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Artforce NL x EE: Intro to Curatorial Practice with Emily Critch

Saturday March 30, 1-3pm, online via Zoom

Are you somebody who is interested in the behind-the-scenes work of putting together an art exhibition? Have you ever wondered what exactly a curator is, and what it is that curators do? This is the workshop for you! Introduction to Curatorial Practice is a workshop for folks with no prior experience, and an interest in the field! Workshop participants will learn the basics of curatorial practices, including relationship building, considering community responsibilities and best practices, learning how to support artists in a variety of ways, the process of developing art exhibitions from the beginning to the final stages, brainstorming ideas for exhibitions, programming, writing, and more! 

Materials: A computer or cell phone to participate virtually,  and something to write notes with if you so choose! 

There are 20 slots available for this workshop. 


This workshop is free to attend, and all are welcome! This program is funded by an organization that serves folks aged 15-30, so we strongly encourage youth to attend.


Emily Critch (they/she) is a Mi’kmaw and settler curator, writer, and artist from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk Territory (Bay of Islands, NL) currently based in St. John’s. Their recent curatorial projects include Daze Jefferies first major solo exhibition “stay here stay how stay” at The Rooms, “falling through our fingers” (2023) and “these are our monuments” (2021) with the Owens Art Gallery, NB, “they sew” with the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (2019) and the Tina Dolter Gallery (2020), NL, and “Visiting: Logan MacDonald” at Grenfell Art Gallery (2018), NL. Critch has published exhibition texts, reviews, and essays with several venues including Eastern Edge, The Rooms, Eyelevel, and Visual Arts News. Her artistic and curatorial practices have received support from ArtsNL and Canada Council for the Arts, and they were the A.C. Hunter Public Library’s inaugural Indigenous Storyteller in Residence (2023).

Artforce NL is an arts-based education charity, helping Newfoundland and Labrador youth overcome social and/or economic obstacles. Through arts-based programming and connections, Artforce helps young people coping with challenging circumstances develop life skills essential for independence and success.


Times and Locations

March 30, 2024

1:00 pm

Eastern Edge