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Interview with Raising Artists

Raising Artists is an art program designed for children and parents held in SKETCH at Artscape Youngplace and the Centre for Social Innovation (Regent Park) at Daniels Spectrum. We spoke with CEO and founder, Alessandra Moretti, to learn more about how Raising Artists nurtures creativity, imagination and self-expression.

Find the interview at Daniels Spectrum's website.

OCADU’s Artscape Design Hub at Artscape Youngplace

The partnership between OCAD University’s Impact Collective and Artscape has kick-started some exciting changes here at Artscape Youngplace. Artscape Design Hub, a team of four OCAD designers from interdisciplinary backgrounds, is now offering their services exclusively to Artscape Youngplace tenants over the next few weeks. They hope that through to the end of June, they can offer their creative services and design strategies to better help the not-for-profit community within Artscape Youngplace and support general community development through social innovation.

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The Impact Collective is OCAD University’s social innovation initiative and it is pillars such as the Artscape Design hub that realize the transformational changes that The Impact Collective works toward. Artscape Design Hub arose from The Impact Collective’s collaboration initiative, as the partnership between the Design Hub and Artscape Youngplace brings dual opportunities to both the talented designers and Youngplace tenants seeking creative advice.

The team of designers, compromised of 4 women all pursuing different studies at OCAD University, is multi-talented and ready to offer their services.


 

Angela Cheng is approaching her 4th year at OCADU studying industrial design and minoring in illustration. Angela has a background in user experience and ethnographic research and impacts.
Find out more here: www.cheng-angela.format.com

Kendra Yee has training in visual communication, curation and social media. She has also worked in various artistic mediums such as illustration, graphic design, painting, installations and sculptures.
View Kendra’s website here: http://kendrayee.com

Melody Gamble has experience with business and design consultancies as well as an interest in inclusive design practices, such as strategic and participatory design.
Check out Melody’s work here: http://melody-gamble.format.com/untitled-listing

Rachel Hurst is a multidisciplinary designer and art director who recently graduated from OCADU’s Graphic Design program. She also has a strong interest in social strategies.
Her work can be seen here: www.hur.space


 

The collective hosts drop-in hours for Youngplace tenants to stop by the Flex Studio and begin working towards efficiently streamlining their ideas.

As mentioned by Rachel, “Everyone has a different idea of design. It’s all about getting the right people together, and we as a team collectively apply our expertise to uniquely fit the tenant’s needs.” Artscape Design Hub offers services including design consultancies, branding, developing business and creative strategies and more.

They are currently working on a rebranding project with the 3rd floor tenant Typology, among a few others.

Contact the design hub at artscapedesignhub@gmail.com to set up a meeting during their drop-in hours and to take advantage of this rare opportunity. A huge thank you is extended to OCADU for carefully selecting these extremely talented designers and for their willingness to collaborate with the community and tenants here at Artscape Youngplace.

Artscape Youngplace’s 3rd Annual Career Launcher: In Collaboration with CEAD and OCAD University
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Artscape Youngplace and OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) joined forces once again to offer the 3rd annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher Opportunity! Artscape Youngplace is a recurring partner working with OCAD’s career development department to help new graduates enter the professional realm after school.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient Sharene Shafie, a multi-talented artist and curator who is currently pursuing a BFA in the Criticism and Curatorial Practice program at OCAD University. Sharene has been awarded the opportunity to curate a group exhibition for select graduating OCAD U students from the Criticism and Curatorial Studies program. From this exhibition, Sharene along with a jury compromised of faculty and curatorial professionals will award one artist a solo show, set for 2017.

Sharene has pursued multiple projects ranging from sculpture, installation and printmaking to participatory experiences. Her recent curatorial and artistic work has been concerned with narratives surrounding the multicultural experience in metropolitan cities such as Toronto. Click here to find out more!

The group show is set for the 2016 summer months at Artscape Youngplace in the Hallway Galleries, beginning on June 27th. The solo show will follow in 2017 and will take place in one of our Flex Studio spaces, complimentary of Artscape Youngplace.

Here at Artscape Youngplace, we highly value both the variety of artists that we come in contact with as well as the partnerships and collaborations that foster these connections. Thank you to CEAD and the students from OCAD U’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice program for making this opportunity possible! We cannot wait to see what is in store for both the group and solo shows.

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Join us for RECESS – A Community Open House!

Join us for RECESS @ Artscape Youngplace
A Community Open House featuring
Art * Live Music * Creation * Conversation * Performance * Arts Market * Food & Drinks

Starting at 4:30 pm
– Drop-in, hands-on kids and family-friendly programming (until 6:30 pm)
– Informal tours of ULTRA-PARALLEL at the Koffler Gallery (until 10 pm)
– Arts market (until 9:30 pm)

Starting at 6:00 pm
– Community dinner (pay-what-you-can, until 7:30 pm)
– Exhibition Reception: TYPOLOGY’S Flights & Landings a two-part exhibition of work by three multidisciplinary artists from three different cities: Brooklyn-based Tamara Gayer, Berlin-based Christine Gedeon, and Toronto-based Janine Miedzik (until 8 pm)
– SKETCH Working Arts for our Open Studio Showcase and Exhibition with live performances and artwork by youth involved in all of SKETCH’s programs (until 9 pm)
– Artists open studios
– Live melodic techno music with Juno-award nominee, Arthur Oskan (until 10 pm)

Starting at 8:00 pm
– The Koffler Centre presents an artist talk with playwright Hannah Moscovitch and artist/architect, Philip Beesley
– Intergalactic Arts Collective presents a Double Bill of Dance: “Sara does a solo” by Sara Porter and “Experiment b” by Gerry Trentham.

AND MORE!

~illustration by Alicia Nauta

Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Resident Teachers

Artscape is now accepting applications from individuals, organizations, and collectives who are interested in becoming Resident Teachers at Artscape Youngplace, a community cultural hub in the West Queen West neighbourhood. Now in our second year of our Resident Teachers program, we are looking to create new relationships with a select group of instructors and facilitators who offer unique experiences that focus on inspiring creation and learning while creating new connections in our community. Artscape is currently accepting proposals for classes taking place during the 2015 calendar year.

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Search the Calendar for “Launchpad”

We’re proudly hosting ten workshops for artists and creative entrepreneurs this month in the Business Skills for Growth series, presented by Artscape. Head over to our Events calendar and search using the term Launchpad to quickly find all of these great opportunities:

Website in a Day

November 8 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm | Learn how to build a website using WordPress – the popular blog and website publishing software.

Anxiety and Entrepreneurship: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

November 9 @ 10:30 am1:00 pm | If you are ready to overcome entrepreneur anxiety, significantly improve your mental health and achieve success with ease, this workshop is for you.

Self-Confidence for Artists

November 12 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm | As creatives need to become their own sales and marketing team, spokesperson, customer support and CEO, our confidence affects our ability to chase opportunities, compete, get noticed, and heard, stick through difficult times, and sign the deal – all on our own terms.

Government Relations for the Creative Community

November 17 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm | This workshop will help you develop a strategic outline and an actionable government relations campaign.

Approaching Business, Class #3: Documenting the Process

November 17 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm | This class is focused on practicing the art of questioning and facilitation, and on designing frameworks for synthesizing and organization.

Creating and Selling Workshops

November 23 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm | In this workshop, you’ll spend the day exploring how to move from idea, through development, to delivery of a workshop that fits into your overall business strategy.

Approaching Business, Class #4: Setting Your Goals

November 24 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm | This class is focused on developing clear expectations for teams and clients, and on creating effective strategies for collaboration.

Email Marketing with MailChimp

November 25 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm | Email still dominates online marketing for making sales and staying engaged with customers. But success takes more than a monthly newsletter blasted to a list of email addresses.
Call for Artists and Artisans: Partridge and Pear Holiday Arts Market at Artscape Youngplace

Artscape Youngplace is currently accepting submissions from artists and artisans who wish to participate in the new Partridge and Pear Holiday Arts Market at Artscape Youngplace on Saturday November 29, from 10 am – 5 pm.

The market will feature over three dozen local artists and artisans, a gift-wrapping station, and refreshments at our Holiday Bar.

Artists and artisans will be provided a table and chair, for which they need to supply their own coverings and/or display equipment. We encourage artists to feature wares for holiday gift-buying.

In the week leading up to the Arts Market, we will be promoting the Partridge and Pear Holiday Online Arts Market as a sale preview from November 20 – November 27. A select number of items will be featured in the Online Arts Market (maximum of one item per vendor; items can be available in multiples.)

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 31, 2014.

Artists can submit their application through an online form which will ask for:

  • An artist biography or CV
  • Basic information about the nature of the works you would like to sell
  • 3-10 high-resolution images that are representative of the work you would like to sell
  • Your table preferences
  • If you would like to submit one item (available in multiples) to our Online Arts Market, please include a description, price, and image for this item.

The form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

CLICK HERE to fill out the Online Application Form.

Applications will be reviewed by a jury comprised of the Artscape Youngplace Resident Curator and professional artists. Artisans will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Excellence in technique, composition and craftsmanship
  • Originality and inventiveness
  • Diversity in wares

Participation Fees

Should your submission be selected, you will be asked to pay all applicable exhibitor fees at the time of acceptance. Participants will have the option of paying by cash, cheque, credit card or PayPal.

  • $40.00 per 6’ foot table, $30.00 for a 5’ table, and $25.00 per 4’ foot table.  This can be supplemented with access to a 8’ x 4 ‘  wall surface behind the table for the display of wares for an additional $25.00.
  • A 10% discount will be applied to all Artscape tenants, owners and members.
  • A $25.00 withdrawal fee will be charged if Artscape Youngplace is notified in writing at least 14 days prior to the market. After these withdrawal deadlines, no refunds will be provided.
  • Online Arts Market sales and logistics: Artscape will process all sales and manage distribution of sold items by December 6.  Artscape will retain a commission of 10% of sales for this additional service to cover administration expenses. Any items sold through the online market must be provided to Artscape on the date of the in-person Market (November 29) for distribution the following week. Artscape will remit sales minus commission to artists by December 17 via cheque.

QUESTIONS
If artists have any questions or require assistance with the submission process, please contact Natasha Mytnowych, Managing Director, Artscape Youngplace at natasha@torontoartscape.on.ca

Illustration by Miriam Grenville

 

 

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Thank You!

From 6:53pm on Saturday evening to sunrise on Sunday morning, we saw the city transformed by the ninth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Artscape Youngplace was proud to contribute to this annual celebration of contemporary art, as the site of 19 independent projects by over 150 artists. With work ranging from interactive sound installations to cryptic collaborations with kids – the stairwells, hallways, studios, and windows of 180 Shaw were vibrantly animated by an outstanding diversity of people, ideas and experiences. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making the night a success, including all of you who came by to explore or recuperate during your all-night art adventure! We loved browsing through all your posts and thought we’d share some highlights!
Some of the projects are still on display, so be sure to come through for a visit if you missed out on Saturday!

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at Artscape Youngplace

Artscape Youngplace is proud to present 19 projects by over 150 artists for the ninth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, which will take place Saturday, October 4 from 6:53 p.m. until sunrise on Sunday. These community-produced Independent Projects invite visitors to explore the grounds and three floors of 180 Shaw Street, as well as rest and recuperate in our night café, featuring coffee and local goodness by Youngplace Coffee Pub.

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