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2021 CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Partial Gallery Call for Artists

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce the return of our partnership which provides an exceptional career opportunity for OCAD U student artists and recent alumni (2020). 40 selected artists will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Artist Showcase on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals.

DEADLINE: We will be accepting applications until all positions are filled.

PAST OPPORTUNITIES

401 Richmond: Illustration Studio 2021

Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in 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. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 106.

Submissions closed. Recipient to be announced soon.

Open Studio, Studio and Education Assistant

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 Studio and Education Assistant. The Studio and Education Assistant will  assist with education programs, including ordering and preparing materials, and liaising with instructors. This opportunity is open to current OCAD U students in any discipline in their final year at the undergraduate level and any year at the Master’s level 

Submissions closed. Recipient to be announced soon.

2021 Bruce Mau Design, Graphic Design Intern

Bruce Mau Design and the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) are excited to announce the return of the Bruce Mau Design, Graphic Design Internship. Bruce Mau Design is seeking a Graphic Designer who will contribute their passion and talent to one of BMD’s design teams. You will provide design and production support across a diverse range of clients and projects. 

Submissions closed. Recipient to be announced soon.

2021 Slate Asset Management, Call for Artists 

OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce a call for artists in partnership with Slate Asset Management. Slate Asset Management is seeking proposals for a rotating public art exhibit that will animate the lobby of 2St. Clair West in the Yonge St. + St. Clair Avenue West community. This opportunity is open to Drawing & Painting students graduating in 2021.

Submissions closed. Recipient to be announced soon.

Impact Hub, Creative Strategist

OCAD University’s RBC Centrefor Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce a recruitedplacement in partnership with Impact Hub Ottawa for the role of CreativeStrategist. The ideal candidate will be a community-minded and forward-thinkingCreative Strategist who will refine, standardize and future proof their brandand presence. This opportunity is open to current OCAD U students in any discipline at the 3rd or final year at the Undergraduate level or any year at the Master’s level 

Submissions closed. Recipient to be announced soon.

2021 Parks Canada, Creative Content Specialist

The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the return of the Parks Canada Career Launcher for technically savvy students with photography and videography skills. Students, that will be returning to school in Fall 2021 are invited to apply for this opportunity. A successful applicant will be employed at Rouge Park - Canada’s first national urban park! This opportunity is open to current students who are returning to school in Fall 2021. 

Submissions closed. Recipient to be announced soon.

KONRAD GROUP - Associate Experience Designer (UI/UX)

As an Associate Experience Designer (UI/UX) you will be involved in KONRAD GROUP’s design thinking process and the creation of innovative mobile, tablet and web products. You will bridge the gap between design, business, and technology to ship world-class digital experiences for leading companies and global brands.


DEADLINE: We will be accepting applications until all positions are filled.

KONRAD GROUP - UI/UX Design Intern

Konrad Group is looking for a UI/UX intern to join the team in Toronto. Throughout the work term, you will be involved in Konrad Group design thinking processes and the creation of innovative mobile, tablet and web products. You will collaborate with creative, development and strategy teams to ship world-class digital experiences for leading companies and global brands.

DEADLINE: We will be accepting applications until all positions are filled.

2021 Career Launcher Fund

The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the return of the Career Launcher Fund for Undergraduate and Master's students graduating in 2021. Apply for up to $350. This fund supports activities relating to professional practice and skills development as you transition out of school to begin your career. Eligible activities should fall in one of the 4 pillars below:

  • Showcasing or distributing your work
  • Skills development
  • Access to networks
  • Supporting your creative business

Recipients Announced

DesignTO, Programs Assistant

Working with and reporting to the Artistic Director, the Programs Assistant supports the planning, administration, and execution of DesignTO Festival programming, including exhibitions, events, outreach, and special initiatives. This opportunity is open to current OCAD U students in any discipline at the 3rd or final year at the Undergraduate level or any year at the Master’s level 

Recipients Announced

Mercer Union, Administration and Communication Assistant

Reporting to the Director & Curator, the Administration and Communication Assistant will support various aspects of working within a contemporary art institution, focusing on communications, fundraising initiatives and general administration. This opportunity is open to current OCAD U students in any discipline at the 3rd or final year at the Undergraduate level or any year at the Master’s level 

Submissions closed. Recipient to be announced soon.

Ownr Career Launcher for Creative Entrepreneurs

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to partner with Ownr to create an exclusive opportunity for OCAD U students and recent alumni that will provide seed funding to help launch a business through the Ownr Career Launcher for Creative Entrepreneurs. 

Recipients Announced

NEO Exchange: Call for Artists

OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program. Five (5) emerging artists from OCAD U, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange.

Recipients Announced

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of our partnership with Canada’s leading juried outdoor art fair. The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher award is for students in the Illustration, Material Art & Design, Photography and Printmaking/Publications programs. The selected students will have a free showcase opportunity at the special hybrid online/outdoor 60th Anniversary Fair.

Recipients Announced


Contact 

Shellie Zhang
Special Projects Coordinator
E: szhang@ocadu.ca



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The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers recognizes the generous support for the Career Launcher program from the Province of Ontario through its Career Ready Fund.

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