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The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the return of the Career Launcher Fund for Undergraduate and Master’s students graduating in 2021.


This fund aids in activities relating to career supports and skills building as you transition out of school. Eligible activities should fall in one of the 4 pillars below:


• Showcasing or distributing your work

• Skills development

• Access to networks

• Supporting your creative business


Qualifications – All Undergraduate and Master’s students graduating in 2021.


Career Launcher website:

Application portal:

Deadline: April 25, 2021


RBC Speed Networking

Drawing & Painting, Session 1 – RBC Speed Networking Program: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm.


Student registration:


Drawing & Painting alumni who may be interested, please register here at this registration link.

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Join Propeller and become a part of Propeller's 25 year history of supporting artists!

* New members joining by Nov 15 can enter two of our open call group shows free in 2021. 

* Highlighting of our new members in our in-gallery members group show or a separate virtual show

* In our ‘Propeller Spin’ blog, and newsletter; each new member will be featured 

All the more reason to join us today and be part of Propeller’s 25th year celebration in 2021. Please visit our site and go to menu item: "membership:join" to learn how to apply. 


Artist Alley

OCAD Artist Alley is going virtual! ​Shop 100+ products from local emerging artists and small businesses owned by OCAD University students & alumni.​ All proceeds go directly to the artists—we all appreciate your support during the pandemic.
From October 10th-November 10th, you can browse our curated catalog on our website (coming soon!) from the comfort of your home.
Leading up to the event, visit our social media (@ocadartistalley ) for Artist Spotlights and Giveaways. 

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Art & Sustainability

Raid your closet! Raid your kitchen!Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020Time: 12:00pm-1:00pmJoin us for this session on Teams by clicking the link in bio.Session description:How can you use dryer lint and hot sauce during a pandemic? Join this teach-in to learn about teaching strategies and materials for art in a time of coronavirus (and climate change!). Discussion will include:Small work for big ideas: Why scaling down is good for your wallet, your skillset, and the planet;Home is where the art is: Deepening your creative practice through material restraints and using what you already have.Featuring Drawing & Painting Co-chairs Ilene Sova and Julius Manapul (Faculty of Art)Moderated by Victoria Ho, Sustainability Coordinator (Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives)