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Scotiabank Education Assistant

The Textile Museum of Canada is seeking a highly motivated team player with a friendly disposition for the position of Education Assistant. The Education Assistant will support the educational and curatorial mandates of the Textile Museum of Canada and will assist the Curator of Education in organizing and implementing programs.

DEADLINE: July 24, 2020 at midnight EST


G44 Production Membership

G44 and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Gallery 44 Career Launcher providing Production Memberships to three (3) recent OCAD U graduates. This exclusive membership opportunity will provide access to Gallery 44 production facilities, equipment rentals and programming for sixteen months, starting June 1, 2020 to support the graduates’ upcoming exhibitions, continued creative production and professional opportunities.

DEADLINE: Extended to May 10, 2020 at midnight
Recipients Announced!

The Momus Emerging Critics Residency

Momus, in partnership with OCAD University, invites applications for the first Toronto edition of the Momus Emerging Critics Residency, taking place from August 17-21 (in-class), with an option for remote writing mentorship August 24-28. Open to industry professionals, OCAD U faculty, senior students, and graduates, this intensive summer program aims to foster the next generation of art writers and publishers through mentorship and practical skills development.

DEADLINE for Momus: May 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
DEADLINE for funding: May 10, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Recipients Announced!

Partial x OCAD U: Call for Submissions

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for current OCAD U students in the Faculty or Art/Design and recent alumni (2019). The selected artists/designers 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.

This opportunity is no longer available.
Receipients announced!

2020 Akin Studio

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Akin Collective Career Launcher for Drawing & Painting and Material Art & Design 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 2020-2021!

DEADLINE: April, 12, 2020 at midnight
- Recipient announced!

Career Launcher Fund 2020

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the return of the Career Launcher Fund for students participating in GradEx 105 or convocating in 2020 (incl. students completing courses in Fall 2020). This fund supports activities relating to your early career success as you transition out of school. Eligible activities could range from supporting your professional presence at GradEx 105, such as covering the cost of printing business cards, attending residencies and workshops, or presenting your work professionally outside of school.

DEADLINE: Extended to April 24, 2020 at midnight

2020 Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Investments and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of a one-year exhibition opportunity for graduating students from the Drawing & Painting, Photography and INVC programs at OCAD U. The theme of this exhibition is Creating Inclusive Spaces.

DEADLINE: Extended to April 29 at 11:59PM

Bruce Mau Design: Graphic Designer (Internship)

Bruce Mau Design is seeking a Graphic Designer who will contribute their passion and talent to one of BMD’s design teams. You will provide design and production support across a diverse range of clients and projects.

DEADLINE: March, 16, 2020 at midnight
- Recipient announced!

Scotiabank Design Internship

Reporting to the Director, Digital Customer Experience, Digital Banking, the Service Designer will be responsible for helping Scotiabank see what is hidden in plain sight by mapping our end-to-end services and processes from the perspective of the customer, and unearthing how they can be reimagined to better serve our customers digitally and beyond.

Scotiabank Art Program Internship

Reporting to the Manager, Fine Art Program, the Fine Art Program intern will be responsible for supporting department staff in the daily operations of the Fine Art Program, including, but not limited to: collection’s management, installation, shipping and receiving, database management, project management, research, and other administrative tasks.


OCAD U’s Material Art & Design and Digital Futures programs are pleased toannounce scholarship opportunities to participate in Working with Analog/Digital Materials – Artists-in-Residence Program in Estonia, May 18–22, 2020, inTallinn, Estonia.

Recipients Announced!

2020 Toronto Online Art Fair

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher award for students in the Illustration, Material Art & Design, Photography and Printmaking/Publications programs. Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 59th year of this annual event; Canada's leading juried outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 360 exhibitors and attracts 130,000 visitors each year.

DEADLINE: March 9th, at 11:59 PM
Recipients Announced!

401 Richmond: Illustration Studio 2020

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 2020 to May 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 at midnight

G44 Curatorial Assistant

Gallery 44 in partnership with the OCAD U Career Launcher program, are currently seeking a Curatorial Assistant. Reporting jointly to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Curator of Education and Community Outreach, the Curatorial Assistant will contribute to the development and realization of gallery exhibitions, workshops, and adjacent programming.

DEADLINE: Friday, February 7, 2020 at midnight

NEO Exchange: Commissioning Program

Five emerging artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of corporate clients or the launch of new funds on the NEO stock exchange.

DEADLINE: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at midnight

2020 Ubisoft Toronto Jr. Graphic Designer

Are you a recent grad or a final-year Graphic Design student at OCAD U?The Ubisoft Toronto Communications team and the Centre for Emerging Artists &Designers are excited to announce the Ubisoft Toronto Career Launcher.

DEADLINE: February, 23, 2020, at midnight

Digital Video Art Commission

The Long Winter Career Launcher is exciting opportunity to create new work and participate in a dynamic public event. Students or recent graduates of the Integrated Media, DPXA, and Digital Futures programs are invited to apply for this paid opportunity by submitting a project proposal for a new, or newly updated, digital video artwork.

Recipient Announced!

2020 Black History Month, Florence

OCAD U professor Andrea Fatona and senior undergraduate Criticism and Curatorial Practice student, Leaf jerlefia (Watson), will collaborate with BHMF, international curator Simone Frangi, and artists Binta Diaw, Francis Offman, Raziel Perin, and Emmanuel Yoro Gallagher to develop the first phase of a project that will see dialogue and exchange between emerging Italian artists and Black Toronto-based emerging artists and curators.

Recipient Announced!

NEO Exchange: Curatorial Coordinator

The NEO Exchange Commissioning Program is seeking a Curatorial Coordinator to support commissioning-related activities and act as a liaison; leading communications between participating artists, NEO Exchange and its listing clients.

DEADLINE: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at midnight


Zviko Mhakayakora
Special Projects Coordinator
P: 416 977 6000 Ext. 3707

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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