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NMC Artist in Residence

NMC’s self-directed Artist in Residence program is designed to nurture artistry and innovation by providing established and emerging artists with the tools, time, and space to experiment and create in a world-class facility. 

During residency artists receive:

  • Access to NMC’s vast collection of instruments and musical technologies spanning 450 years of music history
  • Access to an acoustic technician, an electronic technician, and a production assistant
  •  Access to three control rooms, three large studios, three isolation booths, and three legendary recording consoles (the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Olympic Studios Console and Trident A-Range Console)
  • Uninterrupted time to work on their proposed project

Artists who have participated in the program include: A Tribe Called Red, Basia Bulat, Luke Doucet, Jeremy Dutcher, Frontperson, Gotye, Kid Koala and Money Mark, Clara Venice, and more.



Applications Now Closed

NMC’s Artist in Residence program applications for 2020 season opens Fall 2019. For more information, please download our Artist in Residence program information package.

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The National Music Centre’s Artist in Residence program is generously supported by Bell Media.