Wednesday, 3 April 2013

It's Spring!!

Hello everyone! We have an exciting event coming up this weekend! The release of the the publication SWAP by OCADu First Generation Students at XPACE, 303 Landsdowne Ave. There will be food, drinks and music by DJ BJ (Sarah D'Angelo) and Playful PetchaKucha presentations by the artists begin at 6:30 p.m.

The First Generation Program at OCAD University delivers programs designed to enrich the academic experience for students whose parents have not attended university or college, and for the entire OCAD U student population. 

Through this publication, First Generation Art and Design students were invited to produce works within the theme of ‘SWAP’, considering any exchange of giving and getting and the act of reciprocity. This theme could have been interpreted anyway the participants wished, and be expressed in any medium, resulting in a vibrantly diverse range of reflections. 

The publication is printed as a limited-edition risograph bookwork, to be launched at this event. The night will also feature a PechaKucha where interested publication participants will have the opportunity to speak about their work, their inspiration and anything else they choose! PechaKucha is a fast paced and fun presentation style in which each participant talks about 20 slides, which are each shown for only 20 seconds - six minutes and 40 seconds in total.


Bryan Alberto Bermudez
Katelyn Gallucci
Pilarica Fernandez
Wayne Tang
Charlie Young
Sarah Ferreira
Min Jin Song
Ashley Lo Russo
Rui Jin
Chechi Liu
Juli Kim
Phuong Nguyen
Haley Polinsky
L.E. Frost
Sayeda Akbary
Mehr Naz Rohbakhsh
Annie Patino King
Wayne Tang
Nazanin Khani
Jennifer Ramses
Chinmoyee Debnath
VikkiMarie Baez 

The publication was printed by Colour Code Printing and looks beautiful!



PULP is an Art Party organized by Toronto Architecture and Design students at Metropolis Factory (50 Edwin Ave.) on April 27th 2013. They are looking for designs for installations and furniture (and cloth too) made of reclaimed material, mainly paper. Video art submissions are also being accepted to be projected on a screen and/or on the paper installations. Anyone can submit a design. Materials: A team of volunteers is collecting paper and cardboard. A generic material we will have available are (printed) 11/17 sheets. We will appreciate artists who come up with reclaimed materials by themselves. Clean the streets, make it into art! Designers are asked to provide a short text description and any conceptual drawings and models (photos or 3D images) conveying the intention and plausibility of their designs. Type and number of images are up to the design teams. Please provide JPGs or PDFs. 

They will only have the day of the event to set up. Designs must take this into account and be constructed quickly, or created in studio and assembled on site. Designs must be free standing, unique temporary spaces.

Submission Deadline: April 14th, 2013
All submissions and further inquiries should be directed at Paper Art Party
Architecture For Humanity Toronto

Blue Mountain Fondation for the Arts, The Arts Centre Gallery - Collingwood, ON

The Arts Centre Gallery is now accepting submissions from Ontario-based artists, artist groups and independent curators for 3-4 week exhibitions in 2014. Artists are encouraged to offer their work for sale but the primary purpose of these exhibitions is public education and enhanced awareness of current art practices as well as to offer artists an outstanding opportunity to exhibit their work to a new audience.

Exhibitions may feature single artists, duos or small groups. Group shows may be created at the discretion of the Exhibition Committee from individual artist applicants.

The Arts Centre Gallery is located on the ground floor of a restored, Victorian brick storefront on the main street of Collingwood's historic downtown, approximately 2 hours north of Toronto. The Arts Centre is owned and operated by the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that has been actively promoting the arts across the South Georgian Bay region for 35 years.
Information and submission application forms are available at
Deadline to receive completed submissions is April 30, 2013

White Rabbit Open Air Artist Residency - Lower Economy, NS

White Rabbit is a week-long artist residency in which emerging and established artists live, work and collaborate in community. The residency culminates in a public celebration, performance and exhibition of individual and collaborative works that have emerged over the course of the week. The residency runs from August 11 to 18th in Upper Economy Nova Scotia. The residency encourages artists from a broad range of disciplines to push the boundaries of their practice collaboratively and individually in response to the unique landscape. Red Clay is a land of organic gardens, medows, ponds and forests looking out over the extreme tides of the Bay of Fundy. During the week, two senior mentors will guide resident artists through workshops, presentations and one-on-one engagement. 2013 mentoring artists will be Reinhard Reitzenstein and Michael Waterman.

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

For more infomation visit:
Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2013

Neighborhood Spaces, Socially-Engaged Artist in Residence Program - Windsor, ON

Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR), Broken City Lab (BCL) and The City of Windsor are pleased to announce the launch of Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence Program, a new initiative that will locate ten chosen artists in community sites throughout Windsor and Essex County in Ontario, for 4-6 week artist residences. Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this new program will allow artists to
pursue research and/or create work(s) that engage, explore and connect with local communities. The program is inviting applications from Canadian artists of all disciplines including visual, performing, literary, music, interdisciplinary and media arts.

Neighbourhood Spaces will embed artists in community sites such as parks, nature reserves, libraries, health or community centres. These sites will provide a “home base” for each artist to work during their residency, while also allowing the artist to take on diverse roles, engaging with community members in various ways to animate, explore and inspire the specific stories, curiosities, challenges and triumphs of the local community.

Curated by Broken City Lab, residencies will begin in summer 2013 and be staggered throughout the year, concluding in August 2014. There is no application or residency fee. Each artist will receive $4750, which includes an artist fee and funding to assist in covering travel, housing (for the duration of the residency), material and per diem expenses. While housing is not provided, Neighbourhood Spaces is available to assist
artists in finding accommodations. A final exhibition and symposium will be held in the fall of 2014 and an online publication will be created documenting the program.

For more information visit: and

Application deadline: May 6th, 2013


Loop Gallery - Toronto, ON

Loop gallery is seeking a university/college student or recent graduate of fine arts, art history, or a related field to join our team for a 6-week summer internship. The successful candidate will spend 1 day per week at the gallery and produce one 300-word blog post per week. This volunteer opportunity is geared at students looking to pursue a career in cultural management or arts writing and offers first-hand experience in an established artist-run centre in Toronto’s vibrant Dundas West community. The incumbent will work with the gallery director and have the chance to hone his/her writing skills as loop’s summer web correspondent, blogging and tweeting about a new show each week.
Deadline: April 19th
For more information visit:

Papirmasse - Toronto, ON

We are looking for a bright and dedicated culture lover (with excellent written and oral communication, natch) to help us out with promotions, press kits, web stuff, social media, and production. This internship is part-time for 16 weeks and pays. Your time will be spent in the company of two full-time artists (Kirsten McCrea & Jp King) with extensive experience in exhibitions, illustration, printing, and DIY culture.
Papirmasse shares space with Paper Pusher, an exciting small publishing house and risograph print shop located in Little Italy in the heart of Toronto. This is a great opportunity to learn how to thrive as a small press producer and pick up tips on making it in the art world post-school!
Full details and application form are at the link below. Questions can be directed to Kirsten McCrea at
Deadline: April 20th, 2013
For more information visit

Struts Gallery - Sackville, NB

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is seeking an individual to fill the intern position Technical Associate and work as a team member as we further develop a media arts
centre in New Brunswick.

Under the supervision of the Faucet Media Arts Centre Manager, the Technical Associate will develop as the Centre’s principal technician, manage and deliver introductory level
media arts workshops, oversee the Centre’s equipment inventory and its membership. During the course of the internship the Technical Associate will have the opportunity to conceive and manage a new programme initiative for the Centre.

The position is for 12 months, 30 hour a week
June 17, 2013 – June 13, 2014
Salary $18,720 plus billet with two weeks paid vacation 
Deadline for application is: April 19, 2013
More information can be found at

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