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The Calgary Public Library represents unlimited possibilities and inspires people of all ages to wonder, seek, discover, and share. Calgary’s 21 libraries are community hubs that ignite learning, discussion, innovation, and action and our patrons are curious, creative, and resilient. This is accomplished through the Library’s commitment to empowering community by connecting you to ideas and experiences, inspiration and insight.
The Calgary Public Library invites applications for the position of Musical Artist in Residence. The Musical Artist in Residence works with the Library to create collaborative and inclusive environments where all community members are welcome to participate and connect through music.
The program is a 10-week community engagement residency that supports emerging and established musical artists working in any genre with any instrument, whether that is a guitar for playing or pen for composing. The Resident is invited to work remotely and/or in a designated office space of the Central Library. They will engage with the public through programs such as open office hours, interactive/online workshops, presentations to school groups, and live performances.
Application deadline: July 31, 2023
The successful candidate has a demonstrated passion for music which they are eager to share, and an ability to work with and inspire people of all ages. The successful candidate will have:
The Musical Arts in Residence will:
The Musical Artist in Residence honorarium is $50.00 per hour to a maximum of 160 hours per residency. This amount includes offsite preparation time and onsite program delivery time, including consultations.
Applicants will be evaluated based on inclusion of the following:
The successful candidate will be selected by a committee of Calgary Public Library representatives and a community representative. All applicants will be notified once the committee has made its selection at the end of August. The successful candidate will be notified, but their name will not be announced until the residency has been secured.
Please submit applications to:
Service Design: Musical Artist in Residence Program
Central Library, 800 3 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2E7
Or electronically to email@example.com