2022 RBC Commissioning Program
Call for Artists
In fall 2021, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers began an inaugural partnership with the RBC Curatorial Department to establish an ambitious program that will commission original editioned 2D artwork, by OCAD U artists, into RBC offices and spaces.
Ten (10) emerging artists from OCAD U, working in a variety of mediums, were commissioned to create an edition set from one existing piece of work. We're excited to announce the following artists as part of the program.
RBC Curatorial Department
OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce an inaugural partnership with the RBC Curatorial Department to establish an ambitious program that will commission original editioned 2D artwork, by OCAD U artists, into RBC offices and spaces.
Ten (10) emerging artists from OCAD U, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to create an edition set of five (5) numbered and signed reproductions from one (1) existing piece of work.
The RBC Commissioning Program will select (10) emerging artists, representing different artistic practices, providing a diversity of artistic voices and approaches to be showcased in the commissioning program. Artists will receive $1,500 per commissioned per editioned set.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Each of the ten (10) selected emerging artists will: Attend an artist on-boarding session in late-March
- Ensure that final completed signed artwork editions are delivered to the CEAD and RBC Curatorial Department by May 2022
- Be responsible for the high quality production of their work. The CEAD can offer guidance on editioning and recommendations for production
$1,500 per commissioned work (x1 editioned set of five)
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET
- Week of March 21, 2022 – Artists are selected and notified
- April-May 2022 – Editions in production
- May – Editions delivered to RBC Curatorial Department
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.
Applicants who need assistance with their submissions are invited to connect with the RBC CEAD for Advising support. Click here to learn more about how to book an advising appointment.
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.
RBC Curatorial Department
VIRTUAL INFO SESSION
Monday, February 14, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Join our upcoming info session to learn more about the RBC Commissioning program and resources for putting together a strong application.
- Current OCAD U student or recent OCAD U graduate (2020, 2021)
- Experience in producing small-to-medium sized 2D works
- Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Career Launcher opportunity
- Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current creative CV
- Website and/or Social Media handle
- A brief artist statement/bio that contextualizes your overall practice (150 words max)
- A short statement outlining the potential significance of the opportunity to your practice and/or development (100 words max)
- 1-3 images of existing work to be submitted for consideration. A corresponding image support list including: artist name, title, year, medium, and size details of works in one PDF