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News Roundup: New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance Launches in Fredericton

News Roundup: New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance Launches in Fredericton

Members say it’s the first provincial arts association for professional artists of African descent. Plus: an artist prompts the return of a stolen statue to India

News Roundup: Mi’kmaw Knowledge Guides New Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Design

News Roundup: Mi’kmaw Knowledge Guides New Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Design

Elder Lorraine Whitman and Jordan Bennett Studio are among the collaborators on the design team with architects KPMB and Omar Gandhi. Plus: Marvel’s first Indigenous Voices issue

Jordan Bennett and Afua Cooper Win Nova Scotia Arts Awards

Jordan Bennett and Afua Cooper Win Nova Scotia Arts Awards

Bennett receives $25K Masterworks Award, and Cooper wins $18K Portia White Prize. Darcie (Ouiyaghasiak) Bernhardt and Andrea Tsang Jackson also recognized

News Roundup: AGO Creates New Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora

News Roundup: AGO Creates New Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora

Curator Julie Crooks will lead the new department. Plus: Three Calgary organizations team up to create the National accessArts Centre, and two Prairie galleries get Indigenous names

Alanis Obomsawin Wins $100,000 Glenn Gould Prize

Alanis Obomsawin Wins $100,000 Glenn Gould Prize

The 88-year-old Abenaki filmmaker is the first Indigenous person to win this lifetime achievement award 

Nia Launches Construction on 14,000-Square-Foot Black Arts Centre in Toronto

Nia Launches Construction on 14,000-Square-Foot Black Arts Centre in Toronto

“Our vision,” director Alica Hall said, “is to give Black artists a platform, no matter where they are in their career, to share their gifts and talents with the city.”

Community Speaks on Lack of Black Artists in Art Gallery of Alberta’s Biennials

Community Speaks on Lack of Black Artists in Art Gallery of Alberta’s Biennials

Edmonton’s Black Arts Matters founder Nasra Adem says professionalized arts spaces in the city need to change—and have needed to for a long time now

News Roundup: Hamilton-Born Kapwani Kiwanga Wins France’s Top Art Prize

News Roundup: Hamilton-Born Kapwani Kiwanga Wins France’s Top Art Prize

The Prix Marcel Duchamp is worth 35,000 euros. Plus: Toronto Biennial announces artists, UOttawa Art and Gender professor who used racial slur returns to class, and more

New Initiative Aims to Boost BIPOC Creatives in Canadian Media Arts

New Initiative Aims to Boost BIPOC Creatives in Canadian Media Arts

Jesse Wente of the Indigenous Screen Office hopes HireBIPOC will aid First Nations, Inuit and Métis makers, among others