Alberta’s Artist in Residence

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Alberta’s Artist in Residence

The deadline to apply to become the next Alberta Artist in Residence is July 15, 2021 at 11:59:59pm.

The successful artist will be announced as part of Month of the Artist celebrations in September 2021.

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This program seeks to inspire innovation in the arts and to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the arts and artists in Alberta.

Artists are encouraged to apply for this grant to become Alberta’s artist in residence/arts ambassador for a one-year term.

Through this grant, the successful artist will:

  • Work with communities across Alberta as an arts ambassador to promote the importance of Alberta artists and the arts.
  • Communicate and share personal perspectives on the artistic process, the role of artists, and the contributions that artists make to Alberta.
  • Act as an advocate for greater understanding of the realities of artists and the communities in which they work.
  • Complete an art project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta.

Applications from all artists are encouraged, including artists from the following communities:

  • Indigenous artists.
  • culturally diverse* artists.
  • Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.
  • Francophone artists.

*Culturally diverse communities are defined as racialized groups that correspond to visible minorities under the federal Employment Equity Act. These are individuals of African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern or mixed ancestral heritage that includes at least one of these groups.


The artist in residence is selected annually through a competitive project grant application process.

This annual opportunity is open to all artists who are residents of Alberta that practice any artistic discipline including, but may not be limited to dance, film and video, Indigenous arts, literary arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and new media.

Community Outreach

The artist is expected to be accessible to community organizations that may wish to invite the artist to attend a community event or to meet with stakeholders. In these cases, interested organizations must apply to host the artist through the Alberta website.

The artist is expected to provide to provide content to share over a specialized social media (Instagram) account, owned and managed by the Government of Alberta.

How to Apply

Completed applications must be received by 11:59:59 on July 15, 2021.

Individuals can submit their application digitally via email (preferred) or may send hard copies or USB sticks via post.

Submit via email to Support materials may also be provided as downloadable links.

For the full application package and to apply, visit

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