Banff Artist in Residence 2D

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Banff Artist in Residence 2D

Fall 2021

The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their practice in a supportive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to self-direct their research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in their work. The experience of artists in residence is further supported through individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers.

Banff Artist-in-Residence (BAiR) 2D is a program for artists working in the mediums of analog and digital photography, drawing, printmaking, painting, and paper making. Access to the photography, printmaking, papermaking, and digital media production facilities will be available, as well as the woodshop. The program encourages experimentation via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance.

Participants have the opportunity to receive studio visits from program guest faculty and engage with the exhibitions and programming taking place at Walter Phillips Gallery. In addition, participants can share their work with other artists-in-residence, the broader Banff Centre community and the public.

What Does The Program Offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence 2D program allows participants to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

What Length of Residency is Available?

This program is designed for participation over the entire program period. Variable dates will not be considered.

Who Should Apply?

This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record, who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Please Note: As we re-open campus and welcome artists back to programming in a safe and mindful way, we have made the difficult decision to restrict recruitment for on-campus programs to those currently residing in Canada. We continue to monitor the situation closely and look forward to the future relaxation of travel measures that will allow us to welcome international artists once again.

Application Deadline: September 22, 2021
Program Dates: November 1 – December 3, 2021

For more information and to apply online, visit

*Financial aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and financial aid of 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs.

Colourful artwork on walls and windows
Laurie Kang’s studio during Barbara Spohr Award residency in 2020 | Photo: Biliana Panic
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