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Artistic duo PA System working to complete recent public art exhibit, "Picturing the Ward" on a construction site.

2-YEAR PUBLIC ART PROJECT
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: NOV 24th

TRIDEL+PATCH+OCAD U invite OCAD U-affiliated artists to submit their work for a unique paid exhibition opportunity!

OCAD U's Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers is excited to partner with Tridel, one of Canada's leading developers, and PATCH, a social enterprise operated by the award-winning STEPS Initiative, to feature the work of students and alumni in a high-profile public art display on the construction hoarding bordering Tridel's FORM condominium on McCaul St (adjacent to OCAD U).

As creative talent in the fields of art and design, we request your submission for this unique paid exhibition opportunity.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS

Artists and designers working in all mediums are asked to submit original existing work for consideration while responding to the project description and specifications found below.


SUBMISSIONS CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING SHOULD BE EMAILED TO BOTH careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca and patch@stepsinitiative.com

  1. Artist biography (max 200 words)
  2. Up to 5 images (each image should not exceed 1MB). Please include full descriptions (i.e. title, year, date, medium, and size in inches or pixels) in email submission and ensure filenames contain your last name and the title of work
  3. A maximum 250 word description how your proposed work relates to the project
  4. Full contact details, including email, phone, and address
  5. Current CV (optional)
  6. A link to an online portfolio, PDF or artist website (optional)


CONSIDERATIONS

  • There are no restrictions on the type of work submitted for consideration. Works in any medium will be eligible. Original works selected for this project will be professionally scanned or photographed and reproduced up to approximately 8 feet in height.
  • To minimize the likelihood of vandalism, works should have minimal blank or whitespace.
  • Selected artists and designers will be responsible for working with PATCH to digitize their work. In most cases this will require physical works to be located in Toronto.


THE PROCESS

Submissions by interested students and alumni will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, and Faculty.


TIMELINE

  • Mid-October – Call issued
  • November 24th, 11:59 p.m – Submission deadline
  • January 2018 – Notification and Designation of Selected Works
  • March 2018 – Project Installation


ARTIST / DESIGNER FEES

OCAD U and its partners are committed to paying artist/designer and copyright fees according to the guidelines established by CAR/FAC (Canadian Artists' Representation/ Le Front des Artistes Canadiens). Selected participants will be credited on site for their contributed work.


EXHIBIT CONTEXT

Located on McCaul Street, just north of Queen Street, Tridel’s FORM condominium will be a boutique residence at the centre of a vibrant art scene in a community defined by culture and creativity. The construction hoarding will be installed along McCaul Street, Grange Road, and Stephanie Street, offering a large-scale opportunity of more than 2,000 square feet.

Tridel has partnered with OCAD U, to procure creative submissions from its most talented artists and designers. Original existing works will transform the construction hoarding into a unique temporary public display. OCAD U students and alumni will respond to the modern context of the development with complementary original creations, while working within the parameters of the hoarding and in consultation with Tridel.

Named after one of the seven elements of art—the only element which is three dimensional—FORM and the geometric principles of the brand reinforce the fundamentals of art and architecture by integrating elements of shape, line, and space into the clean, modern, minimalist architectural building design. Participating artists and designers should be guided by the development’s name and visual principles of geometry, line and form as a point of departure for their creativity and should align with Tridel’s vision for the future development: a modern, minimalist, bold and iconic, geometric architectural statement.

Taking Tridel’s formal description into consideration, OCAD U welcomes work for consideration that also has a sense of context and will contribute to a dialogue associated with ideas of community and place, rapidly changing urban centres, and how we experience built spaces past and present.

This call can also be found online at: https://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/career-experiential/Tridel+mural+-+call+for+submissions.pdf



Interested in Learning More and Brushing Up on How to Prepare a Strong Submission?

Join us on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
OCAD University - 100 McCaul Street
Room 187 – The Lambert Lounge

This workshop will provide an overview of the OCAD University 2-Year Public Art Project opportunity and the call for submissions. We’ll use this call as a springboard to discuss the different elements that are part of a great submission package, including file formats, writing a concise artist’s bio, and documenting your work. Participants will have the chance to give and receive peer feedback on their bios – bring your drafted bio or a pen to draft one!

We hope to receive a submission from you - and encourage you to share this with your network!

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