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Career Launchers are unique, high-profile opportunities for students, developed in partnership with industry, in order to help new graduates start their professional practice after school.

These offerings are by application, talent driven and juried by faculty and the industry partners themselves.



Career Launcher Fund

Graduating Students

Emerging artists and designers are invited to apply for funds that will support activities relating to their early career success as they transition out of school.

Submission Deadline: April 9, 2018

401 Richmond


The 401 Richmond Career Launcher is a fantastic opportunity will place 4 students in a rent-free, downtown studio space for 1 year.

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018

Artist Project

Sculpture & Installation

One Sculpture & Installation alumni will be commissioned to exhibit a performance piece at the Artist Project.

Closed - recipient announced!


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Illustration and Material Art & Design and Printmaking/Publication

Graduating students will have the opportunity to exhibit in Canada's largest and longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair!

Submission Deadline: March 4, 2018

Healthcare Human Factors

Industrial & Graphic Design

Healthcare Human Factors will award to one Graphic Design or Industrial Design Student in their graduating year.

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

Rouge National Urban Park: Parks Canada


Photography students are invited to apply for this opportunity and a successful applicant will be employed at Canada's first national urban park.

Submission Deadline: February 26, 2018



Artscape Youngplace

Criticism & Curatorial Practice

Artscape Youngplace will select an artist from the group exhibition and award them a solo show in November 2018.

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018

Artscape Youngplace


Photography students are encouraged to apply, working with the Artscape curatorial team, faculty, CEAD, and an OCAD U Photo alumni!

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018

Akin Collective

Drawing & Painting

Photography students are invited to apply for this opportunity, winning a free studio space for a 4-month period!

Submission Deadline: March 26, 2018




Miles Collyer
Coordinator, Career Development
P: 416 977 6000 Ext. 4020

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