The Artist in Residence program will coincide with Month of the Artist this September, to showcase Alberta-based talent while raising awareness of the value and contributions of artists in the province. The program has an emphasis on an arts ambassador role to strengthen promotion and support for artists in Alberta.

“This year, we have embraced the power of art to keep us entertained, inspired and connected. Alberta’s government is committed to ensuring artists can continue to create, celebrate and share our province’s talent. I am excited to open applications for the Alberta Artist in Residence program, and work with these creative minds to promote the arts and engage communities across the province.”

Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

The residency will last for one year, and the successful artist will develop a project designed to promote the arts in Alberta and engage in community outreach. To apply, and for rules and eligibility, visit the Artist in Residence website.

Quick facts

  • Alberta’s Artist in Residence will be announced in September, as part of Month of the Artist in the province.
  • The selected artist will receive a grant of up to $50,000 to support the art project and related activities.
  • The program is open to artists of any discipline including, but not limited to, dance, film, literary, music, theatre or visual arts.

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