Let’s Talk Art Workshop Series

A workshop series showcasing inspiring artists, vibrant spaces, and valuable information to help artists make new connections, increase their capacity and learn more about the arts in Toronto.


Get help with your RBC Newcomer Arts Award* application! 

In anticipation of the Award deadline on September 30, 2020, this interactive virtual workshop facilitated by curator and educator Ashley McKenzie-Barnes will help newcomer artists further develop their application, including their Artist Statement and more!  

A combination of facilitated discussions, exercises, resource sharing, and workshopping each other’s Artist Statements in facilitated breakout rooms will help participants stand out and strengthen their Award applications. 

This workshop includes:

  • 2 templates for Writing an Artist Statement, Artist Bios and Preparing your Portfolio for you to complete ahead of the workshop and keep for future use;
  • A live online event where you can share your updated Artist Statements, Bios, and questions with a small group of supportive artists like yourself, and give and receive feedback;
  • Q & A session with Ashley about her advice for artists who need a boost standing out
  • Q & A session with Neighbourhood Arts Network about the award 

Sign up for the workshop here: https://rbcportfolioworkshop.eventbrite.ca

* Presented by Toronto Arts Foundation's Neighbourhood Arts Network and generously funded by RBC, the RBC Newcomer Arts Award is a $2000 award that is intended to support a newcomer artists' artistic practice in Toronto, Canada. Learn more about the Award and apply!   

The Let's Talk Art workshop series is sponsored by RBC.