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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: Imperial Oil’s $6 Million Art Donation, Winnipeg Art Gallery Creates Indigenous Advisory Circle, New Cultural Criticism Award Launches

Imperial Oil donated $6 million of art to museums in Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery created an Indigenous Advisory Circle and a new criticism award launched.

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8 Things Artists and Art Orgs Need to Know About the 2017 Federal Budget

The new federal budget includes changes that Canada’s artists and art organizations need to be aware of—here are eight issues to know about.

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Winnipeg to Host Canada’s First Big Sixties Scoop Art Exhibition

The damage of the Sixties Scoop has been profound, and overlooked, for decades—but a new exhibition may mark a period of recognition and visibility.

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News in Brief: Unearthed Group of Seven Drawings, Staff Changes at Mercer Union, New Space at Access Gallery

This week, Arthur Lismer drawings were found in Halifax and an Indigenous art curatorial fellowship was created at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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How Will the Canada Council’s New $88.5 Million Digital Fund Be Spent?

Canada Council CEO says nation needs digital projects that benefit not just individual artists or organizations, but the entire arts sector.

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News in Brief: Halifax’s First Monument to Women Unveiled, Art Historian Wins Major Lit Prize, Canadian Photography Institute Launches $10K Fellowship, Or Gallery Director Departs

This week, a 101-year-old woman who worked as a volunteer in the Second World War unveiled the design of Halifax’s first monument to women.

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Jurors Announced for 2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Artists Joseph Tisiga and Sascha Braunig are among the judges of this year’s competition, which is accepting applications until May 3 at 4 p.m. EDT.

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Canadian Lani Maestro to Represent Philippines at Venice Biennale

Canadian artist Lani Maestro—born in the Philippines and also based in France—is gearing up to exhibit at the Venice Biennale’s Philippine Pavilion.

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News in Brief: Controversy Over National Gallery Speaker, Artists Compete to Design Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Beaverbrook Art Gallery Director to Step Down

This week, the NGC faced criticism for an upcoming talk and artists became finalists in the design competition for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism.

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Canadian Artists Out in Force at New York’s Armory Week

This week is one of the biggest in New York’s year of art. And many Canadian artists, gallerists and collectors are on hand.

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News in Brief: Marcel Dzama Launches Fundraiser for ACLU, Fogo Island Young Curator Announced, Canadian Museum of History Receives $3 Million Donation

This week, Marcel Dzama continued his artistic collaboration with Raymond Pettibon—but this time, it’s to fundraise for the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Details Released for Geoffrey Farmer’s Venice Biennale Project

Vancouver artist plans to address family history and intergenerational trauma through his trademark medium of found images.

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