This program will explore Indigenous architecture, art, and the knowledge inherent in traditional design methodologies and materials. It is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants.
The Dark Arts
The Dark Arts is an intensive residency program exploring contemporary photography, current conceptual themes, and the technological advances that have fostered various approaches to creating photographic-based artwork.
Independent Residency - January 2018
In this Independent Residency, be surrounded by a community of artistic peers, attend inspiring talks and performances by world-renowned visiting artists, and enjoy a spectacular mountain environment where you can engage or seek retreat.
Arts Writer in Residence 2018
A six-month arts writing residency to develop curatorial and critical publications, and conduct research while engaging with programs and artists-in-residence in Visual + Digital Arts.
Curator in Residence 2018
A six-month curatorial residency to develop an exhibition or curatorial project, and conduct curatorial research while engaging with programs and artists-in-residence in Visual + Digital Arts.
The Evolving Book
This Visual + Digital Arts residency will focus on the creation, expanding notion, and role of artists’ books as a platform for contemporary art practice; whereby the book format generates (rather than indicates an end point of) the creative process.
Big Bang Residency Program
Artists, designers, architects, scientists, engineers, and other creative professionals are invited to submit proposals to create an interactive public art work to be premiered at Beakerhead 2018.
Curatorial Research Practicum
The curatorial research program in Walter Phillips Gallery is designed for emerging curators. This is a hands-on opportunity that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Director and Curator to receive direct mentorship on research practices that support the presentation, production and critical analysis of contemporary art.
Indigenous Art Journal
This program invites Indigenous art writers, art historians, and curators to explore pertinent conversations in contemporary Indigenous art practice, and the deeper concerns that inform artists work, lives, and communities.
BAiR Late Spring
The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) program in Visual + Digital Arts is a self-directed program providing the time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment, and cultivate new directions in their work.
Collections Practicum – Walter Phillips Gallery
This hands-on opportunity allows an individual to work with the Walter Phillips Gallery’s director and curator. The participant will receive direct mentorship on collections management practices and registrar duties that support the gallery’s collection of over 1,200 works.