The new Central Library's Artist in Residence programs are three-month, paid community engagement residencies that support individual artists, arts organizations, and collectives working in three specific genres: Indigenous art and place making, children's art and illustration, and the Newcomer/New Canadian experience.
Calgary Public Library, with financial assistance from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, has offered the Author in Residence program for over 30 years. Through this distinguished program, the Library has hosted many exceptional authors who have contributed to a strong and active literary community.
Historian in Residence
The new Central Library’s Historian in Residence program is a three-month community engagement residency that supports individual historians and researchers working in any genre related to Calgary’s social, cultural and built history.