About the Event
Join us to welcome the 2020 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize recipient Emily Dicarlo, and explore the importance of fostering emerging voices through resource sharing and mentorship. Awarded annually by jury, the residency provides a pivotal opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 sq/ft studio for a full year at one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities.
- 2020 Recipient Emily Dicarlo Studio Tour & Talk
- Panel Discussion, moderated by William Huffman, with:
– Adriana Chartrand, Institute Manager, imagineNATIVE
– Sean Lee, Director of Programming, Tangled Art + Disability
– Joshua Vettivelu, Gallery Manager, Ryerson Art Space
– Emily Dicarlo, 2020 Career Launcher Prize Recipient
Career Launcher Prize
Awarded annually, the Career Launcher Prize provides a pivotal opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 square foot studio for a full year at one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The recipient is chosen from a Toronto-wide competition by a panel of visual arts professionals. The Career Launcher Prize has been presented annually since 2000 as a way of providing support for research and experimentation at a critical time in an emerging artist’s career.
2020 Career Launcher Recipient
Emily is an artist and writer whose interdisciplinary work applies methodologies that often produce collaborative, site-specific projects. A recent graduate of the Master of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto, she is a 2019-2020 recipient of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Scholarship (SSHRC). Emily recently exhibited at SÍM Gallery in Reykjavik, Iceland as part of their artist-in-residence program, and at the 17th Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time in Los Angeles, California.
Curator, Special Projects, 401 Richmond
William Huffman is an arts administrator, curator, educator, and writer with a history of extensive involvement on both local and international cultural fronts. He was Executive Director with Inuit Art Foundation, Coordinator of the Audience and Market Development Office at Canada Council for the Arts, Associate Director with Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation and has held other leadership positions at Blackwood Gallery, Arts Toronto, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, A Space Gallery, Canadian Art Foundation and Art Gallery of Sudbury. William is currently Marketing Manager at Dorset Fine Arts a division of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and is an occasional instructor with University of Toronto, Toronto School of Art, and Visual Arts Mississauga.