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Mutual Aid during a Pandemic: Why Artists Helped Form Toronto’s Encampment Support Network

Mutual Aid during a Pandemic: Why Artists Helped Form Toronto’s Encampment Support Network

Jeff Bierk, with friends and colleagues, helped mobilize support for underhoused people living outside early in the pandemic. With winter coming, they’re speaking out anew

Over 20 Years Later, a Queer Art Project in Winnipeg Reclaims Its Space

Over 20 Years Later, a Queer Art Project in Winnipeg Reclaims Its Space

In 1997, an agency refused to display Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan’s “One Gay City” posters in bus shelters. Now they’re part of the show “One Queer City”

News Roundup: Federal Government Promises $181.5 Million for the Arts in Fall Update

News Roundup: Federal Government Promises $181.5 Million for the Arts in Fall Update

Plus: Sarah Milroy and other arts figures join the Order of Canada, and a new group confronts racism in Alberta’s creative sector

Open Letter Decries Departure of Longtime Gallery Curator at Emily Carr University

Open Letter Decries Departure of Longtime Gallery Curator at Emily Carr University

High-profile Canadian and international artists, curators and educators are among more than 350 signatories

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