RBC Renews Support for the Arts

Confederation Centre of the Arts is pleased to announce that the RBC Foundation has renewed its funding to support the Art Gallery’s Emerging Artist Program.

The RBC Emerging Artist Program has been a highly successful element of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s exhibition program. RBC has been providing support for the program since 2009. This $45,000 donation will fund three exhibitions over the next three years.

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“We are thrilled to renew our long standing partnership with Confederation Centre of the Arts,” says Mary MacInnis, Community Manager with RBC. “This important program does more than advance the careers of these emerging artists, it helps build vibrant communities and strong economies. We are looking forward to taking in these exhibitions as they are presented — we know they will be excellent.”

Some of the past artist recipients include Laura Archer, Gerald Beaulieu, John Cox, Rilla Marshall, Heather Millar, and Rebecca Viau.

“With RBC as a funding partner, the Art Gallery is able to offer young emerging artists their first major exhibition in a public art gallery, providing access to a professional curator, installation and conservation support, and media exposure,” says Confederation Centre CEO Jessie Inman. “This valuable program can launch the careers of Canada’s young artists.”

The next Emerging Artist exhibition is a group show, Studio Watch, which will open in January 2017. It will feature the work of four young emerging Prince Edward Island artists. Selection of the artists will follow a series of studio visits where the Art Gallery’s curator will evaluate recent work and provide useful feedback to candidates for the exhibition.

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