Applications Open: Art for Social Change Public Art Residency

Applications are open and full guidelines have been released for the Art for Social Change Public Art Residency.

Calgary Arts Development is offering a five-month artist residency focused on the topic of social change. This opportunity is open to artists with a demonstrated history of working in public art and will tie into the Living a Creative Life Congress in November 2024.

This residency is intended to provide creatives working in public art the opportunity to explore new ways of addressing social change within the public realm. Opportunities may present themselves through new mediums, research, collaboration and community engagement.

During this residency, artists will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with local and international community partners whose work addresses social change. This will help further develop their artistic practice and build community.

This will lead up to a presentation at the Living a Creative Life Congress in November 2024 where artists will present on their studio practice and what they learned during the residency by participating in a panel discussion. Other forms of presentation may be considered in consultation with the program project lead.

Each artist or artist team will be paid $25,000 (not including GST) to participate.

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Applications for this program open November 14, 2023 and close January 5, 2024.

If you have any questions or need any help completing an application, please contact the public art team at

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