Professional Development - Nia Centre for the Arts

Professional Development

Nia Centre provides opportunities for Afro-diasporic artists to gain new skills, hone their artistic practices, and push their creative limits.
Image: “Everything She Left Behind”, Christine Nnawuchi

OAC EXHIBITION ASSISTANCE RECOMMENDER PROGRAM

We are a recommender for the OAC’s 2021-22 Exhibition Assistance Program. Apply today for support in exhibiting your work in a confirmed exhibition.

For Ontario-based, Black-Canadian artists.

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CURATOR IN RESIDENCE

The Curator in Residence program is a pilot learning opportunity for an emerging Black curator to work with and within both an institutional and community setting.

In partnership with the McMaster Museum of Art.

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LEFT OF CENTRE

A 2-year artist incubator that offers a series of curated, hands-on clinics, engaging seminars, and inspiring artist talks led by and for Black artists.

Featuring creative consulting, seed funding, and more.

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BLACK ARTIST RESOURCE FUND

This initiative aims to address the needs of Black artists in Ontario as they pivot, and find ways to adapt to the new realities and demands of creating and showcasing work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Applications are now closed.

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Our Artists in Residence program provides Black artists with access to shared studio space, financial resources, curatorial guidance, and a culminating group exhibition.

Applications have now closed. Stay tuned for updates.

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Past Programs

MASTERS@WORK

A masterclass series of workshops and seminars facilitated by career arts professionals across a variety of disciplines.

2014-2015

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