Call for Submissions: Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency


Call for Submissions / Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency

Submission Package:

The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is an opportunity for professional artists to be embedded in Calgary Chinatown, exploring its rich history and culture while engaging with the community as they look to envision the future of the area. This residency aims to support contemporary art practices and facilitate conversations and engagement with the Calgary Chinatown community.

The selected artists will broadly explore the history, culture, built environment, social and political issues relevant to Calgary Chinatown through an intensive 5-day program hosted in November that will highlight different aspects of Calgary Chinatown’s identity. Following this programmed week artists will be invited back for a 3-month residency to build relationships, research and develop new work in relation to the focus of this residency.

The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is a partnership between The City of Calgary’s Public Art Program and The New Gallery. Artists will be supported with the time, space and resources to participate in this residency, with up to three artists being selected to participate.

The 5-day programmed week will take place from November 18 – 22, 2019 with the 3-month residency beginning in Q2 2020 (exact start date negotiable with artist’s availability).

This residency takes place on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, including the Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), Métis Nation of Alberta Region III, Stoney Nakoda First Nation (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley), and Tsuu T’ina First Nation. We would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have crossed this land for generations.

Deadline for Submissions is September 9, 2019 at 11:59PM MST

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