Newcomer Week- Virtual Edition

A week full of online activations showcasing films, music, and discussions by newcomer artists, Newcomer Week: Virtual Edition will showcase and honour the vibrancy that newcomer artists bring to Toronto’s cultural landscape.

 Neighbourhood Arts Network is convening organizations including imagineNATIVE, Doris McCarthy Gallery, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and past recipients of the RBC Newcomer Artist Award to present virtual activations through dynamic digital partnerships from May 24-28, 2021

Events include:

  • An original music performance piece by RBC recipient Siavesh Kavah and vocalist Milad Bagheri.
  • A dialogue between Indigenous musician Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone and multidisciplinary newcomer artist Borelson about placemaking through music.
  • An Artist Talk and Conversation with Esmond Lee and writer Sabra Ismath around Lee’s Gods Among Us photography series.
  • A moderated discussion by Syrus Marus Ware between RBC Recipient Merey Ismailova and New York based artist Angel Kaba about parenting and creating during COVID-19. 
  • A short film screening followed by an artist talk by imagineNATIVE.

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