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Indigenous Digital Media Self-Directed Residency

Indigenous Arts

Program Information

iskwé works in the studio

iskwé works in the studio

Overview

This Indigenous Digital Media Self Directed residency in connection with the Indigenous Langauge VR Think Tank held in November 2020 with Julie Nagam and Jason Lewis as lead Faculty.  This residency is intended to offer an established Digital Media artist the opportunity to engage in mentorship, either in a collaborative project, or to work with Digital Media technology that reflects each of their practices.  The artists will experiment through the use of space, technology, and creative resources made available to them.  The residency is planned to take place onsite at Banff Centre.

What Does the Program Offer

To create space and opportunities for Indigenous Digital Media artists to access their digital media practice, the participants and Faculty will attend as a duo, working together as an established and emerging collaboration. 

Who Should Apply

This residency is for an Indigenous artist of multidisciplinary Digital Media awareness to delve deeper into their creative practice on campus. 

The program is geared towards established Digital Media artists who are already working in the AR, VR, and AI world. Artists must be an Indigenous person from Canada and have a body of work to demonstrate, as well as have the ability to travel to Banff Centre for this program.

Please note. this program is by invitation only, and is not accepting open applications.

As we re-open campus and welcome artists back to on-campus programming in a safe and mindful way, we have made the difficult decision to restrict recruitment for on-campus programs to those currently residing in Canada. International Participants are welcome to apply for any of our online programming. We continue to monitor the situation closely and look forward to the future relaxation of travel measures that will allow us to welcome international artists once again. Note that if inter-provincial quarantine is required, this will be at the expense of the participant. 

What's Included

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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

The Full Flex meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

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

 

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee (Single Room)
$1 467.90
+GST
Program Fee with Financial Aid
$0.00

Application fee: $25.00

*Financial Aid up to approximately 100% of the program fee is available. If you would like to be considered, please complete the Financial Aid section when uploading your supporting materials.

In addition to the program fee, participants are responsible for all costs associated with their stay such as shipping, materials and supplies, the rental and use of audio/visual equipment, photographic materials, printing, and any specific facilities fees.

Help fund your experience at The Banff Centre! View a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.

How to Apply

It is important to be aware of all steps included in submitting your application.
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Cover Letter

A one-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in this program and what you hope to achieve by attending it.

Project Summary and Bio

Provide a 100-word artist biography and a 100-word summary of the proposed project you would like to work on while in residence. These summaries will be used as a narrative for administrative and public use.

Resume

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

Detailed project proposal and timeline

In 500 words, describe your proposed residency 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. Include the name of your ideal faculty or mentor that you would like to work with.

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

Artists must submit 10 samples of work. File sizes and specifications are available in our upload tool.

Eligibility

This residency is intended to offer an established Digital Media artist the opportunity to engage in mentorship, either in a collaborative project or to work with Digital Media technology that reflects each of their practices.

Please note. this program is by invitation only, and is not accepting open applications.

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 the 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