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.

Legal Intersections #3 | Intro to Artists' Contracts

Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Legal Intersections #3 | Intro to Artists' Contracts

Legal Intersections #3 | Intro to Artists' Contracts
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Legal Intersections: Intro to Artist Contracts

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: OCAD University, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 115 McCaul Street, Level 3
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Register:  https://legalintersections.eventbrite.ca 

This next instalment in the Legal Intersections series will feature a panel discussion with art administrators and legal experts to talk about topics including:

  • What is an agreement?
  • The relationship between parties to an agreement
  • Exhibition rights
  • Assigning work(s)
  • Commissions
  • Employment agreements / consultants

Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

ALAS will be collecting PWYC donations (with a suggestion of $10) to support their free services to the arts community. Feel free to ask questions and discuss challenges you have faced as a creator in the GTA.  

Panelists

Paul Sanderson
Barrister and Solicitor, Owner Sanderson Entertainment Law

Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1983, Paul has been in private practice and has practiced entertainment and arts law exclusively.  He is currently a sole practitioner in the firm Sanderson Entertainment Law. Paul is the author of the legal texts “Musicians and the Law in Canada” (Carswell Legal Publication), now in its fourth edition, Music Law Handbook for Canada Volume I and II (Seraphim Editions) and Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists (CARFAC Ontario) now in its 3rd edition. As a visual artist, Paul began photographing after receiving his law degree in 1981.  He has studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University with Henry Gordillo and Peter Lindsay has photographed throughout Canada, U.S., the Caribbean and Europe. 

Naomi Johnson, Associate Director, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Naomi Johnson is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Bear clan from Six Nations. Naomi has had several years’ experience as a curator, arts administrator, professional artist, and community arts facilitator. Naomi has a BFA hons, Visual Arts from York University and a diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. From 2013 - 2017, Naomi served in a leadership position as Artistic Director and then in 2018 as Co-Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre programming exhibitions, festivals and performance art events annually. In 2019, Naomi accepted a position as Associate Director with imagineNATIVE, she looks forward to continuing her work supporting Indigenous talent within the film and media arts industry.

Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is a non-profit that, for over 30 years, has provided free legal advice to artists living in Ontario. ALAS and its volunteers run a free legal clinic, workshops and provide resources for artists to help them better understand their legal questions. Find out more at www.alasontario.ca.

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD University. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. www.ocadu.ca/cead

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian Centre for Research in art, and is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://ago.ca/research/library-and-archives

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://legalintersections.eventbrite.ca

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

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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: http://www.ocadu.ca/gradschoolfair
 

EXPERT PANEL INFORMATION SESSIONS

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

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

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

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
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/gradschoolfair
Email: 
careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
N/A

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

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. 

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