November 19, 2018

Call for applications: Visual Arts programs

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Lili Huston-Herterich and Tor Jonsson. Photo: Tabitha Rhyason.

More time. More space. More art.
Explore new directions in your work with international faculty and artists. Be inspired by our studio spaces and facilities in an unrivalled natural environment.

Ghost Days: Making Art for Spirit
April 22–May 17, 2019
Apply by November 28, 2018
This program is an experiment in conjuring and medium-ship, combined with art and collaboration with the living and with spirit. Participants will create works based on their personal relationship with the concept of spirit. Artists in this residency will partake in conversations with local Elders, as well as workshops involving photo/film development, sound art, performance, and storytelling to invoke spirit as both collaborator and audience.

Banff Artist in Residence Late Spring
June 3–July 5, 2019
Apply by February 6
This program is designed for visual artists to focus on their own practice in a supportive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research and time, and cultivate new directions in their work—all while surrounded by a community of peers within Banff Centre’s spectacular mountain setting.

Banff Artist in Residence Summer
July 22–August 23, 2019
Apply by March 6
This program allows participants to delve deeply into their visual art practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. BAiR encourages experimentation and risk-taking, via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. Participants may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances by world-renowned visiting artists as well as receive studio visits from program guest artists.

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