Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Summer Studio 2017

Visual + Digital Arts
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Program Information

Self-directed residency artist Kara Gut's Banff Centre studio.

Overview

Seek retreat from the everyday and engage in an international community of artists from all disciplines for an intense period of creativity which defines summer at Banff Centre. Summer Studio is a self-directed program in visual arts offering the space, time, and inspiration in which to make new work. 

What does the program offer?

This program offers up to five-weeks of intensive studio time and opportunities for interaction, collaboration, and experimentation.  Demonstrations in visual art production techniques will be offered, and our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer support and provide access to our world-class facilities. Take advantage of attending public talks by faculty and artists from around the world who join us in the summer months, or retreat with dedicated time to work in your studio. 

What length of residency is available?

Residencies during this period can vary between two weeks (minimum) to five weeks.  All residencies start on a Monday and end on a Friday. Longer residency periods may be considered at the discretion of the department.

Who should apply?

This program invites visual artists working in all mediums including ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, digital technology, performance, video and sound.  Curators, researchers, and other arts professionals are also welcome.


What's Included

Single or Shared RoomRead MoreClose

When applying, choose between staying in a single or a shared 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.

Light 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 Light Flex meal plan includes $21 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast and lunch in Vistas Dining Room.

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.


Showcase your workRead MoreClose

This program offers opportunities to showcase your work-in-progress in our Project Space.  If attending during the final week of the program (August 7-11), you can participate in our public open studios event in Glyde Hall.

Lecture SeriesRead MoreClose

A series of outstanding guest artists and curators will give free public talks and hold informal discussions.  Lecture Series talks are available on iTunes U.

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.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

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.

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

Daily Program Fee (shared room)*
$75.00
+GST
Daily Program Fee (single room)*
$103.31
+GST

Application fee: $65 for each individual or group application. Group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Minimum residency length is two weeks or 13 days, maximum is five weeks.  All residencies begin on a Monday and end on a Friday.

Financial Aid is not available for this program. To help fund your experience at The Banff Centre, view a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.

How to Apply

Collaborative Groups: a group leader must complete a single application and upload supporting materials on behalf of the whole group. Visual support materials should be provided for the collective, individual resumes and bios should be provided for each member. Collaborative groups share studio space.

Cover Letter

In 500 words or less, outline the conceptual basis of your artistic practice and frame your work within a larger context.  Describe why you wish to attend this program, what you hope to contribute, learn, and what impact it could have on your practice.

Resume

A one-page resume or C.V. describing academic, professional, and other relevant experience.

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 words, describe the framework of your proposed project in relation to the residency theme, 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.

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. Curators and researchers must submit 3 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, approximately 8-10 weeks following the application deadline.

Eligibility

Residencies are for artists, curators, and other arts professionals with an exhibition record who have had formal training in visual arts, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

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