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Agnes is a key resource for engaging with the visual arts, for research and experiential learning, many forms of participation and exchange. There are many ways to be involved:

Current Job Postings

Academic Outreach. Photo: Tim Forbes

Connecting people with art is at the heart of what we do.

Program Assistant (full-time, two-year term)
Application Deadline: 28 August 2019

Reporting to the Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art and working under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Program Assistant supports programming activities at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The primary duties of the position include assisting with the administration, coordination and evaluation of exhibition-related public programs, school programs, classes and camps. The Program Assistant is also responsible for assisting with the recruitment, training and oversight of Student Docents to lead tours and studio visits by Kingston and area school groups. In accordance with the gallery’s mandate, these activities engage active participation across the regional community, the research and learning environment of Queen’s University, and the national and international contexts of the visual arts.

The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work occasional evenings and/or weekends according to program or area needs.

More details.

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Internships and Practicum Course

We accept internship proposals from students in post-secondary credit programs: contact the relevant staff to explore the possibilities.

Queen’s University courses are available: an Internship through Art History (ARTH 395), and Practica for graduate students through Art History (ARTH 880) and Cultural Studies (CUST 895). These intense hands-on applied learning and research opportunities are led by Agnes staff members who are faculty in the respective departments. Learn more.

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Proposals

Agnes Etherington Art Centre accepts exhibition and program proposals on an ongoing basis. These are reviewed periodically according to our needs. We normally plan exhibitions two to three years in advance. For consideration, submit a brief outline of your proposal and documentation by email under the subject line “Submission,” flagged to the attention of the Director, jan.allen@queensu.ca. While submissions are a valued part of our research―ensuring our awareness of emerging artists, new work, innovative presentation formats, and scholarship―only a small percentage of proposals can be realized. Due to the volume of submissions, we may respond only to those aligned with our research direction and capacity. See our Exhibition Policy.

Queen’s University faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to explore exhibition initiatives. For information about ways to be involved in our programs, see more.

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OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants

Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program. We invite visual, media and craft artists living in eastern Ontario (Region 4) to apply for financial assistance for costs related to a confirmed upcoming exhibition.

Agnes reviews applications twice a year. Our 2019–2020 deadlines are: 31 July 2019 and 3 January 2020. We continue to accept applications between February and May.

Click for program guidelines.

Notes:

  • The application form is now exclusively in Nova. OAC no longer accepts applications on paper (some exceptions may apply.)
  • The maximum grant has been increased to $2,000.
  • Applicants can submit up to three Exhibition Assistance applications.

For specific application inquiries, contact Jacqueline Bell at jacqueline.bell@queensu.ca or (613) 533.2190.

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