Banner images: [1] Edward Mitchell Bannister, Newspaper Boy, 1869, oil on canvas, 76.6 x 63.7 cm, Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Gift of Jack Hafif and Frederick Weingeroff (1983.95.85). [2] P. Mansaram, Image India #53, 1994, ink on paper, Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, © ROM. [3] Lady Henrietta Hamilton, Portrait of Demasduit (Mary March), 1819, watercolour on ivory miniature, Collection of Library and Archives Canada. [4] Germaine Arnaktauyok, Tattoo Lady, 1999, etching, 36.8 x 27.9 cm, various collections.

Redefining Canadian Art History Fellowship Program

The goal of the Art Canada Institute (ACI) Fellowship program is to incentivize major research projects on the full range of visual culture across the country, in order to revisit the framework of art history in Canada through studies on Canadian and Indigenous artists whose lives and works are underrepresented.

The Redefining Canadian Art History Fellowship offers five (5), one-year $30,000 fellowships to facilitate studies of archival or museum collections or bodies of work that are related to artists overlooked due to gender, racial, or cultural background. Areas of research specialty may include, but are not limited to, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art; African Canadian art; Asian Canadian art; art by racialized Canadian artists; and Canadian art and gender and sexual diversity.  

We welcome applications from individuals with significant experience in the study of art and from a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences. Recipients will participate in a mentorship program, meet with leaders in their chosen field, and will prepare their research for presentation at a national symposium and in a bilingual publication organized by the ACI.