RBC Emerging Artists in Our Schools

RBC Emerging Artists in Our Schools

REEL CANADA champions emerging Canadian film talent through our Emerging Artists in Our Schools programme, proudly supported by the RBC Foundation through their Emerging Artists project. Each year, we reach thousands of Canadian students and our school festivals are a perfect platform for helping young artists increase their profile and build a fan base among youth.

The RBC Emerging Artists project generously provides funding to arts and cultural organizations to support emerging artists in dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts and literature. RBC and their supported organizations help these artists to “bridge the gap from emerging to established” and to “provide the best opportunity to advance their career trajectory.”

REEL CANADA selects and supports diverse artists who are creating exciting work in Canada. We do this by:

  • Providing mentorship opportunities with established members of the film community. 
  • Bringing their works to school festivals and inviting them to appear as special guests. 
  • Creating video profiles of each artist and providing them as pre-show content for all our festivals.

Our Emerging Artist profiles are now presented annually to more than 100,000 students across the country.

We are grateful to RBC for their leadership in this area and for their support of REEL CANADA.

Stay tuned to find out who REEL CANADA’s next Emerging Artists will be!

2023-24 RBC Emerging Artists
2020-22 RBC Emerging Artists
2017-19 RBC Emerging Artists
2016-17 RBC Emerging Artists