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Artist Hillary Matt works in her studio during the BAiR Late Spring 2017 residency

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Visual and Digital Arts Programs

Create the unforgettable. Explore new directions in your work with international faculty and artists. Be inspired by our studio spaces and facilities in an unrivalled natural environment.



PRACTICUMS

Preparatorial Practicum
October 16, 2017 – October 12, 2018
Application Deadline: August 23, 2017
The Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum program offers the participant hands-on opportunities working alongside the gallery’s preparator and curator. Direct mentorship and support is provided to develop the participant’s skills in preventative conservation, art handling, installation techniques, and museum standards in environmental conditions.



RESIDENCIES

The Dark Arts
January 15 – February 16, 2018
Application Deadline: September 6, 2017
Faculty: Vikky Alexander, Jan-Erik Lundström, Torbjørn Rødland
The Dark Arts is an intensive residency program exploring contemporary photography, current conceptual themes, and the technological advances that have fostered various approaches to creating photographic-based artwork.

Independent Residency – January 2018
January 15 – February 16, 2018
Application deadline: September 6, 2017
Faculty: Mariangela Mendez
The Independent Residency in Visual + Digital Arts provides time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment, and cultivate new directions in their work. In addition to a private studio space and shared facility use, artists are surrounded by a community of artistic peers and have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances by world-renowned visiting artists, all within Banff Centre’s spectacular mountain setting.

Arts Writer in Residence 2018
January 15 – June 29, 2018
Application deadline: September 27, 2017
This six-month residency will provide time, space, and access to resources for mid-career arts writers to further develop their curatorial and critical writing, conduct research, while engaging with artists-in-residence and programs in Visual + Digital Arts. This residency is suited to arts writers focused on the development of a substantial project resulting in an external publication, presentation, or exhibition with a strong critical arts writing component.

Curator in Residence 2018
January 15 – June 29, 2018
Application deadline: September 27, 2017
This six-month residency will provide time, space, and access to resources for mid-career curators to develop an exhibition or project, conduct research, while engaging with artists-in-residence and programs in Visual + Digital Arts. This residency is suited to curators focused on the development of a substantial project resulting in an external public exhibition or curatorial event.

The Evolving Book: Contemporary Artist Book Practices
March 5 – 30, 2018
Application deadline: October 4, 2017
The Evolving Book: Contemporary Artist Book Practices is a program focused on the role of artists’ books in contemporary art practice. Artists’ books (books as art) arose in the 1900s as a format for exploring visual art and text-based practices; as a method of democratizing art distribution, and as a vehicle for sharing conceptual, critical, and political ideas.

Big Bang Residency
December 11 – 15, 2017
Application deadline: October 4, 2017
Artists, designers, architects, scientists, engineers, and other creative professionals are invited to submit proposals to create an interactive public art work that references science, technology, and collective experience. The successful project will be built over the course of a year in Calgary, beginning with a planning and incubation residency hosted at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The work will premiere in September 2018 at Beakerhead in Calgary, Canada.



ABOUT US

Visual + Digital Arts programs at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity offer opportunities for artists to engage with world-renowned faculty and peers to gain new insights into the development of their work. Access to facilities and expertise in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, painting, digital media, video, and sound, as well as curatorial studies are available. Be the first to know of new program announcements, sign up for our newsletter, follow Banff Centre on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


For more information:
Office of the Registrar
Email: VisualArts_Registrar@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989
banffcentre.ca


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