Artist in Residence

The Calgary Public Library invites applications for the paid position of Artist in Residence: Children’s Artist/ Illustrator at New Central Library (NCL) in downtown Calgary, Alberta, for fall 2018.

This residency recognizes the contribution of children’s artists to literature and to Calgary’s culture. It seeks to introduce Library patrons, especially children and educators, to artists and art forms they may not otherwise experience, while providing opportunities to meet artists, observe the artistic process, and participate in artmaking.

In addition to the residency, the artist will receive a commission for the annual Library Goes to Kindergarten card and promotional item, to be completed during their residency.

For details on remuneration and the application process, please review the Call for Artists: Children's Artist/Illustrator.

Deadline to apply is August 10, 2018. Please direct any questions to