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Tonight April 15th

 Then On From There MFA thesis exhibition by Parastoo Anoushahpour

April 15th 7 – 10

At OCADU Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond

BlogApril1007 Exhibition runs: April 15-19

Gallery Hours: 11-6 p.m.

Then On From There is a project situated between the space of the screen and the stage. It interrogates conventional notions of filmmaking, narrativity, and spectatorship in the gallery context, using a combination of collaborative, structural and tactile processes.

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Shadows A Play By Margo MacDonald

At VideoFag 187 Augusta Ave in Kensington Market

 

This is a lost story. This is a true story.

In 1930s New York, at the height of her career, the English-born Queen of the American stage, Eva LeGallienne, is outed in the press as a lesbian. She escapes to a country retreat with her lover, Josephine Hutchison, only to be disfigured and nearly killed in a terrible explosion. The story slips back and forth in time as Eva struggles with art, disfigurement, alcoholism, sexuality, and acceptance. She battles with Broadway, critics, and her personal demons, while tormented by the overwhelming question: If her public and private battles destroy her happiness but nourish her art, will it have been worth it?

This multi-award winning play has been called “captivating and utterly convincing” by CBC Radio, and “sumptuous and gripping” by the Ottawa Citizen. It has sold out every performance to date. This is the first production of the show in Toronto.

Direction & Sound Design

by Diana Fajrajsl

Starring Margo MacDonald & Sarah Finn

Set, Lights & Stage Management

by Rae Powell

Costumes by Judy DeBoer

8 PM

April 11-19

(no show Monday)

Videofag

187 Augusta Avenue

Kensington Market, Toronto

Tickets $20 / $15 (Artist/Student/Unwaged)

Advance Tickets Link here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shadows-a-play-by-margo-macdonald-tickets-10904290025

 

Artist Talk: Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

Wednesday April 16th 3 – 4

At Open Studio 401 Richmond Street West

Please join us for an artist talk delivered by the always insightful Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens. Ibghy & Lemmens will be discussing their recent residency and exhibition “Is there anything left to be done at all?” hosted by Trinity Square and Images Festival.

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).

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Deep Circularity By Marian Wihak

Wednesday April 16th 7

At 108 Vine Avenue at Pacific, in the Junction

DEEP CIRCULARITY. It’s almost time……

Opening Reception Wed. April 16, 7-11

Exhibition runs April 16 – 19.

Hours 1-7pm

With guest artists Karen Abel, the Darbazi choir and Bruce Peninsula.

On (Good) Friday,April 18, 7:30 pm join us for an intimate evening of resonant voices with the Darbazi choir’s performance of centuries- old Georgian sacred songs, followed by the soaring gospel vocals of Bruce Peninsular. PWYC.

DEEP CIRCULARITY

Deep within the interior of a dormant factory one is drawn into a reflective, pulsing, and experiential world. Conjuring a range of perceptual and phenomenological meanings,

sensations and ideas inspired by the ontological triad of chaos the sublime and duration, the installation places one at the centre of an oblique narrative where one’s presence is an active player – igniting the imaginative leap.

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Jason Deary – New Artifacts

Thursday April 17th 6 – 9

At No Foundation 1082 Queen Street West

NO FOUNDATION presents:

Jason Deary

Jason Deary

Jason Deary: New Artifacts

“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.”

 

-Excerpt from “Unearthing New Artifacts,” by Shauna Thompson, 2014

 

For full details visit:

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

 

Michael Antowiak – Monads

Thursday April 17 6 – 9

At Le Gallery 1183 Dundas Street West

 

Monads draws upon the modernist themes of isolation and alienation. Sourcing imagery from webcam sites, Antowiak is interested in an intersection of contemporary and art historical forms of self-expression.

 

In the 1982 essay, “Post-Modernism: or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism”, Fredric Jameson defines the modern alienated subject as the monad – the ego, the centered self. The monad represents an intact vessel, a subject in anxious separation from its environment. Jameson also develops a critique of the ‘hermeneutic model’ – the idea of inside vs. outside, of inward emotionality authentically expressed outward.

 

Antkowiak’s paintings evoke the modernist model of expression, and the idea of the monad, through the depiction of a contemporary hermetically sealed space – the domestic interior. The theme of the alienated subject within a symbolic interior is prevalent throughout modern history. There exists an equivalent in the images of web cam exhibitionists who engage in banal displays, all contained within their generic spaces. Antkowiak is attracted to this imagery of self-absorption, a desire for authentic experience, the formation of identity, and the idea that ‘being seen’ is in itself validating.

Monads marks Michael Antokowiaks first solo exhibition with LE Gallery.

 

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David Hanes – Aware

Thursday April 17th 6 – 9

At Birch Contemporary 129 Tecumseth Street

Birch Contemporary is pleased to present new works by David Hanes.

DAVID ITS QUITE MEAN AND EMOTIONAL FRACTIONAL IMAGE OF UR WORK AND SNIPPETS OF FICTIONS AND KNOWLEDGES

Upturned forearms consumed by a cloth of layers.

Soft friend, violent legend, who harnessed the energy of a thousand harsh dry coughs. Liminal emissions, or spore bearing potentialities, tectonic vapours, triggered by a thorough bleach cleanse. This matter rapture moves as glass does, wilting in the frame, exquisite and coy, much like the top breaths that scupper the roof of your mouth in a panic attack.

 

Shards hit your ruddy cheek when you’re choppin’ wood, sweating out alcohol.

 

– Rosemary Kirton for her friend David Hanes

David Hanes b. 1987 in Toronto, is a visual artist and curator whose post-digital practice explores the space bridging lived experience that exists online and in mediated society. His work describes a personal relationship to a visual culture that is immersed in media hybridity and is linked to the illuminated screen. Exhibiting in both offline and online communities, David currently lives and works between Toronto, ON and Baltimore, MD.www.davidhanes.info

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Augmented Cinema Film Festival 3

Thursday April 17 6:30 to 9

The Royal Cinema 608 College Street

 

ANNOUNCING THE 3rd ANNUAL OCAD U Augmented Cinema Film Festival

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at The Royal Cinema

Doors: 6:30pm

Films: 7:00pm

FREE Admission! Thanks to OCAD Student Union Grants.

 

Get there early to receive a limited edition program!

Official After Party:

https://www.facebook.com/events/392824497525245/

Participating Artists/Designers/Filmmakers/Animators:

Adam Filek

Alexandra Beriault

Ashley Lo Russo

Cailin Cser

Caitlynn Fairbarns

Cat Bluemke

Charlotte

Dahye Bell Kim

Desmond Chang

Emily Harrison

Emily Waknine

Erika Comtois

Gabriela Rippes Vazquez

Jake Sherman

James Max Million

Karly McCloskey

Katie Kotler

Kewin Lan

Maggie Chiu Yee Chan

Maziar Ghaderi

Michael Mandarano

Molly Shears

Nathaniel Wong

Nicole Goode

Renzi Guarin & Laura Bay

Roda Medhat

Sanchita Mitra

Sonia Beckwith-Cole

Tough Guy Mountain

This event is open to the public, anyone can come out and see some great films and show some support for these emerging OCAD U talents.

INFO on the Festival:

The annual Augmented Cinema Film Festival (ACFF) seeks to support emerging artists, designers, and filmmakers from the OCAD University community by providing a professional platform to exhibit their film, video, animation and media work. Films that are screened at ACFF are often created for alternative presentation formats, that wouldn’t typically be found in a cinema. However, the aim of the festival is to challenge the expected and to expand the mass viewing experience of going to the cinema through films that use approaches and processes that reflect art and design practices.

Email [email protected] for details more info.

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Brockton Presents : Done Being Wrong

Thursday April 17th at 7:00

Brockton Collective Inc 442a Dufferin Street

 

This exhibit is the collective culmination of work produced over the past year in OCAD U’s IAMD program. This dynamic group of interdisciplinary artists and designers, whose practices focus on the intersections of sculpture, painting, video, print, installation and other media, have emerged triumphant with art to show and share. While discussions on critical theory occupied their evenings and methodological investigations exploded their approaches to studio research, the students of OCAD U’s IAMD program cast off all anxieties and announce that they are finally Done Being Wrong.

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Pollinate/Illuminate By Marjan Verstappen

Thursday April 17th 7 – 10

At Huntclub 709 College Street West

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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 Marjan Verstappen.

 

Have you even opened your eyes underwater?

Did you notice how much softer and bluer the world looked? Because the red, yellow and orange shades have been filtered out. Imagine this blue-green world was infused with another colour, an intangible violet-beyond-violet that mixed with the green to create millions of shades you had never seen before.

 

Cryptogamia explores the boundaries of sensual experience. It displaces the power of taxonomy by seeking a new code, one that considers the experience and desires of bees. Amazing, threatened, and irrevocably intertwined with humans, bees share much of our appreciation for sugar, flowers and sunshine. How can we develop systems of visual coding that account for this biological entanglement? Cryptogamia shows us the limits of our visual perception and helps us imagine a world beyond it.

Bio:

A sculptor, installation-builder and image-maker, Marjan Verstappen loves to look at things for a very long time. As a child she drew obsessively as a way of holding the world still, and caressing it with her eyes and her hands. This impetus continues to inspire her practice, where she renders the banal with care and consideration, using her skills to make it precious and interesting. Marjan loves weeds, insects and ugly little creatures. Her passion for observation has brought her from rural southern New Zealand to downtown Toronto where she is an MFA candidate at OCAD Universit

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Shirley Wiitasalo

April 17th 7 to 9

At Susan Hobbs Gallery 137 Tecumseth Street

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Please join us for the opening on Thursday, 17 April from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

From his catalogue essay of the same name, written for her 2001 solo exhibition at The Power Plant, critic Barry Schwabsky declares Shirley Wiitasalo’s paintings display “the ineffability effect.” Her paintings hold an inscrutable power, of image and non-image, of feigned “haphazard” marks that are actually the result of a deliberate and selective working practice. In this exhibition, Wiitasalo presents two suites of paintings created using a transfer process. In the first set of works, on view on the gallery’s ground level, bold colours like teal, orange, and pink fill each frame. Within these grounds Wiitasalo has inserted distinct floating fields in contrasting colours and encircled by ribbon-like boundaries. In the paintings on view on the gallery’s second floor, parallel bands of black paint run from edge to edge over metallic silver grounds. The stripes undulate and fold due to the variations in the paint’s opacity and the pressure of its application. Our eyes strain to see the residual ghost of an image, but Wiitasalo’s paintings prefer not to divulge any of their secrets. They remain comfortably, and agreeably, elusive.

 

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Slow Jamz and Animated Text: Jennifer Chan

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At Jackman Hall (AGO)

The 2014 Images Festival Canadian Spotlight falls on net-artist and self-proclaimed “amateur cultural critic”, Jennifer Chan. Ottawa-born Jennifer Chan’s unique aesthetic and imaginative sense of play critically explores increasingly pervasive digital platforms. Recipient of the Mississauga Art Award for Emerging Visual Talent, Jennifer Chan’s videos, writing and web-based projects have been exhibited around the world including Transmediale, Vox Populi and Trinity Square Video. The Images Festival is proud to screen a collection of her work as well as a series of videos curated by the artist herself, on April 19 @ 7 PM.

 

 

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]

 

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

 

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