Xpace x OCAD U CEAD: BIPOC Curator Town Hall

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October 11th, 2019

115 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1G1 Floor 3

5:30PM – 7:30PM


Speakers: Amanda Low, Marsya Maharani, and Maya Wilson-Sanchez, moderated by Xpace Programming Coordinators Philip Ocampo and Natalie King

Please join us in a BIPOC curator focused town hall, hosted collaboration with HORIZON, Xpace Cultural Centre and the OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD)

This talk invites emerging curators and OCAD U graduates Marsya Maharani, Amanda Low, and Maya Wilson-Sanchez for a roundtable discussion about how BIPOC curators specifically navigate impostor syndrome, handling rejection, dealing with difficult partners/coworkers, and supporting other BIPOC colleagues/artists. The speakers will share how to navigate these situations in school, after school, as well as what advice they can give to younger cohorts of curatorial students.

Accessibility info:
115 McCaul St is located at the corner of Dundas St and McCaul St on the southeast side. All levels of the building can be accessed via elevator or stairs. The building is wheelchair accessible. There are electronic height adjustable tables on level 3. There are gendered washrooms on level 3 and gender-neutral private washrooms on levels 1 & 2.

This town hall is a part of HORIZON, a project of the Open Door initiative (funded by the TAC) initiated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in collaboration with non-collecting contemporary art and film organizations based in Toronto.

About The OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD)

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) sits alongside the other student-focused departments in the portfolio of the Vice-Provost, Students & International at OCAD U. The CEAD is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD U. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. The work of the CEAD is delivered across our Career Development and Experiential Learning Program portfolios.
The CEAD is located on level 3 of OCAD University’s newly renovated Experiential Learning Centre at the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion (115 McCaul Street).