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The City of Edmonton is searching for its next Indigenous Artist-in-Residence. Learn about the nomination process.

The nomination process will accept applications between September 8 – October 6, 2020.

The Indigenous Artist-in-Residence program is inspired by other Artist-in-Residence programs at the City of Edmonton, but approaches the program through a partnership between the Edmonton Arts Council, the City’s Indigenous Relations Office (IRO), and Indigenous artists and knowledge holders.

The program is open to Indigenous artists. Under the guidance and mentorship of an Advisory Committee,​ the successful applicant will create a new body of artistic work and produce at least one public showing of work. The artist is expected to engage with the IRO and learn about IRO’s work by participating in bi-weekly staff meetings, events, and program initiatives that connect with Indigenous artists and communities. With the program coordinator’s assistance, the artist will prepare a one-day workshop for Indigenous Relations Office staff to learn and experience the artist’s art form. The artist must commit to spending 20 hours per week on this project, the majority of which will be creating new artwork.

This is a paid, part-time opportunity with a total salary of $24,000. The artist must be over 18 years of age. Start date is to be determined with the successful candidate.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations are due on or before October 6, 2020 (by 4pm mail / in person or 11:59pm online). Incomplete nomination packages and/or nomination packages received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

Eligibility Criteria

The Nominee must be:

  • An Indigenous Artist — First Nations, Métis, or Inuit (Status or Non-Status)
  • Current resident of Edmonton
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Actively producing artwork (recent examples of work, exhibitions, performances, publications, etcetera)

Examples of Art Genres (but not limited to this list):

  • Traditional and contemporary Indigenous art practices

  • Fine Craft
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Literary Arts

Nomination Steps

  1. Complete the Nomination Form.
  2. Complete the Brief Artist Statement. Please submit a statement that provides a brief introduction to the Nominee’s art practice. Please reflect on the Nominee’s art practice and work how you would describe their art (genre, form, medium, themes, etcetera). Why do they make art? How long have they been making this art and how did they learn? 
  3. Submit 2-5 Artwork Samples in either digital and/or print format to support the application. Eligible support material:
    • Images, either in JPEG or PDF file formats
    • Video or audio clips
    • Written material, in PDF file format
    • Media clippings
    • Social media/website links 

Please do not send originals. Nomination materials will not be returned. 
























City of Edmonton - Indigenous Artist-in-Residence
℅ Indigenous Relations Office
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB, T5J 2R7

Please ensure that the package is clearly marked:
Attn: Indigenous Relations Office 
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower


Contact the Indigenous Relations Office at 780-944-7602 or indigenousrelations@edmonton.ca to arrange a time to meet. 
Questions? We are here to help!
If you have questions or need assistance with the nomination process contact the Indigenous Relations Office at 780-944-7602 or indigenousrelations@edmonton.ca
The personal information that is provided in the nomination submission about the nominator and the nominee is collected in accordance with 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. It will be used by the Indigenous Relations Office to contact you regarding your nomination and will be disclosed to the Selection Committee and your nominee. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information, please contact Emily Skinner by phone at 780-975-6769 or by mail at 18th floor, Edmonton Tower 10111-104 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0J4

Submitting Your Nomination

In addtion to the online submission method listed above - you also have the following options to submit your nomination information.

By Mail

Nomination packages may be mailed to the following address:

City of Edmonton — Indigenous Artist-in-Residence
℅ Indigenous Relations Office

18th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 2359 Edmonton, AB, T5J 2R7

Please ensure that the package is clearly marked:

Attn: Indigenous Relations Office 
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower

By Email

Email your nomination package to indigenousrelations@edmonton.ca

Please include in the Subject: “Nomination for IAiR”

In Person

Contact the Indigenous Relations Office at  indigenousrelations@edmonton.ca to arrange a time to meet. 

For More Information

Indigenous Relations Office

Citizen Services
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

Telephone

780-944-7602

Fax 780-577-3525
Email indigenousrelations@edmonton.ca

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