About the program

Art enriches the lives of Albertans, promotes creativity and innovation, and contributes to a more diversified economy. This program seeks to inspire innovation in the arts and to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the arts and artists in Alberta.

Through this program, an Albertan artist receives a grant to serve a one-year term as Alberta’s Artist in Residence and Arts Ambassador, and they will create an art project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta. During the term, the artist will engage with different communities, share their perspectives and an 'inside look' of their artistic process, and attend important cultural events as Alberta’s arts ambassador.

During their term as Alberta’s arts ambassador, the artist will:

  • engage with different communities
  • share their perspectives
  • offer an ‘inside look’ at their artistic process
  • attend important cultural events


Connect with the Artist in Residence and Arts Ambassador through our Arts Branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-6315
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-9132
Email: [email protected]

Arts Branch
10708 105 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 0A1

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