Emergence: Mississauga Artists Rising 

Emergence: Mississauga Artists Rising is a learning and mentorship program for emerging artists across the visual, literary and movement arts. Developed and hosted by the Art Gallery of Mississauga and generously supported by the RBC Foundation, Emergence will seek out and select 7 artists (through comprehensive outreach and engagement), bringing them together for education, peer and professional mentorship, and culminating in exhibition, publication and performance showcase opportunities. The emerging artists will be from communities that traditionally experience marginalization and barriers in accessing mainstream arts institutions and opportunities, including immigrant and refugee artists, 2SLGBTQ+ artists, racialized artists, young artists, and artists who have experienced poverty. In 2019, artists will participate in a learning mentorship program focused on honing artistic practices, financial and administrative management, diversity and equity in the arts, entrepreneurship, marketing and much more. Participants will also be matched up to mid-career and established artists in their discipline for mentoring.

CONGRATULATIONS, Mississauga Rising Artists include:
Tennille Dowers, Jassie Justice, Hamzah Amin, Howard Hamilton, Ricardo Hernandez, Qurat Dar and Khaula Mazhar

Mentors include: James Fowler, Fausta Facciponte, and Keith Garebian

EXHIBITION OPEN

E.M.A.R. LAB., an incubation space for emerging artists

JULY 4 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Opening Reception & Performance: Thursday  July 11, 6 - 9 PM

Emergence: Mississauga Artists Rising, is pleased to present E.M.A.R. LAB, an exhibition and incubation space for emerging artists. The seven artists include: Tennille Dowers, Jassie Justice, Hamzah Amin, Howard Hamilton, Ricardo Hernandez, Qurat Dar and Khaula Mazhar. These emerging artists reflect the diversity of Mississauga and come from communities that traditionally experience marginalization and barriers in accessing mainstream arts institutions and opportunities. This includes immigrant and refugee artists, 2SLGBTQ+ artists, racialized artists, young artists, and artists who have experienced poverty. Emergence artists offer important narratives to support an environment of exchange, development, and engagement. The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a dynamic and creative platform in support of diversity, inclusivity and learning. We are grateful to the RBC Foundation and the Emergence mentors, Fausta Facciponte, James Fowler and Keith Garebian, for their continued support and dedication to foster and champion a vibrant, dynamic arts community in the city of Mississauga. Please see more @AGMengage.

Artists Talk & Performance: Sunday September 15, 1 - 3 PM

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