH, Gallery 44’s award-winning education program addressing the needs of underserved youth from throughout the GTA, and Photomagic 44, an analog photography camp for youth.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an OCAD U graduate from 2019 or 2020
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • A good attention to detail, timekeeping and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite. MAC iOS.
  • Website management experience
  • Experience in writing and editing exhibition texts, including essays and interviews, is an asset
  • Experience with photo-production, including darkroom, is an asset

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current Resume.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • A short one-page writing sample.
  • List of two references

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit all components online via Typeform

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6883065-2020-g44-curatorial-assistant

Call for Applications - NEO Exchange Career Launcher: Curatorial Coordinator

The NEO Exchange Commissioning Program is seeking a Curatorial Coordinator to support commissioning-related activities and act as a liaison; leading communications between participating artists, NEO Exchange and its listing clients.

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