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OCADSU Disorientation 2017: Art World 101

October 19, 2017

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017

4-6 pm

at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, room 554

Image: Katie Kotler, Despondence (video still)

What does the art world really look like? Xpace Cultural Centre and OCAD U Career Development are teaming up to answer your questions about the art field.
-Getting paid
-How to say no
-How to get involved in the arts vs. finding work
-Tips to approach galleries and artist-run centres
-How to engage in studio visits
-Seek out mentorships

Xpace will be sharing their knowledging on the ins and outs of living with a career as an artist. Topics will include: contracts, getting paid, invoices, negotiations, how to say no, how to get involved in the arts vs. finding work, tips to approaching galleries and artist-run centers, how to engage in studio visits & seeking out mentorships.

From the OCAD U’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Miles Collyer, Career Development Coordinator will be leading a Q&A following and responding to the talk, acquainting students with their services and resources for professional development.

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The OCAD Student Union is committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. This event is intended to be a space free from judgment, discrimination, violence or intolerance. This includes – but is not limited to – instances of ableism, ageism, classism, ethnocentrism, heterosexism, homophobia, racism, sexism, shadeism, sizeism, transphobia, teasing, bullying or any other kind of belittling.