Winter Workshop Series

We are pleased to co-present a series of workshops with Union Gallery this winter, where we will address topics including the role of the curator, how to start curating, approaches to arts writing, and how to find a good artist-in-residence program. These workshops are all free to attend, are in accessible facilities, and no prior experience is required. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Curating 101

7:00-8:30pm on January 31, 2018 at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

Led by Carina Magazzeni and Genevieve Flavelle 

We will introduce participants to the role of the curator in different institutions, emphasizing the importance of curating with care. We will then discuss ways of gaining experience as an emerging curator, how to apply to curate exhibitions with galleries, and how to pursue education for curating. 

Registration is not required.


Writing Around Art

6:30-8:30pm on February 7, 2018 at the Union Gallery

Led by Sunny Kerr

This hands-on skill-sharing workshop is for artists and art writers at all levels who wish to improve their practical art writing skill, or simply their appreciation of art. Texts will be generated as experiments, as attempts to get inside the qualities of works of art.

Participants are asked to bring things to the session, whether they are finished artworks or works-in-progress, and to write short, direct passages to share and discuss with the group. Please bring a laptop or pen and paper! 

Space is limited so please register by emailing


Residencies Roundtable

7:00-8:30pm on February 28, 2018 at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

We will discuss where to find artist-in-residence programs, different funding structures for programs, what kind of accommodations and facilities are common, and what projects are well suited to residencies.

This workshop will be structured as a roundtable to encourage discussion and dialogue, where participants can share experiences that they have had with residencies or learn from others in attendance.

Registration is not required.