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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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Join the Artscape team! Sales and Event Manager

Sales & Events Manager, Artscape Sandbox & Artscape Youngplace

Position Type: Full-Time
Start Date: January 5, 2014
Application Deadline: 5:00 PM on Wednesday November 26, 2014
Location: Artscape Sandbox (21 Widmer Street) and Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street)

Artscape is currently seeking a qualified individual to join our team as Sales and Events Manager. Reporting to the Managing Director, Artscape Youngplace, the Sales and Events Manager will be responsible for developing and managing the overall implementation of sales and event services for Artscape Sandbox, a brand new 6,000 sq. ft. performance and event space, and supporting the sales and event services for Artscape Youngplace’s Flex Studios.

Refer to the PDF link below for more detailed information and application instructions.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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: CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES

Presented by O’Born Contemporary and Artscape Youngplace

O’Born Contemporary and Artscape Youngplace welcome applications from artists to participate in CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES, a two week exhibition featuring a public CRIT event.  Key dates are as follows:

  • Monday, November 3, 5 pm – 9 pm: exhibition installation
  • Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 pm – 9 pm: exhibition reception and public CRIT
  • Saturday, November 16, 3 pm – 8 pm: exhibition de-installation

Disseminating work beyond the walls of the studio is integral to the development of an artist’s practice. Conversation fuels the creative process with a new energy that can only be attained when it is exposed to outside perspectives.

After art school, the venues for these exercises in critique and discussion are few and far between. Those four-hour academic critiques we once struggled to focus through vanish, isolating us with our toils. And, for those who never had the privilege of an organized peer assessment, access to critical communities are even sparser.

With CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES, O’Born Contemporary has partnered with Artscape Youngplace to offer wall space to local artists for an opportunity to both rediscover the importance of peer evaluation and connect to the current creative community in the city.  Participants will have the chance to present work for two weeks in the Hallway Galleries, and participate in a group event and receive feedback from many perspectives.

For this CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES, O’Born Contemporary and Artscape Youngplace will invite guest participants including artists, gallerists, curators, and writers to contribute to the conversation and enrich the experience for all.

RSVP is required for participation. The first eight artists to confirm participation will be assigned exhibition space, and will receive 15 minutes of presentation and discussion for at least one work during the public CRIT. Any RSVPs received after the first eight will be offered a spot in a future CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES. Whether presenting work or not, all artists are welcome to observe and contribute to the dialogue.

Artists will be responsible for:

  • The preparation of their works for installation and transport to Artscape Youngplace.
  • Installation of their works on Monday, November 3 between 5 pm and 9 pm.  Artists are allowed the option to self-install works at no charge following the Hallway Galleries’ installation guidelines. Artscape can also organize professional installation with secure installation hardware at an additional charge.
  • Participation at the CRIT and Opening Reception, Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 pm and 9 pm.
  • Removal of their works and hardware on Saturday, November 16, between 3 pm and 8 pm.
  • Providing art work details for standardized exhibition signage by Monday, November 3 at 9 pm.

Participation is free for Flex Studios members. For more information about the Flex Studios program and how to become a member, please visit http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/flex-studios/

To participate, please RSVP to natasha@torontoartscape.on.ca

About the Hallway Galleries
The Hallway Galleries is an impressive public exhibition space located at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street) in West Queen West, one of Toronto’s most creative neighbourhoods and a major centre for contemporary art in Canada. The building is open to the public daily and frequented by artists, cultural workers and the community. Spanning 9,350 sq.ft. of spectacular corridor space on three floors, the Hallway Galleries are ideal for a wide variety of art forms and curatorial projects. Hallways are 125’ in length with 14’ ceilings throughout and are equipped for visual art installation in a variety of media.

  • First Floor: Four permanent vitrines (94 sq.ft. total) with depths ranging from 8”-18” and featuring internal lighting, security locks, cork-covered plywood mounting surfaces, and access to power. There is limited access to additional wall/floor space throughout the first floor and mezzanine.
  • Third Floor: ~1,120 sq.ft. of reinforced gallery wall surface in 17 distinct areas, 8’ in height and ranging in length. Each area has adjustable full-spectrum lighting, access to power and is suitable for security installation hardware. Access to limited movable vitrines.
  • Second Floor: ~1,080 sq.ft. of reinforced gallery wall surface in 16 distinct areas, 8’ in height and ranging in length. Each area has adjustable full-spectrum lighting, access to power and is suitable for security installation hardware. Access to limited movable vitrines.

Additional floorplans and specifications can be downloaded here: http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/AYP_HallwayGalleries_Package.pdf

About O’Born Contemporary

O’Born Contemporary is a commercial gallery dedicated to the exhibition and dissemination of recent works by living artists. We aim to present an exhibition program that is diverse in medium and aesthetic but consistently rich with critical merit. Our exhibitions and the works that comprise them are both intellectually engaging and alluring commercially, making them well-suited to a myriad of diverse collections.

As gallerists and agents, we pride ourselves on our practice of fostering active relationships with our represented artists, thereby ensuring an authentic and sensitive understanding of the works we exhibit. By extension, we endeavour to maintain a contributing relationship with our local and international communities. This is achieved in part by hosting auxiliary programs including critiques, panel discussions, lectures and performances as well as participating in international events such as fairs and festivals. Engaging regularly in art happenings, we are well positioned to adapt to the fluidity of the art market without compromising the stability of vision upon which our nuanced approach to art is poised.

For more information, visit oborncontemporary.com

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

 

 

Business Skills for Growth is Back!

Artscape is proud to announce the Fall/Winter edition of Business Skills for Growth, its popular workshop series for independent artists and creative entrepreneurs, presented by experts across a range of business disciplines. The latest batch of Business Skills for Growth workshops include over 50 opportunities for people working on building their creative businesses, all taking place at Artscape Youngplace between October 2014 and March 2015. Take one or take them all!

The Fall/Winter series kicks off on October 20 with workshop “Co-operatives for Arts & Culture,” a two-hour primer in the co-op business model. Anyone wanting to know more about how to set up a co-op, or how co-ops work, will want to check this out. It’s being presented by Peter Cameron, a true expert in the subject, and Co-operative Development Manager with the Ontario Co-operative Association. Only $35, it’s a perfect way to figure out if the co-op model is right for your venture.

Also in October, we’ve got “Branding for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” presented by Shelley Black on the 26th. Don’t miss this workshop if your objective is to present your business in the best possible light. Shelley Black, an expert consultant, will give you all the tools you need to make your brand presence sing in a 5.5 hour in-depth workshop. Independent artists as well as arts organizations are welcome to this wide-ranging discussion.

Get the support you need to create, build and accelerate your business ideas. Stay tuned for more posts about the Business Skills for Growth offerings and visit artscapelaunchpad.ca to see more of what’s coming up.

Looking for regular exhibition space? Become a Resident Exhibitor at Artscape Youngplace!
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Request for Proposals:  Resident Exhibitors at Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries


 

Artscape Youngplace is seeking proposals from individuals, collectives, organizations and institutions to utilize public exhibition space in the Hallway Galleries at deeply subsidized rates. We would like to establish ongoing relationships with a select group of exhibitors who would showcase a series of visual art projects throughout 2015 and 2016. In addition to subsidized rental rates, Resident Exhibitors will receive administrative and promotional support, access to coworking space and complimentary studio space for events, planning or creation.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm

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Join our team! Superintendent, Artscape Youngplace

Superintendent, Artscape Youngplace

Position Type: Full time, Salaried
Start Date: October, 2014
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto


Artscape is currently seeking a qualified individual to join our team as a full-time Superintendent at Artscape Youngplace. Reporting to the Managing Director of Artscape Youngplace, the Superintendent will maintain the Artscape Youngplace building and grounds. From time to time s/he will also undertake or assist with maintenance duties at other Artscape buildings. The work schedule may vary and may include weekends and/or evenings. The Superintendent will be required to be on-call. Unscheduled hours are paid with time off in lieu.

The Superintendent oversees the development of a preventative maintenance plan; performs limited electrical, plumbing, mechanical and general carpentry work; and manages part time staff and external contractors.

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Request for Proposals: Exhibitions at the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries

DEADLINE October 24 – 11:59 pm

The Artscape Youngplace & Curators’ Network Partnership is committed to creating opportunities for curators to develop and launch exhibitions in a supportive and dynamic environment. We are currently seeking proposals from Ontario-based curators, working independently or collectively, for exhibitions to be held in the Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace in 2015.The Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries is an impressive new public exhibition space, spanning 9,350 sq.ft. of spectacular corridor space on three floors. The spaces are ideal for a wide variety of art forms and curatorial projects.

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Artscape Youngplace Community Celebration: 100 Years of Creativity

The historic Shaw Street School is 100 years old and Artscape Youngplace is throwing a community birthday party on Sunday, September 7 to mark the occasion! Join us for 100 Years of Creativity, presented by Catherine Gordon RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd, as we pay tribute to the history of this reborn building and look forward to another century of artistic growth and inspiration at Artscape Youngplace with an afternoon of drop-in art activities, cupcake decorating, guided tours, tasty treats and more.

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