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Trainings for the Not-Yet

Visual Arts

Program Information

Public Faculty no.3 Unkrautlabor, with Charl Landvreugd, IGA Kienberg Park, Berlin, 2017.

Program Overview

Trainings for the Not-Yet is a program of research, community learnings, theoretical frameworks, performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations. In this residency designed for artists, community organizers, researchers, and curators, we will develop a toolkit for a future of being together, otherwise.   

Led by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and guided by her research framework Trainings for The Not-Yet, participants will explore alternative forms of pedagogy and participation in order to think through, model, and embody alternative futures. The program will explore how to shape the places we live in; engage in deep cultural exchanges with and among communities; and influence processes of design, regulation, and policy making. Participants will examine methods for working with organizations and publics in addressing social issues and shared responsibilities, and will imagine the future as a collective exercise of care.

Trainings for the Not-Yet is part of a long-term research, exhibition, education, and publication project Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017 – present) at BAK (basis voor actuele kunst), Utrecht, Netherlands. 

What does the program offer?

Weekly modules will encompass readings, dialogue, experiential exercises, material research and making, participant-driven activities, and collaboration.

Participants will learn to develop new relations and methods of working in social and community-based practices. Shared research and spaces will facilitate deep connections and collaboration. 

Who should apply?

This residency is open to visual artists, community organizers, researchers, architects and designers, and curators who work with communities. Applicants should have completed formal training in visual arts or a field related to this program at the post-secondary level, and should demonstrate a history of exhibitions, publications, and projects. 

Collectives of no more than two people are welcome to apply.

Facility Renovation Notice

Please note, Glyde Hall (Banff Centre’s Visual Arts building, which houses artist studios and production facilities) will be undergoing window renovations during the time of this program. The renovations will be staged in contained areas of the building, one area at a time. Adjustments have been made to ensure minimal disruption to artists working in Glyde Hall, however there will be some limitations to facility access as well as some noise disturbance. As such, program fees and financial assistance have been amended; please see this section of the webpage for more information or contact


What length of residency is available?

This program is designed for participation over the entire residency period. Variable dates will not be considered.

Weekly Schedule

Week One

Faculty: Jeanne van Heeswijk

Welcome orientation

Participant presentations

Open lecture: Jeanne van Heeswijk


Week Two

Faculty: Jeanne van Heeswijk, Cease Wyss

Seminar, workshops

Collaborative research, studio time  

Open lecture: Chris Cran (Banff Artist in Residence faculty)


Week Three

Faculty: Jeanne van Heeswijk

Seminar, workshops

Collaborative research, studio time 

Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium: Living Agreement

Open lecture: Carol Stakenas (Banff Artist in Residence faculty)


Week Four

Faculty: Jeanne van Heeswijk, Damon Reaves

Seminar, workshops

Collaborative research, studio time 

Open lecture: Damon Reaves


Week Five

Open Studios

Program wrap-up


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.

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 $23 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast and lunch in Vistas Dining Room.

Studios & FacilitiesRead MoreClose

In keeping with the collaborative theme of this residency, participants will work in shared office and studio facilities.

Specialized production facilities in printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, digital media, and more will also be available (subject to additional fees). 

Showcase Your WorkRead MoreClose

This program offers opportunities to showcase your work-in-progress in an 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.

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.

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 six days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

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

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
$5 252.20
Program Fee with Financial Aid*

Application fee: $65 for individuals or groups. Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Financial Aid up to 100% covering tuition and single room accommodation will be offered to all participants due to renovations in Glyde Hall, Banff Centre’s Visual Arts building. Meal plans are not eligible.  

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

Help fund your experience at 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.
Learn more.

Collectives: 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.

Cover Letter

In 500 words or less, outline the background of your work and frame it within a larger artistic and community context. Describe why you wish to attend this program, what you hope to contribute, and learn.


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

Project Summary and Bio

Provide a 100-word biography and a 100-word summary of what you will work on while in residence. These summaries will be used as a narrative for administrative and public use.


  • Artists, architects and designers must submit 10 samples of work.
  • Curators, community organizers and researchers must submit three samples of written project work.

File sizes and specifications are available in our upload tool.

Detailed Project Proposal and Timeline

In 500 words, describe the framework of the project you intend to work on in relation to the residency, 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. Please note this program is designed to develop pedagogy and conversation around community practices, and not to deliver projects in the local community of the Town of Banff.

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.

Financial Assistance

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


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 eight to 10 weeks following the application deadline.

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.

Contact the Registrar

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

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