Visual Arts: Banff Artist in Residence

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Visual Arts: Banff Artist in Residence

Summer 2023

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.

The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking via access to shared production facilities and  knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance.

What Does the Program Offer?

The time and space to delve deeply into your practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. You will be provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities. Facility access is based on availability of facilitators, and priority access is given to those requesting their use in their initial application.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to build connections, create networks and share your work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists who have completed formal training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Priority will be given to applicants who have not attended a Visual Arts Program at Banff Centre within the last three years.

This program is designed for participation over the entire program period. Variable dates will not be considered. Collaborative groups are welcome to apply. Groups no larger than two people will be considered for this program.

*Subject to additional fees.

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities and expressions.

*Financial aid available.

Program Dates: June 26 – July 28, 2023
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023

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