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Artist Caretaker in Residence

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Artist Caretaker in Residence Program
The City of Port Moody is pleased to launch this new program that combines an artist in residence with a resident parks caretaker. This unique opportunity provides an artist with a rent-free one bedroom apartment in beautiful Rocky Point Park (Port Moody, BC) in exchange for artistic and caretaker services.

This program is open to all artists legally able to work and live in Canada for the entire duration of the residency and capable of performing all of the duties expected of the resident caretaker. This program is open to artists working in any disciplines that suit the studio/residence space, for example: visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, animators, musicians and poets.

Pilot Program Residency Term begins on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (flexible) and ends on October 31, 2017.

Complete details on the program, including the application process, can be found on the City of Port Moody’s website by pasting this link into your browser: http://portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=1362

How to Apply:
Interested artists are required to submit an application made up of the following:
• Current CV (including name, phone number, address and email address)
• Two professional letters of recommendation
• An artist statement outlining their interest in the program and how this opportunity fits with their current artistic direction (one page maximum)
• A proposal for community engagement initiatives and participation during Culture Days (four pages maximum), including draft budgets required to deliver these initiative
• Examples of current and past work/projects (minimum of three projects) at least one of which is from 2014/2015.

An open house is being held on Wednesday, March 9 from 4-7pm at the artist caretaker in residence suite (2800 block Murray Street). If you plan on attending please RSVP to Devin Jain at djain@portmoody.ca or 604.469.4689.

Contact Name: Devin Jain
Contact Email: djain@portmoody.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 469-4689
Website: http://portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=1362

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