Selected artists or collectives will be consulted regarding Library location/venue, whether a program is shared in-person, virtually, pre-recorded or recorded live, and flexibility may be required for additions to the performance such as emcees for performances, Q&A segments, or multiple performers.
The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and partners is our top priority, therefore, all programming will be planned with any current COVID-19 restrictions in mind.
Timelines / Deadlines:
- Artist call out: opens February 2021
- Applications will be accepted February to September 30, 2021
- Performances will occur March through December
- Selected applicants will be notified on a continuing basis
Artist Stipend Payment:
Payment will be made in accordance with the following schedule:
- Amateur Artists:
- Individuals - $150 + per performance
- Collectives - $300 + per performance
- Professional Artists: TBC
All payments will be made within 30 days after completion of performances.
Terms & Conditions
- This Call for Applications is open to amateur/emerging and early-mid career professional performing artists and small performing artist collectives according to the following definitions:
- Performing Artist
Someone who creates art or entertainment for an audience. This includes but is not limited to music (instrumental or singing), dance, drama, puppetry, oratory, circus, and magic.
Someone who creates and performs art in a part time, unofficial capacity as a pastime or secondary / tertiary occupation.
- Professional Artist
Someone who has specialized training in an artistic discipline, is recognized as such by their peers and for whom the creation and performance of their craft is their primary or exclusive occupation.
- Artist(s) must be flexible with regards to location, format and date of performance(s) based on whatever COVID-19 restrictions or precautions may be in place.
- The Calgary Public Library reserves the right to photograph, film, videotape or otherwise depict performances and to distribute such photographs, film, video or depictions for the purposes of communication of the Program, provided that name recognition is given to the artist and / or collective.
- Artists must be comfortable with any virtual performances being made available on the Calgary Public Library YouTube page.
- Artists should supply all required instruments or resources, and sound equipment, with the exception of microphones and speakers for in-person performances.
- All performances must be appropriate for all ages and family friendly.
- Artists will retain ownership, including copyright, title, patent, and intellectual property rights of original content delivered during performances.