Artist in Residence

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Artist in Residence

Applications for Alberta Culture and Tourism’s new Artist in Residence program must be received or postmarked prior to Monday, December 10, 2018, at 11:59pm MST.

This program seeks to inspire innovation in the arts and encourage dialogue by supporting visionary artists and cultural leaders to create work and lead conversations on the role of artists and the arts in society.

Artists are encouraged to apply for this grant, worth up to $75,000, to become Alberta’s Artist in Residence for a one-year term.

Through this grant, the Artist in Residence will:

  • Develop and showcase an art project that addresses a key issue(s) in their community.
  • Work with Alberta communities to promote the importance of artists and the arts.
  • Communicate and share their perspective on the artistic process with the public and government.
  • Act as an advocate for understanding the realities of artists and the communities in which they work.

Applications from artists from the following communities are encouraged:

  • Indigenous artists.
  • Culturally diverse artists.
  • Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.
  • Francophone artists.
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ artists.
  • New generation artists, emerging artists, and youth.


The Artist in Residence will be selected annually through a competitive project grant application process. Assessment of grant applications will also incorporate the suitability of the candidate to act as a representative of the Government of Alberta for a one-year term.

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

Additional eligibility criteria are included in the program guideline at

Artist Compensation

The successful Artist in Residence will receive up to $75,000 for this project:

  • Up to $45,000 in artist fees for compensation.
  • A maximum of $30,000 for related program expenses such as travel and accommodations requirements, as outlined in the funding conditions of the Program Guidelines.

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