Alberta's Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador 2020-2021

Wow... we are super honoured to announce that Joal has been selected as Alberta's Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador

The official announcement interview by The Hon. Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women is linked below (*Note: tissues may be required). For the official Government of Alberta Press Release please click here. To view Joal’s short-list artist interview, please click here.

This incredible opportunity comes with the privileged responsibility of advocating for the Arts every day as well as creating a new residency work (to be announced at a future date).

As the Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador, I also want to highlight the incredible work of my fellow short-listed artists (in no particular order). Each individual has made significant contributions to our province’s artistic milieu and deserves attention. Please click the links to learn more about each of their careers and accomplishments, and support each of them as able: 

Billie Zizi, musician, Edmonton 
Artist Interview / Online Presence 

Janita Frantsi, dancer, Edmonton 
Artist Interview / Artist Instagram / Artist YouTube

Lanre Ajayi, filmmaker and visual artist, Calgary 
Artist Interview / Online Presence 

Natalie Vargas, filmmaker, Calgary 
Artist Interview / Online Presence 

Yukichi Hattori, dancer, Calgary 
Artist Interview / Online Presence 

Zach Polis, poet and spoken word performer, St. Albert 
Artist Interview / Online Presence

*Links we be updated periodically as each artist so desires.

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