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Month: April 2016 (page 2 of 2)

Call for Submissions: Publications Assistant at PREFIX

Prefix is hiring a Publications Assistant for the summer!

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The Publications Assistant is responsible for two key aspects of the organization’s activities. The first area consists of the cataloguing of recent acquisitions to the library and archive, while the second involves assisting with Prefix’s publications. Applicants with education or experience in only one of these areas are nonetheless encouraged to apply, as Prefix will provide training to the successful candidate, as needed. The Publications Assistant works with the Operations Manager and reports to the Director/Curator. 

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
– superior planning and organizational skills
– excellent verbal and written communication skills
– computer literacy (MAC environment)
– motivated, outgoing and self-directed
– ability to work cooperatively in an open-concept office
– responsible and reliable

Additional assets include:
– education and/or experience in arts administration or library sciences
– knowledge of contemporary art
– fluency in French

The Publications Assistant is a full-time employee in a sixteen-week contract position. The position requires 35 hours per week, with occasional evenings and Saturdays. The wage is $15.00 per hour. Prefix is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants representing Canada’s racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity.

You are eligible to apply if you:

– are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
– are legally entitled to work in Canada;
– are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
– meet the eligibility criteria of the program for which you are applying;
– are registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;
– are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
– do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;
– have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job;
– intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.
Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work.

 

To apply, please forward your cover letter and résumé, to the attention of the Search Committee, by e-mail to info@prefix.ca or through the Young Canada Works website. 

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Start date: May 30, 2016

Xpace Residency: Applications due May 15

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Xpace Cultural Centre is seeking applications for the opportunity to participate in a 2.5-week residency. This residency is only open to applications from undergraduate or graduate students graduating spring 2016 from OCAD University. Two artists/designers and one writer will be selected. The residency takes place from August 9-26, 2016.

ARTISTS/DESIGNERS

The residency is intended to provide exceptional graduating students dedicated time to make a new body of work for exhibition in Xpace’s Window or Project Space, September 2016. The selected art/design residents will have 24-hour access to utilize Xpace’s Main Space as their studio from August 9-26, 2016. Xpace will arrange studio visits from local curators and be available for guidance and feedback. Each of the two selected artists/designers will receive an exhibition fee, as well as a small stipend for supplies.

WRITERS

The selected resident will have 24-hour access to utilize Xpace’s Project Space as their office/studio from August 9-26, 2016. The selected writer will have the opportunity to write a short blog series, as well as exhibition essays for the two resident artist/designers. Xpace will arrange visits with local curators and be available for guidance and feedback. The selected writer will receive a project fee, and their work will be published in Xpace’s annual print publication, VOLUME.

DEADLINE: 11:59PM, MAY 15, 2016

Please visit http://www.xpace.info/call-for-applications-summer-residency-program/ for all guidelines and to apply online.

Call for Submissions: GradEx 101 Print Sale

During the 101st Graduate Exhibition (May 4th – 8th, 2016) the photography department will be running a print sale of 4th year work. Submissions will be accepted from all thesis/directed studio students and may include alternative multiples such as artist books, posters etc. If you are interested, please package your submissions as described below and place them on the viewing table in the 3rd year digital lab.

Submission guidelines:

• Prints must be submitted in archival bags and must have a sturdy cardstock backing (available at Aboveground).
• Including a business card in each bag is recommended.
• No loose prints will be accepted.
• Print sizes may vary (roughly between 5” x 7” and 17” x 22”)
• Inside each bag, include a label indicating the following:
o Title, Year, Artist Name, Dimensions, Medium, Price
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15th, 2016 (LAST DAY OF ACCESS)

We are also looking for enthusiastic and talented volunteers from second and third year to take two shifts during GradEx. In exchange for your services, you may also submit prints to sell, with all proceeds from these sales returning directly to you. Sign up sheet is available outside of the Cage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Antonio Giacchetti: a.giacchetti@live.ca
Jay Chau: mynameisjaychau@gmail.com

Maddie Alexander at YTB Gallery

Maddie Alexander Installing at YTB Gallery, photo by Antonio Giacchetti

Maddie Alexander Installing at YTB Gallery, photo by Antonio Giacchetti

“You’re So Pretty” By Maddie Alexander a Canadian artist studying and working in Toronto, Ontario. She began her education studying at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is now in her final year at OCAD University to graduate with a BFA in Photography. Her work explores multiple themes including the female bodies’ presence in our history and society, breaking down the stigmatization of mental illness, and LGBPTTQQIIAA+ issues. Mainly through portraiture and combining text and image, she enjoys working experimentally by integrating multidisciplinary practices.

Maddie would like to dedicate her work in this exhibition to the late artist and activist Wendy Coburn; Thank you for paving the way for young queer artists of today, thank you for teaching me the power of art as a form of social justice and activism, thank you for helping me find my voice.

Tough As Nails Opening Reception April 8th, 7-11pm  At YTB Gallery

563 Dundas Street East, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2B7

 

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