EVENT: Youth Night with Kathryn Calder is October 16

EVENT: Youth Night with Kathryn Calder – City’s Artist in Residence

Wednesday, October 16
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Victoria High School Music Room

Youth are invited to meet Kathryn Calder, the City of Victoria’s Artist in Residence at an event on Wednesday October 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Victoria High School Music Room.

The free event will feature a performance and the opportunity to directly share ideas for youth artists and musicians in Victoria, led by Kathryn Calder. All ages are welcome. Registration is not required for this drop-in event.


Kathryn Calder was announced as the City's new Artist in Residence in June 2019. Kathryn is a Victoria-based musician, songwriter/recording artist and recording studio owner.

The Artist in Residence program aims to ‘keep art in mind’, providing the opportunity for a professional artist to work collaboratively with City staff and the community to identify and develop a creative artwork/project to augment one or more capital projects annually over a two-year term.

The position is embedded in the City’s planning process, providing a unique creative and collaborative approach to enhance the value and aesthetic appeal of upcoming capital projects in Victoria, while broadening the community’s involvement in the arts.

Kathryn Calder

Calder’s professional experience in Victoria’s music industry is well-aligned with the City’s Create Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan, which identifies the need to build on Victoria’s diverse and active music scene by positioning Victoria as a “Music City.”

Kathryn Calder’s submission was one of 59 applications the City received in response to a Request for Expressions of Interest, which was open to artists and artist teams who are residents of British Columbia.

She was one of four artists shortlisted and was selected unanimously by the City’s Art in Public Places Committee, based on her strong reputation as an artist who works collaboratively with other artists in a variety of disciplines, and for her proven track record working on community-based projects as an artistic lead.

In addition to being a local musician, songwriter and recording artist, Calder is a record label and studio owner. For the past 15 years, she has been recording and touring as a vocalist/keyboardist with the Indie rock group The New Pornographers. She has also released three solo records, five albums with Immaculate Machine, and one album with her latest project, Frontperson. Learn more.