Proposal Writing Workshop

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June 1, 2016

6-9pm at Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Ave.

Poster by Brandon Celi

Xpace Cultural Centre’s upcoming Open Call for Exhibitions deadline is June 11, 2016. We will be programming for all four of our gallery spaces: Window, Main, and Project Spaces (located on site at 2-303 Lansdowne) as well as the External Space (located on the OCADU campus). Our annual Proposal Writing Workshop is intended to help with the planning and writing of your project proposal. Find all info on the Open Call here.

Xpace staff, along with Whippersnapper Gallery Director of Programming, Joshua Vettivelu, will talk about our experiences in applying to calls for submissions, putting out calls for submissions, and what we look for in a great proposal.

We will discuss tips on writing artist statements, project descriptions, and how to best represent your work through documentation and file organization.

Bring in your project proposals (completed or partial) for one-on-one feedback! It is also a great idea to check out the spaces themselves so you have a better idea of where your project would best fit.

This workshop is free with RSVP. Register HERE.

Joshua Vettivelu is an artist working within sculpture, video, performance and installation. Their work seeks to explore how larger frameworks of power impact and manifest within intimate personal relationships. Recently, their practice has been looking at the relationships of labour and consumption that occurs when personal experiences are mined for the production of art. Vettivelu currently teaches at OCAD University within the faculty of Continuing Education and is the Director of Programming at Whippersnapper Gallery.

Emily Gove (Director, Xpace Cultural Centre) is a practicing artist, educator and programmer. Her work is inspired by subculture, folk art, craft, horror and kitsch, and often includes collaboration and community engagement. Emily has worked extensively with various communities including post-secondary students, emerging artists, children and youth, adults and seniors. She has an MFA in Studio Art and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Mary Ma (Programming Coordinator, Xpace Cultural Centre) is an artist, writer, and independent curator. She graduated from OCAD U with a BFA in Sculpture and Installation, and specialized in creating large-scale, projection based installations. She has previously worked with the OCAD Student Union, the Student Gallery, Onsite Gallery, The Blackwood Gallery, and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Geneviève Wallen (Programming Coordinator, Xpace Cultural Centre) is interested in issues of ethnocultural representational spaces in Canada. She completed an MA un Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD U and has curated exhibitions in Montreal and Toronto. Geneviève has previously worked at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and Nia Centre for the Arts, and currently serves as a Board member of YTB (Younger Than Beyoncé) Gallery.