Artistic & Professional Development - Nia Centre for the Arts

Artistic & Professional Development

Nia Centre is dedicated to fostering artistic growth and development for aspiring and established artists alike

Ongoing Programs

Left of Centre
Left of Centre is our artist development program that supports Black artists across a variety of disciplines and experience levels, with developing their artistic practice, refining and growing their skillset, navigating industry institutions and building sustainable artistic networks.
Artists in Residence
We provide Black artists with access to shared studio space, financial resources, curatorial guidance, and a culminating group exhibition.
Creative Catalyst
Application-based, multidisciplinary program that pairs emerging Black artists with mid-career and/or established Black artists over the course of six months for participant-led consulting, guidance, and mentorship.

Specialty Programs

Workshops & Artists Talks
In our workshops and artist talks, Black artists have the opportunity to learn from experts and other artists on a wide variety of subjects and artistic themes. Workshops offer the opportunity to learn a new skill, receive feedback on one’s work, or gain insight into an artists’ practice and craft.
Intensive Programs
Our Intensive Programs are weekly learning, training, and creation opportunities for Black artists to hone their skills in a specific discipline, while also building portfolios and creative networks, Intensive programs are discipline-specific and application-based, and run for 8 – 12 weeks on average.
Networking Events
Nia Centre fosters community connections and professional growth by organizing engaging networking events.

Current Events

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