Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing is a free service for Calgary’s arts community. All content for the classifieds is user-submitted. Calgary Arts Development makes no endorsement to any agency, organization, corporation or individual who submits listings. We trust our readers to use their own judgement when responding to ads. Calgary Arts Development believes that artists should be paid for their work. For job postings and open calls, please share salary ranges or payment. Please note that ads for jobs outside of Calgary and area may not be posted. Archived November 12, 2019 Indigenous Storytellers and Spoken Word Residency The deadline for this opportunity has passed. The Indigenous Storytellers and Spoken Word Residency will push the parameters of traditional storytelling while retaining the integrity of how stories come to be. Participants will be immersed in in-depth writing practices involving visual, research, and meditative exploration, as well as elder teaching and land-based outings. With coaching from experienced faculty, participants will collaborate with one another and as a collective to refine stories already told and create new ones to share in a professional capacity. What does the Program Offer? The Indigenous Storytellers and Spoken Word Residency offers the opportunity for Indigenous storytellers from all regions to meet and work with peers. Participants will learn new skills from Indigenous mentors in their respective fields, widen their circles of support, and learn marketing management and presentation skills. The program will include individual writing time, morning group check-ins, and group and individual feedback. Participants will explore the art of storytelling via improvisation through sound and instrument. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a workshop, as well as a story lecture and mini showcase. At the end of the residency, participants will showcase their work in a public performance. Who Should Apply? Indigenous writers, storytellers, and spoken word artists are encouraged to apply. Those who work from a word-based practice, traditional or contemporary non-text based storytelling and singer/songwriters with storytelling experience are also invited. This residency is for emerging to mid-level storytellers. A maximum of 12 participants will be accepted. Indigenous language speakers are also encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: December 4, 2019 Dates: March 2 – 21, 2020 For more information and apply online, visit banffcentre.com.