Call for artists for performing arts residencies

The Anvil Centre Theatre and Art Services departments are seeking local performance-based artists and collectives to participate in a pilot residency program at Anvil Centre.

Two calls have been posted: one for professional artists and one for community-based artists. Applications are encouraged from non traditional arts streams, emerging artists as well as those representative of Indigenous, equity-seeking and racialized communities. The creation of these pilot residency programs is intended to support the local arts sector in navigating pandemic recovery and connect artists and community through adapted activation, engagement and presentation opportunities.

Successful applicants will receive scheduled access to the Anvil Centre’s dance studio and Anvil Centre Theatre during open building hours to support the residency, and technical support including facilitated use of the Anvil Centre Theatre’s streaming equipment.  In exchange for this support, successful applicants will be required to provide specific outcomes related to community engagement and presentation.

Applicants should be New Westminster based or strongly affiliated. Examples would include performers who work, live or go to school within New Westminster or who are connected to the Indigenous heritage of the land.

Two open Zoom information sessions will be held at 12:00pm and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16th. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 22.

Anvil Centre Community-Based Performing Arts Residency Program (Artist Call)
Anvil Centre Professional Performing Arts Residency Program (Artist Call)