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News / December 5, 2019

Emma Sharpe Awarded Winter Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship

The Montreal-based writer, editor and arts organizer will work in our offices for the 11-week Winter 2019 mentorship
Photo: Sara Williams. Photo: Sara Williams.

Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Emma Sharpe has been awarded our Winter 2019–2020 Editorial Mentorship, an 11-week, full-time position intended to develop aspiring writers’ expertise in art-magazine publishing.

Emma Sharpe is a writer, editor and organizer based between Montreal and Toronto. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University and an MA in Communication and Culture from Ryerson and York University, where she received a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship to pursue her master’s thesis, Feeled Recordings, a project based in the archives of artist-run centre Art Metropole.

Most recently, she completed a year-long international curatorial internship between the FOFA Gallery at Concordia University and SOMA Mexico, and spent four months conducting curatorial research in Mexico City’s contemporary art scene in anticipation of a group exhibition for FOFA’s 2020 programming year.

Sharpe co-founded the independent arts publication Go Home Magazine, held research and teaching assistant positions at Ryerson University and worked as communications and development associate at Art Metropole.

She is currently the staff copy editor for Blackflash Magazine, a member of the editorial teams of Phile Magazine and Peripheral Review, and sits on the Toronto Art Book Fair steering committee. She co-facilitates a Montreal-based experimental arts writing group with Esmé Hogeveen, Writing Goop, which proposes experimental protocols for responsive writing in relation to contemporary art. Her writing has most recently appeared in C Magazine, Canadian Art and Blackflash.

Sharpe began the mentorship on December 2, and will be working on the production of the Spring 2020 issue of Canadian Art.

About the Editorial Mentorship

Canadian Art is committed to mentoring the next generation of art writers in Canada. The Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is a national quarterly program for a current or recent undergraduate, graduate or other post-secondary student with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing.

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring and Summer 2020 mentorship sessions.

Supported by the RBC Foundation. The RBC Foundation is committed to supporting emerging artists across Canada and is proud to support Canadian Art on the Editorial Mentorship program.