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Project 31: New Futures

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Project 31: New Futures is a unique and immersive fundraising experience – comprising of an online silent auction and a virtual auction – that is presenting a unique collection of work by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) artists and designers from the OCAD University community.

Curated by OCAD U faculty and staff, this world-class collection will feature up to 50 lots. Pieces will be sold in a Silent Auction from June 16 to 30 and selected pieces will be sold during a Live Auction Event on June 24.

Members of our committee include: Jason Baerg, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art; Dr. Andrea Fatona, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Canadian Black Diasporic Cultural Production, Dr. Nithikul Nimkulrat, Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Material Art & Design; Ilene Sova, Assistant Professor and Ada Slaight Chair of Contemporary Painting and Drawing, Faculty of Art; Ryan Rice, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; and Lisa Deanne Smith, curator at the Onsite Gallery.

The work in the auctions will feature established artists and let you discover new and emerging talent. Don't miss this opportunity to support and own exceptional works from Canada's leading art, design, and new media community. 

All funds raised from both the silent and live auctions will support our BIPOC students through bursaries as well as programming by our Faculties.

By registering for Project 31: New Futures today, you will have access to: 

Silent Auction
From June 16 to 30, you will have time to review items from the collection during our silent auction. All bidding will be remote and can be done from your mobile phone or computer. 

Live Auction Event
On June 24, join us for our virtual Live Auction Event that promises to be unlike any virtual event you have ever attended. We’ll be auctioning about 10 unique works of art.

There is NO COST to access Project 31: New Futures for VIP members of OCAD University's community.


This amazing collection includes works from Kevin Bae; Jason Baerg; Anthia Barboutsis; Michael Belmore; Nathan Eugene Carson; Shea Chang; Kestin Cornwall; Vanessa Dion Fletcher; Yining Fu; Sugandha Gaur; Astrid Ho; Andre  Kan; Natalie King; Kotoba Jewellery; Surendra Lawoti; JJ Lee; Julius Poncelet Manapul; Ashok Mathur and Soleil Launière; Michael Lee Poy; Shevon J. Lewis; Aaron Li-Hill; Charmaine Lurch; Sanaz Mazinani; Anna Jane McIntyre; Peter Morin and Ayumi Goto; Kathy Moscou; Nithikul Nimkulrat; Emma Nishimura; Eugene Paunil; Abigail Permell; Lilian Sim; Dionne Simpson ; Moraa Elizabeth Stump; Gary Taxali; Yaw Tony; Annie Tung; Natalie Majaba Waldburger; Alia Weston Jewellery; Amy Wong; X Height Media; and Shaheer Zazai.