Artist in Residence

Through our Artist in Residence program, musicians from around the world explore and use our collection in the creation of new works. NMC’s vision is to become a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music.

The Artist in Residence program has inspired and contributed to recordings from acts such as 2014 Polaris Music Prize short-listers Timber Timbre and Edmonton synth-enthusiasts Shout Out Out Out Out, along with collaborative works between Montreal’s Kid Koala and noted Beastie Boys associate Money Mark. “Somebody That I Used to Know” hitmaker Gotye is also an alumnus of the residency program with samples from the collection to appear on his next album. NMC’s most recent Master in Residence was celebrated producer, engineer, and musician Daniel Lanois.

Recent visitors have also included Phillip Glass, The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Brian Eno, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Warren Ellis (of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), Billy Corgan, A-Trak, and A Tribe Called Red.

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

Artist in Residence program application now closed for 2016.


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