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RBC Emerging Artists Project Donation

The School of Fine Art and Music and Guelph Arts Council thank the generous support and donation from the RBC Emerging Artists Project to the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project. The project supports emerging artists in the critical transition from the academic to professional life. In the first three rounds of the project, 27 emerging musicians, visual artists, and cultural managers were paired with Guelph artist mentors.

USA Field School: Art Cities - Las Vegas and Los Angeles

For three weeks in May - June 2019, the University of Guelph is offering USA Field School classes in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 

Explore the visual and built environments of two cities whose distinct geographical circumstances and histories have shaped urban development and, in turn, fundamentally informed the art and artistic representation of each. Learn through first-hand encounters with researchers, artists, and cultural figures at various sites, museums and galleries.

Peter Flannery (MA Candidate) Published in CMA

Congratulations to Peter Flannery for the publication of his essay, "Curatorial Liberties: Cinema and Augmented Reality in Betwixt and Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story" in the latest issue of CMA (The Comparative Media Arts) Journal. Well done, Peter!

Alexandra Hartstone (MA Candidate) published in CMA

Congratulations to Alexandra Hartstone for the publication of her essay, "Framing Narratives and the Curatorial through Other Media: the 2018 São Paulo Biennial" in the latest issue of CMA (The Comparative Media Arts) Journal. Well done, Alexandra!

Emma Nishimura wins Queen Sonja Print Award

Her Majesty The Queen presented the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018 to the Canadian artist Emma Nishimura.  

Emma is a printmaking instructor in the School of Fine Art and Music.

Guelph Graduate wins Don Phillips Scholarship - Open Studio

University of Guelph graduate Heather Thomson was recently awarded the Don Phillips Scholarship from Open Studio in Toronto. "This is a national competition and it is the first time over the last 20 years+ that I can remember a Guelph student being awarded scholarship", commented Allen Ash.

More information about Heather can be found on the Open Studio website

Apply Now!! Young Artists Mentorship Project

Recently graduated or fourth-year visual artists, musicians, singers, actors, creative writers - apply to participate in the Guelph Young Artists Mentorship Project, a locally-based program that pairs budding young creatives with established community artists to explore professional practice.  The Young Artists Mentorship Project is a joint effort of Guelph Arts Council and the School of Fine Art & Music, sponsored by an Ontario150 Young Artists Grant and by the RBC Young Artists program.  Follow this link for details: