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Editorial Mentorships

The Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is an 11-week, full-time residency in the Canadian Art office, located in downtown Toronto. Offered on a quarterly basis, the Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is a contract position available to applicants who meet the following criteria: 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.

Applications are now open for the 2020 positions. Residents receive a flat fee of $10,000 and are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations.


Fall 2020: September 21 to December 4, 2020
Application deadline:  July 19, 2020, 5 p.m. EST

Winter 2021: December 7, 2020 to March 5, 2021 
Application deadline:  July 19, 2020, 5 p.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 period 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 position to which you are applying. For questions about equivalent experience, please contact us at Applicants must be Canadian citizens or current residents of Canada, and must be permitted to legally work in Canada.


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