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Call for artwork by OCAD U and Ryerson students and alumni



 Exhibition Summary:

This 1-week group exhibition in OCAD University’s Ada Slaight Student Gallery is part of an ongoing series of research and networking events focusing on gender and photography between Napier (Edinburgh), Ryerson and OCAD University.  This exhibition seeks to bring together a diverse selection of feminist-minded artists who have created artworks exploring themes of gender through/inspired by photography.  Curators Jenn Long and Clare Samuel are interested in showcasing multiple perspectives and artworks that promote critical reflection, gender equality and social change.  Although it is anticipated that the exhibition will focus on photographic and video works, the curators are open to reviewing any artworks which are inspired/critiquing gender and popular culture.

The exhibit will run from March 5-11, 2017, with an opening reception on March 8th, International Women’s Day.  Please note, this is an unsupervised OCAD U gallery located on the second floor of 100 McCaul Street.


  1. Any student (full-time/part-time) currently attending Ryerson or OCAD University.
  2. Alumni who have graduated within the last two years.  (Note: preference will be given to students currently attending school).
  3. Artworks must be completed and ready for installation by Friday, March 3rd.  All applicants will be notified of the results by February 18th, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit the following items by email to jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca (images as jpegs and documents as PDFs). In the subject line, note: your name & proposal (example: Jenn Long Proposal).

  1. Up to 8 images representing one or two bodies of work or a specific project. Image files should be no more than 1024 pixels wide. Caption your images as follows:  File number, Artist Name, jpg – example: 01JennLong.jpg.  Website and Dropbox links will also be accepted.  If showcasing your work online, please clearly direct the curators to the imagery you would like considered.
  2. Links for up to 2 videos and include any installation requirements.
  3. An image list indicating:
    1. artist name, email address, school attending/alumni and program area
    2. file number, title of each work, dimensions in inches, medium, and year.
    3. if necessary, include any special installation requirements or equipment needed.
  1. A brief (1 paragraph) artist’s statement or written description that explains your work’s connection to the exhibition theme.

Questions: If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jenn Long at jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca

Student Gallery: Open Call



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OCAD U is pleased to partner with TIMERAISER 2016 and help support emerging artists, volunteerism and new collectors!  Timeraiser is a program of FRAMEWORK (a registered non-profit) that BUYS artwork from artists and auctions the pieces off in return for volunteer hours to local non-profits!  



  • Bio
  • up to 5 images of your artwork
  • Image List (title, scale, medium, year, price).

DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

TIMERAISER: http://weareframework.org/timeraiser/
TIMERAISER 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=JgWkPkRDBcE
ARTISTS ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: http://weareframework.org/get-in-picture/artists/

Jenn Long: jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca
Jennie Suddick: jsuddick@faculty.ocadu.ca

Jan 15: Deadline for Flash Forward (get published, get exhibited, get a $10,000 grant)


The Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Project Grant by The Magenta Foundation is for all photographers who already meet the criteria of the Flash Forward program and need seed money to continue working on their projects. Interested and qualified emerging photographers need to apply for inclusion in Flash Forward 2016 by January 15, 2016

Magenta has always been proud of everything Flash Forward has accomplished for emerging artists. And now the trailblazing program continues to invest in artists who have talent and need support and encouragement to continue their work. The most lasting achievement of the program is all the talent that has come through in what we call The Flash Forward Family. These artists have built formidable careers—thanks to the launching pad nature of the program, which helps bring attention to the work they do. Artists such as Andrew Rowat, Donald Weber, Dominic Nahr, Simon Roberts, Melissa Gibson, Spencer Murphy, Matt Eich, Jenn Ackerman, Lucas Foglia and many, many others, are the true testament to this world-class program and how it has helped encourage and empower emerging artists at the beginning of their careers. Watching them grow and prosper has been a true honour.

The Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Project Grant is for all those artists who need the monetary funds to continue their projects, longer term, or to help them finish what they have been working on. This extended prizing is fully in line with Flash Forward’s original mandate to be a program that invests in artists, though recognition, publication, exhibitions, social media and acknowledgement in every possible way.

Follow this link to submit http://www.magentafoundation.org/flash-forward/. Everyone must fall under the criteria of Flash Forward. There will now be three prizes, plus a high-end publication, touring exhibitions, a festival in Boston and all the accolades that come from our program now and in the future.

We wish everyone the best of luck. Thank you for always inspiring us to work harder to bring your talent and work to a larger global audience.

MaryAnn Camilleri


Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Project Grant: $10,000

In the continuance of Flash Forward and its proactive leadership on artist encouragement and support, this grant will enable all photographers, in all mediums, to fulfill the goal of a larger scale of project. This monetary grant is for ALL photographers who need the essential seed money to work on long-term projects in progress.


  • Money goes toward projects that are in progress and not completed.
  • Funds are to assist photographers and help them fulfill their vision.
  • All types of photography are welcome, including documentary, photojournalism, fine art, digital mixed-media, etc.
  • Also included in prizing is a chapter in the next Flash Forward publication. The selected winner of this grant and the work in progress will be highlighted.

How It Works

All photographers who submit to Flash Forward will be considered. Those who already submitted are also part of this award judging process.

Five semi finalists will be contacted and asked questions about their work, after which a winner will be chosen.

The competition catalogue will include a chapter dedicated to the selected project and its progress in the 2016 year and the following year.

Thank You

The Magenta Foundation would like to extend their gratitude to TD Bank Group for jumping into 2016 with us and helping us create another exciting opportunity for emerging photographers.

Prefix Photo: Call for Work


Prefix Photo’s call for submissions deadline is quickly approaching! Please consider submitting your work before January 1, 2016 for consideration for our upcoming issue.

Prefix Photo encourages submissions of new or previously unpublished photographic, media and digital art for editorial consideration. Submissions should include up to 20 digital image files with an accompanying list of work, a written description of the work and a curriculum vitae of the artist. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed twice annually: January 1 and July 1. Proposals from young and emerging artists and from artists from all cultural and regional communities of Canada are particularly encouraged.

Guidelines for digital submissions:
– 72 dpi resolution
– a maximum of 1024 x 768 pixels
– each file should be no larger than 500K (0.5MB)
– please number and label each file with your name, surname and the title of the work

Please send submissions to:
Stephanie Mina Kim
Production Manager

Call for Submissions: OCAD U Photo Students & Recent Alumni

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For the first time, photography majors at OCAD University and Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts will collaborate for the inaugural Art Camp Residency in downtown Toronto. Led by core faculty Robyn Cumming, Jennifer Long, and Marc Losier, a select group of students from OCAD U and the School of Image Arts will participate in events, workshops, talks, and portfolio reviews, leading towards a group exhibition of new work at the Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone Hotel next Fall 2015.

Applicants will be selected on their artistic merit, availability during summer months, and interest in collaboration.

Application Checklist: In one PDF or Dropbox link, include the following:

  1. Applicant information:
  • Name
  • University and current year of study/year of graduation
  • Preferred email address
  • Confirmation of your availability to work on a body of work from May to October with the selected team. This will involve 1 to 3 meetings per month and self-directed art creation.
  1. A letter of Intent (max. 400 words), addressing why you are interested in this residency and what inspires your practice.
  2. Portfolio of work
  • Include 10 images from 2 to 3 different series. If your work is time-based, please contact Jennifer Long at jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca to discuss options.
  • Embedded images should be approximately 8”x10”, 72 dpi
  • Include an image credit under each visual. This should include the title, year, medium and scale.

Email the completed PDF or Dropbox link to jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca before May 5th, 12 noon. A jury will be struck to review the applications and applicants will be notified by May 18th of their acceptance.

For more info, check out our Facebook call!

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