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Ossie Michelin Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Ossie Michelin Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Ossie Michelin is one of two new editors-at-large who joined the organization in early August

Adrienne Huard Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Adrienne Huard Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Adrienne Huard is one of two new editors-at-large who joined the organization in early August

Ashley Raghubir Wins 2020 Canadian Art Writing Prize

Ashley Raghubir Wins 2020 Canadian Art Writing Prize

Runners-up this year are Hana Nikčević and Alexa Bunnell

Tarah Hogue to be Curator (Indigenous Art) at Remai Modern and Indigenous Advisor at Vancouver Art Gallery

Tarah Hogue to be Curator (Indigenous Art) at Remai Modern and Indigenous Advisor at Vancouver Art Gallery

Hogue will inaugurate this new role at Remai Modern in October, while continuing to work closely with the VAG’s Indigenous Relations Working Group

Jesse Wente Appointed Chairperson of Canada Council for the Arts

Jesse Wente Appointed Chairperson of Canada Council for the Arts

This makes Wente “the first Indigenous Chairperson within the Canadian Heritage portfolio,“ says Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault

Drop the Charges and Defund the Police, Says New Artists’ Letter for Black Lives

Drop the Charges and Defund the Police, Says New Artists’ Letter for Black Lives

A public letter signed by more than two thousand artists and arts workers calls for charges to be dropped against three arrested in a BLM Toronto art action on July 18

News Roundup: MAC Montreal Suspends Jon Rafman Show After Misconduct Allegations Emerge

News Roundup: MAC Montreal Suspends Jon Rafman Show After Misconduct Allegations Emerge

And the Montreal Gazette reports that Bradley Ertaskiran gallery has decided to stop representing Rafman. Also: a new award for Yukon artists and MMFA updates

BC Provides $10 Million for Canada’s First Chinese Canadian Museum

BC Provides $10 Million for Canada’s First Chinese Canadian Museum

The museum will have a provincial hub in Vancouver’s Chinatown, but have regional hubs in other cities as well

News Roundup: National Gallery of Canada Shuts Down Canadian Photography Institute

News Roundup: National Gallery of Canada Shuts Down Canadian Photography Institute

Also, the Nova Scotia Art Educators Society calls for the reinstatement of former NSCAD president, and curators speak out at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Artists and Advocates Push for Universal Basic Income in Canada

Artists and Advocates Push for Universal Basic Income in Canada

Through an open letter, a petition and other forms of activism, artists and arts workers—like many others—are trying to see the advent of basic income soon