This course explores the entrepreneurial aspects of building a professional career in visual art. Through guest lectures, workshops, discussions, and field trips students should gain an understanding of the visual art community in Toronto including commercial galleries, artist-run-centres, museums, and other public institutions.
Topics include: writing proposals for grants, residencies, and exhibitions; documenting, presenting, and marketing work; legal and taxation issues; acquiring studio space and equipment; networking and collaboration.
This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.
Working with your OCAD U Account
As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at canvas.ocadu.ca.
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- Develop an understanding of the various components that lead to a professional career in visual art
- Have been exposed to the different professional opportunities and how to engage them
- Have developed a better understanding of how to document, present and market their work
- Have developed a better understanding of how to write about your work
- Have been exposed to practical elements that lead to a sustainable art practice
Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.