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Job postings, news, information

Career Cruising
Access full text news, interviews, job market trends and more.  Log in from off campus with OCAD U username/password.

OCAD Career Development
Updated daily; used for jobs, volunteer opportunities and temporary contracts in all areas of art and design

Resources for Artists, by Artists (CARFAC)
Includes information on image copyright, tips on setting prices, information for artists traveling or studying abroad.


Project M3: Models of Electronic Proposals
Wichita University: Offers links to sample student and instructor portfolios in various electronic formats.

Absolute Arts
Access thousands of artist portfolios. Users can submit a free portfolio to the site that includes four images.

Art Portfolio
Offers "Art Advice," a message board, a downloadable "Free Portfolio," news, featured artists and more. Use tabs at top view electronic publications, information on art history and numerous other related topics.

National Portfolio Day Association
An organization created in 1978 and dedicated to encouraging careers in the arts, this site offers brief tips on portfolios and lists upcoming events in Canada and the United States.

Proposal or grant writing

A Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal (Michigan State Univ.)
Offers a sample outline, with writing hints and example offered for each section.

Writing the Research Proposal (Writing Center, Saint Mary’s Univ., Minnesota)
A list of web links to sites hosted by universities and other academic institutions. 

Artist's statements

Artist Information Statements
National Association of Independent Artists describes writing style and content with a sample statement with examples.

Writing an Artist's Statement
ECIAD publication offering concise writing and stylistic information.

Creating an Artist's Statement
This personal site, created by Elizabeth Johnson, offers a check list of elements that should be included in an artists' statement. An excellent resource for revising or editing one's own work.

Studying elsewhere

Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD)
Provides information on post-graduate studies at the thirty-four colleges of art and design that comprise this organization.
Search for and compare over 3,600 international university, college and special programs.
Profiles 1,700 Canadian universities, colleges and career colleges, providing admission requirements, costs, programs and contacts. .
Over 53,000 North American graduate programs are listed. Search by subject or by school.

Directory of Library Science Degree Programs in North America
Art Libraries Association of North America (ARLIS/NA): This online publication compiles and presents the extensive survey information from 39 of the 56 ALA accredited library science programs in North America and includes at least concise information about each North American program.

Writing Letters of Intent for Grad School
ECIAD publication offering convincing writing and stylistic information.

Scholarships and research grants

OCAD U Scholarships & Awards
Includes policies, procedures & list of scholarships and awards offered internally and externally. 

OCAD U Entrance Scholarships and Awards
Includes both internal and external sources.

Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada
News, policies and procedures for applying for SSHRC grants.

Universities Canada
"Administers more than 150 scholarship programs on behalf of the federal government, domestic and foreign agencies and private sector companies."

Office of Research Services (ORS) Funding Opportunities
University of Manitoba : Research funding database with tips for preparing proposals.

Online Scholarship Database
University of Waterloo : search engine to online scholarship information.

Arts and artist grants, contests

Cultural Human Resources Council
Access PDF studies & documents on all aspects of employment in the cultural sector.  Includes statistics, forecasts, information for cultural management, and other related documents. Covers performing arts, heritage, new media, and publishing industries.  Offers updated versions of many print publications in the OCAD Library's Quick Reference section. 

Cultural Human Resources Competency Profile
Search CHRC’s Compendium of Occupational Analyses to learn about skills as they relate to occupations
in arts and culture.

Universes in Universe
Offers extensive information on international visual arts.  Includes  calendar of art exhibitions, biennials and major competitions.  Access information internationally through clickable world map.

Art Deadlines List
Art contests & competitions, art jobs & internships, art scholarships & grants & fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.

Toronto Arts Council
A funding body that supports "development, accessibility and excellence of the arts in Toronto" and offers grant programs to the city's arts organizations and professional artists.

Ontario Arts Council
An independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture that supports provincial artists and arts organizations through grants, awards and services.

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture & Recreation
This ministry offers support for women's issues, cultural diversity, senior-citizens' rights, people with disabilities. Use "Search" to find information on grants and funding.

Ontairo Trillium Foundation
An agency of the Ministry of Culture, OTF receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario's charity casino initiative to support Arts & Culture, Environment, Human & Social Services, and Sports & Recreation.

Canada Council for the Arts
A national agency supporting the arts in Canada through grants, services and awards to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Department of Canadian Heritage
Responsible for national policies and programs, promoting "Canadian content, cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life." Use "Search" to find information on grants and funding.

A Summary of the Employment Experience of College Graduates Six Months After Graduation (Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities):

Health and safety

MSDSonline Chemical Inventory and MSDS Data Base
This on-line data base allows OCAD users to: 

  • access identified chemical MSDS’s in individual e-binders which have been specifically developed for each shop, studio or other areas on campus which use and/or store chemicals
  • search for new chemical MSDS’s from more than 3.5 million MSDS’s on a master database.