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The 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:

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Research Studentship in Indigenous Art
Winter 2019

We are seeking applications for the Winter 2019 Research Studentship in Indigenous Art. This program supports a current graduate or upper-year undergraduate student at Queen’s University in completing research at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in the following priority areas: Inuit Art, North American Indigenous Art and Indigenous Art. The Studentship offers an exciting experiential learning opportunity for the successful candidate to further their studies in Indigenous material culture within a professional museum environment.

The 2019 Research Studentship in Indigenous Art will undertake directed research on prints from the community of Puvirnituq, QC, in preparation for an upcoming exhibition at the Agnes. The research will enhance visibility and understanding of Puvirnituq cultural production and seek opportunities for exchange and engagement with Inuit communities and artists of Nunavik.

One $2,500 Studentship will be awarded for one semester at Queen’s University (plus up to $1,000 for research expenses, such as travel). The Studentship begins 7 January 2019. Deliverables, responsibilities, and parameters will be defined in consultation with the curatorial supervisor at the Agnes.

Current enrollment in an upper-year undergraduate or graduate program in Art History, History, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies or a related field. The Studentship will be granted on the basis of demonstrated knowledge, interest and experience in relevant disciplines, and the candidate’s potential to contribute to the field.

Please submit the following, in Word or PDF format, to Administrative Coordinator Jacqueline Bell

  • Letter of expression of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support from one referee

2 November 2018

For more information about the Research Studentship in Indigenous Art, see Agnes News.

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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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The 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, 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

The 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 2018–2019 deadlines are: 31 July 2018 and 4 January 2019
We continue to accept applications between February and May.

Click for program guidelines and the 2018–2019 application form.


  • 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 at a time.

For specific application inquiries, contact Jacqueline Bell at or (613) 533.2190.

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