XPACE has moved to 301 Landsdowne Ave! Here are some sneak peeks at the new space:
XPACE continues to maintain the Xternal Space in OCAD’s Learning Zone (located in the Jim Meekison Student Lounge), a screen programmed for video and interactive artworks with an emphasis on student and emerging artists.
EVENT – FEAST 05
COME FEAST WITH US!
Tickets for FEAST 05 are now sold out!
FEAST is happening Sunday, January 27, 2012 at XPACE Cultural Centre from 6-10 PM.
What it is:
FEAST (Funding Engaging Actions with Sustainable Tactics) Toronto is a series of community dinners and micro-funding events. During each dinner, artists, designers and groups are invited to present proposals for art-
or design-based projects. Everyone attending the dinner votes on which project they would like to fund, and the project with the most votes is given a grant from the money raised from the ticket sales.
The ticket cost for the locally sourced, vegetarian dinner is a sliding scale of $20-30 (and $10 for students with valid student ID).
FEAST works on the basis that the more that people can share, the larger the grants we can collectively provide. Since our frist FEAST, we’ve funded almost $4000 worth of projects.
How it works:
1. Buy a ticket for the dinner on January 27th, 2012 at XPACE Cultural Centre
2. Enjoy dinner and conversation with your friends and community
3. Over the course of dinner people present project proposals for your consideration
4. Everyone votes for which project they would like to fund
5. The project with the most votes is funded from the money raised from ticket sales
Contact XPACE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact FEAST at email@example.com
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
January 28 2013
The Timeraiser is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. Timeraiser artists are paid for their work. Selected pieces will help inspire people to donate their time in support of great causes. The Timeraiser supports emerging and mid-career artists like few other community events do. Artists are paid fair market value for their work instead of being asked to donate their creativity. The art is then auctioned off at the Timeraiser to raise volunteer hours for the community.
The Timeraiser pays fair market value up to $1000 (including framing and HST). You set the price of the work. Timeraiser’s volunteer art jury will then select the pieces that will be purchased for the Timeraiser.
Timeraiser juries typically select:
1. Mixed media canvas/photography/framed work over sculptures
2. Artwork that fits well in a house or apartment
3. Works where it is clear that a financial contribution will make a difference in the artists’ career
4. From their local city; though not always
Applications can be made here.
KLONDIKE INSTITUTE FOR ART AND CULTURE
DAWSON CITY, YUKON
Febuary 7, 2013
Seeking video work for a curated project by Suzanne Carte & Su-Ying Lee (Under New Management) taking place in March 2013 at ODD Gallery at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City, Yukon then traveling to various locations in 2013. The exhibition will take the form of a video rental store that carries artists’ videos. The project employs the characteristics of the retail environment to connect to the local community while, challenging the gallery’s role as an intermediary that delimits the viewer’s direct access to art. “Customers” are asked to pay what they wish, which can be interpreted as cash, a non-monetary exchange, critique, or no renumeration. This facet is in place as an experimental form of engagement, where artists have the opportunity to receive responses directly from viewers. In turn, the viewer has an uncommon channel to the artist. In addition to payment, rental and return are also on an honour-system basis therefore removing barriers that exist due to membership, deposit, and return policies at commercial ventures.
Pleasure Dome is calling for submissions looking for a new New Toronto Works to ring in 2013! Revealing the unique wealth of talent emerging in Toronto every year, New Toronto Works is looking for something extra special to celebrate 20 years of creative arts.
Pleasure Dome takes pride in standing behind experimental, uncensored new media arts and has been a champion of artistic expression in film and video since 1989. New Toronto Works showcases the best of film and video minds brewing locally. If this fits your bill, submit your film or video to New Toronto Works and see what happens!
Opening reception and dance party: January 23 (7-11pm)
This exhibition is sponsored by Mark McCain, Caro Macdonald & Keilhauer