Call for Applications: Summer Residency Program for OCAD U graduates

Summer Residency Program for 2017 OCAD U graduates

Image: Rowan Sky,  -nuhsawʌhtat- to add on a room, to extend a house, created during the Xpace summer residency program, 2015
 
Xpace Cultural Centre is seeking applications for the opportunity to participate in our summer residency program.  This residency is only open to applications from undergraduate or graduate students graduating spring 2017 from OCAD University. Two artists/designers and one writer will be selected. The residency takes place August 1-31, 2017.

 

ARTISTS/DESIGNERS

The residency is intended to provide exceptional graduating students dedicated time to make a new body of work for exhibition in Xpace’s Window or Project Space in September 2017. The selected artist/designer residents will be provided with the following:

-Studio space with Akin Collective from August 1 – 31, 2017;
-An exhibition in Xpace’s Window or Project Space from September 8-October 14, 2017;
-A project fee of $390;
-Budget of up to $200 for materials and/or skill development workshops;
-Incusion in Xpace’s VOLUME publication in September 2018.

To apply as an artist/designer you must provide:

1. An artist statement (250-500 words): The artist statement should give a description of your overall practice as it relates to the project you plan to undertake during the residency.

2. A Project statement (250-500 words): A description of the project you plan to undertake during the residency.

3. Curriculum Vitae (Max 3 pages): Your CV should include education and exhibition history, as well as any relevant experience, reviews, etc.

4. Visual Support Material with accompanying Support Material List (5-10 images and/or minutes of video): Images must be in JPG format. You may provide links to video work/documentation.

DEADLINE: 11:59PM, MAY 21, 2017

CLICK HERE TO APPLY AS AN ARTIST OR DESIGNER

 

WRITERS/CURATORS

The residency is intended to provide exceptional graduating students dedicated time and space to generate new written work. The selected writer will have the opportunity to develop their own research, as well as write exhibition essays for the two resident artist/designers. The selected writer/curator will receive the following:

-Studio space with Akin Collective from August 1-31, 2017;
-Project fee of $250;
-Budget of up to $200 for skill development workshops;

-Incusion in Xpace’s VOLUME publication in September 2018.

To apply as a writer you must provide:

1. A research/project statement (250-500 words): The statement should give a description of your overall interests as they relate to the research you plan to undertake during the residency; the blog series may include research, reviews, or any form of critical writing focused on a selected topic.

2. Curriculum Vitae (Max 3 pages): Your CV should include education and exhibition history, as well as any relevant experience, reviews, publications, etc.

3. Up to 3 samples of past publications or writing: Samples can be short essays, prose, or excerpts from longer pieces (max. two pages each). Please provide samples in pdf format.

DEADLINE: 11:59PM, MAY 21, 2017

CLICK HERE TO APPLY AS A WRITER

 

If you have any questions about the proposal process please contact Geneviève Wallen at [email protected].

DUE TO HIGH INTEREST, XPACE WILL ONLY ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED THROUGH OUR FORMAL SUBMISSION PROCESS AS OUTLINED ABOVE. THE PROGRAMMING COORDINATORS ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS BUT CANNOT ACCEPT INFORMAL SUBMISSIONS.

Applicants will be notified in June 2017 of their proposal’s status.  Xpace thanks all applicants for their interest.