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Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is an opportunity for professional artists to be embedded in Calgary Chinatown, exploring its rich history and culture while engaging with the community as they look to envision the future of the area. This residency aims to support contemporary art practices and facilitate conversations and engagement with the Calgary Chinatown community.

The selected artists will broadly explore the history, culture, built environment, social, and political issues relevant to Calgary Chinatown through an intensive five-day program hosted in November that will highlight different aspects of Calgary Chinatown’s identity. Following this programmed week artists will be invited back for a three-month residency to build relationships, research and develop new work in relation to the focus of this residency.

The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is a partnership between The City of Calgary’s Public Art Program and The New Gallery. Artists will be supported with the time, space and resources to participate in this residency, with up to three artists being selected to participate.

Each artist/artist team will be paid an all-inclusive budget of up to $22,000 CAN to participate. This budget is inclusive of:

  • Artist fees $15,000
  • Travel allowance (up to) $2,000
  • Material budget (up to) $5,000

The five-day programmed week will take place from November 18 to 22, 2019, with the three-month residency beginning in Q2 2020 (exact start date negotiable with artist’s availability).

You can download a PDF of the submission package by visiting