Call for submissions: Timeraiser Fundraiser DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 5:00am

DEADLINE: March 4, 2016



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  • up to 5 images of your artwork
  • Image List (title, scale, medium, year, price).




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Submission Deadline for MESH’s Art Exhibition Fundraiser

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 4:00am

This is a call for submissions for MESH’s Art Exhibition Fundraiser, giving OCAD U students an opportunity to display and sell their artwork in a social setting. The inspiration for MESH comes from the idea of bringing all kinds of people together from different backgrounds, practices and walks of life. This exhibition will “MESH” the unique individuals of both the faculty of art and design, giving students a platform to showcase their talents as well as working together to raise money for a greater cause. This will be your chance, your platform to speak and be seen. We are looking for creative artists looking to change the world and address the social issues of today with their innovative ideas. We're looking for art that reflects raw human emotions and narratives. Art related to isolation, change, war, lost hope, confusion, compassion and anything related to what the Syrian refugees must feel being displaced from their homeland. We want to have everyone embrace Canada's decision to welcome these refugees through showing the reality of what is happening in their world.

It will be a grand social event with music, performances, drinks and fun! Let's all celebrate life.

The proceeds from this event (as well as fees) will be donated to Syrian refugees displaced in this current world crisis. It is optional for artists/vendors to donate some of their profits for the cause, but it is encouraged. It is crucial for us to come together and help those in need in any way possible. Details of the charity are in this link:

Please submit the following to by Friday, OCTOBER 23:
1. Your name and the faculty you belong to 2. A description of your artwork/product/entrepreneurial venture (50-100 words) with a picture of your artwork/product 3. A link to your website or portfolio 3. Price range of your art/product (if selling)

Our timeline is as follows:
Submission Deadline October 30
Jurors Selection Announced November 1
SHOW Friday, November 13 7 to 11 p.m. (49 McCaul St.)

For any questions or inquiries please direct them to

After the submission deadline, this link will serve as an event page.

Venue & Address:


Student artwork from the 2012/2013 Florence Program cohort. Photo by Martin Iskandar.
Student artwork from the 2012/2013 Florence Program cohort. Photo by Martin Iskandar.

Are you ready for an adventure in art history, and a unique studio-based challenge on location in the heart of the Italian Renaissance? The deadline for applications for OCAD U's 2014/2015 Florence Off-Campus Studies Program is January 17.

If you’re one of the 27 students selected to study in the Florence Program in 2014/2015, you’ll spend eight months immersed in Italian culture, surrounded by architectural and artistic treasures from the Italian Renaissance. You’ll learn art history on site in Florence and Rome with renowned art historian Peter Porcal. And you’ll develop your own work in a communal studio setting.

“It’s an experiential way to learn,” said Caroline Langill, Associate Dean, Faculty of Art. “Seeing the work in situ is always superior to a reproduction. Everything has meaning in an artwork when you see it in person.”

The Florence Program is based on more of an open, independent study model than most of the curriculum on campus at OCAD U. Langill describes it as more of a residency program  — something undergraduate students don’t normally have access to. If you go to Florence for your third year of study, it can also help set you up for your thesis. 

“If you haven’t been to Europe and you’re studying art, there’s nothing like it,” said Langill. While she noted experiencing the Renaissance first hand provides a western view of art, it is an important part of art history, and “going to a location like this can give you a critical perspective.”

You will have to pay for the program and your expenses — this is not a funded program — but as Langill points out, it’s not necessarily more expensive in Florence than in Toronto. 

If you apply, your portfolio will be evaluated by two faculty advisors. Applicants with a 70 average and a strong portfolio are all equally competitive.

Learn more

Florence Program overview and eligibility requirements 

Florence Program application form

Florence Program projected expenses