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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.

Artists Win Governor General’s Awards

Seven Canadian artists—and one curator—are each $25,000 richer today thanks to the 2018 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

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News in Brief: Annie Pootoogook Book Coming Soon and More

Plus: the Inuit Art Centre makes its all-woman, all-Inuit curatorial lineup official, and a committee is named to promote Indigenous art.

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News in Brief: Toronto Arts Group Wins Space Dispute and More

Plus: a leader for Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office, and an artist-in-residence for Edmonton’s waste-management sector.

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News in Brief: Opening Plans for Two New Museums and More

Plus: Halifax’s Cornwallis statue is being removed and the Sobey Art Award has doubled to $100,000.

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News in Brief: Charles Officer Wins TIFF Award and More

Plus: a Sundance award for Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and artist-run leadership wins for Toronto arts administrators.

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Suzy Lake Censored at Chinese Photo Festival

After several rounds of preliminary government vetting, Chinese officials pulled the Toronto artist’s works at the eleventh hour

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News in Brief: McDonald’s Pulls Anti-Museum Ad and More

The McDonald’s ad suggested $5 is better spent on a value meal than on a museum tour. Plus: a new RBC curatorial fellow at the Power Plant.

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News in Brief: A Museum Show for Justin Bieber and More

Our editors’ weekly roundup of arts and culture news. It seems it’s time for a Justin Bieber museum show. An exhibition dedicated to Justin Bieber called “Steps to Stardom” will open at…

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Can the Public Be Trusted to Make Public Art?

After years of development, and days before launch, an interactive public artwork was shut down by authorities. The reason: fear of hate speech. 

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News in Brief: Vancouver Artists Protest Real Estate Developer and More

Vancouver artists call out a real estate developer’s attempt to rebrand as a “cultural company.” Plus: a National Gallery closure and a poet’s $40,000 award.

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News in Brief: Inuit Art Centre Secures $10 Million and More

After two years of uncertainty, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre finally secures promised funding from the provincial government.

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Craft Artists Concerned about Ontario Crisis

One of Canada’s oldest and largest craft organizations needs $250,000 to stay alive in 2018.

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