Definitely Superior is Northwestern Ontario’s leading edge art gallery and nationally recognized professional artist-run centre. Based out of Thunder Bay (Inc.1988, Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts 2013), it operates as a distinct alternative to public galleries, museums, and commercial art venues. The gallery’s role as a charitable, not-for-profit group, is to support contemporary art and the artists that produce it.
Their mandate goes beyond presenting visual art exhibitions and extends into multi-disciplinary activities including: workshops, screenings, literary events, book publishing and mentorship of youth through the Die Active Art Collective and Neechee Studio.
Definitely Superior works to provide and increase opportunities for the research, production, presentation, promotion and dissemination of the work of artists, and is is committed to fostering the creation of new and experimental works through the payment of CARFAC professional artist’s fees.
Every year, the gallery presents up to 50 exhibitions, events and activities. This programming occurs both in and out of the gallery, supporting more than 1,650 multi-disciplinary artists and providing them with an audience of 35,000 attendees and participants.