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RBC Emerging Artists Project

At RBC, support of the arts has been a long-standing priority as we believe arts are the heart and soul of our society. Globally, in 2013, the RBC Foundation committed $6.7 million to arts and cultural organizations, supporting local, national and international initiatives.

RBC knows emerging artists need our help, which is why we focus on artists in the early stages of their careers – in a variety of genres, detailed below – through the RBC Emerging Artists Project. More than just financial support, this program offers mentorship, programming, exposure to audiences and more, helping artists transition from school to career.

 

Dance

Skylar Campbell

“RBC′s Apprentice program is one of the better if not the best apprentice programs for new dancers because of the nature of the transition period.”
– Skylar Campbell, Second Soloist

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Film

Alireza Khatami

“TIFF Talent Lab was a life changing experience that inspired and challenged me to question my views and practices on filmmaking.”
– Alireza Khatami, Filmmaker

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Music

Karine Boucher

“Thanks to the Ensemble Studio, I'm ready to take all the tools the Canadian Opera Company has given me to reach my goals.”
– Karine Boucher, Soprano

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Theatre

Jordan Tannahill

“Being accepted into the RBC program was like finding Willy Wonka's gold ticket. It was an all-access pass to some of Canada's preeminent theatrical minds.”
– Jordan Tannahill, Playwright, Filmmaker, and Theatre Director

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Visual Arts

Vanessa Maltese

“The RBC Canadian Painting Competition exposed me to a much larger community of artists.”
– Vanessa Maltese, Painter

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Writing

Leah Jane Esau

“The mentorship was also extremely helpful for the stage that I'm in. It really did help to boost my career.”
– Leah Jane Esau, Playwright and Fiction writer

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