August 25, 2016

Winter residencies in visual + digital arts

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Studio Orta. Refuge Wear – Habitent. 1992–93. Courtesy of Lucy Orta.

Body as Site: Thematic Residency
Program dates: January 16–February 17, 2017
Apply by September 21, 2016

The body is the central site through which we experience the world around us; interact with cultural, political, and social constructs, and move through our experiences.

Body as Site is a five-week residency program that invites artists, designers, architects, curators, and researchers to explore the body as a site of investigation in contemporary art.

Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops this residency will provide a platform for a diversity of creative activity. Topics to explore will include: collaborative practices and the collective body, embodied knowledge, nomadism, diaspora, cultural and social habitats, performance, fashion, operational aesthetics, wearable technology, architecture, and the body’s relationships to objects, spaces and environments.

On hand for the residency will be guest faculty Lucy Orta (Chair of Art and the Environment at University of Arts London), a Paris-based installation artist whose work bridges fashion, sculpture, and architecture.

Funding available, see program page for details.

BAiR Winter
Program dates: January 16–February 17, 2017
Apply by September 21, 2016

The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) program 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 private studio space and access to our extensive facilities, 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 the Centre’s spectacular mountain setting. Funding is available and residency length can vary within the prescribed program dates. See program page for details.

BAiR Emerging
Program dates: March 6–31, 2017
Apply by October 19, 2016

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, and critical feedback for artists in the early stages of their careers. BAiR Emerging combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program. As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice.

This program will provide professional development opportunities for emerging artists by opening up new possibilities and directions in the production of their work. Our knowledgeable staff will be readily available to provide support, direction, and access to our extensive facilities. Curator Jacqueline Bell and visiting artist Anne MacMillan (Emerging Atlantic Artist Award recipient) will be on-hand for consultation and studio visits. Funding is available, see program page for details.

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About Banff Centre Visual + Digital Arts
Banff Centre Visual + Digital Arts programs offer opportunities for artists to engage with world-renowned faculty and peers, and 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.

For more information: Office of the Registrar, [email protected] / T 403 762 6180 / T 1 800 565 9989

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