CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency | First National Residency for Black, Indigenous & Racialized Public Artists

Date: Apr 9, 2021

STEPS Public Art is excited to announce the launch of the CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency, a national program providing emerging Black, Indigenous and racialized artists with the skills, relationships and practical experience to take their public art practice to the next level. Ten artists-in-residence, selected by a committee of BIPOC-identifying public artists and professionals will bring public art projects to life with the support of STEPS and artistic mentors in their communities across five provinces. The virtual residency will take place from March to December 31, 2021.

Meet the artists-in-residence: 

  • Bruno Canadien (Black Diamond, AB)
  • Yasmeen Nematt Alla (Toronto, ON)
  • Laara Cerman (Port Coquitlam, BC)
  • Shelby Gagnon (Thunder Bay, ON)
  • Jieun June Kim (Toronto, ON)
  • Arjun Lal (Halifax, NS)
  • Amanda Lederle (Toronto, ON)
  • Charmaine Lurch (Toronto, ON)
  • Anna Jane McIntyre (Montréal, QC)
  • Nuff (Toronto, ON)

Learn more at and follow along @STEPSpublicart and #CreateSpaceResidency on social media for program updates and free events for the public!

The CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency is made possible by support from TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, the City of Toronto, Partners in Art and MAWA.

More information: Media ReleaseSTEPS Public Art