Apply for the Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize

Founded in 2009, the Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize is a juried prize designed to encourage new writers on contemporary art. It gives one up-and-coming writer the opportunity to write a feature-length article on contemporary art for Canadian Art. Finalists are chosen by a national jury of curators, critics and other arts professionals. The winner receives $3,000, and the two runners-up each receive $1,000 and recognition in the magazine.
This year’s jury will include:
Andrew Kear, Curator of Historical Canadian Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Ryan Doherty, Director/Curator, Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Lesley Johnstone, Curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
To be eligible for this prize, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have had no more than three pieces of writing published in national or international magazines. To apply, please send two samples of non-academic writing of no more than 1,000 words each, plus a brief biographical sketch and a CV to Submissions must be in English and be sent as PDF attachments. Only email submissions will be accepted. The winners will be notified at the end of June and announced the first week of July on, as well as in the Fall 2015 issue of the magazine.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 8, 2015.


Call for Applications: 2015 Editorial Residency

Editorial and web staff at work at the Canadian Art office. Photo Stefanie Fiore.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Canadian Art Foundation Editorial Residency. The 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. Now in its 11th year, the prize awards an 11-week summer residency at Canadian Art, along with a $7,000 prize. The winner will hone writing and editing skills while learning production procedures for online and print media atCanadian Art. This introduction to art-magazine publishing and writing is intended to foster new editorial and critical talent, and to provide hands-on experience working in the field.
The 2014 residency was won by emerging curator, writer and art-history student Natasha Chaykowski, who said of her experience:
Being the editorial resident at Canadian Art provided me with an unparalleled and rare opportunity to learn about the production of print media. Having only previously worked with online publications, I found this to be an incredibly formative and instructive experience. In addition to learning about magazine production, I was also able to further develop my writing style and hone editing skills—both of which are essential for working in publishing specifically, but also in the arts more generally. The skills I gained this summer at Canadian Art have already been and will continue to be proven invaluable.
To apply, send a 500-word review of a contemporary-art exhibition, a list of titles of recent academic and/or professional writing on art, a cover letter and a one-page CV.
Send applications to by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Canadian Art Review: Sunday Drive

An amazing review of Sunday Drive in Canadian Art can be found HERE

Well done Akin Collective members Tania Thompson, Oliver Pauk and Michael Vickers.

For her Sunday Drive project, artist Hazel Meyer has turned the Cow Palace—the site of Warkworth’s Agricultural Fair—into an after-hours sports club for Muscle Panic, a rogue girl’s basketball team in need of a space in which to train, scheme, and otherwise spend time together, often at night. Photo: Sunday Drive Art Projects. - See more at: