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Arts & Culture

Artist in Residence

Bringing art into the Library.

Our three seasonal Artists in Residence are paid community engagement residencies that support artists, collectives, and arts organizations working in Indigenous art and placemaking, children's art and illustration, or the Newcomer experience.

Residents work in a designated space at Central Library and engage with the public at libraries across the city.

Newcomer Artist in Residence

Newcomer in Residence

Meet Han Sungpil

Han Sungpil, Calgary Public Library’s 2024 Newcomer Artist in Residence, strives to understand the world’s diversity by exploring nature, discovering sublime elements of beauty, and interpreting mundane worlds that have been sources of his inspiration. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Canada in 2020. He is a visual artist that uses photography, video, and installation to delve into environmental issues, which has always kept him exploring the Arctic, Antarctic, Amazon, Andes, Alps, Sahara and Canadian Rockies.  

The Newcomer Artist in Residence program is a partnership with Calgary Arts Development. This Library residency is generously supported by TD Bank Group. The resident is the recipient of the 2024 Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) New Canadian Artist Award sponsored by TD Bank at the Mayor's 2024 Celebration for the Arts.

Book a one-on-one consultation

The Newcomer Artist in Residence is pleased to consult with emerging and established artists of all ages to discuss technique, inspirations, style, or whatever aspect of the art world would be most helpful. 

Book your one-on-one consultation

Programs with the Newcomer Artist in Residence

Attend free programs with Han Sungpil during his residency. 

Register for free programs

Recommended reads from the Newcomer Artist in Residence

In Han’s thought-provoking booklist, you will experience a variety of stories. Some will spark your imagination and take you to new places, while others are meant to inspire change.

Browse the list