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APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW, CLOSE ON DECEMBER 8, 2021
(Calgary, AB – November 9, 2021) The National Music Centre (NMC) is accepting new submissions to its esteemed Artist in Residence (AiR) program at Studio Bell for 2022. Canadian musicians of all genres, backgrounds, and career levels are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants can apply at studiobell.ca/artist-in-residence by Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm MST.
The AiR program is ideal for individuals, ensembles, bands, and researchers wishing to focus their attention on a specific project, including but not limited to recording, exploring NMC’s acoustic and electronic instrument collection, songwriting, and academic research. Successful applicants will be self-motivated and comfortable working in an unstructured environment.
“It’s been two years since our last call for submissions for this program, which draws some of the most exciting artists from across the country,” said Adam Fox, Director of Programs, National Music Centre. “While a handful of residencies have continued safely, the pandemic had a significant impact on our capacity to deliver this program. Now, as we gradually move towards recovery, we’re thrilled to welcome more artists back to Studio Bell to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
Notable participants of the program include: 2021 East Coast Music Award winner Rich Aucoin, 2020 Polaris Music Prize short-listed band nêhiyawak, DJ-producer duo The Halluci Nation (formerly A Tribe Called Red), operatic tenor and composer Jeremy Dutcher, indie-rock mainstay Ian Blurton, folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, songwriter and harpist Hermitess, acclaimed producer Daniel Lanois, rapper Jae Sterling, and many others.
The National Music Centre’s Artist in Residence program is designed to feed and nurture artistic creativity. The program offers access to unprecedented studio environments; technical assistance from NMC staff, including an audio engineer and technical assistant; and NMC’s renowned collection of musical instruments and recording equipment, which spans 450 years of technical innovation.
The National Music Centre’s Artist in Residence program is generously supported by Bell Media.
About National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique
The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music and is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in Calgary’s East Village. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
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