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Wonder and Whimsy Gallery Exhibition at the Living Arts Centre

Thursday April 24th 7 – 9

Living Arts Centre – Mississauge, 4141 Living Arts Drive

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Michael Rennick

Wonder & Whimsy features the work of three regional artists using fanciful designs to depict diverse narratives. Amanda Baron, Virginia Lee, and Michael Rennick offer mediations on dream sequencing and traditional folklore through works that capture the strange and curious. While imagery is symbolic and reminiscent of popular tales, characters portrayed suggest intricate autobiographical truths that encourage patrons to indulge their imaginations. Fantastical and full of whimsy, this exhibition explores the role of storytelling in art through a variety of forms, including contemporary drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, digital & mixed media collage.

 

Curated by Megan Press

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/686224061442866

 

Performance by Adriana Disman

Saturday April 26th at 4:00

At Xpace Cultural Centre 2-303 Lansdowne

 

 

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Performance of A Still Life, March 2012, Photo: Tesni Ellis

 

A performance that looks at the complexity and precarity of “passing” in terms of race and sexual orientation. Presented in the context of the exhibition Transcending Binaries, curated by Adrienne Crossman for Images Festival, the piece touches on the impossibility of transcendance of and inclusion within binaries.

Information http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6379c341a0bd3bb08b269d766&id=ce1e42e0e9

 

 

The Ballad Of ____________B By Fancisco-Fernando Grandados part of Hatch

Saturday April 26th at 8:00

Harbour Front Centre 235 Queens Quay West

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Tickets http://tickets.harbourfrontcentre.com/calendar/view.aspx?id=22535

Francisco-Fernando Granados presents a new site specific, participatory performance project at Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH on April 26 in the Studio Theatre. The Ballad of _______ B is a performance installation for the stage that explores the queerness of the imagination through experiences and language in exile. A striking visual piece for three performers, The Ballad of _______ B is loosely based on an interview given by Granados as a teenager to a Vancouver newspaper that was later appropriated and re-published in the Canadian Mosaic section of an ESL (English as a Second Language) workbook, without consultation or approval. Blending participatory theatre with interactive performance art, The Ballad of _______ B addresses poetic structure and migration politics through an unpredictable and highly experimental collaboration with the general public.

Performed with Manolo Lugo and Maryam Taghavi.

The Ballad of _______ B involves an interactive script containing a series of open spaces, or blanks, in the narrative. The script will be available online April 18 to the general public, one week prior to the start of rehearsals. Readers are encouraged to participate in the narrative development of The Ballad of _______ B by filling in the blanks. The results of this randomized public collaboration will help shape the performance in unpredictable and exciting ways, while Granados and his team of collaborators incorporate digital media, narrative and recitation into the work.

The artist would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/364220867052313

 

Open Sesame: Critics Forum Vol V

Saturday, April 26th 3:00 – 6:00

Luff art + dialogue 688 Richmond Street West, #202

LUFF art+dialogue is pleased to present the fifth installment of OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum

Based on David Cohen’s Review Panel at the National Academy Museum in New York City, three critics will review three current Toronto exhibitions, after which questions and dialogue between critics and audience will be facilitated.

Exhibitions reviewed:

Darryl Napinak: “Darryl Napinak’s Throwbacks”

Paul Petro Contemporary (upstairs)

April 11 – April 26, 2014

http://www.paulpetro.com/exhibitions/418-Darryl-Nepinak’s-Throwbacks

 

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: “Is There Anything To Be Done At All?”

Trinity Square Video in Collaboration with Images Festival. TSV.

April 12th – May 12th, 2014

Current

 

Eva Kotátková – S/T” Eva Kotatkova”

Scrap Metal Gallery

April 3 – June 28, 2014

http://www.scrapmetalgallery.com/project/locating-ourselves/

Critics are Amish Morrell, Gabrielle Moser and Alex Wolfson. Moderated by Amy Lam.

 

 Doored 14

Monday April 28 at 8:00

At Double Double Land 209 Augusta Ave.

oo Mon April 28 – DDL – $7

tix 7pm – door 8pm – show 830pm

Hello Doored fans, Doored is back! Now the snow is gone let’s (sort of) party! we’ll (sort of) party all night! with ‘living’ performances by:

~- Neil Lapierre

-~- Bridget Moser

-~- Derrick Guerin

-~- SSLAM (Sarah Butterill, Sagan MacIsaac, Lisa Smolkin, Arielle Gavin, Meghan O’Neill)

-~- Daniel Goodbaum

-~- Victoria Cheong

-~- Kathleen Philips

also:

Door ———– Zoe Solomon

Music ———- Man Made Hill

Sculpture —- Jonny Peterson

Groceries —- David Hanes

Animations—- Steph Davidson (New York)

Video Lobby- Tom Whalen (Vancouver)

Poster ——– Laura McCoy

Hype ———- Glenn Macaulay

and Hosted by Life of a Craphead ~

and:

as always has been and always will be

Doored is broadcast LIVE like the santa claus parade

and can be watched live or whenever you want later from a computer atwww.dooredtv.tumblr.com

(click on the little drawing of a computer) ♥

ok see you soon oo

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/763403477017063

 

Poolside –Clearing Spaces #2 _ Broadbent Sisters

Thursday May 1st 7:00 to 11:00

At Huntclub 709 College Street West

 

Come lounge poolside in the gallery.

Take a dive into deep waters and experience pool vinyl drapery and heated hand towels. Two sisters attend your side, while the sound of a live quiet choir fills the space. Therapeutic baths, pink plastic pool rings, flutter board to the head! Reflect on large scale, “stay in your lane” drawings, and live algae clearings. Blue tiled sculptures and light bleachers surround you. Wipe the chlorine from your eyes, and allow warm waves to wash over you.

 

HUNTCLUB | Pool Side | Clearing Spaces #2 | Opening Night: 7pm – 11pm

* Don’t miss a special musical performance from 8pm-10pm *

www.broadbentsisters.com

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/498954506894698

The Demonstration

Thursday May 1st at 1:00pm

At Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas Street West

 Opening Reception: Wednesday May 7, 7 pm – 9 pm, Free

Exhibit Runs from: May 1 – June 8, Free

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 1 pm – 7 pm

Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas Street West

 

Historian Eric Hobsbawm writes that, “Next to sex, the activity combining bodily experience and intense emotion to the highest degree is the participation in a mass demonstration”. Coco Guzman’s immersive installation The Demonstration explores the interpersonal dynamics of the crowd and the intense emotional narratives generated when a large group of people comes together for a common purpose. The audience is invited to wander within the scene of this grotesque demonstration/parade composed by human-size papier-mâché figures and on-site drawings and to reflect on the place that protest/celebration and gathering takes in our neoliberal societies.

 

Co-presented by Whippersnapper Gallery.

Co-sponsored by The Public, Opirg York, CUPE 1281.

 

This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 – 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit http://mayworks.ca/.

 

Nadia Belerique: Have You Seen This Man

Thursday, May 1 6:00 – 8:00

Daniel Faria Gallery 188 St Helens Avenue.

 

The Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present Have You Seen This Man, a solo exhibition by Nadia Belerique.

Have You Seen This Man furthers Belerique’s investigation into the moods of space in its physical and psychological occupations. Borrowing from diverse literary styles such as poetry, news headlines and prose, she translates these languages with varied technologies into an illusory visual installation.

Provoking the performativity of objects, photographs, objects in photographs and photographs in objects, the installation beckons, “Look. Yes, look again, and longer this time.” By playing with notions of positive and negative space, Belerique creates inversions, resulting in intentional disorientations that compel perceptual reassessments.

The Archer 3 depicts a temporal collage of found tape, acetate and Rubylith©, an antiquated masking film used in photolithography to edit images prior to their reproduction. Assembled on a digital home-office scanner, light skims The Archer 3 to produce a fixed image. Traces of Belerique’s activity are also revealed; smears from her fingertips on the material become suggestive markings. The background becomes a vague gradient, created by her manipulation of light from the scanner and the room, which together act as a surrogate aperture.

A vast, off-white rug fills the gallery, punctuated by ambiguous steel structures derived from life-sized, figurative cardboard cutouts. The carpet reveals more markings, this time from boots, track shoes and heels dipped with Liquid Light©, a light-sensitive emulsion that, when exposed to sunlight, reveals the imprinted activity on the rug. A mystery transpires. The structures, in their apparent fixity, remain suspicious.

Nadia Belerique (b. 1982, lives and works in Toronto) constructs installations that engage with the poetics of perception and asks how images perform in contemporary culture. Primarily invested in questions around materiality and dematerialization through the illusion of photographs, her image-based works are often interrupted by sculptural objects. She received her MFA from the University of Guelph, and has recently exhibited at such venues as Narwhal, Gallery TPW, Xpace and Diaz Contemporary in Toronto.

This is a featured exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Sponsored by Grolsch Beer

For more information please contact Dory Smith

[email protected]

Daniel Faria Gallery

188 St. Helens Ave.

Toronto ON M6H 4A1

416 538 1880

www.danielfariagallery.com

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

ESTATE OF ROBERT FLACK, ESTATE OF WILL MUNRO

Standing Ground

May 2 – May 31, 2014

Opening Reception Friday May 2, 7-10pm

Paul Petro Contemporary Art

980 Queen St West Toronto

Paul Petro Contemporary Art is pleased to present Standing Ground, a two-person exhibition of photographs from the estates of Toronto-based artists Robert Flack (1957-1993) and Will Munro (1975-2010). The exhibition focuses on Flack’sEmpowerment (1990) and a series of Munro’s untitled photographs (2004) and provides opportunities to explore these enduring queer legacies in the context of their respective times, their shared concerns and their impacts on our cultural history.

This exhibition is presented in co-operation with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Toronto’s Inside Out | LGBT Film Festival

 

THIS MUCH Professional: Art and Publications Conference

May 8 – May 9 starts at 10:00 am Ends at 4:30

OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Toronto

 

THIS MUCH Professional is a student-led, two-day conference designed to bridge the school experience and the contemporary field of Art and Design.

A variety of activity including keynote talks, panel discussions, workshops, and a market hall will focus on topics of pronounced relevance for students: Getting Published, Professional Writing, Sustaining a Studio Practice, Entrepreneurial Strategies, Future Innovations, and more.

Pay-What-You-Can (recommended $20)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Thursday May 8

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Keynote address by Kyle Topping and Chrissy Poitras of Spark Box Studio

(http://sparkboxstudio.com/)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Art Business: The Business of Art

How do artists create effective, professional, and personal promotional and administrative tools and determine the most effective method of dissemination?

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Working Title: Demystifying Artists’ Writing

How to approach the writing process; strategies for editorial, generative and critical writing, grants, exhibition proposals and calls for submission.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Drop in Studio Workshops:

Writing Workshop with OCAD U’s Writing and Learning Centre

Bring your writing samples to our art critics, editors and tutors for editorial input.

Multimedia Workshop with ThatChannel

Explore digital self-publishing ideas for mobile and desktop devices. Play with our tools to try broadcasting and archiving video.

Friday May 9

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Keynote address by Sheila Sampath

(http://thepublicstudio.ca/) (http://shamelessmag.com/)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

PRINT-A-POCALYPSE: Sustaining Best Practices in the Changing Publications Field

How do artists balance a creative practice with business savvy while considering sustainability and innovations in production and distribution?

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Flux Capacitor: What Fuels a Small Press?

How does a press approach the editorial process, book design, production, promotional strategies, and distribution? A comparison between OCAD U’s Student Press and Coach House Books.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Drop in Studio Workshops:

Make stuff in our experimental Print & Publications Studio. Workshops will offer hands-on introductions to screenprinting, risograph, bookbinding, collage and zine making.

 

FUN BONUS STUFF!

The first 100 registrants will get a TOTE BAG stuffed full of goodies contributed by local publishers, workshop facilitators, panelists, and post-secondary resources PLUS a free copy of THIS MUCH Workbook, a limited edition resource guide risographed in-house at OCAD University’s Publications studio.

Registration at:

www.thismuchprofessional.eventbrite.com

Conference website:

http://thismuchprofessional.tumblr.com/

Media Contact:

Shannon Gerard

[email protected]

FACEBOOK EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/230335880507009/

Tickets http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/this-much-professional-art-and-design-publications-conference-tickets-10841201325

 

Opening Reception Laura Findlay: For What is Sunk will Hardly Swim

Saturday May 3rd 2:00 to 4:00

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

358 Gordon Street Guelph Ontario

 

Laura Findlay

Laura Findlay

Laura Findlay: For What is Sunk will Hardly Swim

May 3 to July 13, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3 at 2pm

“For What is Sunk will Hardly Swim” examines the contradictory relationship between the drive to archive and the urge to respond expressively through painting. Laura Findlay creates works that investigate moments from histories which are of great significance but from which little or no hard evidence remains. This involves of using accumulated, fragmentary imagery and documents to produce a subjective recount of unresolved events. Using painting she reconstructs an event, or even an instant, through gathering and filtering relics of histories. Drawing attention to the malleability of memory and the flexibility of oral chronicles and personal recounts, Findlay address gaps in information and the influences these have over time. The final result is a painting pieced together in much the same way a memory is formed, made up of provisional composites and details layered on top of one another until finally a specific form emerges. The work produced aims to question what is gained and lost in the process of display. These new monuments are meant to investigate the actuality of the accepted and remembered past and the various vantage points that make it up.

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/696609513734305/

 

Rachel Crummey: Pharmakon

May 3 to July 13, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3 at 2pm

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

358 Gordon Street Guelph Ontario

The word pharmakon originates in ancient Greece, and has a complex meaning that ranges from ‘remedy’ to ‘poison’, as well as drug, recipe, medicine, substance, spell, artificial color, and paint. With this body of work, Rachel Crummey takes two basic formal tropes—the blob and the grid—and unfolds their structural implications in tender and perverse ways. Stones, lumps, pills, and webs; a blister, a stain; forms poking and prodding one another, liquids pour, masses congeal, and lines slice through surface. The order of the grid and the anarchy of the blob argue their way across this body of work, including in their orbit reflections on toxicity, seduction, and the pratfalls of communicating through form.

Rachel Crummey is an artist based in Guelph and Toronto. Her work has been shown in venues including the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto, the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia, ON, and the FOFA Gallery in Montreal. She has completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and was selected to be part of the 2013 University Art Association of Canada Poster Session in Banff, Alberta. She is currently an MFA candidate at Guelph University, expected graduation June 2014. She received her BFA from Concordia University in 2010.

Website http://www.msac.ca/rachel-crummey-pharmakon

 

Calls for Proposals

Annual Temporary Contemporary Art Installation

In 2012 we launched what has now become an annual temporary installation of a contemporary artwork on Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus.

Objectives

In keeping with Sheridan’s Mission Statement that Sheridan delivers a premier, purposeful educational experience in an environment renowned for creativity and innovation the Temporary Contemporary Art Installation has its overall objectives:

1. To bring innovative and original artwork by high profile artists into the Sheridan community.

2. To enrich the experience of students, faculty and staff at the Sheridan Trafalgar campus with stimulating and challenging artwork.

3. To animate and elevate the quality of our public spaces with engaging artwork.

4. To integrate this artwork into curriculum through an artist’s talk, workshops and projects related to the installed artwork.

5. To link the Sheridan Community to the broader cultural and artistic milieu.

Submission Proposal Requirements

Consideration should be given to the safety of the Sheridan Community so that the proposed artwork has no sharp edges, can’t be climbed on, has no fragile parts, is made of fire resistant materials, etc.

The proposal should be submitted as a PDF document to:

Leslie McGale

Faculty of Animation Arts and Design

Sheridan College

1430 Trafalgar Road

Oakville, Ontario L6H 2L1

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 905 845 9430 Ext. 2115

Full information http://www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=67729

 

Open Studio Scholarship for Emerging Print Media Artists

Deadline for scholarship submissions is 5:00 pm on May 1, 2014

Full submission guidelines can be found by visiting our website.

Don Phillips Scholarship

Open Studio – one of Canada’s leading print media centres – awards annual scholarships to emerging artists of merit. A jury comprised of artists, curators, educators and/or arts administrators selects recipients. The Don Phillips Scholarship is given to a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate art program (full or part-time) with a printmaking major at an accredited Canadian institution who will be graduating in the Spring of 2014 and who will not be returning to studies full-time in September of 2014.

Benefits include:

• Rent free access to the studio facilities for a period of one year

• Materials assistance

• Professional development assistance

• Tuition free access to Open Studio workshops

• Exhibition and artist fees

For further information and eligibility criteria, please visit our website or contact our office.

Full Information http://www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=65961

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MAY 1, 2014. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL MATERIAL VIA EMAIL TO [email protected] TY. ✏

Unlike the first iteration of the Calgary Biennial, we are no longer interested in “celebrating” the city and its underground art scene. We want something more. We don’t want to shy away from criticism. Together, we will appropriate commercial venues and sites of advertisement to compete with the graphic capitalist landscape.

The 2014 Calgary Biennial will exist throughout the city in various public venues from December 2014 to January 2015. Production funds are available to support artists interested in using billboards, bus shelters, newspaper classifieds, train station ads, telephone pole posters, Wi-Fi networks, roadside signs, graffiti, and other subtle or high-visibility commercial structures. All artists will be paid professional fees for their work.

We are looking for text- and photo-based work, in addition to freely-dispersed multiples and ongoing performative gestures, to comprise this new exhibition. In your application, please consider how your work might “challenge” the city or unsettle existing status quos. Nenshi raised a rainbow flag at City Hall and, frankly, that is better than any art I could ever think of.

The following materials should be included in your application:

Proposal: Briefly describe your proposed project. Provide complete details of your spatial, financial, and material requirements. Include a budget, if applicable.

Artist statement: Discuss your recent research and ideas to a maximum of length of one page.

Support: Please attach up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, text excerpts, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered image list detailing the artwork’s title, medium, physical size, date of completion, and any other necessary descriptors.

Curriculum vitae: Describe your artistic background, listing all relevant professional and unprofessional achievements. Please include your contact information.

We will only accept digital submissions via email. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Images must be numbered RGB .jpeg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB in size. We accept links to video and audio work hosted online. Emailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.

Send completed submission packages to:

ATTN: Curator

[email protected]m

 

IN YOUR POCKET: Come Together

Deadline: Friday May 2, 2014

The immediacy and intimacy offered by smart phone technology is an intriguing way to explore how we record ourselves and others. Presented during the 2014 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, is association with Videofag Gallery and Trinity Square Video, IN YOUR POCKET is a curated video program inviting artists to explore these recording technologies in their own personal ways. Ontario-based artists are invited to submit short videos shot on smart phones for consideration.

In its second year, IN YOUR POCKET focuses on the idea of “collaboration”, under the cheeky theme “Come Together”. We invite artists to create works with one or more collaborative partners. The nature of the collaboration is up to the artists, however we are particularly interested in new collaborations or artists working with existing collaborators in new ways.

This year the collaborative curatorial team RT Collective has invited artists Tawiah M’Carthy, Tera Mallette, Drew Lint, Drasko Bogdanovic, and Mikiki, to be part of the program. The remainder of the program will be curated through the submissions process.

Selected works will screen over two days May 26-27th, 2014 at Videofag Gallery, as part of the 2014 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

Selected artists will be paid CARFAC fees for the screening of their work. Following the screening, works will also be made available online via Inside Out’s website.

REQUIREMENTS:

– Artists must be Ontario-based

– Works must be recorded on a smart phone or iPad (editing can happen on a computer)

– Not previously screened in Toronto

– 4 minutes or less

– Clear LGBTTIQQ2S theme

The submission form is available here

Email questions and submission to: info [at] rtcolletive [dot] ca

 

CALL | VSVSVS | Summer Residency Program 2014 | MAY 11

Open Call: Summer Residency Program 2014 We are quadruple pleased to re-announce the VSVSVS Summer Residency program for its fourth summer!

The annual residency program will be held at the VSVSVS warehouse in the months of July and August. We will work with the selected artist(s) to determine exact dates for the residency

and the subsequent exhibition/event. We are looking specifically for dedicated artists to produce some cool shit while making a valuable contribution to our collective environment.

Information: The residency is offered to any practicing artist(s) in any media from anywhere (groups or collectives are also considered). The length of the residency is negotiable ranging anywhere from one week to two months, depending on the wants and needs of

the artist(s). The artist’s stay will culminate in a show or event (or workshop, or screening, or whateva…) at the VSVSVS Gallery. The residency provides 24 hour access to the 14 ft. x 20 ft

VSVSVS Gallery which will serve as studio space and the exhibition space, as well as access to the fully equipped VSVSVS Woodshop and newly acquired MakerBot. It is mandatory that the artist utilize the space: you gotta be there or we will be sad and miss you. Studio visits with other artists, curators and VSVSVS members is strongly encouraged (we love an open dialogue). We are pleased to be able to offer exhibition and travel assistance as well as potential accommodations at the VSVSVS warehouse. Guess what else? We are going to pay artist fees! Getting paid for your work! What a concept.

VSVSVS will help with promotion and documentation of the residency program and the subsequent exhibition/event, etc. We are also super excited to work with the selected artist(s) on a publication.

Project proposals do not have to include a specific end-point. Actually, we think it’s important that the experience of being here can help guide the work, so some open-ended-ness is

encouraged. If you’re interested, send us some stuff!

You can check out literally the same information, except this sentence, on our website at vsvsvs.orgYou can check out our past residents there too. MOST IMPORTANT: The residency is free MORE IMPORTANT: This is the first year that we are able to pay travel expenses and artist fees! There is also potential living accommodations provided.

APPLICATION FEE: $0.00 (no fee)

Submission packages should include:

– A letter of introduction, outlining the individual’s past artistic experience, and other relevant information (no more than 500 words)

– A curriculum vitae

– A brief project proposal (no more than one page) Some images of past work (JPG, maxwidth 600 pixels, 72 dpi)

– OPTIONAL: A link to something awesome

DEADLINE: May 11/2014 before midnight

We look forward to hearing from you.

We only accept submissions via email.

Please send submission packages to [email protected]

http://vsvsvs.org

 

International Call for Submission to the 8th Annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)

 Make your mark. Make a splash. Go big or go home.

Take part in North America’s largest subway film festival.

 

The 8th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns to subway platform screens across Toronto from September 5 – 15, 2014. Submit for free until June 15th. Final deadline is July 15, 2014.

 

The TUFF call for submissions is open to Canadian and international filmmakers and accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video, and animation of interest to an urban audience. Selected films are eligible for cash prizes and awards. Selections are made by our programming team and top prizes are awarded by a special guest judge. Past guest judges include Bruce McDonald, Jennifer Baichwal, Atom Egoyan, and Deepa Mehta.

New this year, TUFF is also accepting film, video and animation submission for the TUFF Local Storiesprogramme, which will appear on the Pattison Onestop network of screens in malls across Canada. TUFF Local Stories will feature work by Canadians that examine, explore, critique, or show love for their own hometowns in creative ways. Selections of these ‘local stories’ will appear in shopping centres across their home province. To be eligible for this programme, you must live in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, or Quebec. Any text that appears on screen in Quebec submissions must either be in French or be bilingual.

TUFF screens at 10-minute intervals on over 290 platform screens in 63 stations across the Toronto subway system, and non-stop at designated “Film Zones” located at key downtown stations. The audience for TUFF includes over one million daily commuters, and runs concurrent with the Toronto International Film Festival. TheTUFF Local Stories programme screens at 5-minute intervals on 300 screens in 40 malls across Canada for 1 week from September 8-14, 2014. The audience for TUFF Local Stories includes over 5 million mall visitors a week across the country.

Free Submission: Before June 15, 2014

Paid Submission: $20 CAD as of June 15, 2014

Final Deadline: July 15, 2014

Visit the TUFF website for festival information, submission details, and to upload your film.www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com

General Inquiries: [email protected]

Press Contact: Marie Nazar: 416-762-7702 or [email protected]

 

It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to announce our call for submissions for PFVS 2014.

 PFVS is a four day festival which presents and celebrates the work of Parkdale’s creative community through dynamic programming including film and video screenings, critical discussions, installations and performance.

There are three categories under which we are accepting submissions this year:

1. Film, video or installation work by Parkdale-based artists. If your home or studio is located in Parkdale please submit under this category.

2. Film, video or installation work about Parkdale. If your work features Parkdale or explores subject matter of direct to relation to Parkdale, please submit under this category. You do not have to reside in Parkdale in order to submit under this category.

3. REact: Solidarity Sundays. This screening features work that explores a socially conscious subject matter relevant to the Parkdale community. This year the PFVS programming team are looking for work that critically explores the great Canadian pastime of drinking. We find ourselves inspired by two interconnected occurrences: the many drug and alcohol scandals involving Toronto’s municipal politicians and the increase of bars in Parkdale over the last few years. As headlines all over world associate our city’s so-called leader with alcohol fuelled loutish behaviour, our small residential neighbourhood has evolved into a destination for late night partygoers. Alcohol consumption is a cornerstone of most North American social gatherings. However, it can shake the foundation of any family, community or even city when someone’s drinking becomes destructive. Through this program, we hope to examine the ambiguous line between recreational and destructive alcohol consumption, our assumptions about addiction and the complexities inherent in the relationship between Canadian identity and alcohol. Please submit works that utilize a formal or thematically alternative approach in order to create a unique perspective on this subject matter. You do not have to reside in Parkdale in order to submit under this category.

Are you ready? Head on over to our submissions page to fill out the online form.

Our deadline is: Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 11:59PM.

Spread the word far and wide and check out our FAQ page if you need additional guidance.

Don’t forget to like us here and follow us here.

If you have super specific questions, or just want to say hi, please e-mail Carolyn Tripp, Executive Director,[email protected] and/or Rebecca Gruihn, Programming Director,[email protected]

 

Call for Submissions: The Emerging Artist Residency Program at Artscape Youngplace Artscape Youngplace is now accepting applications for a new Emerging Artist Residency Program. Successful applicants will be awarded free access to studio and exhibition space within the Flex Studios and Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Successful applicants to the Emerging Artist Residency Program will receive six weeks of exclusive access to semi-private studio space in the Flex Studios and a featured one-week exhibition in the building’s Hallway Galleries. Artscape Youngplace will offer promotional support for the artists’ activities as well as access to a larger private studio space for events, larger project work and documentation. Artists-in-residence will benefit from being within a growing community of artists in the Flex Studios program and at Artscape Youngplace, a vibrant new cultural hub in the heart of West Queen West. Who can apply? The residency program is open to emerging artists in all creative disciplines. We define ‘emerging artists’ to include current students and recent graduates of an arts-related degree/program or artists at the beginning stages of their professional careers.What do you get? Artists-in-residence will receive:

• Six weeks of 24/7 exclusive access to a Premium Flex Workspace, which is approximately 100 sq.ft. of semi-private studio space with tons of natural light and wall space. The studios include access to a shared work sink, drying rack, kitchenette, secure storage, table, chairs and easel. Additional equipment is available upon request.

• A featured one-week exhibition in the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries within six months of your residency.

• Promotional support for your residency and exhibition including a special announcement to the Artscape community. Additional promotional support may be offered depending on events and activities.

• Access to a larger 1,000 sq.ft. Flex Studio for an event, larger project work, or documentation related to the residency or artist-in-residence’s work, to be based on the needs of the specific project being proposed

How to apply Please complete the online application form by Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. You will be asked to provide the following:

• Contact Information

• Preferred dates of residency

• A Residency Proposal (500-750 words) describing your work and how you plan to use the residency opportunity

• Documentation of your work (up to three images)

• Current Curriculum Vitae (1-2 pages)

• Any other support materials including writing samples, press, etc.

Selection Criteria Applications will be reviewed by a committee including Artscape Youngplace staff and Flex Studio Artist Advisory Members based on the following criteria:

• Caliber of and interest in of the artistic project

• Fit with the Flex Studios and Hallway Galleries amenities

• Impact of the residency on the project and the artist

 

HMK {HOTELMARIAKAPEL} OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2015 (DEADLINE: MAY 5, 2014)

• Location: Hoorn, The Netherlands

• Deadline: May 5, 2014

• Duration: 1 to 2 months in 2015

• Eligibility: Artists (individually or as a group), curators, and researchers.

• Costs & Support: See program description

• URL: http://www.hotelmariakapel.nl

DESCRIPTION:

Artist-run residency Hotel Maria Kapel offers research- and project based residencies for individuals or groups (max 4), and invites artists, curators and researchers to submit proposals the 2015 residency- and exhibition programme.

We offer

> Project-residencies

During a stay at our guesthouse the artist/group of artists is invited to develop, execute and present a new project in the exhibition space (the chapel). Residencies vary in length and depend on the nature of the work; usually between one and two months. The exhibition with the residents´ work is open to public, and lasts around one month.

> Research residencies

During a longer stay at HMK the artist/curator is hosted to research and/or develop a specific project or subject that is part of their artistic practice. HMK aims to host around 2 research-residencies in 2015, culminating in an event, exhibition, presentation or publication from the researcher. Expected outcomes are outlined in the second selection round/ after selection and depend on the nature of the research.

All residents are offered

Full and free use of all accommodation and living / working facilities (a.o. wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine/dryer, basic tools, some audio & video equipment).

Funding

HMK aims to secure funding in collaboration with the artist to provide a travel/living/production budget. Amounts depend on individual projects, and HMK strongly advises artists to secure additional funding elsewhere. HMK always offers full and free use of the guesthouse and its facilities. Furthermore, HMK is responsible for all mail-outs and promotional activity in relation to the shows, which include regional, national and international contacts. In 2014 HMK is kindly supported by several local and national foundations.

HMK is looking for

Context-specific projects that make full use of the unique opportunities offered. The long stays at HMK lead to intensive local and international collaboration. Projects are developed both in (response to) the surroundings of Hoorn, public space and in the exhibition space. Projects may be presented outside the Maria Chapel, or can take on other forms (events/seminars/screenings/etc.). HMK is keen on artistic projects that do not only focus on art itself but that, in content or practice, are able to step outside the box and make connections outside an art-context. HMK focuses and facilitates collaborations; preferably you work with artists or others with whom you haven’t (extensively) worked with before.

Things to consider when applying

We strongly advise you to read into the wider context of Hoorn and HMK prior to submitting a proposal. The context of HMK includes the geographical positioning; a small town setting (e.g., absence of a University or a large local art scene/discourse); the combination of a locally rooted art-initiative with exhibitions of (inter)national appeal.

Proposals must focus mainly on content of the work and the process of working resulting in a presentation in our chapel/exhibition space, please do not propose to exhibit pre-existing work. HMK does not usually host residents working with theatre or dance as their main medium.

Projects must have a strong international component (i.e. cooperation with artists from different countries). We consider it to be an advantage when a group has one Dutch component, although this is not obligated.

Do not take this too literally, feel free to propose the unexpected, and be bold!

Application Fee

In order to apply, HMK requests a small application fee of €15,-. Collected funds cover basic administrations costs as well as our Independent Satellite Program (ISP). Through ISP we send one artist, curator or writer to the country of one of the 2015 participants for an obligation-free period of research, networking and exploration; completing the circle of cultural exchange.

The application fee should be transferred to our PayPal account with email address [email protected] Fees paid are non-refundable. Without received payment your application will not be considered.

Selection procedure

The HMK curatorial team selects an artist in 2 rounds; after sending in a first, short project proposal, you may be asked to submit more information.

How to apply

1. Read our info and application guidelines (above)

2. Fill in our application form. (see www.hotelmariakapel.nl)

3. Send in your application (PDF) to: [email protected]

More information? See the HMK-info pack (background-info, pictures, floor-plan etc.) For questions about the Open Call, please email to [email protected]

For more information: http://www.hotelmariakapel.nl

 

Jobs

Summer Design Camp Instructor – Design Exchange (DX)

Start date: June 24, 2014

End date: August 31, 2014

Pay: $15/hour

Hours: 40 hours / week

Organization Description

The Design Exchange (DX) is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At a crossroads of multiple disciplines from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions and talks reflect popular contemporary culture. Located in downtown Toronto in the historic and original Toronto Stock Exchange building, the DX annually attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. The DX is a registered non-profit charity.

Job Description

The DX is seeking to fill the contract position of Design Camp Instructor during the eight weeks of camp held during Summer 2014. The Design Camp Instructor will be responsible for working with children between the ages of 6 to 12 on a variety of design activities including daily supervision of the students, delivering the prepared program in a fun and interesting manner, and incorporating their own unique ideas. The Design Camp Instructor will report to the Youth Programs Coordinator, supervise volunteers, and work closely with the other members of the DX Design Camp team.

Job Responsibilities

• Diligent supervision of children aged 6 to 12

• Instructing students and leading daily design-based projects

• Set up and maintenance of materials

• Coordinating with fellow instructors

Job Requirements

• A passion for the mandate and work of the DX, strong knowledge of the design sector and ability to be creative

• Must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a post-secondary design or education related program

• Must have two years previous experience working with children ideally in the design, private-sector and / or socially innovative not-for-profit sectors

• A good knowledge of Canadian and international design is an asset

• Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills

• Patience, understanding and compassion to work with children and their parents

• A Criminal background check will be required

• CPR and first aid certification will be required

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via email to [email protected] and include a detailed CV and a cover letter.

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on April 25, 2014.

Contact Info [email protected]

Summer Fashion Camp Instructor – Design Exchange (DX)

Start date: June 24, 2014

End date: August 31, 2014

Pay: $15/hour

Hours: 40 hours / week

Organization Description

The Design Exchange (DX) is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At a crossroads of multiple disciplines from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions and talks reflect popular contemporary culture. Located in downtown Toronto in the historic and original Toronto Stock Exchange building, the DX annually attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. The DX is a registered non-profit charity.

Job Description

The DX is seeking to fill the contract position of Fashion Camp Instructor during the 8 weeks of camp held during Summer 2014. The Fashion Camp Instructor will be responsible for working with children between the ages of 9 and 14 on a variety of fashion design activities including daily supervision of the students, delivering the prepared program in a fun and interesting manner, and incorporating their own unique ideas. The Fashion Camp Instructor will report to the Youth Programs Coordinator, supervise volunteers, and work closely with the other members of the DX Design Camp team.

Job Responsibilities

Diligent supervision of children aged 9 to 14

• Instructing students and leading daily fashion design-based projects

• Set up and maintenance of materials

• Coordinating with fellow instructors

Job Requirements

A passion for the mandate and work of the DX, strong knowledge of the design sector and ability to be creative

• Must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a post-secondary fashion design or education related program

• Must have two years previous experience working with children ideally in the design, private-sector and / or socially innovative not-for-profit sectors

• Must be able to sew, construct a garment, and know finishing techniques

• A good knowledge of Canadian and international fashion design is an asset

• Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills

• Patience, understanding and compassion to work with children and their parents

• A Criminal background check will be required

• CPR and first aid certification will be required

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via email to [email protected] and include a detailed CV and a cover letter.

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on April 25, 2014.

Contact Info

[email protected]

 

 

$11.00/hr (Dependent on grant approval – YCW grant restrictions apply)

Job description:

The key focus of this position will be assisting the Curator with the rotation of exhibitions at MIA for our new 2014 season of programming. Currently, MIA has a several exhibitions waiting to be retired and new special exhibitions to be installed. During the course of the summer job, the position will involve the care and preservation of a collection consisting of a variety of materials, from the very robust stone to sensitive materials, such as ivory, ossified whalebone, paper and textiles.

The technician will also assist in the everyday operations of the MIA gift shop, from preparing purchased art pieces for shipping to helping with deliveries.

The individual taking on the Technician position will gain skills in object handling and packaging, installation and lighting, and other facility maintenance tasks as needed.

This position is a full-time, 16-week contract from mid May through August. Hours of work will average 37.5 hours per week.

Skills Needed:

• A strong interest in working in a museum

• Must be able to stand on their feet for approximately 7 hours a day

• Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs

• Must be comfortable climbing a ladder

• Familiarity using tools including a drill, hammer and level

• Creative problem-solving skills

• Basic computer literacy

• Foundational knowledge of conservation needs of materials featured in the MIA Collection would be an asset

• Experience in framing prints would be an asset

• Experience in mount making or other relevant construction experience

• Must be a current student between the ages of 16 and 30 and intend to return to your studies in the fall.

Application Deadline is April 30, 2014. Please email your cover letter and resume to Alysa Procida at [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all those that apply for this position. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Graphic Designer (freelance contract)

Date Posted: Apr 03, 2014

Application Deadline: Apr 23, 2014

 

Now in our 25th year, C Magazine is Canada’s contemporary international art magazine published quarterly by C The Visual Arts Foundation. C is devoted to promoting critical discussion about Canadian contemporary art and to keeping abreast of international trends.

Job Description

C The Visual Arts Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization and publisher of C Magazine, is seeking a highly disciplined and creative Designer for the magazine.

The Designer is responsible for the designing and production of a full-colour quarterly magazine, up to 80 pages each issue (approximately 12 pages of ads and 30,000 words with photo illustrations), plus cover. The Designer produces final, press-ready files for the print and digital-replica edition, a PDF archive, and related online/digital assets including cover image. The Designer is also responsible for producing up to three distinct print or online/digital ads in various sizes and formats per quarter, and creating or updating various identity related material for the magazine, including a media kit, letterhead and subscription forms as needed.

The Designer reports to the Editor, who is responsible for the artistic vision and editorial content of the magazine, as well as to the Publisher, who is responsible for the management, distribution and marketing of the magazine. Directed by the Editor, with input from the Publisher, the Designer develops the artistic content and identity of the magazine.

The Designer continually develops and evolves the magazine’s layout, typography and art through innovative and current design practices, while maintaining an established style guide. The Designer works within the given editorial and production budgets, and seeks quotes in conjunction with the Publisher. The Designer places the advertisements, as per the advertising allocation sheet, and ensures all submitted files are to specification. The Designer produces all materials and galleys for proofreading, digital distribution and printing, as required and on schedule.

Requirements:

Applicants must have studied graphic or communications design and typography at a post-secondary academic institution, and worked or interned for a minimum of two years in print, editorial design and production. Applicants must work remotely and demonstrate:

• High level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)

• Sophisticated design, page layout and typographical skills.

• Mastery of the mechanics of magazine and editorial assigning.

• High level of creative intuition.

• Great self-management skills, and well organized.

• Excellent attention to detail, coupled with the ability to manage multiple tasks.

• Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a small team.

• Ability to work well under pressure.

• Interest and experience working in the milieu of contemporary visual art.

• Knowledge of how to structure InDesign documents for XML export is considered an asset.

• Knowledge of HTML, CSS and web development programs are considered assets.

Additional Info:

START DATE: Immediate

C Magazine is an international art quarterly devoted to promoting critical discussion about contemporary art through in-depth essays and art criticism, interviews, artist projects and reviews. Based in Toronto, with contributors from around the world, C’s readers are engaged with the visual arts as students, collectors and professionals, including writers, critics, artists, curators, consultants, dealers, scholars and educators.

How to Apply:

Email your Cover Letter, CV, and digital samples of editorial design work, in a single PDF to:

[email protected], Attn: Kate Monro, Publisher

For an interview be prepared to bring your digital and print portfolio, and include three to five print samples.

No phone calls please. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Contact Info:

Name: Kate Monro

Telephone:

Telephone Ext.:

Fax:

Email: [email protected]

Website: cmagazine.com

 

Outreach Coordinator

Date Posted: Apr 02, 2014

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2014

Start Date: May 19, 2014

Salary: $19/hr plus benefits. Wage increase tied to the cost of living index.

City/Town: Toronto

Term: Part-time

Organization Description

SAVAC

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is the only non-profit, artist-run centre in Canada dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary visual art by South Asian artists. Our mission is to produce innovative programs that critically explore issues and ideas shaping South Asian identities and experiences. We encourage work that is challenging, experimental and engaged in critical discussions on visual forms and processes, and which offer new perspectives on the contemporary world.

SAVAC develops and produces exhibitions, and a range of contemporary visual art interventions and programs. We works without a gallery space, and typically in collaboration with other artist-run centres, public galleries and visual arts organizations. This collaborative process of working allows us to foster important ties with the mainstream art community, encouraging an exchange of ideas and perspectives, and increasing our organizational reach and visibility.

Our programming is national in scope, but we are actively engaged with regional and international discussions informing the development of contemporary South Asian art. SAVAC plays a vital role in the visual arts sector in Canada by advocating for South Asian artists and culturally diverse issues and practices.

Job Description

With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is hiring an Outreach Coordinator for the “Mapping Genealogies, Building Futures” initiative for a three-year contract. This initiative will engage in community outreach in 2 major demographics within the South Asian arts community: longstanding members of SAVAC; and younger artists who are still under training.

Year 1: Outreach will focus on long-standing/established members of SAVAC and Desh Pradesh, the predecessor to SAVAC, which led to the ideation and formation of SAVAC. This engagement with older members will involve a close exploration of the history of the organisation that has married art, identity formation and social justice for the past twenty years. This will culminate in interviews which will be used to create an oral archive that explores themes of identity based and culturally diverse arts based work over time; the lessons from the past and the challenges for the future.

Year 2: There will be a public launch of the oral histories archives. The primary focus of this year will be to engage the interviewees in closed focus group discussions. Building on the themes that emerge from the interviews, these focus groups will delve deeper into topics of art, identity and diversity and barriers for South Asians in the Greater Toronto Area.

Year 3: Older members will be recruited as mentors for a Youth Mentorship Program. Here, older artists will be paired with younger counterparts to exchange ideas, equip the youth with lessons learnt by previous generations, and most importantly, encourage collaborations.

• Web, archive and library database research on history of SAVAC, Desh Pradesh and Khush; create list of people to interview for this project

• Work with the Executive Director create oral history project plan

• Edit and produce podcasts of interviews

• Liaise with archives to deposit interviews/creating a webspace for interviews

• Project management and event coordination

• Coordinate marketing, outreach and promotional activities as per schedule

• Design a mentorship program

• Create, post, maintain and monitor content on internal and external digital and social media channels to support community outreach activities

• Proactively research, recommend and plan outreach opportunities to support strategic priorities

• Execute creative methods to reach and attract participants

• Assist with contacting various community media to promote project

• Provide administrative support as needed for communications, outreach and events

• Recruit and retain all mentors and mentees

• Create and organize weekly activities that support the project objectives

• Support the development and implementation of the evaluation framework

• Ensure the overall success of the project

• Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications

• Degree or Diploma in related field and/or 3+ years experience

• Ability to work in a small, engaged workplace

• Ability to work independently and cooperatively without supervision

• Must be comfortable with flexible work environment and variable work schedule

• Excellent research skills, experience with oral history or interview skills, an asset

• Detail oriented and organized

• Ability to use audio editing software (Audition, Wavepad or Audacity

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including both written and verbal communication skills, as well as good judgment, tact and diplomacy

• Strong project management skills

• Familiarity with social media and WordPress

• Experience in developing and facilitating workshops, training and orientation sessions, preferably related to intercultural and diversity awareness, workplace culture or employment preparation

• Experience in volunteer management (preferably with mentor programs) and event planning

• Understanding of barriers faced by artists of colour

• Knowledge of participatory research practices, community accountability and intersectional analysis theory and practice

Additional Criteria

• Knowledge of issues and practices in the South Asian visual arts community

• Knowledge of Desh Pradesh festival

• Knowledge of the queer South Asian community

Additional Info:

3 year contract

25-28 hr/wk

Evening/weekend hours may be required

$19/hr plus benefits. Wage increase tied to the cost of living index

How to Apply:

Send applications to [email protected]

Include a resume and a one page cover letter detailing why you are interested in this project and what skills you will bring to SAVAC.

Contact Info:

Name: Indu Vashist

Telephone: 416-542-1661

Telephone Ext.:

Fax:

Email: [email protected]

Website: savac.net

 

Adminstrative Assistant, Artscape Wychwood Barns

Date Posted: Apr 22, 2014

Application Deadline: May 05, 2014

Start Date: May 26, 2014

Salary: TBD

City/Town: Toronto

Term: Full-time

Organization Description

Artscape

Artscape makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape operates as a social enterprise and is comprised of 3 not-for-profit organizations: a development arm, a charity, and a housing provider. Artscape projects provide affordable space for creativity while generating positive cultural, economic, social and environmental impacts.

 

Job Description

Artscape is seeking a qualified Administrative Assistant to support the day-to-day operations of Artscape Wychwood Barns. Since opening in November 2008, this award-winning community cultural hub provides both live and work studio space to artists and their families, programming and administrative spaces for not-for-profit organizations in the arts and culture sector, as well as a community-run gallery. In addition, the Artscape Wychwood Barns has become one of Toronto’s most unique special event venues hosting fundraisers and galas, meetings and conferences, weddings and celebrations, exhibitions and product launches, festivals and community events.

The Administrative Assistant is a new position and will provide clerical, organizational and administrative assistance to the team at Artscape Wychwood Barns consisting of a Managing Director, Event Coordinator and Superintendent.

This is a support position that requires a significant ability to work independently. The ideal candidate is a bright problem-solver with a positive attitude and ready to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment. A background in, or demonstrated passion for, the special events, arts or not-for-profit sectors is considered an asset. This position is required to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, within full-time hours.

The Administrative Assistant will report to Managing Director at Artscape Wychwood Barns.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provides general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning, faxing and copying

• Maintains electronic and hard copy filing system

• Opens, sorts and distributes incoming correspondence

• Assists in resolving any administrative issues

• Responds to public inquiries

• Prepares and modifies documents including correspondence, reports, memos and emails

• Schedules and coordinates meetings and appointments

• Maintains office supplies

• Communicates with tenants, clients and guests in a friendly and professional manner

• Provides support to the Event Coordinator with event bookings as the need arises

• Creates, maintains and enters data into program systems, databases and budgets; including key card programming and distribution

Requirements:

• 2+ years of hands-on administrative support experience

• Excellent organizational and research skills

• Superb attention to detail

• Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Flexible and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks on an ongoing basis

• Positive, professional and proactive attitude

• Willingness to work collaboratively in an open-concept, team-oriented work environment

• Education/experience in hospitality/service industry considered an asset

• Education/experience in event planning considered an asset

 

How to Apply:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5:00 PM on Monday, May 5, 2014

Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience. Artscape offers an employee health benefits package.

TO APPLY: Please respond with:

• A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position

• Your salary expectations

• A resume

• Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above, including your salary expectations. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email and should be forwarded to:

Attention: Human Resources, Administrative Assistant, Artscape Wychwood Barns Submission

Artscape

Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street

Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

[email protected] (please note Administrative Assistant, Artscape Wychwood Barns in the email subject line)

All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. Artscape thanks all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Link to AGO JOB POSTING http://www.ago.net/jobs

Title Education Officer, Children & Youth

Posting Number 1011956

Employee Group OPSEU

Status Temporary Part-Time

End Date 3/30/2015

External Posting

Home to one of the most diverse art collections in North America, the Art Gallery of Ontario is enhanced by interactive gallery spaces, a stunning retail shop, and spectacular dining and event venues. Bring your skills and experience, and be part the Gallery as an:

 

Education Officer – Children & Youth

Temporary Part-Time

Up to 24 hours per week; availability for weekdays, evenings and weekends will be required.

 

The Art Gallery of Ontario welcomes thousands of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 on school visits every year from September to June. We are looking for engaging individuals with superior communication and presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team, demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable, and a passion for art education centered on the student experience.

 

Working in conjunction with other staff, volunteers and interns, the successful candidate will lead and facilitate guided gallery visits and studio visits for elementary and secondary school students. You will work as part of a team with volunteers to deliver an engaging, interactive, and fun experience to students that is responsive to their learning needs and the Ontario curriculum.

 

Post-secondary studies in Education, Art Education, Visual Arts, and Art History or equivalent experience as well as studio experience are required. Extensive experience working with children and youth in both formal and informal educational settings is also required. Candidates must be proficient in the use of email, wikis, and shared documents. The ability to speak French is an asset.

 

We strongly encourage individuals who reflect the diversity of the students and teachers we serve to apply. Visit our website atwww.ago.net/jobs and complete your online application profile by April 25, 2014. If you are including a cover letter, please address this to: The Hiring Manager.

 

 

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS NUIT ROSE

VISIT this website to sign up.

 

This event couldn’t happen with out the help of many dedicated people – from behind the scenes organizers to those helping out artists on site during the events… to clean up afterward.

http://nuitrose.wordpress.com/volunteer/