Career Launcher Prize: Online Studio Crawl

Career Launcher Prize: Online Studio Crawl

1 Hour, 3 Studio Tours, Mentorship Explored

Join 401 online for a celebration of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize while exploring the importance of mentorship in fostering emerging voices. Experience an inspiring hour studio hopping through 3 artists’ creative spaces to see their practices and learn about the importance of mentorship in the trajectory of their career.

Moderator William Huffman will be joined by:

  • Steven K. Tucker, 2021 401 Richmond Career Launcher Recipient
  • Britta Benno, 2021 Hamilton Arts Council European Artist Exchange Recipient
  • Amanda McCavour, Artist, Designer, Instructor at Sheridan College
  • Howard Podeswa, Artist, Instructor, Writer, 401 Tenant

Watch on YouTube Wednesday, November 17 at 4PM! <—- Britta´s talk from 5:55´



STEVEN K. TUCKER endeavours to explore chaos, organisation, and intuition through sculptural assemblages that unite disparate techniques, including rug tufting, woodwork, painting, and direct sculpture. In 2021 he completed an Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design specializing in textiles from Sheridan College and was awarded the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize.

BRITTA BENNO is an international laureate, lecturer, printmaker, visual artist, and all-around alchemist of layers, texture, and media. Recently hosted at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton as part of the Hamilton Arts Council’s European Artist Exchange, Britta is a Tallinn-based artist whose creative voice has exhibited and lectured across the globe, including Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Iceland, and Australia.

WILLIAM HUFFMAN is Curator, Special Projects at 401 Richmond, and an arts administrator, curator, educator, and writer. With previous leadership roles at Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council, William is currently Marketing Manager at Dorset Fine Arts a division of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and is an occasional instructor with University of Toronto, Toronto School of Art, and Visual Arts Mississauga.

AMANDA McCAVOUR is a Toronto-based artist who works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. Amanda holds a BFA from York University where she studied drawing and installation and has recently completed her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.

HOWARD PODESWA lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty-seven years he has exhibited his work in Canada, the U.S., and South Africa. His work often begins with personal history as a catalyst for meditations on art historical legacy, physics, theories of perception and the state of the world.

The CAREER LAUNCHER PRIZE provides a pivotal opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 square foot studio for a full year at one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. Awarded annually since 2000, the Career Launcher Prize provides support for research and experimentation at a critical time in an emerging artist’s career.