Supporting Emerging Artists

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


“We are thrilled to renew our long standing partnership with Confederation Centre of the Arts,” said 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 the exhibitions – we know they will be excellent.”

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.  The $15,000 donation will fund year two of a three year commitment.

“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, giving them access to a professional curator, installation and conservation support, and media exposure,” said Confederation Centre’s CEO Jessie Inman. “This valuable program can launch the careers of our young artists.”

Some of the past recipients include: Alexis Bulman, Andrew Cairns, Monica Lacey, and Alexandra O’Sullivan.

This year from January to March 2018 a solo exhibition by Island emerging artist Norma Jean MacLean will be featured. This past fall the Gallery curator conducted research and studio visits with emerging artists. Four artists will now be selected for the group exhibition for later in 2018.

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