ArtworksTO Portfolio workshop by OCADU

ArtWorksTO invites media artists who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and/or 2SLGBTQ+ youth (ages 18-29) to participate in portfolio training and to connect with OCAD U creative professionals.

OCAD Portfolio Training

A Guide to Building a Strong Portfolio workshop via Zoom

As an artist entrepreneur, it’s important that your portfolio tells a compelling story about you. It’s what employers, clients, granting agencies, or educators look at to understand your skills, interests, and passions. 


In this workshop you’ll learn:

How to craft your bio and artist statement
Fundamentals on presenting a strong portfolio for education, employment, and grants
How to write about your creative work
Tips on navigating your creative career from emerging creatives

Participants can register for one of the following dates:

Thursday Feb 9, 2023 @12:30- 1:30PM
Monday Feb 13, 2023 @ 5-6:30PM

Registration here

Workshop Facilitator:

Maryanne Casasanta is an artist educator working in photography, video and performance. Central to her practice is the relationship between art and home, and art and life. Often documented through photos or video, performances of light gestures and subtle interventions propose ways of transforming a routine experience, promoting an active immersion—and reconsideration of—small, ordinary events. Maryanne observes other areas of research such as, process-based learning and art making, co-creation, and movement, which she explores by working alongside artists across a number of fields. She has exhibited widely and her projects have been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Maryanne earned a BFA from OCAD University (Integrated Media, 2005) and holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2014). She is currently a Master of Education candidate in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program at the University of Toronto.