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Editorial Mentorships

Canadian Art is committed to mentoring the next generation of art writers in Canada. We are pleased to announce the creation of a new mentorship program, which takes the place of our existing summer residency and editorial internship.

The Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is a national quarterly program for for a current or recent undergraduate, graduate or other post-secondary student, or an
applicant with equivalent experience,* with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing. Experience will be gained in writing, editing, proofreading, layout, image research and digital initiatives.

The Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is an 11-week, full-time residency in the Canadian Art office, located in downtown Toronto. Applications are now open for the 2019 sessions. Residents will be paid a $10,000 honorarium, and are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations.


Winter: December 2 to February 8
Application deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019, 9 a.m. EST

To apply, submit a writing sample on an art-related topic (maximum 1000 words), a cover letter and a one-page CV (PDFs only) to with the subject line “Editorial Mentorship.” Please indicate the session to which you are applying. Your writing sample should take the form of a review, profile or short essay (no Q&A-style interviews). Successful writing samples will be opinionated, provocative and original, and will reflect Canadian Art’s commitment to intelligent, accessible prose that connects contemporary art to wider ideas, culture and politics. We encourage you to become familiar with our editorial vision and contributor guidelines before submitting.

* As defined by graduation within two years of the Editorial Mentorship period. For questions about equivalent experience, please contact us at

Supported by the RBC Foundation. The RBC Foundation is committed to supporting emerging artists across Canada and is proud to support Canadian Art on the Editorial Mentorship program.