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Abigail Holt, TIDAlectics: (re)imagining isle/lands, November 8 - December 1, 2018




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. The curatorial team at Artscape will work with faculty, CEAD, and an OCAD U Photo alumni to transform the Hallway Galleries into a showcase of emerging contemporary photographic practices, for selected recipients.

As part of the Career Launcher, a jury comprised of faculty members, a graduate of the CRCP program, and the curatorial committee at Artscape Youngplace will select an artist from the group exhibition and award them a featured solo exhibition during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2020. 

Additionally, an essay will be commissioned from the CRCP graduate to accompany the solo exhibition.


  • Group exhibition - June - July 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Solo exhibition - May - June 2020 (3 weeks)


  • Must be a Photography student in their Thesis year
  • Must be available in June/July 2019 to be involved in this opportunity

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019


Artscape Youngplace

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival


  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV
  • Confirmation of eligibility ( see Qualifications)
  • A brief artist statement (approx. 350 words max)
  • Online portfolio links or an attached PDF portfolio highlighting 1-3 proposed works


Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF with separate support images to the attention of Tak Pham: 

Past Winners:

Artscape Youngplace nurtures creation, learning and collaboration through innovative programs, experiences and events in an inspiring, social environment in order to strengthen and grow our community. Part ideas laboratory, part creativity workshop, Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is a not-for-profit organization devoted to celebrating the art and profession of photography with an annual festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. 

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