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The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Announces Participants in the RBC Emerging Artist Network 2022-23

NOV 23 2022
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Group photo of selected participants of the RBC Emerging Artist Network 2022-23

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and the RBC Foundation are thrilled to launch the second edition of the RBC Emerging Artist Network with the announcement of its 25 participants.

The Network includes a robust calendar of engaging programs that spans eight months. It was developed to provide dynamic professional development opportunities for local artists, creating new ways for them to meet, exchange, learn and take advantage of The Power Plant’s diverse resources for mentorship, networking with exhibiting artists, as well as guest speakers and arts professionals.

The Power Plant’s RBC Emerging Artist Network, supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Emerging Artists program, continues to build bridges for the future by connecting emerging artists with established artists and arts professionals via mentorship, training, networking, and professional development opportunities. The aim of the program is to assist emerging artists to advance their careers in ways that are appropriate to The Power Plant’s mandate as a non-collecting, contemporary art institution. In addition to studio visits and constructive workshops with The Power Plant’s team, the emerging artists will be connected with thought-leaders in the arts community. The program encourages a broad range of skill-building, from talks by leading private art collectors, conservationists, and commercial galleries, to workshops on financial planning and grant writing.

Participants will also receive a year-long membership that gives access to members’ events, including exhibition previews and tours, discounts on publications, editions, and merchandise from The Power Plant’s Shop, and free entry to museums and galleries across North America.

The participants of the RBC Emerging Artist Network 2022 are: Allison Morris, Amanda Kung, Ayan Melikli, Chantal Khoury, Christina Trutiak, Claire Heidinger, EMKAY, Gladys Lou, Hajar Moradi, Heidi Holmes, James Rollo, Jill Smith, Joel Rodriguez, Kassandra Walters, Lingxiang Wu, Mahsa Alikhani, Malik McKoy, mihyun maria kim, Nora Rosenthal, Olivia Brouwer, Paula McLean, Ramolen Laruan, Sara Vargas Nessi, Soka Rodriguez, and Vladimir Kanic.

“We are excited to continue this meaningful partnership with the RBC Foundation to support and develop emerging Canadian artists. The finalists showcase diverse practices and perspectives that are reflective of the current art and cultural landscape in Ontario. The Power Plant is committed in its support of local emerging artists through the RBC Emerging Artist Network, and in our exhibitions and public programs.” — Carolyn Vesely, Interim Director, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Learn more about RBC Emerging Artist Network here.

Learn more about RBC Emerging Artist Network .