Calgary Artist in Residence Program

We are excited to accept applications for our Calgary Artist in Residence Program. This program will consist of two short term residencies worth $2500 for Calgary-based Disabled musicians to help develop their creative practices and careers. 

This initiative will create professional development pathways for Disabled musicians by providing the opportunity, time, support, and budget needed to develop an artistic project.

The Artists in Residence will develop and deliver music projects, in collaboration with the CAMIN team. Additionally, this role consists of researching and developing ways to engage with audiences and/or participants as part of the creative projects. Individuals will also get a chance to produce marketing and fundraising materials, work to manage the project effectively, and plan the final performance/exhibition of their work.

These artists will have access to the CAMIN team across Canada, including Blurring the Boundaries, a Montreal-based organization
that specializes in disability-led instrument development (

Application Process

Please Note: Residencies will begin immediately and end in February 2022

How to apply: Please send an application by email to Applications can be in the format of a written document or an alternative format, such as video/audio. If using the written format, please limit the document to two pages. If using an alternative format, such as audio or video, please limit these to 5 minutes. 

Your application should address the following categories: 

  • Full Name 
  • Contact Information
  • Overview of related experiences
  • Your hopes for the residency program 
  • Optional: Images, video links, and/or audio links to your work 

Thank you for your interest in the Calgary Artists in Residence Program. This residency program is sponsored by Calgary Arts Development and RISE UP Calgary. 

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