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Natasha Chaykowski Awarded Canadian Art Editorial Residency

The Canadian Art Foundation Editorial Residency for 2014 has been awarded to Toronto-based emerging writer and curator Natasha Chaykowski.

This residency is a national prize awarded annually to a current undergraduate, graduate or other post-secondary student with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing. Founded in 2004, the award involves a 10-week summer residency at Canadian Art, along with a $7,000 prize. The winning student hones writing and editing skills while learning production procedures at Canadian Art. This introduction to art-magazine publishing and writing is intended to foster new editorial and critical talent.

Natasha Chaykowski was born in Ottawa. She now lives and works in Toronto as a writer, emerging curator and art history graduate student at York University. In the past, she has been a curatorial intern at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a curatorial assistant for “Preternatural,” an 2012 exhibition of contemporary art curated by Celina Jeffery in Ottawa.

Recently, Chaykowski co-curated the annual emerging artist exhibition at InterAccess in Toronto with Nancy Webb. She also worked at the Canadian Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale, and she was editorial assistant for the Journal of Curatorial Studies.

Past winners of the residency have gone on to write for Canadian Art and other international publications including Artinfo and Afterall. To find out more, visit

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