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.

Call for Applications - NEO Exchange Career Launcher: Curatorial Coordinator

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Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:30am to Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered with OCAD U to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program and the Curatorial Coordinator Career Launcher. Five emerging OCAD U artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide original works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange. The NEO 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.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curatorial Coordinator will participate in:

  • Coordinating and overseeing the commissioning program
  • The final selection of participating artists
  • Ensuring that project deliverables and time lines are met
  • Providing creative oversight and ensuring commissioned artworks are aligned to the client’s creative brief
  • Promoting a connective thematic amongst the range of participating artists and aligning the artwork with the individual listing client
  • Contributing a consistent and knowledgeable curatorial perspective to the overall process
  • Arranging for the photo documentation and delivery of completed artworks

RATE 

  • $5,000 one-time project fee

TERM

  • Part-time freelance contract January 2020 - December 2020 (12 months)

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (midnight)
  • Note: Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held the weeks of January 27th / February 3rd, 2020

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U student or recent OCAD U graduate
  • Experience in curatorial practice or a related field
  • Experience working with artists or artwork/exhibitions management
  • Knowledge of current practices in the proper handling of art works
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism, both verbal and written
  • Strong client management skills• Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • Demonstrated organization and collaborative skills

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current resume.
  • Cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Apply via Typeform here

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to the OCAD U Career Development office with the subject line: "NEO Exchange Career Launcher"

 

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6851223-2020-neo-exchange-curatorial-coordinator

Call for Applications - NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists

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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:15am to Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program. Five (5) emerging artists from OCAD U, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange.

The NEO Commissioning Program will select and retain five (5) emerging artists, each representing a different artistic practice, providing a diversity of artistic voices and approaches to be showcased in the commissioning program. Working under the guidance of a Curatorial Coordinator and responding to a client creative brief, each artist will be commissioned to produce approximately four (4) original artworks over the course of a 12-month period. Artists will receive $1,200 per commissioned work. Completed works will be prominently bestowed to NEO Exchange clients and be cherished with their corporate art collections.

The commissioned work will be proudly featured in NEO Exchange’s promotion of its new listing via press release, social media and email newsletters. The commissioned work (with artist credit) will be displayed in a gallery of NEO listings online at aequitasneo.com and at NEO Exchange’s office.

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (midnight)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Each of the five (5) emerging artists will:

  • Based on receiving the necessary information in a timely manner from NEO Exchange, each of the five (5) emerging artists will ensure that project deliverables are met based on a 4 week approximate timeline
  • Respond to creative oversight provided by the Curatorial Coordinator and the client; ensuring commissioned artworks are aligned to the client’s creative brief
  • Provide initial proposed concepts to the Curatorial Coordinator(sketches, prototypes, etc.)
  • Work with the Curatorial Coordinator to arrange for the photo-documentation and delivery of completed artworks

RATE

  • $1,200 per commissioned work (x4 works)

TERM

  • Part-time freelance contract January 2020 - December 2020 (12 months)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U student or recent OCAD U graduate
  • Experience in producing small-to-medium sized works and working within a set budget in a limited time-frame is an asset
  • Previous experience with art commissions is an asset

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current creative CV
  • Website and/or Social Media handle
  • A brief artist statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
  • An Expression Of Interest that communicates your interest in this specific opportunity (400 words max)
  • 5 - 10 sample support images of past artwork, in a single PDF
  • A corresponding list for support images including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/duration (for time-based work)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

  • Apply via Typeform here

NEO Exchange is a Canadian stock exchange based in Toronto. Marketed as Canada's New Stock Exchange, NEO aims to help companies, dealers and investors by creating a better listing experience, eliminating predatory market behaviours such as high-frequency trading, implementing a unique market making program to ensure liquidity, and offering free real-time market data for all NEO-listed securities

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to the OCAD U Career Development office with the subject line: "NEO Exchange Career Launcher"

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6851180-2020-neo-exchange-call-for-artists

Call for Applications - NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists

Five emerging artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of corporate clients or the launch of new funds on the NEO stock exchange.

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