Renting in Calgary? We've got cameras and a plan. We need you!

Hey, do you rent? CBC Calgary is launching a photo project about renting on a budget. This is a paid opportunity, training provided. No photography experience necessary. Apply here!

Training provided, apply here to tell your renting story

Hey Calgary! Are you renting? So many of us do, and we want to know how it's working for you. The ups, the downs, the reasons you love it, the reasons you can't wait to be out.

We're not looking for professional photographers. Nope. We're looking for people who are renting today and want to document their own lives and neighbourhoods in creative ways. We'll provide training and loan cameras, and pay $500 for your time and photographs.

If you join us, you'll need to be available for a 45-minute video group chat each week for five weeks in April-May to discuss what you've got and how it's going.

You'll work with some of our CBC journalists, and together we'll create a series of photo essays, stories and art installations to explore renting in Calgary.

What's the best bit about your renting situation? What problems did it solve, which ones did it create? What surprised you? Why did you pick where you picked? How does it make you feel? We want to understand your story.

If the application form doesn't load automatically, click here. We'll contact successful applicants in early April.


Elise Stolte


Elise Stolte has 15 years of experience telling the stories of her community and has been recognized for feature writing, social-impact and community-based journalism. She previously worked for the Edmonton Journal and joined CBC Calgary last year. You can reach her at