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New West’s Anvil Centre puts out a call for artists

The pilot residency programs at New West's arts and culture hub are open to professional and community-based artists who are New Westminster based or strongly affiliated.

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.
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.

The Anvil Centre Theatre and the City of New Westminster have put a call out to artists and collectives to participate in a pilot residency program at New West’s arts and culture hub. The criteria for applications include being New Westminster based or strongly affiliated by living, working, going to school in the municipality, or connected to the land’s Indigenous heritage.

With two calls for professional and community-based artists, applications are encouraged from non-traditional arts streams, emerging artists, and those from 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,” reads a media release.

Successful applicants will receive scheduled access to the Anvil Centre’s dance studio and theatre plus technical support, including the use of the Anvil Centre Theatre’s streaming technology.

More information can be found on the City of New Westminster website. The application deadline for both residencies is February 22.