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Alberta’s Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador




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

Eligible Applicants

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.

Eligible Expenses

  • Project development
  • Community outreach
  • Government interaction

Deadline Date

August 24, 2020


Contact Name: Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Arts Branch

Phone Number: 780-427-6315

E-mail Address:


Industry: Arts and Culture, Location: Alberta ,
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