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

Sparking conversation with Shawn Theodore, moderated byAshley McKenzie-Barnes, we reveal his approach to “afromythology,” his connection to mentor and hip-hop photographer Jamel Shabazz, and his thoughts on representations of Black American life ahead of his virtual exhibition Future Antebellum, coming to Harbourfront Centre online. Shawn Theodore (b. 1970, Germany) is an award-winning

Leading 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 transformation. Participants: Toronto-based African-Canadian Artist Esmaa MohamoudJuno Award–winning Indigenous Musician and Performer iskwēNuit Blanche

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