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Get up-to-date reports on Canada’s art news including notable appointments and gallery shifts, as well as key award announcements as they happen.

News in Brief: Rembrandt Donation Unveiled, Michal Hornstein Passes, Art Metropole’s New Curator

This week, a Rembrandt painting was unveiled in Kingston, a major Montreal art patron passed and Art Metropole announced their new curator.

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Kim Nguyen Wins $10,000 Curator Award

Kim Nguyen won the Hnatyshyn Foundation and TD Bank Group’s $10,000 award for emerging curators of contemporary Canadian art tonight in Vancouver.

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Jury Announced for RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Artists Tammi Campbell and Kent Monkman are among this year’s jurists. Applications are due May 3 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

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New Brunswick Artists Highlighted in New Series

With the support of the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation, Canadian Art will be running monthly online dispatches about New Brunswick art and artists.

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8 Ways the Canada Council’s New Plan Affects Artists

The Canada Council’s grant budget will double to $310 million in the next five years—and new spending priorities for that cash were released today.

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News in Brief: Artspeak’s New Director, Mois de la Photo Announces 2017 Curator, Diana Thorneycroft Recognized

This week, the winner of the MNBAQ Contemporary Art Award was announced, Diana Thorneycroft was recognized and Artspeak’s new director revealed.

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Newfoundland Arts Cuts Could Be Taste of What’s to Come

A mid-term budget, expected in the fall, could bring more expense-cutting and public-sector job losses. Artists may move elsewhere, experts say.

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Guy Maddin, Net Artist? Auteur’s Latest “Film” Launches Online

Filmmaker Guy Maddin’s latest project mixes his classic black-and-white scenes with GIF-y grabs—and is made to be experienced online.

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Prestigious Awards Shine Light on Vancouver Artists

At the Audain and Viva awards ceremony this evening, top prize went to a man whose video was once called “not art” by the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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News in Brief: Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Cuts, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Awards, Art Gallery of Mississauga Curator Promoted

This week, budget cuts in Newfoundland and Labrador affected the arts, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts announced their 2016 awards and more.

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25 Canadian Artists Longlisted for $50K Sobey Art Award

It’s a year of change for the award, with a new National Gallery partnership and one international juror being added to the mix.

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OCADU Receives $27 Million for Expansion

OCAD University plans to expand campus by 55,000 square feet to increase presence on McCaul and Duncan Streets in Toronto.

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