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Indigenous Arts Residency: Digital Constellations 2023
The Digital Constellations Residency supports the development and research phase of a digital media project wherein you can apply as an individual or with a collaborator.
The residency offers time and a supportive environment to focus on the early concept stages of your project and to research and experiment. The digital media project can intersect with a visual arts practice.
With guidance from faculty, our Media Production team and the support of visual arts facilitators, the goal is for you to create samples of work and develop your project throughout the program. You will also have the opportunity to share projects and network.
What Does the Program Offer
This program offers guidance of faculty, access to the Banff Centre media production team and spaces, and offers project support from visual arts facilitators. This residency also welcomes projects that intersect with media production and visual arts.
You will have access to a Glyde Hall Studio with support from Visual Arts, and 24-hour access to artist-run editing suites. The program also offers support from the Media & Production team and access to facilities.
We encourage you to utilize the Banff Centre Library and Archives for research and knowledge building.
Who should Apply
Indigenous digital media artists working in the early stages of a project, interested in both researching, experimenting and integrating a visual arts component.
Indigenous Visual Artists with emerging skills in digital media arts interested in developing a digital media project.
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.
This program offers opportunities to showcase your work-in-progress.
Create in one of our specialized studios and utilize shared production facilities. Collaborative groups share studio space.
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. Banff Centre can respond to most dietary requests.
The Full Flex meal plan is equivalent to $61 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner at our Buffet service.
The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives - Current Services
We are delighted to offer the following services for Banff Centre Participants, Artists, and Faculty:
- Open hours: 9:30 am to 1 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
- Library accounts for borrowing materials
- Digital Library
- Research assistance, by appointment
Fees & Financial Assistance
Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)
*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee, meal and accommodation fee is available for this program.
All accepted participants will receive the above financial aid package.
Application fees are not refundable.
Help fund your experience at Banff Centre. View a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.
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.
How to Apply
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.
- If you are applying as an individual, you must complete both the online application form (including $65 application fee) and a SlideRoom application.
- If you are applying as an ensemble, the ensemble leader must complete both the online application form (including $65 application fee) and a SlideRoom application. Please submit only one SlideRoom application per group. There will be a $35 registration fee of each member upon acceptance to the program.
Adjudication is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the program on artists’ practice and careers, project feasibility and the capacity of Banff Centre to help realize the project, and the project’s fit with Banff Centre’s values and strategic directions as described in its strategic plan. Banff Centre respects the need for artists to plan ahead for their visit; applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete. Banff Centre respects the need for artists to plan ahead for their visit; applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete.
Banff Centre welcomes domestic and international applicants for this program. Please note, Banff Centre programs do not meet Canadian Student Visa eligibility requirements, you must obtain a Visitor Visa to enter Canada. Accepted individuals are responsible for identifying and complying with the immigration requirements to enter Canada as a visitor from their country of origin. Current wait times to receive a visa are much longer than normal, so applicants who require a Visitor Visa should check the current expected processing times prior to applying.
Applicants must be ages 18+ at the time of the program start date.
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 the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.