Submission deadline: September 30 2021

Toronto (August 19, 2021) – Atlific Hotels proudly announces that its managed property, Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District, is launching an on-site artists in residence program. Set to coincide with Alberta’s Month of the Artist the Artist Inn Residence Inn (AIRI) program will invite two artists to live full-time in the hotel’s suites while having a dedicated space to work on and create their art for up to 6 months. AIRI is now accepting applications through September 30, 2021. The first two artists will be selected by October 15, 2021.

“Here at Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown we believe that arts and culture are the lifeblood of a vibrant and thriving city, and a vital ingredient in what makes the Beltline District a fantastic place to stay” said Tim Ostrem, Area Director, Atlific Hotels & General Manager at the Residence Inn Calgary Downtown. “It is our goal to be the premier arts, culture and entertainment hotel in Calgary, and this is one of the ways in which we are proud to support and nurture the local arts community and better the lives of Calgarians and travellers alike.”

The AIRI program will invite two artists, one visual and one performance artist, to live full-time in the hotel’s guest suites for up to 6 months. During their time as resident artist, those selected will have access to all guest amenities; including daily complimentary breakfast, housekeeping, and a 24-hour fitness facility. The visual artist will receive dedicated gallery and workspace while the performing artist will receive access to rehearsal and performance space. As well, both will have their biographies featured in the hotel lobby to increase exposure. As the program is intended to enhance the hotel experience for anyone finding themselves within the space, the artists will be encouraged to create performances, workshops or artwork for display in the hotel’s public spaces. In turn, the artists will be rewarded with a stipend.

Interested candidates can submit an application directly via Submissions for the first residency beginning in November are due by September 30th while the first two artists will be selected by October 15th. Submissions are open to Canadian residents and the application process will seek to uncover the artist’s biography, project overview and a description of planned activities during the residency. Built on the site of Calgary’s historic Alberta Boot Company, Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District pays homage to the city’s cowboy roots. Ideally located in the vibrant Beltline District, the hotel allows guests to make the most of their stay with proximity to top attractions, including the Calgary Tower and the Scotiabank Saddledome. Walk to local downtown spots or hop on the CTrain, just one block away, and explore nearby restaurants and shops. Offering a full kitchen in each suite, complimentary breakfast and grocery delivery, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour, two-story fitness centre, a stay at the property makes each day in Calgary feel effortless. For more information and to book a stay, please visit the hotel website.

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The company has built a reputation for offering comprehensive accounting reporting, information technology solutions and support, strategic revenue-generating sales and marketing plans, and award-winning revenue management programs. Atlific Hotels’ parent company, Ocean Properties Ltd., owns and operates over 100 hotels throughout the United States. Together they make up the fifth largest privately-owned hotel management company in North America, operating independent hotels and resorts as well as internationally recognized hotel brands such as Marriott, IHG and Hilton. For more information, please visit