This workshop will provide newcomer artists writing and editing support for their Artist Statement and other Award application components. In anticipation of the RBC Newcomer Arts Award deadline (September 30, 2020) this interactive virtual workshop facilitated by curator and educator Ashley McKenzie-Barnes will help newcomer artists who are interested in applying to the RBC

Earlier this year we did a collaborative project with Toronto-based artist Dahae Song, Japan-based knife maker Asano Kajiya, Tosho Knife Arts and byMinistry. These limited edition pieces are now available for purchase with all proceeds going to Afri-Can FoodBasket, a food sovereignty initiative that supports members of the African, Caribbean, Black

WATCH: ARTivism: Allyship in the Canadian Contemporary Art and Culture SpaceLeading BIPOC voices from the Canadian artistic landscape address topics of performance vs. meaningful allyship for BIPOC artists within the entertainment industry, gallery systems and cultural institutions. This candid conversation will consider the failures and the possibilities for systemic

As the world comes to terms with systemic racism and increasing calls for major change at all levels of society, Harbourfront Centre is proud to present da mic is on, curated and hosted by Trey Anthony @blackgirlinlove and Ashley McKenzie-Barnes @ashleymckenziebarnes. ⁣⁣⁣ Starting June 30, ⁣with Pride + Activism: Lessons in Love Part 1⁣Tuesday,

Left of Centre is a two-year artist incubation project which combines professional development, creative consulting, critical feedback, and seed funding to support the careers of emerging Black artists living within Toronto or the GTA.⁣We know that Black artists are more likely to be self-taught, less likely to receive mentorship or secure significant opportunities

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