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Akin Studios

2022 Akin Studio

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OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Akin Career Launcher for Drawing & Painting and Integrated Media students in their graduating term. 

Akin is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides creative studio space as well as arts-based programming. Akin’s studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavours and creative entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. They build community through accessible and educational programming along with open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.

Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and two successful applicants will be awarded $2,000 in credits to go towards a studio space at Akin’s shared workspaces in 2022-2023! In addition to the $2,000 studio credit, each recipient will receive $450 credit for use at Remote Gallery at Richmond and Portland. Remote Gallery provides the opportunity to exhibit work, host workshops / artist talks, or other activities relevant to early career growth.

This is an amazing opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and gain access to the excellent multidisciplinary facilities that Akin Collective has to offer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a DRPT or INTM student in their graduating year
  • Must have the intent of remaining in the region following graduation to make use of this opportunity
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Career Launcher opportunity

DEADLINE: 

Monday, June 6, 2022, 11:59 PM

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.

ACCESSIBILITY

Applicants who have concerns about meeting a Career Launcher application deadline are invited to connect with the CEAD in order to discuss possible alternatives. We encourage all who might require assistance with the application process to reach out to determine available support. Outreach of this nature should be undertaken at least one week prior to the published application deadline.

PARTNER

Akin Collective

www.akincollective.com 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current CV
  • A brief statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
  • Online portfolio or an attached PDF portfolio. Include 5-7 sample support images of past artwork in a single PDF
  • A statement of interest that contextualizes your intent to use the studio and outlines the significance of the opportunity (400 words max)

VIRTUAL INFO SESSION

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Click here to RSVP

Join our upcoming info session to learn more about Akin Collective and resources for putting together a strong application.


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Apply via Typeform:

http:/bit.ly/AkinCL2022Apply

About Akin

Akin is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides creative studio space as well as arts-based programming. Our studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavors and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. We build community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.

Contact

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



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