NMC Artist in Residence


The National Music Centre’s Artist in Residence 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.

NMC Artist in Residence applications are now closed. Applications for our 2020 season will open Fall 2019.

The National Music Centre’s Artist in Residence program is generously supported by Bell Media.

Artist Entrepreneur West

Artist Entrepreneur West (AE West), is a five-week creative entrepreneurship program to help emerging professional artists, of all musical genres, develop sustainable businesses and careers via hands-on mentoring, networking, and collaboration. AE West is an extension of CMI’s highly-regarded Toronto-based Artist Entrepreneur program and represents a partnership between CMI, NMC and Alberta Music.

AE West runs from November 5 to December 7, 2018.

Application for AE West 2018 is now over.

RBC Master in Residence

RBC Master in Residence workshops provide opportunities for emerging artists to gain unprecedented access to masters in various genres and aspects of music. Through mentorship, lectures, and hands-on workshops, Canadian artists benefit from the unique experiences and skills of these masters. NMC will recruit these masters, and work closely to develop specific programs that unpack their distinct skills to maximize benefit for participating emerging artists.

MiR Steven Page

2018 RBC Master in Residence


Steven Page’s songs are etched in the canon of Canadian music. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singers for Barenaked Ladies, Page co-fronted one of the most unique success stories in Canadian music, leaving a legacy of international hits, and a rabid, global fanbase. Page continues to contribute to Canada’s musical story through his successful independent career.

As NMC’s Master in Residence for 2018, Page will provide insight into his process and offer new perspectives to aspiring songwriters.

Recording Facilities at Studio Bell

The National Music Centre's state-of-the-art recording facilities are now ready to record new music.

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