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News / June 13, 2019

Kelsey Adams Awarded Summer Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship

The Toronto-based arts journalist will work in our offices for the 11-week Summer 2019 mentorship
Kelsey Adams. Photo: André Varty. Kelsey Adams. Photo: André Varty.

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

She is an arts writer and cultural critic from Toronto. Recently, she covered Mickalene Thomas’s “Femme Noires” and Black Wimmin Artists’s “The Feast,” both at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Her writing explores the intersection of art, film and music for publications including the Globe and Mail, i-D Magazine, the FADER, NOW Magazine and Canadian Art—while centring the work and voice of marginalized cultural producers.

She also self-publishes ripe., a zine that relates food to wider cultural questions about assimilation, gentrification and identity.

She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University.

Adams began the residency on June 10 and will be working on the production of the Fall 2019 issue of Canadian Art. Details about upcoming application deadlines can be found here.

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.

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.