Mercer Union is a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to commissioning and producing new works of contemporary art, and providing an engaging program that encourages critical inquiry and conversation. We champion ambitious exhibitions that empower diverse Canadian and international artists in formative and established stages of their practice.



General Inquiries: [email protected]

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Board of Directors

Femi Adeyinka, Matt Brown, Felicia Daisy, Miles Gertler, Sarah Heim, Christie Kirchner, David Neligan, Erica Russell, Marina Shepaksov, Farnoosh Talaee


Theresa Wang, Director & Curator
Aamna Muzaffar, Assistant Curator
Sonya Filman, Audience Development Coordinator
Abby Kettner, TD Programming and Engagement Assistant
Venkatessh Kumar, Digital Systems Assistant


Job openings and other opportunities to work with Mercer Union are posted here when available. We also accept applications for academic internships, for more information, please email: [email protected].

OAC Exhibition Assistance

Mercer Union is a recommender for the Ontario Arts Council's Exhibition Assistance program. Deadlines for submissions: 27 October 2023 at 1pm EST; and 12 January 2024 at 1 pm EST. Applications are now submitted online through Nova for exhibitions that start on or after January 13, 2023. Applicants can submit up to three Exhibition Assistance applications at a time and no longer need to apply before their exhibition start date.

Mercer Union evaluates Exhibition Assistance requests in consideration of the following priorities:

  • Contemporary art across all disciplines
  • Significance of the project to the development of the artist's practice
  • Potential impact of the exhibition on the critical reception of the artist's work

For questions about eligibility and to review current guidelines and requirements, visit Exhibition Assistance Program Guidelines.

For general inquiries about Mercer Union's role as a recommender in Zone 3 please contact [email protected] (subject line: Exhibition Assistance).
We do not review application materials sent by email; please make all submissions through Nova.