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Congratulations to Drawing and Painting 21’ grad Kathryn Greenwood on receiving the inaugural Slate Asset Management Career Launcher.

Kathryn Greenwood AWARDED INAUGURAL SLATE ASSET MANAGEMENT CAREER LAUNCHER

In spring 2021, OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers was excited to announce a call for artists in partnership with Slate Asset Management. Slate Asset Management was seeking proposals for a rotating public art exhibit that would animate the lobby of 2 St. Clair West in the Yonge St. + St. Clair Avenue West community. Kathryn’s work will remain on display at 2 St. Clair West until the end of July 2022.

Kathryn is a multidisciplinary artist based in Lekwungen Territory/Victoria, BC. Her work reflects a reverence for the natural environment, and her paintings are abstract, visual responses to experiences with and within nature. Often referencing places and species she encounters around coastal BC, her work is inspired by natural forms on the micro and macro scale. Her recent work explores the experience of nature through a cognitive lens and attempts to illuminate attentional biases we may apply to plant life. Kathryn recently completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University (2021), and her work has been exhibited in Toronto and Victoria. She has also been featured in publications by CBC Arts and The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Kathryn is represented by Sweetpea Gallery.

Website: www.kathryngreenwood.com
Instagram: @trail.mix.fix

Image:  Silver Ragwort, 21" x 27", oil on canvas.

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The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of our partnership with Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF), Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair. The TOAF Career Launcher award is for students in the Illustration, Material Art & Design, Photography, Sculpture and Installation and Printmaking/Publications programs. The selected students will have a free opportunity at the 61st TOAF to showcase their artworks in-person and online at TOAF.ca.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Career Launcher website: https://bit.ly/TOAF2022CL

Qualifications:
ILLU, MAAD, PHOTO, SCIN or PRNT/PUBL students in their graduating year (2022)
Multidisciplinary artists can submit up to 3 different applications in 3 different categories 
You must apply individually under your own name
Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Career Launcher opportunity.

TOAF Dates: July 8-17, 2022 (10 days online culminating in the last 3 days at Nathan Phillips Square in-person)
Location: Online and In-person at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W, Toronto, ON
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Thursday, February 10, 2022.  2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
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Join our upcoming info session to learn more about Toronto Outdoor Art Fair hear from past Career Launcher recipient Melody Juthamongkol, and resources for putting together a strong application. 

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The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of our partnership with Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF), Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair. The TOAF Career Launcher award is for students in the Illustration, Material Art & Design, Photography, Sculpture and Installation and Printmaking/Publications programs. The selected students will have a free opportunity at the 61st TOAF to showcase their artworks in-person and online at TOAF.ca.

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Join our upcoming info session to learn more about the program, the Artist Project, hear from past recipient and artist James Knott, and resources for putting together a strong application.

Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
https://ocadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtcO2hrz4qEtzRMkyOgamfYqAq5KJsft-N

James Knott is an emerging, Toronto-based artist, having received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Integrated Media from OCAD University.
Their work combines theatre, video, and audio to create immersive and emotionally resonant experiences exploring themes of paradoxical and queer identity, with an emphasis on movement/gesture, archetypes of desire, and the commodification of the femme body.

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The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media, Digital Futures or Sculpture/Installation programs. INTM, DF and SCIN students and recent alum are invited to apply for this paid opportunity which provides a professional venue and large public audience for their work. 

The successful applicant will participate in the 14th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Queen Elizabeth Building, April 21 - 24, 2022. Dimensions of the project space are roughly 15 x 15 square feet in size. 

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers will provide a $2,000 production grant towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity.

Artist Project Career Launcher Deadline: Thursday, February 10, 2022 (11:59 PM) ET
More info: https://bit.ly/ArtistProject2022CL

 

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2022 Open Studio,
Archive and Collections Assistant

Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59pm (midnight)

OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce a recruited placement in partnership with Open Studio for the role of Archive and Collections Assistant. The Archive and Collections Assistant will join the Open Studio team at an exciting time as they move forward with a project to create a formalized collection from an archive of donated prints created at Open Studio in its past and current locations over 50 years. This position will assist with improving access to Open Studio’s print collection by organizing and cataloging artworks, and with digitizing artworks and archive materials to be shared via a dedicated social media channel.

Visit the Career Launcher website for detailed informationhttps://bit.ly/OpenStudioCL2022 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) 
  • Current resume
  • A brief statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max) 
  • A cover letter outlining your interest in this specific opportunity (500 words max) 
  • A short statement outlining the potential significance of the opportunity to your practice and/or development (100 words max) 

RATE: $25 hour, for 25 hours per week 
TERM: Part-time contract, beginning in late February to June 2022*

*Under current pandemic restrictions, Open Studio is currently closed to the public until January 27. The anticipated start date for this position is the end of February 2022 and it is an in-person working role. In the event that the Gallery must remain closed for public health, the start date for the position may be delayed until the end of March 2022 and continue till July 2022. The Gallery will work closely with the selected candidate to determine a start date.
 

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Interested in applying for the Open Studio Archive and Collections Assistant Career Launcher?
Join us on January 17th for an info session to learn more about Open Studio from their team members, and resources for putting together a strong application.

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OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Public and the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce The Public Gallery Window Exhibition Career Launcher, providing an exhibition opportunity for one (1) exhibition proposal from a recent OCAD U grad. Artists are invited to submit site responsive proposals to be shown from mid-January till the end of February, 2022.

The Public Gallery (58 Lansdowne Ave.) is a 2m x 3.5 m street-facing gallery, featuring art that explores issues of social justice and anti-oppression. The Public believes that art should be accessible— created and enjoyed by everybody, — and inspire change. The gallery can be viewed anytime from Lansdowne Ave. at Seaforth in Toronto. Once selected, the Public Gallery is interested in mentoring and supporting the artist’s interest in developing community engagement via workshops or programming.

We program the gallery with the understanding that any work that’s shown in a community needs to be able to be read by people in that community. We’re often reflecting on the site-specificity of our space — a gallery window in Parkdale, on Indigenous land, across from a school, at a bus stop, etc. — and in these ways, we challenge the conventional role and relationship of a gallery to its surrounding community. Our gallery is also one of our favourite ways of community engagement. We love building capacity with artists to run community engagement and popular education workshops that in turn deepens the connection between their artwork and the community.

The Public is interested in working with artists and projects that are responsive to the site and location of The Public’s surrounding neighbourhood, and artists who have an existing relationship to the community.

We strongly encourage artists to apply who reflect diversity and intersectionality in sexuality, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, ability, and other dimensions of diversity.

The selected artist will receive a fee of $1000 and production support budget of $200 from the RBC Centre forEmerging Artists & Designers.
 

DEADLINE: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (midnight)

INFO SESSION

Thursday, November 11, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 PM ET
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Join our upcoming info session to learn more about the program, the Public and resources for putting together an application. 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent OCAD U grads (2020 or 2021).
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Career Launcher opportunity.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current creative CV
  • Website and/or Social Media handle
  • A brief statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
  • A written statement describing your proposed exhibition and your interest in this specific opportunity (500 words max) Please note that The Public Gallery space is unable to accommodate sound projects. The Public is interested in working with artists and projects that are responsive to the site and location of The Public’s surrounding neighbourhood, and artists who have an existing relationship to the community. Please include this your statement if this applies to you.
  • A short statement outlining the potential significance of the opportunity to your practice and/or development (100 words max)
  • 5 - 10 sample support images or video links of artist’s artwork in a single PDF. Please provide links for video related content and work (Vimeo, YouTube, Format website etc). Do not include video files.
  • A corresponding list for the support images including: artist(s) name, title, year, medium, size duration (for time-based work). 

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  • Installation: Early January 2022 
  • Exhibition: Mid-January to end of February, 2022 
  • Deinstall: first week of March 2022 

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  • $1,000 artist fee
  • $200 production support budget

APPLICATION SUPPORT

The OCAD U RBC CEAD is committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from first-time applicants to the program and graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions. Applicants are welcome to advise the CEAD of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. 

Applicants who need assistance with their submissions are invited to connect with the RBC CEAD for Advising supportClick here to learn more about how to book an advising appointment.

Visit the Career Launcher website for full opportunity details.


 

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Yonge-Dundas Square and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Black History Month Digital Exhibition Curator Career Launcher providing a curatorial exhibition opportunity for one (1) curatorial proposal from a current student or recent OCAD U grad. Curators are invited to program a selection of artists and artworks across five (5) digital screens for the duration of Black History Month: two horizontal (960 x 480 pixels) and three vertical (448 x 608 pixels) on the Square, from February 1 to 28, 2022. 

This opportunity is for curators who self-identify as Black. The successful applicant will receive a curatorial fee ($1500) provided by the CEAD. Artists shown will be paid in accordance with CARFAC schedules by the CEAD.

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Location of 5 screens in Square can be viewed here. 


DEADLINE: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (midnight)

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  • Based on the curator’s proposal, work closely with Yonge and Dundas Square, the CEAD and artists to ensure the exhibition is appropriate for the Square’s digital screens 

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  • $1,500 curatorial fee
  • Artists shown will be paid in accordance with CARFAC schedules by the CEAD.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current creative CVs of curator and proposed artists
  • Website and/or Social Media handle of curator and proposed artists
  • A brief statement/bio that contextualizes your overall curatorial practice (150 words max)
  • A curatorial proposal that communicates your interest in this specific opportunity (400 words max)
  • 5 - 10 sample support images or video links of artists’ artwork in a single PDF (The sample of work must be formatted into versions considering both dimensions: 448 x 608 pixels, and 960 x 480 pixels)
  • A corresponding list for the support images including: artist name, title, year, medium, size duration (for time-based work). 
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Career Launcher opportunity

APPLICATION SUPPORT

The OCAD U RBC CEAD is committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from first-time applicants to the program and graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions. Applicants are welcome to advise the CEAD of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. 

Applicants who need assistance with their submissions are invited to connect with the RBC CEAD for Advising supportClick here to learn more about how to book an advising appointment.


QUALIFICATIONS

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  • Current OCAD U students (graduating in 2022-23) and recent grads (who graduated in 2020 or 2021).

Artists Proposed / Proposal

  • Proposal must be a group show exhibiting three (3) artists to five (5) artists. Proposals for multi-channel presentation are highly encouraged.
  • Artists proposed must be OCAD U students or recent grads who graduated in 2020 or 2021). The applying curator cannot be an exhibiting artist
  • Selected artists must have a screen-based practice including but not limited to static, moving images, and multi-channel
  • Artists must be confirmed by curator prior to submission
  • Proposal must comply with YDS Display Policy available here
  • Proposal must comply with City of Toronto’s Municipal Code Chapter 694 - 18, E, (4) and (5) regulations available here

Visit the Career Launcher website for full opportunity details





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Virtual Info Session

Nov. 3, 2021
11AM - 12PM EDT
RSVP: bit.ly/2021seedfundeoiinfosession

Attend this info session to learn more about the Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs and how to submit an Expression of Interest.
 

About the Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs

The Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs is an exclusive opportunity for OCAD U students and recent alumni to receive funding to help launch a creative business.

The Seed Fund supports creative businesses in all the possible forms it can take. Recipients will be awarded up to $4,000 to help launch their business. In addition, a company tackling a social problem will be awarded the Ample Labs Prize of $1,000.

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Attend our Info Session on Nov. 3, 2021 from 11 AM - 12 PM EDT to learn more about the Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs. 

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Congratulations to Drawing and Painting 21’ grad Charlotte Healey on receiving the inaugural Slate Asset Management Career Launcher. Earlier in 2021, Slate invited artists to submit medium to large scale pieces to be displayed in their 2 St. Clair West location. In Charlotte’s work, figures gather in surreal arrangements to create energetic scenes dotted with absurdity and melodrama. Charlotte reflects on the intimacy and isolation of the crowd and its affiliations to social contract, nostalgia, loss, and uncertainty—poignant themes as the globe adjusts to new social interactions in 2021.  

Charlotte Healey (Canadian b. 1989) is an emerging contemporary painter and printmaker living in Toronto. Although her artistic focus is always in flux, an undercurrent of emotional urgency, representational ambiguity, and tongue-in-cheek run through her practice. For the time being, she continues to attempt works that teeter between humorous and tragic. Accepted into the MFA program at the New York Studio School, Charlotte will begin the next chapter in her creative career starting this September. 

Charlotte’s work will remain on display at 2 St. Clair West until the end of December 2021.  

Image: Why the Long Table? By Charlotte Healey. 


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Why the Long Table? By Charlotte Healey. Painting of colourful, lively figures around a table talking, drinking and playing games. Image Description 2: Charlotte Healey standing in front of two paintings against white wall smiling.
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Now in its 60th year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF), Canada’s largest and longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair has been a key part in launching and sustaining the careers of Canadian artists by directly connecting them to millions of art lovers, and public and private institutions. TOAF has been a longstanding supporter of OCAD U students and graduates. At the beginning of July, ten talented OCAD U students/grads exhibited their work in an online curated showcase from July 2-11 as part of the OCAD U TOAF Career Launcher.  

This year, we’re excited to celebrate the achievements of the many OCAD U students and graduates who received awards at the fair! Congratulations to: 

Left to right: Forlorn Star Pursued by Lecherous Thundercloud by Sid Sharp, New Norm by Esther Kim, Stiff-necked Terminator by Michelle Cieloszczyk. 

ABOUT THE TORONTO OUTDOOR ART FAIR CAREER LAUNCHER 

Since 2018, the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers has partnered with the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair to create the TOAF Career Launcher award. This opportunity for students and recent alumni in the Illustration, Material Art & Design, Photography and Printmaking/Publications programs offer a free showcase opportunity to nurture excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public.  

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Left to right: Forlorn Star Pursued by Lecherous Thundercloud by Sid Sharp, New Norm by Esther Kim, Stiff-necked Terminator by Michelle Cieloszczyk.
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The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to share the recipients of the 2021 Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. Congratulations to Sid Sharp, Lina Wu, Meegan Lim and Thamara Perera who have received one year of studio space in 401 Richmond!

Left to right: Thamara Perera, Sid Sharp, Meegan Lim and Lina Wu.

ABOUT THE 401 RICHMOND: ILLUSTRATION STUDIO CAREER LAUNCHER 

The Illustration Studio Career Launcher invited students to apply for one of four opportunities to receive a one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond from June 2021 to May 2022. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners.

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The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers recognizes the generous support for the Illustration Studio Career Launcher from The Dalglish Family Foundation.

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 Left to right: Thamara Perera, Sid Sharp, Meegan Lim and Lina Wu.

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