WestJet Supports National Music Centre Program
WestJet has announced a 3 yr. agreement with the National Music Centre
to be the airline partner for their Artist in Residence Program, based out of the new Studio
Bell facility in Calgary.
The Artist in Residence Program invites musicians from across Canada and around the world to explore and utilize NMC's collection of artifacts, including the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio, to create new musical works. WestJet will be providing flights so that artists can travel from across its network to Studio Bell over the next 3 years.
"The National Music Centre has quickly established itself as the most important touchstone for all things music in Canada and we are thrilled to be the airline partner for the Artist in Residence program," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet's Vice President, Marketing Communications. "We look forward to flying Canadians and talented musicians from coast-to-coast here to our hometown for a great musical experience. Studio Bell is an asset to the city, the province and Canada itself and WestJet is proud to share in its success through our support of the Artist in Residence program."
"We are thrilled to have WestJet provide this critical support to our Artist in Residence program," said Andrew Mosker, President & CEO of the National Music Centre. "Access is often a barrier for artists, and we truly value WestJet's commitment to removing that obstacle in the pursuit of music."