Xpace Cultural Centre is seeking applications for the opportunity to participate in our annual summer residency program! The residency is open to students graduating from OCAD University in Spring 2022. Two artists and one curator will be selected. The residency is intended to take place at Xpace Cultural Centre between July 25 - September 1st, 2022.

ARTISTS

The residency offers professional support, mentorship and dedicated time and space to recent OCADU graduates interested in developing a new body of work to exhibit in Xpace’s Window or Project Space in September 2022. Two selected artist residents will be provided with the following:

  • Studio space at Xpace from July 25 - September 1st, 2022;
  • A solo exhibition at Xpace from September 2nd - October 15th, 2022
  • A project fee of $431
  • Budget of up to $300 for materials
  • Inclusion in Xpace’s VOLUME publication in September 2023. (The artist will be working in collaboration with an emerging writer (provided by Xpace or the artist’s choice) to write exhibition text for their project)

For full info and to apply as an artist/designer: [insert link to Submittable]

CURATORS

The residency intends to offer professional support, mentorship and dedicated time and space to recent OCADU graduates with an interest in curatorial practices. The selected curator will have the opportunity to curate a group exhibition in Xpace’s Main Space and write an accompanying exhibition text. The curator will be provided with the following:

  • Studio space at Xpace from July 25 - September 1st, 2022;
  • An exhibition at Xpace from September 2nd - October 15th, 2022
  • A project fee of $431
  • Budget of up to $300 for materials
  • Inclusion in Xpace’s VOLUME publication in September 2023. (The artist will be working in collaboration with an emerging writer (provided by Xpace or the artist’s choice) to write exhibition text for their project)

For full info and to apply as a curator: [insert link to Submittable]

DEADLINE: Sunday, July 2nd @ 11:59 PM

If you have any questions about the proposal process please contact us at opencall@xpace.info 

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Xpace Cultural Centre is seeking workshop proposals from emerging artists, curators and arts administrators!

Our workshop program is presented to the Tkaronto emerging art and design community free-of-charge and programmed on an ongoing basis with the intention of responding to the ongoing needs and interests of emerging creative practitioners in our community.

Workshops at Xpace are developed to provide practical tools for emerging artists to deepen their knowledge of topics ranging from art documentation and intellectual property to portfolio building and grant writing. We also program workshops geared towards developing creative skill sets such as rug hooking, digital game development and tarot reading. Workshops are also built with the intention to empower artists to advocate for themselves and their communities: presenting information and tools on issues such as tenant rights, de-escalation strategies and cyber security. Most recently, we’ve begun integrating  workshop programs that offer tools for self and collective care practices such as intentional movement, breath work and mindfulness - as we recognize how crucial this is to our community’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing

Workshop proposals in any topic will be considered, and Xpace will prioritize projects that:

  • Can be planned and hosted online
  • Utilize free or PWYC resources and/or require minimal to no purchases on behalf of the participants (ie) paid softwares like Adobe, expensive equipment, tools or materials
  • Engages with specific skills that benefit emerging artists and students

Workshop facilitators are paid a fee of CAD $328 to develop and execute their project, with the option of requesting CAD $50 for additional materials.

The duration of a workshop must be 3 hours. If you are interested in proposing a larger project, workshop series or partnership, please contact alexia@xpace.info with details.


Applicants are asked to provide the following items:

1. Workshop Title (if applicable) 

2. Workshop Outline (500 words max): Please provide a brief overview and description of the workshop you are proposing to facilitate at Xpace. What format will it take? 

3. Learning Objectives (500 words max): Please outline your intention for this workshop.  What are you hoping to achieve? What skills, knowledge and / or abilities will participants take away from the workshop? Who are you hoping to engage with and why? 

4. Timeline (500 words max): What is your ideal schedule to plan, develop and execute this workshop? Do you have preferred dates/times for the workshop to take place?

5. Support Material (optional)

XPACE WILL ONLY ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED THROUGH OUR FORMAL SUBMISSION PROCESS ON SUBMITTABLE AS OUTLINED ABOVE.

THOUGH STAFF IS HAPPY TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK AT ALL MOMENTS OF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS, WE CANNOT RESPOND TO INQUIRIES ASKED THROUGH DIRECT MESSAGE, TEXT OR FACEBOOK MESSENGER. WE ASK THAT APPLICANTS REACH OUT VIA E-MAIL INSTEAD.

APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED WITHIN 2 MONTHS OF THEIR PROPOSAL STATUS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR PROPOSALS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST :) 

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