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Vanessa Maltese the Complete Gamester at Cooper Cole

Thursday April 10th 6:00 to 10:00

1161 Dundas Street West

LOOS LIPS

LOO SLIPP

SLOOP SIS

LOOPS LISP

If the canvas sites an alphabet, the gallery is the cahier.

Vanessa Maltese presents The Compleat Gamester – a lexicon for ramblers.

-text by Laurie Kang

Vanessa Maltese (b. 1988, Toronto, Canada) holds a BFA from OCAD University. She is the National Winner of the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and has exhibited her work nationally. Most recently Maltese was included in the group show One, and Two, and More Than Two curated by Micah Lexier at The Power Plant, Toronto. This marks her first solo exhibition with Cooper Cole. Maltese currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/384495415025476

 

Amanda Clyne: Excavating Artifice

Thursday April 10th 6:00 to 9:00

1518 Dundas Street West

p|m Gallery is pleased to present Excavating Artifice by Amanda Clyne opening Thursday, April 10, 6 – 9pm, continuing until May 3, 2014

Inspired by portraiture, couture and the history of painting, Clyne looks to images where artifice reigns, in the historical portraits and contemporary fashion photographs that feign perfection. In her studio, she provokes their metamorphosis through experimental processes and hybrid modes of image making to excavate their artifice. The resulting works are portraits of portraits that dismantle the spectacle of image-making, and reflect the fragile nature of seeing and being seen.

Excavating Artifice is Amanda Clyne’s MFA exhibition. During the first year of her degree Clyne took advantage of the York University’s print making facilities, where she focused on experimental processes to challenge the meaning behind how images are made. Excavating Artifice is an amazing collection of intaglio, screen prints, photographs and oil paintings.

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/824536907559683

 

Embodied Tactics for Managing Anxiety By Anjulie Rahaman

Thursday April 10th 7 – 10

Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street

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 The exhibition will run from Tuesday, April 8th – Thursday, April 17th.

Workman Arts and The Gladstone Hotel present new work by Anjuli Rahaman. Four multimedia installations present tactile stimuli employed to manage physiological responses to unrelenting worry. The works do not speak to diagnosis, treatment or cure, but instead seek to communicate corporal tactics devised to manage erratic behaviour associated with anxiety.

Workman Arts is a not-for-profit arts organization that provides training and exhibition opportunities for artists who have received services for mental health and addiction. Currently supporting over 300 member artists, Workman Arts seeks to challenge stigma and misconceptions surrounding mental health and addiction through the presentation of innovative artwork.

Full Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1422976357952883

 

Light: The 2014 Digital Futures Graduate Exhibition

Friday April 11th 6:30 – 9:30

Open Gallery: 49 McCaul Street

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‘Light’ – The interactive exhibition showcasing the culminating research projects of the 2014 cohort of the Digital Futures Initiative at OCADU.

Featuring state-of-the-art works involving virtual/augmented reality, wearable tech, reactive multimedia environments, experiential 3D projections, and much, much more!

ARTISTS:

Pavika Chintraruck | Maayan Cohen | Andrew Forbes | Maziar Ghaderi | John Harvey | Demi Kandylis | Alex Leitch | Jeremy Littler | Ryan Maksymic | Mitzi Martinez | Jackson McConnell | Imaan Pirani | Hudson Pridham | Yifat Shaik | Torin Stefanson | Borzu Talai | Ruzette Tanyag| Yuxi Wang | Lindy Wilkins | Peggy Zhou

Open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Open Gallery hours:

Saturday April 12th 2pm – 5pm

Monday April 14th – Tuesday April 15th 10am – 5pm

Wednesday April 16th 10am-4pm

Event link: http://bit.ly/1eVRSp8

Please bring your friends to our opening by sharing this event and help us celebrate the culmination of another brilliant cohort! Or at least do it for the robotic spiders. Yes we have robotic spiders. (S)he would really appreciate it.

 

False-Work At OCADU STUDENT GALLERY

Friday April 11th 7:00 to 10:00

At OCADU Student Gallery 52 McCaul Street

 

Noah Scheinman + Jordan Maddox

Opening date: April 11 (7-11pm)

False-work is a language of temporary building systems and techniques. It is the building that builds our buildings. Deployed throughout the city in the perpetual cycle of construction/demolition projects, it now constitutes a permanent presence of materials and forms in the urban visual landscape. Manufactured to be adaptable and easy to assemble on location, the structural elements adhere to a strict ethos of economy and function. Perhaps owing to these very principles of utility, they evoke a curiosity. In a range of mysterious, difficult to understand, even hubristic gestures, we are peripherally made witness to the very birth and death of the city and its sites. The gallery provides a frame, a moment in which to review both the familiar and unfamiliar qualities of these constructions. The physical environments that we have made reflect our investigation into these qualities as well as an exploration into their spatial possibilities and emotional resonance.

Falsework is sponsored by Russ Dilworth Scaffolding

Facebook Event www.facebook.com/events/777077425638567

 

April Programming Opening Reception At XPACE Cultural Centre

Friday April 11th 7:00 to 11:00

At Xpace Cultural Centre 2-303 Lansdowne Ave

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Window Space

Long Live the Working Class

Hannah Enkel and Philip Shelton

Long Live the Working Class is an anthem in support of the working class. Referencing diner and homegrown shop aesthetic and made using hardware store supplies, the sign sits in the window and reflects on people whose labour is often dismissed. This is for those who fix and maintain vehicles, who take away our garbage, who wire up spaces so we can see. This is for House Cleaners, Plumbers, General Contractors and Woodworkers. This is for Personal Support Workers, Social Workers, and people who care for children. This for Farmers, Baristas, and people who supply food and serve it to us, so that we can survive, and enjoy surviving. This is for those who work in factories, in unsafe or slum conditions, and for those who are underpaid.

Hannah Enkel and Phillip Shelton’s Long Live the Working Class has been programmed as part of a special focus on labour and is intended to be viewed in dialogue with:

Rodrigo Martí’s presentation ‘I am only interested in what is not mine’ on April 11th from 4pm-9pm.

In the last few years Rodrigo Martí has been attracted to the call for strength through cultural cannibalism made in Brazilian poet Oswaldo Andrade’s Anthropofagia Manifesto of 1928. His focus has returned to Brazil through an interest in recent public gatherings at local malls organized by youth from ‘periphery’ neighborhoods using social media, these enigmatic gatherings are referred to as Rolezinhos or ‘little strolls.’ Framed by some as a plea for access to Brazil’s growing consumption culture, the gatherings have attracted up to 6000 participants in a single meeting. Martí will host a series of conversations with Urban Planners, Educators, Artists and others around consumption, the nature of these gatherings and the potential, if any, for organizing something similar in Toronto in the weeks leading to the presentation of a temporary artwork outside of Xpace Cultural Centre.

Main Space

Transcending Binaries

Curated by Adrienne Crossman

Sarah D’Angelo, Adriana Disman, Nathan Flint, Bronwen Deurbrouck, Peter Rahul, and Quinn Robertson

Transcending Binaries is a group exhibition that explores the idea of a post-binary world within the confines of digital media – a medium that, at its most fundamental level, operates within a binary language. The exhibition features Sarah D’Angelo, Adriana Disman, Nathan Flint, Bronwen Deurbrouck, Peter Rahul, and Quinn Robertson as they interrogate what it means to occupy and/or create productive spaces where post-binary transgressions may occur.

Project Space

Bad Luck Amazon Giftcard

Rachel McRae and Anthony Easton

During the performance and resulting installation Rachel McRae and Anthony Easton will ritualistically, reverently, construct a pyramid of household objects that when arranged in a specific way are believed to illicit bad-luck: four broken mirrors, hats on the bed, new shoes on a table, two ladders forming a pyramid with a umbrella opened indoors… all conjured up from the internet’s greatest source of everything and anything: Amazon.com

The entire process (online object ordering, furniture assembly, installation & ritual) will be documented via video, digital photographs and ephemera.

A reception will follow the performance, the audience invited to eat and drink within the unlucky space.

External Space (located on OCADU campus in the Learning Zone, and featured on xpace.info)

HOLY TRANNITY

J’vlyn

Holy Trannity explores the beauty and pain of a world that takes issue with femme and gender non-conforming identities – and calls us to action. Another voice, seeking to save us, because if we don’t demand the respect and recognition we seek, it will surely never be afforded to us. With the creation of Holy Trannity, J’VLYN opens themself to the world; there are no costumes, only outfits, no characters, only her. This is her truth.

Full Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/598706026885968

 

Camoutopia: Dazzle, Dance Disrupt By Mary Tremonte Closing Party

April 12th 1 – 5

Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street

Mary Tremonte

Mary Tremonte

Closing Reception

Saturday April 12 1:00-5:00

Camoutopia Publication Release!

There will be music & refreshments.

AFTERPARTY

Saturday April 12 9:00-3:00

Unit 2 – 163 Sterling Road

with DJ GLITCLIT & DJ SIS

Hosted by DJ Mary Mack

PWYC /$3 suggested

OPEN HOURS

Daily 12:00-6:00

Visit Camoutopia and BUFU (By Us For Us) BUTEEQ

For bandanas, tees, totes, and other merch

by Hazel Meyer, Heidi Nagtegaal, and Mary Tremonte

***ABOUT CAMOUTOPIA***

Toronto-by-way-of-Pittsburgh artist-educator-DJ Mary Tremonte is an MFA candidate in OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master in Art, Media and Design program. She works primarily in silkscreen printing, activated through dance parties and pedagogical activities, a practice she often refers to as “printing in the expanded field.” She is a member of Justseeds Artists Cooperative, a decentralized group of 24 artists connected by a commitment to making print and graphic work for social and environmental justice. She is committed to critical inquiry, visual pleasure, collaboration, collective experience, and serious fun.

This exhibition, situated in Flex Studio Gold, a former classroom at Artscape Youngplace, includes an installation of silkscreen printed mirrors, a DJ booth, and hand-stitched silkscreen printed snuggies. Please join in for several discursive programs during the course of the exhibition, including a silkscreen printing workshop, a discussion on intersections between contemporary anarcha-feminism(s) and queer theory, and an all ages daytime tea dance. These activities will both activate and contribute to the exhibition, which will end with a closing reception and publication release on Saturday April 12.

Stay tuned for event details, and contact [email protected] for more information.

Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/786003928095608

 

Opening reception for “is there anything left to be done at all”

Saturday, April 12 at 2:00-5:00

At Trinity Square Video 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 376

Trinity Square Video and the 27th Images Festival are pleased to present “Is there anything left to be done at all?” by Montréal-based duo Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens.

“Is there anything left to be done at all” is an exhibition of non-work following a one month long unproductive production-based residency in which Ibghy & Lemmens worked with Justine Chambers, Kevin Rodgers Rodrigo Marti and Ryan Tong to ask: “What remains of the desire to act if the aim to produce something for someone or for something is suspended?”

Biography:

Ibghy & Lemmens’ practice revolves around an exploration of the material, affective and sensory dimensions of experience that cannot be fully translated into signs or systems. The artists have an ongoing concern with bringing abstract ideas to materiality, particularly as they are confronted with the human body. Over the last few years, they have explored the rationale upon which economic actions are described and represented, and how the logic of economy has come to infiltrate the most intimate aspects of our lives.

Based in Montreal and Durham-Sud, Quebec, Ibghy & Lemmens have been working in collaboration since 2002. Their work has been shown at La Filature, Mulhouse, France (2013); Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway (2013); Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow (2012); Ausland, Berlin (2012); the Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2011); and the European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany (2009). Recent solo exhibitions include I’d gladly surrender myself to you, body and soul, G Gallery, Toronto (2012); and Real failure needs no excuse, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles (2012).

Facebook Event www.facebook.com/events/614216088655963

 

Then On From There By Parastoo Anoushahpour

Tuesday, April 15th 7-10

At OCADU Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond Street West. MFA Thesis Exhibition

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2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Parastoo Anoushahpour

Please join the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Program and the Graduate Studies Department in celebrating the IAMD Thesis Exhibition of MFA candidate Parastoo Anoushahpour.

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program will present their thesis work in galleries across Toronto. These exhibitions explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary subject matter and media including, drawing & painting, video, performance, ceramics, printmaking, digital technology, sculpture and installation.

Facebook Event www.facebook.com/events/545429212241302

 

New Artifacts By Jason Deary

April 17th – Mary 11

Opening April 17th at Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects

1086 Queen Street West.

“Despite all of his rascal talk and cheeky affinity for art historical quotes that disavow the use of talking (or writing) about painting, I’ve been asked, and I am here, to discuss Jason Deary’s work, his process-based production, exploration of visual vocabularies, and the roles of the archaeological and linguistic in New Artifacts.

In thinking about these works, I’m compelled to begin by considering the ontology of “artifacts.” They are, on one hand, and perhaps most commonly, thought of through the lens of archaeology, as a thing or object made or given shape by human workmanship and intention–a useful tool, a work of art. But artifacts can also be more abstract: they can be languages or words, as these, particularly in their visual forms, have been shaped by humanity for a certain purpose–to facilitate communication. This brings me to think of New Artifacts in two ways: in terms of the act of mining or excavating, and in terms of the bridging of languages.

The work in this exhibition is the cumulative result of a prolific, experimental, and obsessive process-based studio practice. Using materials such as Mylar, vellum, and vinyl as supports, Deary generates a seemingly-endless series of textures, patterns, and gradients. The outcome of these actions is incidental and spontaneous; intention only exists insofar as it concerns material exploration. From these gestures recorded in paint, shapes, figures, and fields are cut out or extracted, categorized, and finally archived. Vast collections of visual artifacts are amassed, then mined, then interpreted and arranged through an intuitive trial-and-error process of layering and collaging.

The resulting works oscillate between representation and abstraction. They are suggestive of the archival, historical images, 35mm slides, Xeroxes, bad faxes, halftone newspaper prints, or grainy black-and-white photographs reproduced in dusty art history or anthropology textbooks. They also reference a history of painted languages or typologies, movements, and aesthetics, such as Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, Op Art, classical arrangements or still-life, portraiture, and so on.

Throughout this process, Deary inhabits a series of hybrid roles: artist-as-archaeologist, -archivist, -collector, -producer, -preparator, -historian, and -curator. Through these enactments, as well as through the formal suggestions of exhibition space structures (such as shelves, plinths, grates and grids commonly found in collections vaults, architectural forms, imagined galleries, etc.), the works in New Artifacts reference the collaborative ecologies that operate behind-the-scenes; the beautiful but unglamourous visual language of our vocations as artists, curators, historians, preparators, collections managers, etc.; and the vernacular grammar and syntax of exhibition-making.

This is, I suspect, what this work is driving at: these are paintings that are at once about painting-as-object and painting-as-action or verb, but also about painting as a space to articulate visualvocabularies that can describe and bridge the relationships among contemporary art ecologies; paintings as new artifacts of a shared language.”

– Unearthing New Artifacts, Shauna Thompson, 2014

Jason Deary is an emerging artist living and working in Toronto. His painting are informed by his interest in the curatorial and his professional work in galleries and arts institutions as an educator, preparator and programmer. In his current practice, Deary attempts to unpack or translate the various languages and vocabularies of painting through a museological lens. He builds paintings to explore how we make and consume art, our relationship to objects and images, the installation of art and the art of installation. He completed his BFA at The University of Windsor in 2010, participated in The Banff Centre Work Study program from 2011-2012 and is currently an MFA candidate at OCAD University(2014). New Artifacts will be his debut Toronto solo exhibition.

http://www.katharinemulherin.com/dynamic/exhibit_artist.asp?ExhibitID=589&Exhibit=Upcoming

 

 

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

 

NUIT ROSE

– Call For Expressions of Interest –

Artists, Performers, Curators, Cultural Organizations and Community Businesses

The Throbbing Rose Collective and community partners are holding an open call for proposals from artists, art collectives, curators and cultural organizations to participate in NUIT ROSE, a free one-night queer-focused contemporary art and performance festival, to be held on Saturday, June 21st, 2014, as part of WorldPride in Toronto.

NUIT ROSE aims to gather strength in local culture and offer a space for Canadian queer artists and international artists to showcase their work. This new celebration of LGBTI culture will engage local audiences and welcome visitors from around the world.

Toronto is home to vast and incredibly diverse LGBTI communities. We strongly encourage artists and organizations that reflect this diversity to apply. Please let us know if you require assistance or accommodation to ensure that your application is submitted.

The Call For Expressions of Interest: Deadline April 11, 2014

We encourage submissions from diverse artists, performers, curators, cultural organizations and community businesses that would like to activate indoor and outdoor architectural features and public spaces with their artistic projects for NUIT ROSE. Throbbing Rose collective will do its utmost to accommodate as many proposals as possible given the recourses of the festival.

We encourage LGBTI artists working in various mediums including but not limited to: two-dimensional work, sculpture, installation, screen based & new media, performance based arts, multi-media and light-based works.

We are inviting local, national and international artists, artist teams, businesses and cultural organizations to respond to this Expression of Interest (EOI) by submitting the following:

Artists, Artists Teams, Curators

1. One Page Proposal. Please describe your project and include your zone preference, if you have a venue or location available, or three suggested locations where your project could be realized.

2. CV for artists, teams and curators. (in text formats .doc or .pdf)

3. Images of work: images should clearly indicate title of work, location and dimensions. (format .jpg or .pdf) For video submissions, please provide a link where your video can be seen online. (format .mov or .avi)

4. Artist Statement outlining interest in project, relevant experience and general artistic approach (in text formats .doc or .pdf)

Signed Expression of Interest

Cultural Organizations please provide the following:

Dates of your organizations availability in June 2014

The dimensions of space available

State which zone you are in (see below)

Please provide any further assistance you may provide, such as volunteers, technical equipment, indoor or outdoor etc.

All Expressions of Interest – Please provide all components electronically. (Combined file size not exceeding 10MB)

Submissions must be received by 4:00 PM, Friday, April 11, 2014. via email, with “NUIT ROSE Expression of Interest” in the Subject line, to: [email protected]

For More Information:

Web: www.nuitrose.wordpress.com

Twitter: @nuitroseto

Facebook: nuitrosetoronto

 

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]

 

The OCAD U Student Gallery is accepting submissions for the 2014/15 exhibition period. We accept both group and individual applications, as well as curatorial proposals. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. For an application complete with guidelines click here! Deadline: Friday, April 18 2014!

The OCAD U Student Gallery is an exhibition venue funded by OCAD University and by the undergraduate students by way of an Ancillary Fee. The gallery exists to serve the campus community including students, alumni, staff and faculty. The gallery showcases in-house talent, provides professional practice training, and serves as an on-campus social space.

Two Programs Coordinators manage the annual schedule of exhibitions and events with the support of its Advisory and Selection committees. The Advisory Committee meets twice per year; and the Selection Committee meets in the springtime, after the gallery’s annual call for submissions.

Full information http://www.studentgallery.ocad.ca/

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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

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 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

 

WHITE RABBIT ARTS RESIDENCY & FESTIVAL (DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2014)

 

• Location: Upper Economy, Nova Scotia, Canada

• Deadline: April 20, 2014

• Duration: August 10th – 17th 2014

• Eligibility: open to all disciplines

• Costs & Support: 285 includes meals and lodging

• URL: http://whiterabbitarts.ca/

DESCRIPTION:

White Rabbit is a week-long artist residency in which emerging and established artists set up camp at beautiful Red Clay Studios to practice, create and collaborate. The residency culminates in a public festival for the performance and exhibition of individual and collaborative works that have emerged over the course of the week.

White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project is an immersive outdoor experience. We encourage artists from a broad range of disciplines (textiles, dance, theatre, ceramics, paint, poetry, philosophy, words, audio, documentary, film, performance, music, you-name-it!) to push the boundaries of their practice, and work together to create the environment that is formed collaboratively and individually in response to the unique landscape.

Red Clay is an Eden and thus, is not equipped with many infrastructural amenities (although there there is good access to internet and to technical resources). Artists-in-residence traditionally pitch tents in the apple orchard next to the organic gardens, and bathe in the pond, solar showers or take a dip in the Bay of Fundy. (other accommodations are available – we aim to be accessible!).

The cost for participants is $285 and covers 8 days including workshops and presentations by senior artists, field trips, use of site facilities, all meals, and accommodation (camping or lofts). White Rabbit seeks to achieve culinary excellence: food is locally-sourced and prepared by qualified chefs.

Interested artists should submit the following by April 20th, 2014:

1. A brief description (max 1 page) of your proposed project while at White Rabbit – please include ideas/concepts you will be exploring, materials and any tools that you will need. We encourage projects that are harmonious with the environment, therefore please specify and justify the proposed use of any unnatural materials.

2. A brief artist biography including your current place of residence, previous work and media (1 page max).

Submissions should be sent by email or post:

email: [email protected]

Postmarked before or on April 20th: PO Box 35, Bass River, NS. B0M 1S0

For more information: http://whiterabbitarts.ca/

 

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 Youngplace

Date Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Application Deadline: Apr 14, 2014

Start Date: Apr 28, 2014

Salary: Hourly

City/Town: Toronto

Term: Part-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 currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team at Artscape Youngplace. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Administrative Assistant provides operations, sales and event support for Artscape Youngplace’s Flex Studios and Hallway Galleries as well as other facility events and services. This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week. The work schedule will vary and will include weekends and evenings.

Part ideas laboratory, part creativity workshop, Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression. The facility opened in 2013 after a major renovation and community consultation process, and is now home to over thirty arts organizations and individual artist studios. Artscape’s $17 million transformation of the building, a former school, was completed just before the centenary of its construction in 1914. Artscape Youngplace is named in recognition of a generous lead gift from The Michael Young Family Foundation. The artists and organizations inside the building represent a vibrant mix of art forms and cultural mandates and provide many programs and events to enjoy. The surrounding neighbourhood is one of the country’s most creative, and is a major centre for contemporary art in Canada.

Artscape has launched two new initiatives in the facility: Flex Studios, a membership program offering professional artists access to excellent shared studio space at reasonable rates, and the Youngplace Hallway Galleries, utilizing the large hallway and stairway space for public exhibitions and events. The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Program Coordinator in the administration of the Flex Studio and Hallway Galleries programs; processing bookings and payments, and offering venue tours and occasional event supervision. They will represent Artscape Youngplace in a positive and professional manner with the buildings’ artists and organizational tenants/owners, program participants, colleagues in other arts organizations, school and community members, and volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provides administrative support for the operations of Artscape Youngplace, including the booking, payment processing and organization of the Flex Studios and Hallway Galleries rentals

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

• Responds to inquiries and gives tours of spaces

• Prepares spaces for upcoming rentals, including setting up furniture, equipment and light housekeeping

• Assists with the research and distribution of program marketing and sales initiatives

• Supervises public events, receptions and community programs in facility spaces

• Represents Artscape at meetings and events as requested

• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

• Strong desire for a career in arts administration

• Experience in administration and a combination of marketing, sales, events and/or fundraising

• Excellent administrative, finance and computer skills; budget management, spreadsheet and database experience is essential

• Superb attention to detail

• Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills

• Excellent organizational and multitasking skills

• Excellent analytical skills and good judgment

• SmartServe certification is an asset

• Ability to trouble-shoot and solve problems

How to Apply:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5:00 PM on Monday, April 14, 2014

Hourly wage is negotiable commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Please respond with:

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

• Your hourly wage expectations

• A resume.

• Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above, including your hourly wage 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 Youngplace Submission

Artscape

Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street

Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

[email protected] (please note Administrative Assistant , Artscape Youngplace 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.