Edmonton's Indigenous Artist-in-Residence 2020/21 applications now open

The deadline to apply is October 6, 2020



The City of Edmonton is accepting applications for its next Indigenous Artist-in-Residence.

Indigenous artists who practice all styles of art, including traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts, fine craft, media arts, music, performing arts, visual arts and literary arts, may apply.

The successful applicant will create a new body of artistic work and produce at least one public showing of their work. Any individual or organization may nominate an Indigenous artist. Nominators are encouraged to work collaboratively with their nominee to complete a nomination package.

This is a paid, part-time opportunity with a total salary of $24,000. The artist must be over 18 years of age and will need to commit to 20 hours per week over the course of a one-year residency. Start date is to be determined with the successful candidate. 

The Indigenous Artist-in-Residence program is a partnership between the Edmonton Arts Council, the City’s Indigenous Relations Office, and Indigenous artists and knowledge holders.

At the August 31 City Council meeting, Mayor Don Iveson, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, formally recognized and thanked outgoing Indigenous Artist-in-Residence Melissa-Jo (MJ) Belcourt for her time, passion, and work during her term.


For more information, and to download a nomination package, visit edmonton.ca/iair.

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