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2019

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Partial x OCAD U: Call for Students

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for current OCAD U students in the Faculty of Art. 25 students will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals.

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at midnight

Artist Project 2020

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year OCAD U student or recent graduate with a performance-based practice (such as, but not limited to, Integrated Media, Digital Futures or Sculpture/Installation).

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at midnight

PAST OPPORTUNITIES

Partial x OCAD U: Call for Alumni

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for OCAD U Faculty of Art alumni. 15 recent grads will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Account on Partial and inclusion as a featured artist within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals. This is an amazing opportunity to get your work out there, nurture an audience, and sell your work! Applications will be reviewed by faculty members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

DEADLINE: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Recipient Announced!

recent graduates. MAAD students in their final year and recent graduates are invited to complete a short survey application in order to be considered for the opportunity to receive a complimentary space at INLAND. Designers will be selected to receiveacomplimentary3X3retaildisplay space at the upcoming INLAND Toronto show, September 27 & 28.

DEADLINE: Monday, September 2, 2019 at midnight

Come Up To My Room 2020 x OCAD U

Come Up To My Room invites OCAD U students and graduates to propose a site-specific, immersive installation that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike. Successful applicant(s) will transform a hotel room into a complete immersive, “otherworldly” environment art installation. In addition to the exhibition opportunity, the Career Launcher recipient will also receive a production grant from the CEAD.

DEADLINE: September 20, 2019 at midnight

Collections Assistant (Preparation)

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is looking for a Collections Assistant (Preparation) to support Faculty of Art initiatives related to the IArts Residency Program and The IArts Project Fund, specifically the auction of works in a private family collection comprised primarily of Indian contemporary art. Reporting to the Junior Collections Manager and the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, the Collections Assistant (Preparation) will manage all tasks related to preparation of works in the collection, including storing, moving, stretching, mounting, framing and exhibition installation.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2019 - Recipient Announced!

Collections Assistant (Documentation)

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is looking for a Collections Assistant (Documentation) to support Faculty of Art initiatives related to the IArts Residency Program and The IArts Project Fund, specifically the auction of works in a private family collectioncomprised primarily of Indian contemporary art. Reporting to the Junior Collections Manager and the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, the Collections Assistant (Documentation) will manage all tasks related to cataloguing works in the collection, including photography and artifact descriptions for each work in the collection.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2019 - Recipient Announced!

/edition Art Book Fair 2019

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019. Emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers artist's multiple-makers and ephemera-enthusiasts are invited to submit an application for a complimentary half-booth where you can sell editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at midnight - Submissions Closed!

Xpace Programming Coordinator

Xpace Cultural Centre welcomes applications for the Career Launcher position of Programming Coordinator. The Programming Coordinator works in collaboration with the Director and second Programming Coordinator to manage, plan and execute workshops, events and exhibitions for Xpace’s exhibition spaces. The Programming Coordinator acts as a liaison between the OCAD U student body, local and national arts organizations, artists and the general public for all information pertaining to Xpace.

Recipient Announced!

Junior Managing Editor

OCAD University's Faculty of Art and YYZ Books welcome applications for the Career Launcher position of Junior Managing Editor. The Junior Managing Editor works in collaboration with the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation (OCAD U) to assist in research, editing, and production activities to ensure timely delivery of a quality publication.The Junior Managing Editor will coordinate editorial publications and meetings for artists, contributing writers and designers.

Recipient Announced!

Junior Collections Manager/Auctions Coordinator

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is looking for a Junior Collections Manager / Auction Coordinator to support Faculty of Art initiatives related to the IArts Residency Program and The IArts Project Fund, specifically the auction of works in a private family collection comprised primarily of Indian contemporary art.Reporting to the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, the Junior Collections Manager will coordinate all tasks related to cataloguing, appraisal and preparation of the works, and also act as curatorial lead in the planning and installation of the physical auction, to be held at OCAD University or other locations, in Fall 2019.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2019 - Recipient Announced!

Community Engagement Assistant

Nuit Blanche Toronto is seeking applications to the part-time Community Engagement Assistant position. Supported by the Career Launcher program, the position will include a full integration into the professional environment of the City Cultural Events Team at the City of Toronto. The position will include the research and development of new programming initiatives for Nuit Blanche 2020 and participation on the on-site team responsible for implementation of the 2019 Nuit Blanche event.

Deadline: May 13, 2019 - Submissions Closed!

Illustration Studio

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to bring back the Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. 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 2019 to May 2020.

Recipient Announced!

Creating Inclusive Spaces Exhibition

Mackenzie Investments and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the creation of a one-year. Exhibition Career Launcher for graduating students from the Faculty of Art. The theme of this exhibition is Creating Inclusive Spaces.

Deadline: April 15, 2019 - Recipient Announced!

Akin Studio

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Akin Collective Career Launcher for Drawing & Painting students in their graduating term. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and one successful applicant will be awarded $ 2,000 in credits to go towards a studio space at Akin’s inspiring shared workspaces in 2019-2020!

Recipient Announced!

Artscape Youngplace Photography Exhibition

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for graduating Photography students. This year, students are offered the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. One of the finalists will be offered a solo exhibition during CONTACT Festival 2020.

Deadline: April 15, 2019 - Submissions Closed!

Artscape Youngplace Exhibition Essay

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher. This year, Photgraphy students are offered the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. One of the finalists will be offered a solo exhibition during CONTACT Festival 2020. A CRCP/CCP/ VISA student will be selected to join the jury and contribute an exhibition essay to the solo exhibition.

Deadline: April 15, 2019 - Submissions Closed!

Technical Director

Through a creative partnership with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO), selected students from OCAD’s Digital Painting Expanded Animation program will work with the Career Launcher Technical Director to produce a 25 minute silent compilation of animatedshorts to accompany the live concert of Pictures at an Exhibition, written in 1874 by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. This musical composition is a series of ten pieces that illustrate ten paintings by the composer’s departed artist friend.

Recipient Announced!

Impact and Engagement Assistant

The Gardiner Museum welcome applications to the Impact and Engagement Assistant position. The Impact and Engagement Assistant reports to the Programs Manager, and is a member of the Curatorial, Education & Programs team. This position is responsible for supporting the public engagement by increasing awareness of the Community Arts Space (CAS). They will work in collaboration with Gardiner staff, CAS neighbourhood hubs, OCADU, and other key stakeholders.

Recipient Announced!

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher award for students in the Illustration and Material Art & Design programs. Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event; Canada's largest and longest-running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture artistic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 350 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

Recipient Announced!

Nuit Rose 2019

NUIT ROSE is now accepting submissions from OCADU emerging artists, performers, writers, curators, and collectives interested in presenting work and projects for NUIT ROSE EMERGING ARTIST SECTION at the sixth edition of the festival, which will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Deadline: February 25, 2019 - extended to March 8! - Submissions closed!

Programming Development Assistant

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is seeking a part-time employee for the position of Programming Development Assistant. The Assistant will be responsible for two key aspects of the organization’s activities. The first area consists of conducting a review of Prefix’s programming history in order to contribute to preparations for the gallery’s twentieth anniversary. The second involves assisting with the research, development and realization of Prefix’s upcoming exhibitions and public programming.

Recipient Announced!

Curatorial Assistant

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant on the Public Programming and Learning team. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts, education and culture. The Curatorial Assistant will gain significant, hands-on curatorial, programming and production experience through numerous training and learning opportunities with the Curator, Public Programming and Learning, as well as with the broader TBA team; and cross-departmental exposure to all aspects of the biennial, including logistics, production, publications, finance, communication, partnerships, and fundraising.

Recipient Announced!

Ossington Public Exhibition

Hullmark Developments and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Ossington Public Exhibition Career Launcher for senior students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Art.The exhibition will open in April 2019 at 12 Ossington St. Toronto. The selected proposal will be mounted in a boutique-like space with large window opening out to the busy Ossington street.

Recipient Announced!

Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects

Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500.

Recipient announced!

Career Launcher Fund

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the return of the Career Launcher Fund for students graduating in 2019.This fund supports activities relating to your early career success as you transition out of school. Eligible activities could range from participating in GradEx 104, attending residencies and workshops, or presenting your work outside of school.

Recipients Announced!

Museum Services & Communications Assoc.

Textile Museum of Canada and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are seeking applications for the Museum Services & Communications Associate. The Associate will work directly with staff to enhance the Museum experience for our visitors and will support the Communication department in executing the Museum’s communication and marketing program; communicating the vision, mission and programming of the TMC to targeted diverse audiences.

Recipient Announced!

Photographer in Residence

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Parks Canada Career Launcher for Photography students. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and a successful applicant will be employed at Rouge Park - Canada’s first national urban park. The recipient will split their time between the office and the filed; processing images in the Rouge National Urban Park photo library, shooting imagery and doing graphic design. Successful applicant will also receive a $500 equipment grant from the CEAD.

Recipient Announced!

Program Assistant

The STEPS initiative and the CEAD are seeking for a Program Assistant to join the dynamic team. The Program Assistant will provide support to the successful execution of cultural projects.

Recipient Announced!

Gallery Administrator

Sur Gallery and the CEAD are seeking for a part-time Gallery Administrator who will be responsible to provide administrative and general office support and to execute outreach plans including social media and website management. Ideal candidate will be self-confident, a highly organized arts professional with strong interpersonal, communication skills and a positive attitude.

Recipient Announced!

Sky Lounge Art Commission

Great West Life Realty Advisors, Oni One Sourcing and Purchasing and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce an art commission Career Launcher for recent graduates from OCAD University’s Faculty of Art. The opportunity seeks a large-scale wall mounted art piece at 8’ x 12’ maximum that will be hung in the two-story amenity sky lounge of an upscale rental building in downtown Toronto. Selected artist(s) will receive a production budget and artist fee of $13,000.

Recipient Announced!

Artist Project 2019

We're excited to announce the return of the @artistprojectto Artist Project Toronto Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media or Sculpture/Installation programs! Students and recent alumni are invited to apply for this paid opportunity which provides a professional venue and large public audience for their work.The successful applicant will participate in the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair. The recipient will also receive a $2,000 production grant towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity.

Recipient Announced!



The 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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