Deadline: 04/09/2019

Banff Artist in Residence Winter 2020

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.
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.* Participants may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances by world-renowned visiting artists as well as receive studio visits from program guest faculty. In addition, participants have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, collaborate, and share their work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?
The Banff Artist in Residence 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.

Dates: January 06 - February 07, 2020

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. 

Collaborative groups are welcome to apply.

What's Included

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

Fees & Financial Assistance

  • Program Fee (Single Room) $5 251.70+GST
  • Program Fee (Shared Room) $4 272.16 +GST
  • Program Fee with Financial Aid* (Single Room) $2 925.70 +GST
  • Program Fee with Financial Aid* (Shared Room) $1 946.16+GST

Application fee: $65 for individuals or groups.*

Indigenous Applicants: $35

*Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available to cover tuition

How to Apply
Apply Online

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

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.  

Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete, approximately eight to 10 weeks following the application deadline.

Banff Artist in Residence Winter 2020

Banff Artist in Residence Winter 2020


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