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Guelph Arts Council and University of Guelph School of Fine Art and Music Announce Fall Round of Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project

Guelph, ON – July 31, 2019 – The Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project is a partnership of Guelph Arts Council and the University of Guelph School of Fine Art and Music that supports emerging artists in the critical transition to professional life. GAC and SOFAM are grateful for project support from the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established.

Applications for the sixth round of the project, which begins in September, are now being accepted. Guelph visual and media artists, musicians, and cultural managers are encouraged to apply as mentors or emerging artists. Established artists may apply online as mentors, and emerging artists may apply online to be mentored. Project details are included in the online application forms. The deadline for mentor and emerging artist applications is Sunday, September 22.

In the five previous rounds of the project, 42 emerging musicians, visual artists, and cultural managers were paired with Guelph artist mentors. In each round, the emerging artists’ experience culminates in a group exhibition of their work that they plan, promote, and install with support from their mentors.

For more information about the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project, visit guelpharts.ca or call Guelph Arts Council at 519-836-3280.

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Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project Summer Exhibition 2019

By Lauren Taylor

This summer, Guelph Arts Council and the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph are co-presenting the Summer 2019 round of the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project. Since 2017, the GEAMP has been pairing emerging artists, musicians, and cultural managers with established artists and arts professionals to collaborate creatively and gain experience in curation, social media, marketing and publicity, graphic design, and more. The final presentation of the project is Treading Loudly, a multi-media art exhibition at the Boarding House Gallery, fully curated by GEAMP participants. Treading Loudly runs until Wednesday, July 31, and included an opening reception on July 19 with a musical performance by singer-songwriter and Project participant Mikalyn Hay. It will also include a closing reception on Tuesday, July 30 from 7-9pm, which will feature a musical performance by Roscoe Fiction (Project participant Peter Spring).

Treading Loudly installed at Boarding House Gallery. Photo credit Patti Broughton
Treading Loudly runs until Wednesday, July 31. Closing reception on Tuesday, July 30 from 7-9pm at Boarding House Arts
Photo credit: Patti Broughton 

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Art on the Street Award Recipients Showcased at 10C Shared Space

By Patti Broughton

For staff and volunteers of Guelph Arts Council and Downtown Guelph Business Association, some of the most treasured moments during the annual Art on the Street are presenting awards to participating artists. Five awards are determined each year by event-goers or professional jurors and presented, with fun fanfare, to our talented artists. After this year’s June 22 event, we were thrilled to announce the award recipients: Dawn Anderson Vaughan (People’s Choice), Gina Duque (Best in Show), Annette Kraft van Ermel (Honorable Mention), Best Booth (Nicole Gagnon Wooden Designs), and Emerging Artist (Beyond Relief Designs – Brendan Lancaster).

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Clockwise: Annette Kraft van Ermel (Honorable Mention), Brendan Lancaster (Emerging Artist), Gina Duque (Best in Show), and Dawn Anderson Vaughan (People's Choice Winner).

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