SPAO Residency: Mentorship knowledge resources

(Available though weekly residency consultation meetings)

Untitled, 2014, by Jennifer Martin (exhibition view)

Untitled, 2014, by Jennifer Martin (exhibition view)

TECHNICAL DESIGN GUIDANCE FOR ARTISTS

Website Design
Exhibition materials
Business Cards Design
Social Media
Look books
 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES – National and International

Resources
Applications
Funding
Planning
 

CAREER IN THE ARTS

Provide Individualized support/ Arrange Meetings with Contacts/ Volunteer Opportunities (when possible)

Gallery Representation
Commercial Photography
Curating
Writing
Teaching
Develop Workshops
Social Media
Documentary media/ photojournalism
Image Editor
Studio Assistant
Artist run centres
Board of Directors

FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES

National Gallery of Canada
Canada Council Art Bank
Carleton University Art Gallery
Ottawa Arts Council
Ottawa Art Gallery
Library and Archives

...and more
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES PROVIDED

Calls for submissions / Application deadline calendar
Arrange meetings with curators from local galleries/ARC when possible
(Gallery101, SAW Gallery, Central Art Garage, PDA Pop Up, etc.)

GRANT WRITING

Artist CV
Artist Statement
Artist Bio
Project Descriptions
Project Proposals
Image Selection/Formatting
Image List
 

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF GRANTING BODIES

Canada Council
Project Grant ($20,000)

Ontario Arts Council
Emerging Artist - Project Grant
Exhibition Assistance
Residency Funding

Ottawa Arts Council
Private Grants
Awards
 

EXHIBITION PLANNING

Commercial Galleries/Gallery Representation
Artist Run Centres
Online Exhibitions
Public space/alternative exhibition spaces
Magazine Publications
Festivals
Pricing artwork
Artist Fees - CARFAC
Digital workflow
Printing
Framing
Gallery Installation - Planning and Visualization Software
Vinyl - Typography, File Prep, Printing, Installation
Didactic Panels - Writing, Style, Installation
Exhibition Catalog - Design
Social Media and Advertising

 


The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) was established in 2005 as an alternative for study in the photographic visual arts offerings students an intensive, community-oriented and collaborative learning experience. SPAO’s Artist Residency has been put into practice in order to provide support and structure for working photo-based artists and photographers in the Ottawa area, and beyond.