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Prince George arts council picks Bell as artist-in-residence

Danny Bell is the first musician chosen in the 10 years of the artist-in-residence program.
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Danny Bell performs at Coldsnap in this file photo.

The Community Arts Council of Prince George and District has chosen Danny Bell as its next artist-in-residence.

Bell is the first musician chosen in the 10 years of the artist-in-residence program.

The program accommodates artists for a period of one year for the development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work.

Part of Bell’s residency will includes at least one feature performance at Knox Performance Centre in May/June 2024.

The past artists-in-residence were Corey Hardeman, Cliff Mann, Crystal Tarr, Carla Joseph, Michael Kast, Lynette LaFontaine, Donna Morrison, Erin Stagg, and Frances Gobbi.

“Danny's exceptional talent and dedication to the arts align perfectly with our mission to enrich and diversify the cultural landscape of Prince George,” arts council executive director Eli Klasner said. ”His residency promises to be a remarkable journey, and we look forward to witnessing the transformative impact of his work on our community."

Bell was born and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota, and moved to Prince George in 2009 where he earned a degree in anthropology from UNBC. He has performed across western Canada, headlining at the Edge of the World Music Festival in 2022 and playing at the Arts Wells Music Festival, Robson Valley Music Festival, Kispiox Music Festival, Wayestock in Alberta, and The Napatak Ramble in northern Saskatchewan. He is currently preparing to embark on his first U.S. tour of Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

His latest musical release, 2022’s Killing Birds, was mostly recorded in the foreman’s office in an abandoned sawmill just outside of Mackenzie.


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