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Call for Proposals - International Virtual Exchange Groups

Poster for the international virtual exchange groups


Join the International Programs & Collaborations office (IPCO) in developing your own international virtual club. Whether you're interested in forming a book, film, or art club, creating a group-led podcast, collaborating on a short film, or hosting monthly studio visits, the possibilities are endless. This unique opportunity gives you a chance to share your interests and work alongside an international community of art and design students, all under the guidance of our office. 

  • Connect with students globally gaining fresh insights, and boosting your creative motivation 
  • Be part of a creative community that offers feedback, and encourages growth 
  • Enhance your leadership skills and engage in discussions with like-minded peers. 
  • Create a worldwide network for future opportunities 
  • OCAD U students will each receive a $200 honourarium for their group support 

We are accepting proposals from individuals and groups for ideas themed around new media, art or design disciplines. As a group facilitator, you will be responsible for planning the program content. Our office will support you throughout the entire process of coordinating these virtual gatherings. We will work with you step by step to structure the best format for your group, test virtual platforms, define project goals, and establish connections with community partners, and industry experts. 

Group Requirements 

  • Group facilitator(s) must commit to attending full virtual exchange timeline (minimum 6 virtual meetings spread out over a monthly or bi-monthly period until July 2024) 
  • Must revolve around disciplines of new media, art, or design 
  • Groups will be made up of OCAD U members alongside students from our international partner schools 
  • Meetings must be planned to be one hour in duration and will be conducted virtually at different times to accommodate various time zones. 

How to Apply 

In a single PDF include: 

  • Full name(s) and OCAD U email(s) 
  • OCAD U program and year of study
  • A brief program outline (250 words max) 
  • A sample program timeline outlining 6 virtual sessions (300 words max)

Submit completed proposals to 

Deadline to submit: Monday October 16th, 2023 



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