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Call for Applications: Summer Residency for 2021 OCAD U Grads

Xpace Cultural Centre is seeking applications for the opportunity to participate in our annual summer residency program! The residency is open to students graduating from OCAD University in Spring 2021. Two artists and one curator will be selected. The residency is intended to take place at Xpace between July 30 – September 16th, 2021

Note: We are actively following the guidance of public health authorities to protect the safety and wellbeing of our staff and community. If it is unsafe to share studio space during this time due to COVID-19, we are equipped to adapt and shift the residency online. Please stay tuned for updates as they roll in.

DEADLINE:  Saturday, July 3rd @ 11:59 PM

ARTISTS

The residency intends to offer professional support, mentorship and dedicated time and space to recent OCAD graduates interested in developing a new body of work for exhibition in Xpace’s Window or Project Space in September 2020. Two selected artist residents will be provided with the following:

  • Studio space at Xpace from July 30 – September 16th, 2021;
  • An exhibition in Xpace’s Window or Project Space from September 17th – November 13th, 2021
  • A project fee of $422
  • Budget of up to $300 for materials;
  • Inclusion in Xpace’s VOLUME publication in September 2022. (The artist will be working in collaboration with an emerging writer (provided by Xpace or the artist’s choice) to write exhibition text for their project)

For full info and to apply as an artist/designer: https://bit.ly/3fr81Mv 

CURATORS

The residency intends to offer professional support, mentorship and dedicated time and space to recent OCAD graduates with an interest in curatorial practices. The selected curator will have the opportunity to curate a group exhibition in Xpace’s Main Space and write an accompanying exhibition text. The curator will be provided with the following:

  • Studio space at Xpace from July 30 – September 16th, 2021;
  • An exhibition in Xpace’s Main Space from September 17th – November 13th, 2021
  • A project fee of $422
  • Budget of up to $300 for exhibition supplies (exhibiting artists will be paid CARFAC fees);
  • Inclusion in Xpace’s VOLUME publication in September 2022

For full info and to apply as a curator: https://bit.ly/3oTshtg 

DEADLINE:  Saturday, July 3rd @ 11:59 PM

If you have any questions about the proposal process please contact Alexia Bréard-Anderson at [email protected] .

We are looking forward to your submissions!