April 15, 2015

Fall 2015 residencies

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Kay Burns, Flat Earth Cube Map, 2014. Etching (component of Flat Earth performance/installation). Courtesy the artist.

Thematic residency: Truth Lies Lore
Kay Burns, Janieta Eyre
Program dates: November 2–December 11, 2015
Apply by May 27

Thematic residencies offer a structured program where artists are brought together to investigate a specific theme. We invite all mediums of visual arts practice to apply, including curators, architects and designers.

Truth Lies Lore is a residency that offers a platform for playful reinterpretation and fabrication of “truths” as a tool for disrupting established conventions. Whether through enacting alternative personas or inventing new realities through objects, artifacts, narrative, installation, photography, painting, and technology, artists will explore the mutable space between truth, lies, and lore.
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Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) 
BAiR programs in Visual + Digital Arts provide time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment with and develop production techniques, and cultivate new directions in their work.

BAiR fall
Program dates: September 14–October 23, 2015
Apply by April 22

BAiR late fall
Program dates: November 2–December 11, 2015 
Apply by May 27

Practicum opportunities
The Arts Practicum Program is an intense experiential learning opportunity that marries technical training in the arts and arts administration with hands-on, real world experiences.

Visual Arts Indigenous Administration and Research practicum 
Program dates: June 1, 2015–June 3, 2016
Apply by April 29
This practicum is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in arts administration for Indigenous practitioners. The participant will work with and be mentored by staff from all areas of the Visual + Digital Art department: creative residencies, Walter Phillips Gallery, and the Banff International Curatorial Institute.
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Content Unit Practicum 
Program dates: May 11, 2015–March 31, 2016
Apply by April 22, 2015
We are seeking two emerging storytelling practitioners who will benefit from hands-on learning opportunities to progress their careers in multimedia content creation.
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About The Banff Centre 
The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator in the world. Our mission is inspiring creativity. Over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year.

Visual + Digital Art residency programs at The Banff Centre offer opportunities for artists to engage with world-renowned faculty and peers, and gain new insights into the development of their work.  Access to extensive facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, painting, digital media, video and audio is available.

For more information: Office of the Registrar / T +403 762 6180 / T +1 800 565 9989


Call for applications: fall 2015 residencies at The Banff Centre

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