Kandis Williams | Guest Series

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Kandis Williams | Guest Series
Thursday, November 21, 2019
12 – 2 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University

Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, Maryland) received her B.F.A. in 2008 from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. She has had recent solo shows at Cooper Cole, Toronto; EXPO Video at EXPO, Chicago; 219 Madison, Brooklyn; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; SADE, Los Angeles; St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, MD; Works on Paper, Vienna, Austria; as well as a performance and workshop at Human Resources, Los Angeles. Recent performances include “Eurydice,” organized by Alex Zhang Hungtai for Red Bull Music Academy at Gesu Cathedral, Montréal; “A Woman’s Work,” organized by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah at MoMA, New York; and “Eurydice” at NAVEL LA. Recent group exhibitions include Group Therapy at the Frye Museum, Seattle; The Studio Museum, Harlem; The Underground Museum, Los Angeles; Neu West and 68 Projects, Berlin; and The Breeder, Athens, Greece. Williams has an active curatorial and writing practice, and runs Cassandra Press with artist Taylor Doran. She lives and works between Los Angeles and Berlin.

Guest Series invites artists, designers and creative professionals who have a specialized practice or area of interest to come to OCADU and give a talk, hold a workshop, studio visits or participate in a class critique. The idea behind Guest Series is to exchange stories regarding professional process and to inform and help bridge gaps in our own individual processes, practices and journeys ahead.

Guest Series is organized by Jessie Holmes, IAMD MFA Candidate at OCAD University and Student Career Ambassador at the OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and Erica Stocking, IAMD MFA Candidate at OCADU. 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University

Illustration Professional Practice Workshop Series: Darren Booth

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Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Illustration Professional Practice Workshop Series
Darren Booth: Launching Your Illustration Career
Saturday, November 30, 2019
11:00 AM –2:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
RSVP to Secure a Seat

Darren Booth's workshop Launching Your Illustration Career is an extracurricular workshop open to students and recent graduates. An extension of Kathryn Adams' Illustration Professional Practice course; this workshop is designed for emerging illustrators looking for tips from an experienced industry professional to help get their freelance careers started!

Participants who take this workshop will walk away with skills that will help them establish direction and specific goals when they graduate and enter the illustration industry. These skills can be applied to:
·         self-promotion
·         portfolio development
·         business growth & strategy
·         + more!

You will leave the workshop with a tips worksheet and more. Refreshments will be provided.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/darren-booth-launching-your-illustration-career-registration-79610088919

Lunch & Learn | Social Media for Artists & Designers

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Lunch & Learn | Social Media for Artists & Designers
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
12:00 –2:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
RSVP to Secure a Spot

Join the CEAD for a casual lunch and learn session with artists Kendra Yee, Mohammad Rezaei, and Jason Zante as they discuss how artists and designers can leverage their social media presence to make connections, cultivate an audience and generate opportunities for their work.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lunch-learn-social-media-for-artists-designers-tickets-79349565687

How to Build an Online Store for your Creative Practice

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

How to Build an Online Store for your Creative Practice
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Followed by one-on-one site reviews
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
RSVP to Secure a Seat

Do you want to sell your work online? This workshop will look at all of the administrative and technical aspects of building an online store using your Format website. In addition to the technical aspects of the store, the workshop will introduce essential administrative skills like: dos and don’ts of selling your work online, “work-back” schedules for delivering on a deadline, online mailing lists and more.

Delivered by Stanzie Tooth. Stanzie is a Format Expert, supporting Format users to achieve professional creative success using their online portfolios, and holds a BFA from OCAD U (2007) and an MFA from the University of Ottawa (2015).

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops as there will be a sign up for one-on-one site reviews following the presentation.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-build-an-online-store-for-your-creative-practice-registration-79063163049

WEKH Good w/Food

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

WEKH Good w/Food
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U (CEAD) is inviting all students who identify as creative women* entrepreneurs in the arts to join us for a dinner on Thurs. Nov. 21 at 6PM as part of our Good w/ Food dinner series, which brings together OCAD students, alumni, and broader professional communities over food.

The event takes place in the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, located at 115 McCaul, 3rd Floor will encourage participants to engage in conversation and photo documentation throughout the evening to share knowledge and learn from one another. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing Alexandra Hong, ahong@ocadu.ca by Mon. Nov. 11, 2019 and let us know if there are any dietary restrictions or any access needs.

*Our use of the term “women” is inclusive, including cis women, trans women, Two Spirit, genderqueer, gender fluid, and non-binary folks.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University

Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
RSVP to secure a seat

 

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers would like to invite you to attend Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives. As part of the OCAD U Commitment, recent OCAD U Alumni (2019) received free access to FreshBooks, an accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Come and learn more about this tool so that you can spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/freshbooks-lunch-learn-invoicing-and-accounting-for-creatives-tickets-79606770995?aff=affiliate1

The Wildcard

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Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

The Wildcard
Friday, November 15, 2019
6:30 –9:30 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
Facebook Event

The Wildcard is a multi-faceted arts show open to OCAD students, staff & public, that is committed to uplifting local emerging artists and performers.
Tickets at the Door - $2
Food & Drink will on sale

Instagram: @thewildcardevent

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/582759412507049/
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Bridgeable Summer 2020 Designership | Info Session

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Bridgeable Summer 2020 Designership | Info Session
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

The Bridgeable Designership is a paid, full-time internship working on a social impact project. As Bridgeable’s flagship social responsibility program, the Designership partners with a different organization each year, tackling challenges with real social impact. It also gives the team at Bridgeable the opportunity to both teach and learn from bright minds in design, strategy, and research.

This exclusive OCAD U info session will educate prospective applicants about Bridgeable and the Designership program. Hear from OCAD U alumni who went through the Designership program and who now work full-time at Bridgeable. Gain insider tips for a knockout application. Bring your questions to the Q & A session, and network with Bridgeable team members. If you’re interested in applying for the 2020 Designership, attend this info session on November 13.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.bridgeable.com/designership_posts/

Badass Ladies Speaker Series | Lisa Greenberg

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Badass Ladies Speaker Series | Lisa Greenberg 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St. 

The Badass Ladies Speaker Series is back! OCAD’s favourite female empowerment speaker Series returns, this time to talk with Lisa Greenberg, CCO of Leo Burnett Canada, about representation in the advertising industry.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University

Tackling Imposter Syndrome: A Workshop Series

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Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tackling Imposter Syndrome: A Workshop Series
Friday, November 8, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
Facebook Event

Experiencing stress and uncertainty about your early career?

Student Wellness Centre teams up with the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers to support recent OCADU graduates with a focus on managing workplace stress, interpersonal professionalism, and employment distress. This is an ongoing series of monthly workshops as a part of the OCADU Commitment to ease the transition from campus culture to the workplace. SWC Facilitators will share coping strategies, scalable goals, and strengths-based language to help each participant tap into their inner boss.

Recent OCAD U grads are invited to attend monthly Career Transition Support Workshops designed to assist new grads in managing the stress and uncertainty related to career aspirations and goal setting. Led by expert staff from OCAD U’s Student Wellness Centre.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/391820421756466/

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