Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that the RBC Foundation continues to support the Art Gallery’s Emerging Artist Program. The RBC has been providing support for the program since 2009. The $15,000 donation will fund year two of a three year commitment. Some of the past recipients include: Alexis Bulman, Andrew Cairns, Monica Lacey, and Alexandra O’Sullivan. This year from January to March 2018 a solo exhibition by Island emerging artist Norma Jean MacLean will be featured. This past fall the Gallery curator conducted research and studio visits with emerging artists. Four artists will now be selected for the group exhibition for later in 2018.