2021 Career Launcher FundMade possible by generous donors, including the Gordon Eberts Prize
The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) was excited to announce the 5th annual Career Launcher Fund for graduating students. Emerging artists and designers were invited to apply for a funding opportunity relating to career supports and skills building as they transitioned out of school. Proposed expenses included anything that would be important to advancing an individual’s career success and activities fell in one of the four funding pillars:
- Showcasing or distributing your work
- Skills development
- Access to networks
- Supporting your creative business
A jury consisting of representatives from Xpace, Faculty of Art and Faculty of Design made selections. In 2021, the Fund awarded 62 applications from individuals and collectives of OCAD University from a selection of over 70 applicants.
This opportunity is made possible by generous donors, including the Gordon Eberts Prize.
All Undergraduate and Master's students graduating in 2021
To assist with the launch of an independent publication.
Adrian Brendan Geary
To support an online creative practice through Shopify.
An OCAD U Continuing Studies "Intro to Project Management" course to improve skills as a creative producer.
To take classes in 3D modelling and animation. To submit work in competitions for the opportunity to showcase work.
To print and mail out materials for an upcoming exhibition.
To assist with the set up of an online business.
To help with the growth of Amano, an online start-up marketplace for Ecuadorian creatives.
For a Firebase membership, and online courses in Flutter, Firebase, Angular, UX Design.
To take courses in Revit and AutoCAD for employment in architecture.
To take courses in Artstation, Code Academy, Spine 2D, RPG Maker MV.
Chris A Leithead
To take a course in Hover domain name registry, Udemy SEO course.
To support with the materials for the opening of an upcoming exhibition.
For Logic Pro and Motion.
A George Brown Continuing Education course BUS 9117: How to Start a Small Business.
A George Brown Continuing Education course BUS 9117: How to Start a Small Business
Elfy (Nemrod Elfer Castro Delgado)
For Universities Art Association of Canada and CAA membership.
Eric Glennie Windhager
To assist with a zine for artist communities.
For ZBrush and a CARFAC membership.
To assist with the creation of a visual, emotion-packed book of stories by Shakespeare.
For Octane, CG axis, Domestica.
For Wix.com and to assist with showcasing and distributing an independent publication.
Hau Thanh Pham
To take a course on Skillshare and for a Carfac membership.
For LEED Green Associate certification.
For Max MSP, Fritzing, TSV Max MSP workshops (Max MSP: Visual Interactive Programming for Installation and The Art of Sound Recording, Vimeo Plus, MTL Connect Digital Spring Full Conference.
For Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) membership, College of Art Association Student (CAA) membership.
For Design+Code, Principle, Awwards: Advanced Prototyping and Awwards: Animated is Better.
To take an OCAD U Continuing Studies in Video, Animation, Sound, Game Design.
For a membership to TouchDesigner, an "immersive & interactive HQ" teaching advanced techniques and skills.
To assist with showcasing and distributing work.
To assist with materials for showcasing works.
To assist with materials for showcasing works.
For a business license.
For a project that explores cross-cultural identity and duality.
To take a George Brown Revit for Architecture course.
For a domain and annual subscription to the"Can You Hear the Drawing" platform.
For a website domain at Big Cartel and to support Meghan's business, Basic Goodness Clothing.
For Wix.com, The Habit Factory and Designcode course
For a submission fee to Agencyaccess.
Mihyun Maria Kim
For Kunstmatrix, memberships to Mississauga Arts Council and CARFAC.
For Ceramics Apprenticeship and VPN, and a course on Skillshare.
For a screen printing course and one-on-one mentorship at Open Studio.
Nina Margaret Fereiro
For YCBS-265, Financing and Business Models in Creative Industries at McGill University.
Olivia Mae Sinclair
To support Olivia's artistic practice and career in screen printing.
To assist with showcasing and distribution of "Friends" publication.
To showcase work through Webflow.
Rebecca Van Fraassen
To rent Sennheiser ME66 kit with boom pole and DJI RS2 Gimbal Mount for 1 week; to submit work into Film Festivals (Film Freeway).
To take a 10-week Masterclass with Kat Tsai.
Samantha Christina Lance
To support "A Breath of Fresh Air" a group exhibition for Samantha's thesis.
For a 1-year Shopify subscription.
For a web domain, auto rig for Blendr, KenTools Facebuilder for Blendr.
For Agency Access Creative Directory.
To assist in the distribution of "The Burden", a full-length graphic novel as part of Sid's thesis.
Siyun (Celina) Tong
For BringYourOwnLaptop membership and Canva.
For a Women in Film membership and RenderStreet Render Farm.
Supanitch (Melody) Juthamongkol
For memberships to Vancouver Metal Arts Association and Craft Ontario's recent graduate membership, submission fees to Beaux-Arts, the Earring Show, Co-Adorn Camp show.
For BrainStation's User Interface Design Certificate course.
For software subscriptions for ZBrush 2021 and Marmoset ToolBag 4. To assist with some of the costs associated with taking Brainstorm School ZB1: Intro to ZBrush.
Timothy Youhyun Cho
To take The Art of Sound Recording 2 parts (Trinity Square Video), and to attend workshops by InterAccess and Trinity Square Video.
Valerie Yuk Fai Poon
For CodeAcademy and Interaction Design for 6 months.
To assist with showcasing and distributing work in a gallery space.
Wing Sum Lee
For a membership to Textile Museum of Canada and to showcase and distribute work.
Special Projects Coordinator