Call for Proposals – TransCultural Exchange’s 2018 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons

http://www.transculturalexchange.org/2018-conference/overview.htm

Proposal Deadline: April 1, 2017; 5:00 p.m. EST
Conference Dates: February 22nd – 24th, 2018
Location: Québec City, Canada
Academic Host: Laval University, with panels, tours and presentations also taking place throughout Québec City – the 2016 Culture City of the Year

Background
TransCultural Exchange’s Conferences are the only of their kind, bringing together hundreds of international artists, residency directors, arts teachers, administrators, biennale organizers, cultural attachés, critics, curators and grant makers. For students, they are the missing link between academia and a real world art practice. For more established artists, they are an essential forum for networking with their peers around the globe.

Scope of Topics
TransCultural Exchange is currently accepting proposals for its three-day International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons from Canadian artist-run centers and residencies. We are particularly keen to receive proposals for the Pecha Kucha sessions and portfolio reviews. (Although we would be happy to also entertain other suggestions for talks as long as they conform to the Conference theme of “International Opportunities in the Arts”, we can only accept a very limited number of non-Pecha Kucha proposals as our Open Call proposal deadline of February 20 has already passed.)

Below are the specific requirements for submitting a Pecha Kucha Proposal:

These 3-minute talks can be treated as a Power Point, video or other short format presentation. They are ideally suited to organizations that serve artists—such as artist-in-residences—to quickly promote/pitch their programs to the Conference’s large number of artist attendees. All Pecha Kucha presenters are also asked to conduct one set of portfolio reviews. (A set consists of six 20-minute reviews, for a total of 2 hours.) This gives the attendees a chance to have additional one-on-one time with the presenters.

Submission Process
Prospective panelists must submit their proposals to TransCultural Exchange’s Conference Chair by email at conference@transculturalexchange.org.

Each proposal must include:
1. The title of the proposal.
2. The proposal type (single paper, panel discussion, workshop, demonstration or Pecha Kucha presentation).
3. A one-sentence proposal summary (30-word limit).
4. A 200-word (maximum) proposal description. If the proposal is subsequently accepted as a post-Conference paper, this description will serve as the paper’s abstract (which may be revised prior to publication).
5. A short biography for each speaker, noting qualifications and organizational or institutional affiliations. (Biographies must be limited to no more than 150 words.)
6. A photo(s) of the presenter(s) submitted as a jpeg (300 dpi).

These materials will be used to judge the proposal and—if the proposal is accepted—serve as the online and Conference brochure content for the proposal’s presentation. Accepted abstracts will be published online.

All proposals must be submitted in English.

Other Things to Note:
Conference registration, reception costs and the cost of the gala dinner are waived for all presenters.

Airfare and accommodations are not covered; however, letters of invitation for accepted presenters will be provided upon request to help presenters secure outside funding.

For those speakers who are not affiliated with a college, university, museum or for-profit institution, TransCultural Exchange also offers a limited number of travel grants: Four $250 travel grants, given in memory of TransCultural Exchange’s founding board member Betsy Carpenter are available to US and/or Canadian presenters. To request such funding, please enclose a statement of need and rationale along with your proposal. Please note that some U.S. states, such as California, offer professional development grants to arts professionals to attend conferences; and that conference costs are often tax-deductible as professional development fees. Please consult your tax adviser for additional information.

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit:
http://www.transculturalexchange.org/2018-conference/presenters.htm
Please note that the link above was for the open-call proposal and, thus, the deadline has passed. The deadline for this call is April 1.

FLOTILLA Call for Proposals from Individuals and Collaborations

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The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic hosts the biennial gathering of artist-run centres in Charlottetown, September 21st-24th 2017.

Deadline for proposals: March 7th, 2017

The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA) is accepting proposals from individual artists, curators, practitioners, and collaborative teams to present workshops, installations, interventions, and community-driven partnerships and initiatives during the biennial gathering of artist-run centres in Charlottetown in September 2017.

Presenting at the Flotilla event will allow participants to engage with an international community of curators, artists and cultural workers travelling to Charlottetown as well as public participants that will attend the event locally. For Flotilla we are seeking proposals that experiment with site-specificity, respond to and challenge conventional boundaries, and engage a diverse community of participants. We are seeking proposals that activate the social spaces of the event as opportunities for convergence or assembly as opposed to following more traditional modes of conference structure.

We encourage applicants to consider submitting proposals that respond to our overarching theme Flotilla, while more specifically reflecting on topics including: space making/space claiming, exchange, intimate space, reconfiguration, and recollecting through archival accumulation and distribution of media. Our aim is to offer an active and progressive discussion around these topics within a broader scope reflecting on: modes of sociability, owning the means of production, and utopian futures.

With the majority of Flotilla’s events happening in central Charlottetown, PE, applicants are invited to consider Charlottetown’s public and private spaces, and the significance of many of the city’s characteristics and social/historical/post-colonial identity. While the Flotilla team will work with successful applicants to find and secure locations for their proposed projects, we ask that all applicants that wish to work with a local business, organization, or public space provide confirmation of their project partners in their application.

Please see this Walking Map of Downtown Charlottetown for further reference on the area of the event.

Please include the following in your proposal in a single PDF document and send to FlotillaAtlantic@gmail.com:

  • Current CV
  • Research summary and brief biography (no more than one page total)
  • Project proposal (up to two pages)
  • Letters of support from project partners (if necessary)
  • Support Material: Up to 10 images (attached separately) and/or 5 minutes of video or audio footage (links to YouTube or Vimeo accepted for video, or Soundcloud accepted for audio), writing samples (2 maximum), and/or reviews.

AARCA is committed to paying artists fees for all presentations at Flotilla. We value diversity in the arts and encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: Indigenous, Black, people of colour and persons with disabilities. We are committed to providing to arts spaces and experiences that are inclusive and accessible to all. Applications are accepted in English or French.

Description of the event:
Mustering the verve and warmth of an East Coast kitchen party, The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA) is gearing up to host the biennial gathering of artist-run centres in Charlottetown, September 21st – 24th 2017.

The event will bring together artists, administrators, thinkers, curators and the public to consider the flexible, responsive and provisional forms of organization that are increasingly necessary for the sustained evolution of contemporary artist-run culture. Innovative platforms for artistic collaboration will be a key focus.

The event will explore and share ideas around the theme Flotilla, a nautical metaphor that identifies a loose structure—boats and ships of varying dimensions banding together in open water—with a particular resonance in a maritime region, characterized by nomadism, temporary location, isolation and the presence of the sea as a shifting ground and a vehicle for exchange.

Stay afloat with Flotilla and connect with us online:
Flotilla will be making program and event announcements over the next several months. Be sure to sign up for the Flotilla email list to stay afloat of the project’s progress, call for proposals and early bird registration savings. To sign up, visit our website at www.FlotillaAtlantic.com.

Connect with us on social media: @FlotillaEast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For further information about the application process for individuals, please contact:

Michael McCormack and Becka Viau
Artistic Director & Project Manager
Flotilla
flotillaatlantic@gmail.com
(902) 209 3848

Flotilla is co-produced by The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA) and The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCCC/CCCAA, aka ARCA).
 
 


 
 
FLOTTILLE Appel de projets individuels ou en collaboration

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L’Association atlantique des centres d’artistes autogérés accueillera la rencontre biennale des centres d’artistes autogérés à Charlottetown, du 21 au 24 septembre 2017.

Date limite pour soumettre un projet : 7 mars 2017

À l’occasion de la rencontre biennale des centres d’artistes autogérés qui aura lieu à Charlottetown en septembre 2017, l’Association atlantique des centres d’artistes autogérés (AARCA) accepte les soumissions d’artistes individuels, de commissaires, de praticiens et d’équipes collaboratives afin de présenter des ateliers, des installations, des interventions, ainsi que des initiatives menées en partenariats avec la communauté.

Une présentation à l’événement Flottille sera l’occasion, pour les artistes et les créateurs, de promouvoir leur travail auprès d’une communauté internationale de commissaires, d’artistes et de travailleurs culturels se déplaçant à Charlottetown, ainsi qu’auprès du public de la région. Pour Flottille, nous sommes intéressés par des propositions qui expérimentent à partir de la spécificité du site, remettent en question les conventions et impliquent une communauté diverse de participants. Nous sommes à la recherche de propositions qui, plutôt que de respecter la structure traditionnelle d’un colloque, cherchent à utiliser les espaces sociaux de l’événement comme des occasions de convergence ou de rencontre.

Nous encourageons les candidats à soumettre des projets en lien avec notre thème général Flottille et à traiter plus précisément de sujets tels que la construction ou la revendication de l’espace, l’échange, l’espace intime, la reconfiguration et le souvenir par l’accumulation d’archives et la diffusion des médias. Notre objectif est de susciter une discussion active et progressive autour de ces sujets, à l’intérieur d’un cadre plus large interrogeant les modes de sociabilité, la possession des moyens de production et des lendemains utopiques.

La plupart des activités de Flottille se déroulant au centre de Charlottetown, Î.-P.-É., nous demandons aux candidats de tenir compte des espaces publics et privés de Charlottetown et de l’importance de plusieurs caractéristiques de son identité sociale, historique et postcoloniale. L’équipe de Flottille travaillera avec les candidats sélectionnés pour trouver et sécuriser des lieux pour mettre en place leurs projets. Toutefois, nous demandons à tous les candidats souhaitant travailler avec une entreprise locale, un organisme ou dans un espace public de joindre une confirmation de leur partenaire de projet au dossier.

Pour mieux connaître l’espace entourant l’événement, veuillez consulter La carte pédestre du centre-ville de Charlottetown.

Nous vous prions de joindre les éléments suivants à votre dossier et de les envoyer en un seul document PDF à FlotillaAtlantic@gmail.com :

  • Un CV récent;
  • Un résumé de la démarche et une courte biographie (une page, tout au plus);
  • Une proposition de projet (jusqu’à deux pages);
  • Des lettres de soutien des partenaires de projet (s’il y a lieu);
  • Jusqu’à 10 images (jointes séparément) et/ou 5 minutes d’enregistrement vidéo ou audio (les liens vers YouTube ou Vimeo sont acceptés pour la vidéo et Soundcloud est accepté pour l’audio), des exemples de textes (jusqu’à deux) et/ou des critiques.

AARCA s’engage à payer des cachets d’artiste pour toutes les présentations à l’événement Flottille. Nous accordons beaucoup d’importance à la diversité dans les arts et nous encourageons les candidats à s’auto-identifier comme étant membre des groupes suivants : autochtone, noir, personne de couleur et personne vivant avec un handicap. Nous nous engageons à offrir des espaces et des expériences artistiques inclusives et accessibles à toutes et à tous. Les dossiers sont acceptés en français ou en anglais.

Description de l’événement :
Amalgamant la chaleur et la verve des partys de cuisine de la côte est, l’Association atlantique des centres d’artistes autogérés (AARCA) se prépare à accueillir la rencontre biennale des centres d’artistes autogérés à Charlottetown, du 21 au 24 septembre 2017.

L’événement va rassembler des artistes, des administrateurs, des penseurs, des commissaires et le public, afin de réfléchir à des formes d’organisation flexibles, sensibles et éphémères, de plus en plus nécessaires pour la survie à long terme de la culture des centres d’artistes autogérés contemporains. On mettra l’accent sur les plateformes innovatrices de collaboration artistique.

L’événement explorera et partagera des idées autour du thème Flottille, une métaphore nautique faisant référence à une structure souple : des bateaux et des navires de dimensions variées, regroupés dans des eaux libres. La métaphore est particulièrement pertinente dans une région maritime caractérisée par l’errance, le passage, l’isolement et la présence de la mer comme terrain mouvant et vase communiquant.

Montez à bord de notre Flottille et restez branché avec nous :
Au cours des prochains mois, Flottille fera des annonces concernant le programme et l’événement. Inscrivez-vous à notre liste de courriels pour suivre notre progression, voir les appels de projets et obtenir des rabais pour inscription précoce. Pour vous inscrire, visitez notre site Internet : www.FlotillaAtlantic.com.

Restez branché sur les réseaux sociaux : @FlotillaEast sur Twitter, Instagram et Facebook.

Pour plus d’information sur le processus de candidature pour les individus, veuillez joindre :

Michael McCormack et Becka Viau
Directeur artistique et Chargée de projet
Flotille
flotillaatlantic@gmail.com
(902) 209 3848

Flottille est une coproduction de L’Association atlantique des centres d’artistes autogérés (AARCA) et de la Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCCC/CCCAA, aussi appelée ARCA).

Employment Opportunities at Artcite Inc.

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A non-profit, Artist-Run Centre with a 33 year history of interdisciplinary, contemporary art presentation in the Windsor-Detroit area, is seeking candidates for two positions:

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
28 hours per week at $15 per hour with occasional evenings and weekends as required. Additional hours compensated with time off in lieu of overtime pay. Flexible schedule possible with paid vacation, medical and personal leave and extended health insurance benefits. There is a 6 month probationary period for this position.

Working under the supervision of the Artcite Director and in accordance with the policies set by the Board and voting artist members of the centre, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for the general development, coordination and presentation of Artcite’s program of contemporary visual art exhibitions and events.

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
14 hours per week at $15 per hour with occasional evenings and weekends as required. Additional hours compensated with time off in lieu of overtime pay. Flexible schedule possible with paid vacation, medical and personal leave and extended health insurance benefits. There is a 6 month probationary period for this position.

Under the supervision of the Administrative Coordinator and in accordance with the policies set by the Board of Directors and voting artist members of the centre, the Technical Coordinator is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all office and gallery equipment.

For complete details, including qualifications and job responsibilities, view the entire posting here [PDF]

EXTENDED deadline for applications: 11:59 pm, September 29, 2015
Anticipated start date: November, 2015.

Applications should include:
a one-page letter of interest describing your skills and experience as they relate to these position; a curriculum vitae or résumé; 2 samples of critical writing and up to 3 samples of graphic design.

Please email completed applications, as a single PDF, to:
hiringcomm(at)artcite(dot)ca

Please write “Technical Coordinator” or “Program Coordinator” and your first and last name in the subject line. No telephone calls please.

Prospective candidates may be required to take a written and technical competency test.

Artcite Inc. is committed to affirmative action and employment equity; qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their applications. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on Artcite Inc., visit their web site:

www.artcite.ca

PASO Advocacy Coordinator Position (8 month contract)

 

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PASO is hiring an Advocacy Coordinator to work in collaboration with the Co-chairs, members, and interns involved with the Coalition, in order to advance PASO’s advocacy initiatives for the benefit of its collective memberships and the broader arts community.

Background

PASO is a Coalition of Provincial Arts Service Organizations that strives to strengthen the environment for the individuals and institutions that create and disseminate the arts in Ontario and for public access to the arts. Our collective memberships are made up of individual artists as well as the performance and exhibition organizations that create and support artistic expression.

Duties

The PASO Advocacy Coordinator duties are as follows:

  • Support PASO’s public policy initiatives at the provincial level by recruiting, mobilizing and communicating with members of the provincial arts advocacy community through writing letters and appeals and interfacing with public officials.
  • Develop and maintain PASO’s online presence, both through our website and social media platforms.
  • Represent the arts community by attending and making deputations at government meetings and consultations.
  • Conduct research that will better inform the Coalition’s strategies. As well as to share findings with stakeholders, coalition members, and the general public.
  • Review PASO’s current governance structure and develop it further around the coalition’s current capabilities, resources, and priorities.
  • Establishing a record of PASO’s current activities and past accomplishments.
    Conceptualize and develop soft advocacy initiatives that will engage different communities throughout Ontario.
  • Research options for a recurring Ontario-focused advocacy initiatives.

Commitment

The Advocacy Coordinator will work 14 hours per week, at $25 per hour, for 28 weeks, commencing September 14th 2015, through to March 21st 2016 working in the office of Theatre Ontario located in downtown Toronto.

Qualifications

Applicants should have passionate interest in both public policy and the arts. Requirements include strong organizational skills, facility with basic digital platforms and excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an interest in public speaking preferred.

Apply

Send a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, relevant experience and how this position fits into your big picture to Bruce Pitkin at bruce(at)theatreontario(dot)org. Please put “PASO Advocacy Coordinator Position” in your subject line. Applications are due by 9:00 am on Tuesday September 8th, 2015.

Invitation to Participate in Ring of Fire – August 9, 2015, Toronto Ontario

Ring of Fire taking place August 9, 2015, Toronto.

An invitation to participate from Emelie Chhangur, Assistant Director/Curator of the Art Gallery at York University:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Sorry for the mass email but I wanted to reach out to each and everyone of you because I would love for you to participate in the Ring of Fire.

As many of you know, for the past two years I have been working with internationally renowned, Trinidadian artist Marlon Griffith to create Ring of Fire, a 300-person street procession that takes place SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 2015 at 12 pm – 2 pm down University Avenue from Queen’s Park to City Hall. Over these two years, we have been working with over 100 collaborators across the GTA, including Picasso Pro, Equal Grounds, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Capoeira practitioners and young spoken word poets from Jane-Finch, Malvern, and Regent Park. Through partnerships with a host of organizations such as the School of the Arts Media & Performance at YorkU, Sketch, Art Starts, Success Beyond Limits and the Malvern Spot we have produce 300 custom-designed and hand-made costumes, created innovative choreography, which is a mix between integrated dance, Pow-Wow and Capoeira, devised music and created new spoken word poetry, which will be featured on megaphone during the procession. We have got road closures and filled lots and lots of paperwork! Things are getting intense here but we are very proud of the project and think it is going to be a good intervention into the Parapan American games, a context we specifically chose as the “stage-set” for this procession. And, it is going to be beautiful.

There are 100 spots for public participation. I hope you will be one of those 100 individuals.

Please email procession(at)theAGYUisOutThere(dot)org to participate.

Participation does not require a lot from you – just your solidarity, your spirit, and your energy. You show up the day of the procession, put on a mask and we roll!

Attached are two press releases with more information on the project and details of the actual event. Also included is the official call. The PDFs are accessible documents. Feel free to circulate widely.

And here is our new website which shows a bit about the aesthetic, the philosophy behind the project, as well as the process of its making.

RingofFire.theAGYUisOutThere.org

I do hope you will take to the streets with us on August 9,

with warm wishes,

Emelie

The Directory of Artist-Run Centres and Collectives, v. 1, is now LIVE!

Message from the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA). View the original here

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The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) is proud to announce the launch of the network’s first online directory.

The Directory is an online database of artist-run centres and collectives (ARCCs) from across Canada. Covering the breadth of the artist-run network and its distribution across the nine artist-run associations that make up ARCA, the Directory allows art professionals to locate centres using a variety of filters including location, type, discipline, and submission deadlines; A brief abstract, prepared by the centres and available in both official languages, provides an overview of the centres’ mission and culture. Searchable and frequently updated, the directory provides basic information, a location map, and links to individual websites and social media for easy access to each centre’s full scope of activities.

We encourage you to link your respective websites to the directory by using the banners: english, french, or bilingual, or simply by linking to it: http://directory.arccc-cccaa.org/

For the directory to be a useful resource, centres are encouraged to help keep the information current by updating submission deadlines regularly. Updates and corrections can be sent to info(at)arccc-cccaa(dot)org, quoting The Directory in the subjet line.

ARCA wishes to thank all participating centres for their collaboration in making this resource a reality and for helping keep it current.

ARCA acknowledges the financial support of Canadian Heritage for translation.

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ARCCO Congratulates Gallery TPW and their Fabulous New Space!

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Outside the TPW party, Jewell Goodwyn beside a work by Istvan Kantor.

If X marks the spot, Gallery TPW was and is the happening place to be!

Hundreds swarmed to check out Gallery TPW’s new space during their grand opening last Thursday evening (April 30, 2015). Big congratulations to Gary Hall, Executive Director, and to Kim Simon, Curator, the Gallery TPW Board and staff, as well as architect Tamira Sawatzky.

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Gallery TPW is located at 170 St. Helens Ave., which is part of the Bloor and Lansdowne Art District in Toronto. Their neighbours include Arsenal Toronto/Division Gallery, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Daniel Faria Gallery, Mercer Union, Robert Kananaj Gallery, and Scrap Metal Gallery. When you are next in Toronto, check out TPW’s new space!

For more information check out gallerytpw.ca.

Gallery TPW
Gary Hall, Executive Director
170 St. Helens Ave. Toronto, ON
416.645.1066 | info(at)gallerytpw(dot)ca
Hours: Tues to Sat, 12pm – 5pm

Fillip: Artist Collectivism in London, Ontario

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Christopher Régimbal on Institutions by Artists
December 2–4, 2014

Fillip is pleased to present a series of discussions on artist-run culture in Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the release of Fillip 19 last spring.

Join curator and art historian Christopher Régimbal over two nights in London and Toronto for an in-depth discussion of the cultural legacy of London, Ontario—which Régimbal positions as the epicenter of the artist-run movement. In particular, he will discuss the social, cultural, and political forces behind London’s Regionalist movement, spearheaded in the 1960s by artists including Greg Curnoe and Jack Chambers and culminating in the creation of key spaces like Region Gallery and 20/20 Gallery and ultimately the birth of CARFAC in 1968.

London, Ontario
December 2, 7pm
Screening: R34 (Jack Chambers, 1967)
DNA Artspace
123 Dundas Street

Toronto, Ontario
December 5, 5pm
Discussion: Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, and Julian Jason Haladyn
A Space
110-401 Richmond Street West

Christopher Régimbal is a curator and art historian based in Toronto. He is Exhibition and Projects Coordinator at the University of Toronto’s Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, where he has coordinated many exhibitions, including the internationally travelling Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada, 1965–1980. His most recent curatorial project was Bruce Nauman: Audio/Video Piece for London, Ontario at the Forest City Gallery. He has written about twentieth- and twenty-first-century art for magazines in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including Fuse, Camera Austria, and Art Papers.

Fillip
305 Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2N4 Canada
604.781.4417
www.fillip.ca

Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre – Call for Applications

The Ontario Heritage Trust has launched the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre at Fool’s Paradise, the former home and studio of Canadian artist Doris McCarthy located in Toronto. Professional visual artists, musicians, and writers may apply for short term residencies to live and work on their creative disciplines at this serene and picturesque site overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs.

In keeping with Doris’ wishes when she donated the property to the Ontario Heritage Trust, they have converted Fool’s Paradise into an Artist-in-Residence Centre. The Centre embraces the multi-disciplinary nature of the arts, strives to demonstrate the positive and restorative influence of landscape and the environment, and fosters excellence among contemporary Canadian artists, musicians and writers.

Comprehensive information on the program as well as the application form is available online at: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/dmair.

The deadline for the 2015 residency applications (January-December 2015) is Tuesday October 14 at 3:00 pm.

If you have any questions about the program please direct them to dmair(at)heritagetrust(dot)on(dot)ca.

Please help get the word out to potential applicants by sharing the above link with your professional networks, membership, stakeholders and other interested individuals and groups.

The Ontario Heritage Trust – the province’s heritage agency – is dedicated to identifying, protecting, renewing and promoting Ontario’s rich and diverse built, cultural and natural heritage. For more information about the work of the Trust, please visit their website at www.heritagetrust.on.ca.

Open Studio Seeks a Technical Director

View this posting on Open Studio’s Website.

Open Studio Seeks a Technical Director
Deadline: June 20, 2014

OPEN STUDIO, Canada’s leading printmaking centre, is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the production, preservation and promotion of contemporary original fine art prints. Open Studio offers affordable and equal access to printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists from across Canada and abroad. As an artist-run centre, it is Open Studio’s priority to support artists in the development of their professional endeavours.

Reporting to Open Studio’s Executive Director, the Technical Director will be responsible for managing Open Studio’s 6,000 sq/ft comprehensive printmaking studio, education program, custom printing program, and artist residency program. Working closely with Open Studio staff and artist membership, the Technical Director will foster a supportive and positive community to ensure optimal conditions for successful artistic practice.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Manage studio facilities rental program, including new studio user portfolio reviews, studio user contracts, and studio orientations.
  • With support from Adminstrative Assistant, and working with the Education Committee, manage and develop education program, liase with Education Committee, set curriculum, and secure instructors.
  • Manage and develop custom printing program, including client quotes/contracts, hiring printers, and overseeing projects.
  • Manage artist residency program, including coordinating/advising jury, hiring printers, and overseeing projects to completion.
  • Manage studio operations including all general maintenance and repair work, sourcing outside contractors/suppliers, monitoring related revenue/expense budgets, coordinating volunteer janitors, and preparing studio user communications.
  • Working with Health & Safety Committee, maintain a safe working environment, including ensuring Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System’s requirements are met.
  • Manage printmaking supply sales program, including maintaining inventory, and weekly filling/invoicing of orders.

Terms of Employment:

This position is full-time, one-year contract with an option for renewal, (35 hrs/wk) with an initial three-month probationary period.

Anticipated start date: July 21, 2014.

Annual Salary:

$35,000 plus benefits including free studio access, tuition-free access to education program, comprehensive supplemental health insurance benefits, and 4 weeks paid vacation.

Qualifications:

  • Fine art degree in print media or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive knowledge in technical process of screenprinting, intaglio, relief, and/or lithographic processes and related equipment.
  • Skilled in developing respectful and positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Extensive customer service skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and respect for diverse aesthetic, cultural and ideological points of view.

Assets:

  • MFA in print media.
  • Fluency in French or another second language.
  • Experience in artist-run centres or non-profit organizations.

Application deadline:
Friday, June 20th at 5 p.m.
Please submit by email only to jobs@openstudio.on.ca.

Please include covering letter, detailed curriculum vitae and contact information for three references including at least one technical and one employment reference.

Only applicants invited to interview will be notified. No inquiries please.

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Open Studio
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
416-504-8238 [phone & fax]
www.openstudio.on.ca
office@openstudio.on.ca