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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.

 

2018

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Artist Project 2019

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and 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 or Sculpture/Installation programs. The successful applicant will participate in the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019.

Deadline: December 17 at 12 pm

PAST OPPORTUNITIES

Curatorial Assistant

Working with the Director and fellow team members at Critical Distance, the Curatorial Programs Assistant supports and contributes to the research, development, management, execution, promotion, and documentation of CDCC exhibitions, events, educational programs, and other initiatives. For the right person, this is an opportunity to help shape the future of the organization and to learn and grow along with it.

Deadline: December 3 - Sumbissions Closed!

Design & Communications Assistant

Working with the Director and fellow team members atCritical Distance, the Design & Communications Assistant supports and contributes to the development and implementation of strategic outreach/marketing initiatives and provides design and production support for print/digital materials relating to our exhibitions, publications, website, social media feeds, and newsletters.

Deadline: December 3 - Sumbissions Closed!

Curatorial Project Assistant

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, and is currently seeking a part time Curatorial Project Assistant. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Curatorial Project Assistant will contribute to the research, development and realization of an online exhibition and adjacent programming.

Deadline: December 5 - Sumbissions Closed!

Programming & Outreach Assistant

Trinity Square Video is accepting applications for the part-time position of Programming & Outreach Assistant. This position will help support and build the organization’s presentation and education initiatives.

Deadline: November 12 - Submissions Closed!

Curatorial Assistant

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts and culture.
Deadline: November 22- Submissions Closed!

Research & Curatorial Assistant

Scrap Metal Gallery is welcoming applications for the part-time position of Research and Curatorial Assistant. This position will support the Director/ Curator on various research and curatorial tasks related to the Gallery’s 2019 exhibition programming.

Deadline: November 26- Submissions Closed!

Image Manager/ Production Assistant

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is accepting applications for the full-time position of Image Manager/ Production Assistant. This position will support the Artistic Project Coordinator on various production tasks pertaining to exhibitions and the Public Installation program.

Deadline: November 2 - Submissions Closed!

Public Digital Exhibition

DRPT, DPXA

Yonge-Dundas Square and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Yonge-Dundas Square Career Launcher providing exhibition opportunity to two (2) screen-based projects by recent OCADU graduates. The exhibitions will take place across five (5) digital screens on the Square, and will last through February 2019. Successful applicant(s) will also receive artist fees provided by the CEAD.

Deadline: November 5 - Submissions Closed!

Self-Directed Research Residency

PHOT

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the new Career Launcher opportunity for a 6-week Self-Directed Research Residency.

Deadline: November 5 - Submissions Closed!

Nuit Blanche Toronto Independent Project 2018

Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Nuit Blanche Independent Project Career Launcher 2018 providing prouduction support to a Nuit Blanche Independent Project created by OCADU graduates.

Closed - Recipients announced

Programs Coordinator

Toronto Design Offsite Festival is looking for a Programs Coordinator to support the Festival in 2019. Working with and reporting to the Artistic Director, the Programs Coordinator contributes to the planning, administration, and implementation of Festival programming, including exhibitions, events, outreach, and special initiatives.

Deadline: September 28, 2018 - Submission Closed!

Programming Assistant

North America’s largest exhibitor of independent and experimental moving image culture is currently seeking a part-time Programming Assistant to support to the production of the 32nd Images Festival (April 11-18, 2018). This position will work in a collaborative environment to put together a festival including: screenings, exhibitions, performances and events. Images Festival is a dynamic workplace and annual forum for excellence and innovation in contemporary media art.

Deadline: September 28, 2018 - Submission closed!

The Brandscape Residency 2018

DPXA, DIGF, INTM, PHOT, DF, IAMD

Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Brandscape Residency Career Launcher 2018 providing an OCADU graduate working with VR/AR a 6-month residency at the Brandscape

Closed: Recipient announced!

Come Up to My Room 2019

All Programs

The Gladstone Hotel and OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Come Up To My Room Career Launcher taking place between January 17 and January 20, 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel.

Closed: Recipients announced!

G44 Production Memberships

PHOT

Gallery 44 and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Gallery 44 Career Launcher providing Production Memberships to five (5) OCADU recent graduates with access to Gallery 44 production facilities, equipment rentals and programming for one (1) year starting October 2018 to support the graduates’ upcoming exhibitions and professional opportunities.

Closed: Recipient announced!

401 Built for Art Nuit Blanche 2018

All Programs

401 Richmond Street West and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the 401 Built for Art Nuit Blanche Career Launcher providing exhibition opportunity inside 401’s historic building to one public art project (installation, performance, etc.) during Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018 on September 29 2018 from 7pm to 7am.

Closed: Recipient announced!

/edition Art Book Fair 2018

Illustration, Photography, Print, Drawing & Painting, or any publishing-based practice.

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the inaugural OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2018 from October 25 to 28, 2018.

Closed: Recipients annouced!

INLAND 2018

MADD

INLAND and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) are excited to announce the first INLAND Career Launcher; exclusively for recent OCAD U Material Art & Design (jewellery) graduates. MAAD graduates are invited to complete a short survey application in order to be considered for the opportunity. One designer will be selected to receive a complimentary retail display space at the upcoming INLAND Toronto show, September 21 & 22.

Closed: Recipient announced!

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: Closed!

401 Richmond

Illustration

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

Closed: Recipients announced!

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

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

Closed: Recipients announced!

Queen West Art Crawl

Drawing & Painting

Graduating Drawing and Painting students will have the opportunity to exhibit in this large annual public event which attracts over 60,000 visitors each year

Closed: Recipients announced!

Rouge National Urban Park: Parks Canada

Photography

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

Closed:Recipient announced!

 

Artscape Youngplace

Criticism & Curatorial Practice

An essay will be commissioned from a Criticism and Curatorial practice student to accompany an upcoming solo exhibition.

Closed: Recipient Announced!

Artscape Youngplace

Photography

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

Closed: Recipients announced!

Akin Collective

Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting students are invited to apply for this opportunity and a successful applicant will be awarded a free 50sqft foot studio space for a 4-month period!

Closed: Recipients announced!

 

Healthcare Human Factors

INDS & GRPH

Healthcare Human Factors and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the first Healthcare Human Factors Career Launcher for a graduateof the OCAD U Graphic Design or Industrial Design programs.

Closed: Recipient announced!

IN:Sight Rooftop Art

ENVR & SCIN

A rooftop art design competition amongst emerging artists and alumni from OCAD University who will compete to have their design of a temporary art installation on top of the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre to compliment their upcoming solar panel installation.

Closed: Shortlist announced!

Hullmark Mural Project

Illustration

Hullmark has collaborated with OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers on the development of the Hullmark Stairwell Mural Career Launcher for 230 Richmond Street West.

Closed: Recipient announced!

FCB Health

Advertising

The 2018 FCB Health Art Director Internship provided a graduate of OCAD U’s Advertising program an opportunity to work on both new and established products, and to collaborate with a highly skilled cross-functional team.

Closed: Recipients announced!




Contact

Tak Pham
Special Project Coordinator, Career Launchers
E: [email protected]
P: 416 977 6000 Ext. 361


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