Deadline: 12/06/2019

Earthed | Visual Arts

Earthed explores visual art practices that shed light on planetary processes and concerns.

arthed explores visual art practices that shed light on planetary processes and concerns. Such artistic practices may operate on the margins of the typical systems of art production and exchange. These practices may employ art as a conduit to engage with environmental issues including regenerative living, habitat loss and degradation, climate breakdown, biodiversity, adaptation, and more.  

This program investigates the confluence of ethics and aesthetics in search of alternative structures to raise cultural and political awareness of urgent environmental issues.

Led by artists Ackroyd & Harvey, whose work intersects art, activism, architecture, biology, ecology and history, this residency will also include engagements with local scientists, biologist, and ecologists.

What does the program offer?
Residencies offer a structured program where visual artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting faculty, artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

This program is designed for participation over the entire 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 who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups are welcome to apply.

What's Included

  • Shared Room
  • Light Flex Meal Plan
  • Studios & Facilities
  • Showcase Your Work
  • Lecture Series
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Gym Membership
  • Participant Resources

Fees & Financial Assistance
Program Fee: $4 272.66+GST

Program Fee with Financial Aid: $791.18+GST*
*Financial Aid up to 100% covering tuition and shared room accommodation will be offered to all participants due to renovations taking place in Glyde Hall, the Banff Centre’s Visual Arts building.  Meals plans are not eligible

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How to Apply

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Project Summary and Bio
  • Detailed Project Proposal and Timeline
  • Resource Request
  • Portfolio
  • Financial Assistance

Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program.

Earthed | Visual Arts

Earthed | Visual Arts


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