Banff Artist in Residence Emerging Winter 2022

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Banff Artist in Residence Emerging Winter 2022

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program that offers studio practice, production facilities access and mentorship for visual artists in the early stages of their careers.

BAiR Emerging combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program. As well as having the space to make, research, and experiment, participants are a part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by guest faculty through studio visits and lectures.

This program is intended for artists to cultivate new possibilities and directions in their work. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer demonstrations, technical support, and provide access to a host of facilities including photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, and digital technology.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging 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?

The program is designed for full participation over the entire five-week period. Variable dates will not be considered.

Who should apply?

This residency is for emerging artists who have completed university level training in visual arts (preferably within the last five years), or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Applicants should also hold an active exhibition record of at least two years in length, and show evidence of dedication in their pursuit of an artistic career.

Collectives of no more than two people are welcome to apply.

Program Fee*: $6 723.12 +GST
Program Fee with Financial Aid: $2 277.00
Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)

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

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