FORGE: Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety

A huge thank you to everyone that attended our FORGE workshop on Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety at the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (AHC) at Toronto Western Hospital.

Akin Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.


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FORGE: Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety- October 7











Free!

FORGE: Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30pm.
Auditorium, Toronto Western Hospital

Facebook Event HERE!
Reserve your spot here- https://www.universe.com/forgeartistshealth

Your health is important! Join the staff of the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (AHC) at Toronto Western Hospital for a unique workshop focusing on your health and well-being.  

From dealing with stress, to repetitive strain injuries, use of harsh chemicals and demanding schedules, artists put a lot of strain on their physical and mental well-being. Join us to learn tips to take care of your body and mind.

Come and meet Dr. Dugoua (Naturopathic Doctor), Ruth Bittorf (Nurse Practitioner) and Susan Lucas (Psychotherapist) as they guide you through self-care strategies including tips for managing stress, naturopathic medicine to heal the body and a guided meditation. The workshop will include an introduction to the services of the AHC, tour of the clinic and a Q&A.

Akin Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

www.akincollective.com

BLOORDALE LANEWAY CRAWL

On Sunday, September 27 2015, from 2 to 6 pm, The Laneway Project will partner with the Bloordale BIA, the Bloor Improvement Group and the Bloordale CIA to transform Bloordale’s laneways into positive, safe and fun spaces for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy!

The Bloordale Laneway Crawl has three components:
  1. Fun, participative, pop-up activities on the properties beside the laneways 
  2. A live-art garage mural program, in partnership with the STEPS Initiative
  3. A laneway route that connects it all together
Come and join us as we transform these underused neighbourhood spaces into a dynamic, vibrant destination! We've got a growing list of activities to tempt you:

Visit thelanewayproject.ca/bloordale-laneway-crawl for more info. We hope to see you there

VSVSVS Summer Residency Program

Open Call: Summer Residency Program 2015

We are quintuply pleased to re-announce the VSVSVS Summer Residency program for its fifth summer!
Information:
Our annual residency program will be held at the VSVSVS warehouse over the summer of 2015. We will work with the selected artist(s) to determine exact dates for the residency within the months of August and September. We are looking specifically for dedicated artists to produce some cool shit while making a valuable contribution to our collective environment. The residency is intended for experimentation, research, and production and favours an open-endedness in approach.

The residency is offered to any practicing artist(s) in any media from anywhere in Canada  outside of Toronto (groups or collectives are also considered). The length of the residency is negotiable ranging anywhere from one week to two months, depending on the wants and needs of the artist(s). The artist's stay will culminate in a show or event (or workshop, or screening, or performance, or whateva...) at the VSVSVS Gallery. The residency provides 24 hour access to the 14 ft. x 20 ft VSVSVS Gallery which will serve as studio space and the exhibition space, as well as access to the fully equipped woodshop and our developing 3d imaging and printing suite. It is mandatory that the artist utilize the space: you gotta be there or we will be sad and miss you.   Studio visits with other local artists, curators and VSVSVS members are strongly encouraged (we love an open dialogue). We are pleased to be able to offer exhibition and travel assistance as well as accommodations (if you can handle living with all of us) at the VSVSVS warehouse. Guess what else? We are paying artist fees and transportation.
VSVSVS will help with promotion and documentation of the residency program and the subsequent exhibition/event, etc. We are super excited to facilitate selected artist(s) with any pursuit/event coordination/writing/exploration.
Project proposals do not have to include a specific end-point. Actually, we think it's important that the experience of being here can help guide the work, so some open-ended-ness is encouraged.    
If you’re interested, send us some stuff!
For almost the exact same information on our website go HERE.
For past residents go HERE, HEREHEREHEREHEREand HERE.
MOST IMPORTANT: We are able to pay travel expenses and artist fees! There is also living accommodations provided.

Submission packages:
Suggested format for submission packages is one PDF* containing:
• A short introduction outlining the individual’s past artistic experience, a brief proposal for the residency, and any other relevant information. This part of the submission should be no more than 500 words..
• A curriculum vitae. No more than 3 pages
• Images of past work (JPG, 1024x768 pixels, 72 dpi)
• Videos can be provided as links
• OPTIONAL: A link to something awesome
• All files should be MAC and PC compatible.
*For those unfamiliar with PDFs, you can use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or Open Office and export as a PDF.

DEADLINEMay 17/2015
We look forward to hearing from you.
We only accept submissions via email.
Please send submission packages to residency@vsvsvs.org
VSVSVS would like to acknowledge the generous support of The City of Toronto through The Toronto Arts Council

SPARKBOX STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM




LEARN MORE HERE
Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources. The Residency Program affords artists the space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice. Our program also offers a variety of career building opportunities for artists including our Emerging Artist Guide, opportunities for business workshops with local professionals and consultations with local artists and curators.
Artists-in-residence stay with us, Chrissy and Kyle, in a charming century home located just outside the town of Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Interested artists may apply to live and work at Spark Box for a duration of one weekend to 2 months.
Spark Box Studio can facilitate up to three residents at any one time. Residents receive a bedroom and a dedicated semi-private studio space.
Check out our ‘Things to know FAQ’ for additional information.
PAST RESIDENTS
We love our residency program at Spark Box Studio. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to have artists stay with us from around the world. As the months go by the roster of alumni grows and we are very proud to have hosted so many great artists. Follow this link to a list of past residents.
ARTIST RESIDENCY PRICES
We strive to offer affordable accommodations and studio spaces for resident artists.
Weekend – $120.00 + tax
One week – $330.00 + tax
Two week – $525.00 + tax
Three week – $630.00 + tax
One month – $780.00 + tax
Two months – $1,350.00 + tax
* All prices are listed in Canada dollars (CAD) 
** Ontario’s current tax percentage is 13%

Haliburton School of The Arts- Studio Process Advancement

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Studio Process Advancement
Graduate Certificate Program – starts in May at Haliburton School of The Arts

Is this you?
You are a working artist seeking an opportunity to focus exclusively on your work to re-invigorate your existing practice and challenge yourself intellectually.

You have a fine arts degree or arts diploma and you are looking for a creative and supportive environment to explore your talent and start your own studio practice.

Our intensive Studio Process Advancement program is designed with you in mind.

Spend the summer creating art at Fleming College’s Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for offering innovative arts programming for over six decades. Apply now for classes starting May, 2015


Program Highlights:

  • During this four-month program, you will develop and complete one or more considered bodies of work
  • The program is not medium – specific and you may work on a number of different materials conducive to a shared studio space
  • Through individual and group critiques, guest lectures, exhibitions and gallery visits, you will be supported in the development of your work, portfolios, documents and submission processes for grants, exhibition preparation and applications to other institutions for advanced study programs
  • Present your work during an artist talk, along with a set of artist documents and a final portfolio
  • Learn from faculty who are professional artists in a dedicated, fully-equipped studio space

Minimum Admission Requirements:

A related Ontario College Diploma, or related Ontario College Advanced Diploma or a related undergraduate or graduate university degree. Artists with established practices and professionals with equivalent and related work experience will also be considered for admission on an individual basis. Successful completion of the selection process which will include both an interview and portfolio discussion.


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hsta.ca for more information
or contact program coordinator, Lisa Binnie lisa.binnie@flemingcollege.ca  |  1-866-353-6464 ext. 3


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AKIN COLLECTIVE FALL GALLERY CRAWL
















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AKIN FALL GALLERY CRAWL TIME

1. Come to Akin Collective Studio Unit 101, and enjoy some cold, free Kronenbourgs and some snacks at 1pm on Saturday, November 1st. 

2. HEAD TO SCRAP METAL GALLERY
3. HEAD TO DANIEL FARIA GALLERY
4. HEAD TO CLINT ROENISCH GALLERY
5. HEAD TO DIVISION GALLERY

Please join us for a private tour of the current exhibitions at some of Toronto's best and brightest galleries.

Yes, your friends can come along.

xo Akin Collective

ps. Yes, you can keep your Halloween costume on from the night before.

AKIN COLLECTIVE SPRING GALLERY CRAWL


Hope you were able to join us for our Spring Gallery Crawl on Saturday. 

If not, see what you missed below and be sure to join us for our next event!

Keep track of them all by joining the Akin Collective Facebook Group or following us on Twitter

Huge thanks to Mercer UnionDaniel Faria GalleryScrap Metal and Division Gallery!


A special thank you as well to Kronenbourg Brewery for keeping our livers happy. You're the best.














ARTbus: Contemporary Art Bus Tour



ARTbus: Exhibition tour to the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Art Gallery of York University and Oakville Galleries

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Sunday 9 June 2013, 11:30 am–5:00 pm

Pick-up and drop-off at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House, University of Toronto)


FREE; advance registration required. To register, contact artbus@oakvillegalleries.com or 905.844.4402, ext. 27 by Friday 7 June, 4:00 pm.


Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the summer's best exhibitions in the GTA!

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

The summer ARTbus begins at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery with a tour of Screen and Décor by the exhibition's curator Rosemary Heather. For Screen and Décor the use of pattern and ornament (in the sense of extended motif) in contemporary art is understood as an organizing principle in a world of excessive data. Artworks in the exhibition are resonant of a contemporary visual reality characterized by complex patterning. Within the frame of an all-over exhibition design created by Rodney LaTourelle and Louise Witthoeft, Screen and Décor proposes to look at this phenomenon through the work of six artists: Shannon Bool, Simone Gilges, Bernhard Kahrmann, Sanaz Mazinani, Kirstine Roepstorff, and Emmy Skensved.


Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)


The ARTbus continues to the AGYU for a special artist's tour of Sara Angelucci: Provenance Unknown, an exhibition featuring two fledgling bodies of work by Toronto artist Sara Angelucci. Inspired by found, anonymous (unattributed) photographic portraits that the artist purchased on eBay, The Anonymous Chorus and Aviary mark a distinct shift in the artist's practice. In these new works, Angelucci moves away from exploring the familiar to interrogating the anonymous; from investigating her own identity (and family lineage) to tracing the history of others. She mixes analogue sources and digital techniques, and combines artistic genres through collaboration with composers, singers and ornithologists. The Anonymous Chorus and Aviary open a temporally suspended space between past and present, where the subjects of these lost portraits may come to life, once again—in a transformed state of being. Provenance Unknown is curated by AGYU Assistant Director/Curator Emelie Chhangur, and is a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.


Oakville Galleries


Finally, at Oakville Galleries participants will visit the group exhibition Auto-Motive: World from the Windshield in Gairloch Gardens and at Centennial Square. Auto-Motive brings together eighteen artists who examine notions of place, perception and emotional experience from the interior of a car. The artworks assembled here explore the material relations and sensations that coalesce behind the windshield. They speak to various outlooks, revealing the car as a driving force for urban change, a site of thought and reflection, and a place for new spatialities and imagined journeys. Artists include Roy Arden, IAIN BAXTER&, Stan Denniston, Christos Dikeakos, Susan Dobson, Fred Herzog, Geoffrey James, Jesper Just, Mara Korkola, John Massey, N.E. Thing Co., Marian Penner Bancroft, Leslie Peters, Martha Rosler, Jon Sasaki, Monica Tap, Jeff Wall, and Paul Wong.

SCHEDULE

11:15 am: Meet at the Barnicke Gallery for registration check-in followed by tour with the curator.

1:00 pm: Art Gallery of York University. Tour with the artist.

2:30 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit Auto-Motive.

3:15 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Continue visit of Auto-Motive. Reception with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at the Barnicke Gallery.

In-kind support provided by Trafalgar Brewing Company

GLADSTONE HOTEL: Call for Submissions


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

ATTENTION: illustrators, painters, designers, comic artists, textile artists, graffiti writers, street artists, mixed media artists, typohgraphers, print makers, animators, new media artists, craftspeople and ALL non lens-based visual artists

We’re challenging the scope of illustration in Toronto and looking for artist submissions from now until THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013.
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IF WALLS COULD TALK: THE GLADSTONE HOTEL’S EXPERIENTIAL ILLUSTRATION SHOW

The Gladstone Hotel seeks expressions of interest for contemporary, experiential projects for its inaugural illustration event, If Walls Could Talk. This group exhibition will take place next March 6–16, 2014 at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto.
If Walls Could Talk will challenge Canadian and international artists to work outside their traditional practices—to occupy and alter spaces in dramatic, conceptual, or experimental ways. The majority of the site-specific work will be localized on the hotel’s second floor, but we encourage applicants to consider proposing projects for all public spaces throughout the hotel.
We encourage artists to participate independently, in collaboration with a partner, or as a team. Ideal candidates for juried consideration are practitioners who approach their disciplines with a radical personal vision. These artists/designers use illustration—or a practice related to illustration—to converse, connect, collaborate, and construct. Successful projects will create delight in the unexpected.
Curated by Leila Courey

JURY

Diti Katona: founding partner and creative director, Concrete Design
Gary Taxali: fine artist and illustrator
Jason Logan: author, illustrator, designer, and creative director of Rogers Publishing
Mikey Richardson: co-owner and creative director, AmoebaCorp
Paul Dallas: chair of Illustration, OCAD University
Virginia Johnson: illustrator, textile designer, and owner of Virginia Johnson Lifestyle
Zak Mroueh: president, executive creative director and founder, Zulu Alpha Kilo

DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION FORM  HERE

VS VS VS Summer Residency Program 2013


Open Call: Summer Residency Program 2013


 We are triple pleased to re-announce the VSVSVS Summer Residency program for its third summer! 
The annual residency program will be held at the VSVSVS warehouse for the month of July. We will work with the selected artist(s) to determine exact dates for the residency and the subsequent exhibition. We are looking specifically for dedicated artists that will make a valuable contribution to our collective environment while participating in our events and functions. 

Information:
 
The residency is offered to any practicing artist in any media from anywhere (groups or collectives are also considered). The length of the residency is negotiable ranging anywhere from one week to one month, depending on the wants and needs of the artist(s). The artist's stay will culminate in a show or event (or workshop, or screening, or whatever...) at the VSVSVS Gallery. The residency provides 24 hour access to the 14 ft. x 20 ft semi-private VSVSVS Gallery which will serve as studio space and, later, the exhibition space, as well as access to the fully equipped VSVSVS Woodshop. It is mandatory that the artist utilize the space: you gotta be there or we will be sad and miss you.   Studio visits with other artists, curators and VSVSVS members is strongly encouraged (we love an open dialogue). The artist must make a concerted effort to invite other members of the arts community to VSVSVS for studio visits and events. No materials or expenses are provided by VSVSVS except the studio space itself. VSVSVS will help with promotion and exposure of the residency program and the subsequent exhibition.   Project proposals do not have to include a specific end-point. Actually, we think it's important that the experience of being here can help guide the work, so some open-ended-ness is encouraged.  

MOST IMPORTANT: The residency is free
APPLICATION FEE:  $0.00 (no fee)

Submission packages should include: 
 
 A letter of introduction, outlining the individual’s past artistic experience, and other relevant information (no more than 500 words) 
 A curriculum vitae
• A brief project proposal (no more than one page) Images of past work + PDF image list with size, title medium (JPG, maxwidth 600 pixels, 72 dpi)
 OPTIONAL: A link to something awesome

DEADLINE: May 17/2013 before midnight  

We look forward to hearing from you. 

We only accept submissions via email.

Please send submission packages to admin@VSVSVS.org