Cree Artist Kent Monkman’s Paintings Acquired by the MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has announced the acquisition of a grand diptych by Kent Monkman, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People), created by the Ontario-based Cree artist as the inaugural commission for a new series of contemporary projects in the Museum’s Great Hall. The paintings—titled Welcoming the Newcomers and Resurgence of the […]

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iskwē is Co-Hosting a New YouTube series

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting is launching The Chesterfield, a new video interview series about Canadian culture where notable Canadian artists reveal the Canadian art that inspires them. Hosted by songwriter and performance artist iskwē, and entertainment journalist Ben Rayner, The Chesterfield will premiere Tuesday, October 6, 2020 on YouTube and run weekly for 12 episodes. […]

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Nuit Blanche to Feature the Largest Ever Number of Indigenous Artists & Curators

The 15th annual Nuit Blanche Toronto turns virtual this Saturday, October 3 starting at 7 p.m. until October 12. The online event will present five streams of programming that will include talks, podcasts, a release of the 14-year archive called Nuit History, live streams, and artworks in augmented and virtual reality. Artistic Director Dr. Julie […]

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Indigenous Music Company Red Music Rising Launches In Canada

A new Canadian music company has launched by Coalition Music in partnership with The Aboriginal People’s Network (APTN). Red Music Rising is owned, managed and operated entirely by Indigenous individuals, with a mission to help develop robust, sustainable, life-long careers for Indigenous artists and industry members. RMR will not only sign, release and market music from […]

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William Prince Wins 2020 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

“The Spark” has captured top honours for Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter William Prince, as the winner of the 2020 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. “The Spark” is a single on Prince’s highly acclaimed sophomore album, Reliever, the followup to his Juno-award winning debut album Earthly Days. Prince will receive the $5,000 first prize, a Yamaha Keyboard, and a $500 […]

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