This program seeks to inspire innovation in the arts and to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the arts and artists in Alberta.
Artists are encouraged to apply for this grant to become Alberta’s Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador for a one-year term.
Through this grant, the successful artist will:
- work with communities across Alberta as an Arts Ambassador to promote the importance of Alberta artists and the arts
- communicate and share personal perspectives on the artistic process, the role of artists, and the contributions that artists make to Alberta
- act as an advocate for greater understanding of the realities of artists and the communities in which they work
- complete an art project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta
Applications from all artists are encouraged, including artists from the following communities:
- Indigenous artists
- culturally diverse* artists
- Deaf artists and artists with disabilities
- Francophone artists
- 2SLGBTQIA+ artists
- new generation artists, emerging artists, and youth
*Culturally diverse communities are defined as racialized groups that correspond to “visible minorities” under the federal Employment Equity Act. These are individuals of African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern or mixed ancestral heritage that includes at least one of these groups.
The Artist in Residence is selected annually through a competitive project grant application process.
This annual opportunity is open to all artists who are residents of Alberta that practice any artistic discipline(s) including, but may not be limited to:
- film and video
- Indigenous arts
- literary arts
- visual arts and new media
How to Apply?
Applications for the 2022-23 program will be accepted in summer 2022.
Based on individual applications
Connect with the Alberta Culture and Status of Women, Arts Branch:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-6315 (general)
Phone: 780-289-3781 (program staff)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Alberta Culture and Status of Women
10708 105 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0A1