Call for Applications: 2024 Art for Social Change Public Art Residency, Calgary

Art for Social Change Public Art Residency Calgary

Deadline: January 5, 2024, 4:30pm MT

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.

This opportunity is open to professional artists residing in Calgary/Mohkinsstsis, and artists from surrounding communities who can demonstrate a clear connection to Calgary/Mohkinsstsis, whose primary artistic discipline is public art. Individual artists or artist collectives/teams may apply. Up to six artists and/or artist collectives/teams will be chosen for this opportunity. The residency duration will be five months, full-time. The anticipated start date is March 15, 2024; however, this may be adjusted based on the artist’s availability. We understand that artists may have other commitments, so we may be able to accommodate a part-time schedule. However, the residency must be completed before November 1, 2024.

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

If you have any questions or need any help completing an application, please contact the public art team at:
1410, 150 9th Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3H9

For more information, visit Calgary Arts Development.

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