NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists
OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and NEO Exchange, Canada’s next-generation stock exchange, have partnered to co-create the NEO Commissioning Program. Five (5) emerging artists from OCAD U, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of a corporate client or the launch of a new fund on the NEO stock exchange.
The NEO Commissioning Program will select and retain five (5) emerging artists, each representing a different artistic practice, providing a diversity of artistic voices and approaches to be showcased in the commissioning program. Working under the guidance of a Curatorial Coordinator and responding to a client creative brief, each artist will be commissioned to produce approximately four (4) original artworks over the course of a 12-month period. Artists will receive $1,200 per commissioned work. Completed works will be prominently bestowed to NEO Exchange clients and be cherished with their corporate art collections.
We are happy to announce that the recipients of this opportunity are Justyna Werbel, Mac Lenters, Jinke Wang and Gillian Toliver.
The commissioned work will be proudly featured in NEO Exchange’s promotion of its new listing via press release, social media and email newsletters. The commissioned work (with artist credit) will be displayed in a gallery of NEO listings online at aequitasneo.com and at NEO Exchange’s office.
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- Elise Conlin, Illustration 2020
- Justyna Werbel, Industrial Design 2009, IAMD 2021
- Mac Lenters, Drawing & Painting 2019
- Jinke Wang, Illustration, 2018
- Gillian Toliver, Drawing & Painting 2019
NEO Exchange is a Canadian stock exchange based in Toronto. Marketed as Canada's New Stock Exchange, NEO aims to help companies, dealers and investors by creating a better listing experience, eliminating predatory market behaviours such as high-frequency trading, implementing a unique market making program to ensure liquidity, and offering free real-time market data for all NEO-listed securities
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