May 14, 2014

Self-directed residencies 2014–2015

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Artist Veronica Slater works in her studio. Courtesy of The Banff Centre.

Self-directed residency opportunities
If you’re seeking self-directed time to complete a project, space away from the day to day, and access to facilities to create and experiment, our Banff Artist-in-Residence (BAiR) program could be perfect for you. 

We offer several options:

Seasonal BAiR
Join us for regular periods of independent studio time in the company of other artists. We are currently accepting applications for:

Late fall
November 3–December 12
Apply by: May 21

Early winter
January 19–February 27, 2015
Apply by: June 18 

BAiR late winter Intensive
March 9–April 3, 2015 
Apply by: September 24
A four-week intensive program with the freedom of independent studio research, and the benefits and support of a structured residency. Includes studio visits, presentations, and lectures. Find out more.

Extended BAiR (ongoing)
Right opportunity, but our seasonal dates don’t fit with your calendar? We also offer ongoing opportunities to develop your art practice outside of the regular schedule of programs. Find our more.


Seeking inspiration? Consider applying for one of our thematic residencies:

Are we looking at dead birds?
Dates: November 3–December 12
Apply by: May 21
Céline Kopp will ask artists to consider questions linked to representation, materiality, and empathy.  Partial scholarship is available.

“In Kind” Negotiations with Raymond Boisjoly
Dates: November 3–December 12
Apply by: May 21
This program asks indigenous artists to explore the questions informing their practices. Full scholarship is available. 

Food Water Life with Lucy + Jorge Orta
Dates: January 19–February 27, 2015
Apply by: June 18
Participants will explore concerns such as biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, human rights, and envision a new world of tomorrow. Partial scholarship is available.


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


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