MEET & GREET: Kathryn Calder, Victoria's new Artist in Residence

EVENT: Meet and Greet Kathryn Calder
Victoria's Artist in Residence

Wednesday, July 17
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

The public is invited to meet Kathryn Calder, the City of Victoria's new Artist in Residence at a Meet and Greet event on Wednesday, July 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park.

The free event will feature a collaborative, musical instrument activity, led by Kathryn Calder.

All ages are welcome. Registration is not required for this drop-in event.

About

Kathryn Calder was recently announced as the City's new Artist in Residence. 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.