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Call for 2024 Indigenous Artist in Residence

Update: Apply by January 26, 2024

The Calgary Public Library invites applications for the three-month, paid position of Artist in Residence: Indigenous at the Central Library in downtown Calgary, Alberta for February – April 2024.

This residency aims to recognize the contribution of Indigenous artists, craftspeople and knowledge keepers to Calgary. In response to the calls of action in the City of Calgary’s White Goose Flying report, the Library seeks to honour Indigenous cultures and to promote intercultural understanding, perspective-taking and communication between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The residency aims to create a supportive environment for artists in Calgary to have time and space to create their own work while introducing library patrons to artists and art forms they may not otherwise experience. Community engagement events, such as lectures and workshops, and regular open studio hours provide the public with opportunities to meet artists, observe the artistic process and participate in artmaking.

The Artist in Residence honorarium is $50 per hour to a maximum of 100 hours per residency. This amount includes offsite preparation time and onsite program delivery time, and any other project expenses incurred by the applicant, except for materials specific to community engagement events.

The Indigenous Artist in Residence is also awarded the TD Indigenous Artist Award at the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts event, which includes a cash prize of $5,000.

Please submit applications to:
Service Design: Artist in Residence Program
Central Library, 800 3 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2E7
Or electronically to: design@calgarylibrary.ca

Application deadline: January 26, 2024

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