AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Program

In 2021, thanks to the generous support of RBC, the AGO presents a trio of exciting digital programs designed to celebrate and support emerging artists. Focused on artistic growth and presentation opportunities, we are fostering artistic practices into digital landscapes.

AGO X RBC Emerging Artist Program


The AGO X RBC Artist-in-Residence Program celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

Following a call for submissions, the program welcomes Alvin Luong, Nada El-Omari & Sonya Mwambu, and Timothy Yanick Hunter to create projects responding to the theme of Together, Apart. Through mentorship and financial support, these emerging artists will create and present new digital projects in 2021.

Stay tuned for more exciting details and learn more about these and past residency artists.

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Following a call for submissions, this program welcomes Krystle Silverfox, Bianca Weeko Martin and Alessandra Pozzuoli to engage in a mentor and research period with financial support. These emerging artists will connect with the AGO’s team of museum professionals over a 6 week period through the summer, with an aim to advance their proposed research topic and practice.

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Past Talks and Events - Emerging Artists Program


AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop: Esmaa Mohamoud
Thursday, May 27, 4 pm

Developed specifically for emerging artists, this conversation between artist Esmaa Mohamoud and AGO curator Wanda Nanibush explores Mohamoud’s work and how she maintains a creative practice. Drawing on personal examples from her own experience, Esmaa will discuss her recent sculptures and installations, her exhibition and residency experiences, and what has sustained her over the past year.

Esmaa Mohamoud (Canadian, b. 1992), is a Toronto based African-Canadian artist. She holds a BFA from…

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