December 5, 2014

Spring residencies

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Alex Hartley, Vigil, 2014. Site specific occupation for the Folkestone Triennial, Kent, UK. Photo: Thierry Bal.

April 27–May 22, 2015
Faculty: Robin DuPont, Dan Murphy

This residency is an opportunity to work alongside other wood and soda fire practitioners; to create, share ideas, techniques and inspirations, and in turn, be inspired by the stunning surroundings of the Rocky Mountains. We will fire The Banff Centre’s venerable Noborigama kiln—designed and built three decades ago—around which a host of memorable conversations, art work, challenges and celebrations have emerged. The residency is best suited to emerging and established artists with wood and/or soda firing experience who want to push their work in new creative directions.

Apply by January 14, 2015.
Find out more here.


Banff International Curatorial Institute
Critical Art Writing Ensemble

April 27–May 15, 2015
Faculty: Andrew Berardini, Quinn Latimer

This residency will treat critical art writing as an aspect of literature—exhibition catalogues can expand into short novels and stories; reviews into haikus and soliloquies that can transcend the ephemerality of quotidian journalism. Together participants will read and compose writing that will have the wetness of literature: narrative and poetic potential, emotional/political/spiritual/intellectual engagement, creative approaches to form,, and highly distinctive points of view backboned by serious analysis.

Apply by January 14, 2015.
Find out more here.

Banff Artist-in-Residence 
April 27–May 22, 2015

Banff Artist-in-Residence (BAiR) 2D is a program for artists working in the mediums of analog and digital photography, alternative and historical photographic processes, drawing, printmaking, painting, paper making, weaving & fibre arts. This is an opportunity for self-directed artists to delve into the richness and diversity of studio-based practices in Banff National Park, an environment of incredible natural beauty. Artists are encouraged to explore the boundaries of these mediums and non-traditional approaches to art practice are welcome.

Apply by January 14, 2015.
Find out more here. 


BAiR Spring
June 1–26, 2015

Be surrounded by a community of artistic peers, attend inspiring talks and performances by world-renowned visiting artists, and enjoy a spectacular mountain environment where you can engage or seek retreat. The Banff Artist-in-Residence (BAiR) program in Visual Arts provides 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.

Apply by February 18, 2015.
Find out more here.


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, paper-making, ceramics, fibre, painting, digital media, video and audio is available.


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

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