Artist in Residence

About the Artist in Residence program

Central Library's new Artist in Residence programs are three-month paid community engagement residencies at Central Library 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 experience.

The resident is invited to work in a designated space at Central Library and engage with the public through programs such as open studio time, interactive workshops, and lectures. They are invited to show their work or perform at Central Library and at community libraries and are selected in partnership with arts and culture organizations. The Artist in Residence is one of three at the Library: Author, Artist, and Historian.