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Exhibition Proposal Writing Workshop

May 6, 2017

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


May 6, 2017

1-4 pm


Xpace Cultural Centre’s upcoming Open Call for Exhibitions deadline is June 11, 2017. 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 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.

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.

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.

Katie Kotler (Programming Coordinator, Xpace Cultural Centre) is an artist, writer and musician. Having completed her MFA at OCAD U in 2016, her work focuses on animation and installation, integrating abstract, non-narrative neon colours and geometric shapes into projections. She has recently exhibited work at the Luminato festival, the OCADU Student Gallery, Long Winter and completed a residency with Studio Beat. As a board member at the Toronto Animation Image Society, Kotler is curating a show in conjunction with Trinity Square Video, slated for June 2017.