CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS for the Newcomer Arts Professional Program (NAPP) is now open in Calgary and Edmonton!
Formerly known as the Immigrant Arts Mentorship Program (IAMP), the Newcomer Arts Professional Program (NAPP) aims to bridge the unique challenges faced by newcomer arts professionals by offering:
Purpose of NAPP
NAPP is a tailored professional development initiative designed to empower and support newcomer professional artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers. This program serves as a pivotal platform, providing connections, resource access, educational enrichment, and professional establishment within the Canadian arts landscape.
Experience personalized one-on-one mentorship, engage in professional development sessions led by esteemed Canadian arts professionals, undergo comprehensive training programs, and gain experience and exposure to the Canadian arts sector.
Dedicated to amplifying newcomers’ visibility in the arts and community-focused sectors, NAPP is more than a program; it's a gateway to essential information, abundant networking opportunities, career guidance, and motivation.
NAPP opens doors to a world of possibilities for successful participants. Beyond earning a certificate, participants gain immediate exhibition opportunities, access to paid professional engagements, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. NAPP serves as your catalyst for a thriving career in the vibrant Canadian arts landscape!
In addition to the above benefits, participants are paid an honorarium at the completion of the program.
Who Should Apply?
This tailored program is designed exclusively for arts professionals in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta who are newcomers to Canada, with a residence history of less than 7 years. This can include visual artists, performers, musicians, actors, arts managers, dancers, arts administrators in different sectors and cultural workers.
An arts professional is anyone who works in the arts either as an artist (visual, performing, multidisciplinary, media, literary etc or an arts manager, arts administrator or any form of cultural profession.
To qualify, participants must:
This program is your gateway to unlocking new possibilities in your artistic journey.
Express your interest by filling out our application form here.
Application Deadline: Monday, 5th February, 2024
NAPP Information Session
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The attached PDF gives VERY IMPORTANT information you should know about important dates, structure and other details you might need for the program and you should know before applying.
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