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Banff Artist in Residence Emerging - Winter 2022

Visual Arts | In Person

Program Information

Collage of program faculty, Yaniya Lee, Vanessa Kwan and Lou Sheppard

Collage of program faculty. Yaniya Lee, Photo Nam Phi Dang; Vanessa Kwan, Photo: Rachel Topham Photography; Lou Sheppard, Photo: Sampson Learn

Overview

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.

For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit: www.banffcentre.ca/covid-19-measures

Faculty

What's Included

Single RoomRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes a single bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.

Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.

Full Flex Meal PlanRead MoreClose

Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.

The Full Flex meal plan includes $40 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open 6 days a week.

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Studios & FacilitiesRead MoreClose

Create in one of our specialized studios and utilize shared production facilities in printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, digital media and more (subject to additional fees) Collaborative groups share studio space.

 

Lecture SeriesRead MoreClose

A series of outstanding guest artists and curators will give free public talks and hold informal discussions.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee*
$6 723.12
+GST
Program Fee with Financial Aid
$2 277.00
+GST

Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)

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

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

If you would like to be considered, please complete the Financial Aid section when uploading your supporting materials.

Banff Centre will issue official tax receipts for eligible tuition fees and financial assistance and awards as required by the Income Tax Act. You will receive a T2202 (Tuition and Enrolment Certificate) for eligible tuition fees paid and a T4A (Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income) for applicable financial assistance and awards.

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How to Apply

It is important to be aware of all steps included in submitting your application.
Learn more.

Collaborative Groups:  Collectives of no more than two people are welcome to apply. One person from the collective must complete a single application and upload supporting materials on behalf of the pair. Visual support materials should be provided for the collective, individual resumes and bios should be provided for each member.  

Resume

A one-page resume describing your academic, artistic, professional, and other relevant artistic experience.

Letter of Intent

A 500 word description of why you wish to attend this program, what you hope to learn or achieve and what impact it could have on your artistic practice. 

Project Summary and Bio

Provide a 100-word artist biography and a 100-word summary of the proposed project. These summaries will be used as a narrative for administrative and public use.

Detailed Project Proposal and Timeline

In 500  - 1000 words, describe the conceptual framework of your proposed project, your weekly execution plan, details of the mediums you propose to use and your level of knowledge in the processes required, and outline any specific technical or support requirements.

Financial Assistance

Be sure to complete the Financial Aid section to be eligible for financial assistance.

Resource Request

Outline all studio, equipment, software, facility, or staff support requested in our upload tool. Final resource allocation is at the discretion of the department.

 

Portfolio

Provide 10 samples of your artistic work. Curators and researchers must submit three samples of written work. File sizes and specifications are available in our upload tool.

Adjudication

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.       

Eligibility

This residency is for emerging artists who have completed university level training in visual arts (preferably within the last five years), 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.

Note:

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of Banff Centre.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)
1.800.565.9989