Artists in Residence

Artist in Residence (AiR) Program

In celebration of supporting women in Calgary communities, the Women’s Centre launched an Artist in Residence program (AiR) for our 20th Anniversary (2017).

We aim to provide more opportunities for women experiencing marginalization to connect with Calgary’s arts and music community, while also providing increased visibility and support to local women-identifying artists. We select one artist or group of artists for each season of the year to lead skill building workshops and perform at special Women’s Centre events to provide all women in Calgary with new opportunities to celebrate creativity. This program includes any style of art: visual, music, film, etc.

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AiR shares the Women’s Centre vision of women supporting communities and communities supporting women. We achieve community building through showcasing the artists, sharing art practice, collaborating on projects, and hosting workshops and events. The artistic vision of each residency is ever growing based on the unique goals of each individual artist and their collaboration with women in our community. Our goal is to host inclusive events at the Women’s Centre with artists and participants of all experience levels and diverse backgrounds.

How can women get involved and support the program?

  • Become an Artist in Residence!
  • Attend our events, workshops, or networking nights
  • Support an event as a special guest or speaker (in collaboration with the artists)
  • Share our events and opportunities with your networks
  • Donate to the Women’s Centre in support of the program
  • Volunteer on our Artist in Residence committee
  • Stay up to date on upcoming events, sign up for our Newsletter 

Current Opportunities

  • Artist in Residence (Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall 2024)
      • Number of positions: 3
      • Visit Careers to find out how to apply

Artists in Residence of 2021 - 2022

The Artists in Residence volunteers at the Women’s Centre anticipate a year of multimedia creative expression that aims to bring community together. A volunteer committee of peer artists curate three or four Artists in Residence a year.

This year, we have artists in residence as well as muralists in residence and are collaborating with: Manuela Albarracin, Flora Johnson and Doro Buch.

Each artist will be showcased at one of our major special events throughout the year. They will each be putting on a workshop or an event for women to attend, learn about their craft and get in touch with some creative energy! Stay tuned for our events throughout the year by visiting our events page.

Manuela Albarracin

Bio to come


Flora Johnson

Doro Buch

Alumni of the AiR program include:

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