Call for Applications: Artscape Daniels Launchpad Ray Ferris Creative Tech Springboard 2023

The Ray Ferris Creative Tech Springboard takes emerging creatives on a hands-on, educational journey, that explores the production side of their craft in order to elevate their creative potential.

The program, open to 15 participants, will be a combination of in-person, and virtual learning sessions dedicated to helping emerging creatives explore innovative approaches to their work – highlighting the impact and power of technology within the arts.

What to expect:

  • Three months of focused coaching, mentorship and industry connections
  • Access to curated creative entrepreneurship programming, including a 12-month membership to Artscape Daniels Launchpad
  • Optional credits to use at Launchpad studio spaces and premium programming
  • An opportunity to showcase your work in this year’s Nuit Blanche


If you…

  • Are an emerging artist
  • Have an interest in technology, culture and interdisciplinary practices
  • Have a background in the arts
  • Are looking to innovate your craft, and adapt to new and emerging technology
  • Are looking to gain a new perspective on technology and the arts

Then apply today!

How to Apply

To submit your application and for more information, please visit our website.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

This program is supported by a generous gift from the Estate of Ray Ferris, with additional support from TD Bank Group.

Application deadline: April 10, 2023 at 11:59pm

About Artscape Daniels Launchpad

Artscape Daniels Launchpad is a creative entrepreneurship hub dedicated to helping artists and creatives thrive. At Launchpad, the stage is set for your creativity to unfold. Fashionistas, jewellers, furniture makers and multi-disciplinary artists can create using our five Creative Studios. Musicians, filmmakers and multi-media artists can produce in our fully-equipped Digital Media Lab. Use our co-working spaces to collaborate and hatch ideas. Sign up for our creative entrepreneurship learning programs, workshops and events. Whatever your vision is, Launchpad can help make it happen.

About Ray Ferris

Ray’s interest was in the application of mathematics, and as an extension, computer technology to the creation of art. He had some formal art training, and in studying composition, he became aware that natural growth patterns can be expressed through simple (and sometimes complex) formulas. As a scientist, mathematician, and computer technologist, Ray attempted to express nature and sometimes pure math concepts in art. Ray’s palate was mathematics, his canvas a computer screen, works were created as a series of formulas, filters and transformations, always with an eye to his current inspiration and essential elements of colour and composition. The final rendering was done on a high-speed computer, the printing on state-of-the-art wide bed printers. The subject matter could be a flower, ice crystal, or last night’s dream. He believed the image he sought already existed, and it was his task as an artist to find and share it.

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