Gallery 44 is offering some amazing workshops that will certainly interest many members of our community! Additionally, they are offering OCAD U students, staff and faculty the discounted members price! Check out their upcoming workshops and make sure to note:
A workshop designed to introduce participants to artist residencies, application procedures and tips, strategies for securing funding and helpful resources when considering national/international residencies.
Residencies are a fantastic opportunity to challenge an artist’s practice in a manner that is both stimulating and focused in a unique environment. It allows one travel, to meet artists, curators and other cultural practitioners, and time to research, experiment and reflect upon one’s artistic practice. This three-hour workshop led by artist and educator Elise Rasmussen will provide participants with an overview of various types of artist residencies available, resources of where to look for residencies, and considerations in finding a residency appropriate for one’s needs. The group will be given tools for putting together a strong application as well as avenues to explore when trying to secure funding. Participants are encouraged to bring past/current applications and/or a work sample of 10-15 images and an artist statement to share with the group and receive personalized feedback.
This workshop is designed to guide and outline the basic requirements of Graduate Schools in Fine Arts/Visual Arts in various Canadian post-secondary institutions. As one of the key components in the grad application is your visual support material, the workshop will focus on how to compile visual documentation in order to prepare comprehensive and focused visual representation of participants’ art practices. In addition, instructor June Pak will discuss some of the necessary elements in writing a concise letter of intent.
This workshop will be a great opportunity for participants to share information on different graduate schools. Prior to attending the workshop, participants should make sure to do some research on the schools that they are interested in, such as articulating what they are looking for in a graduate program, and why they are interested in that particular program.
Things to bring:
– Participants are encouraged to bring a draft copy of their letter of intent (this could be in point form as well).
– Digital versions of participants’ artwork (.jpg, .mov, .wav. etc.)
*Students will receive member’s rates for this workshop