The National Music Centre (NMC) is accepting new submissions to its Artist in Residence program at Studio Bell for 2019. Interested applicants can apply at nmc.ca/artists by Monday, November 26, 2018.
The NMC’s Artist in Residence (AiR) program is designed to feed and nurture artistic creativity and technical innovation by providing artists at various levels of professional development with uninterrupted time and space, and the use of NMC’s singular collection and expertise, to create new and innovative works in a supportive, world-class facility. The Artist in Residence program offers access to three historic recording consoles, including the Rolling Stones Recording Mobile (RSM), and over 300 musical artifacts, spanning 450 years of music technology and innovation.
Since moving to Studio Bell, AiR participants have included 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher, FRONTPERSON (the project of Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers and Mark Andrew Hamilton of Woodpigeon), Luke Doucet, and many others. In NMC’s previous facility, Basia Bulat, Gotye, Timber Timbre, and iconic Canadian artist and producer Daniel Lanois took part in the program.
“Since opening our doors in 2016, the National Music Centre has welcomed dozens of artists from across Canada to create new music at Studio Bell,” said Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs. “Access to our one-of-a-kind collection and recording facility has contributed to numerous albums, demos, and creative projects. We are so proud to have been able to provide the tools for these artists to push their ideas forward and can’t wait to hear what comes next.”