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2016 Emerging Atlantic Artist Anne Macmillan, still from Surface Scratches (2014), courtesy the artist.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Visual and Digital Arts Programs

More time. More space. More art. Explore new directions in your work with international faculty and artists. Be inspired by our studio spaces and facilities in an unrivalled natural environment.

BAiR Spring Intensive
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY
April 24 – May 19, 2017
Application Deadline: January 4, 2017
Throughout a period of four weeks, artists will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers, engage in participant-driven critique, and attend demonstrations in various visual art production techniques. Artists will also benefit from the insight of a guest curator through consultation and studio visits.

Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency
June 1 – August 31, 2016
Application Deadline: January 18, 2017
Jury: Jeffrey Spalding, Sarah Fillmore, Amish Morrell, Eleanor King, Anne Macmillan, Peta Rake, Stefan St. Laurent
The Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency provides one emerging visual artist from Atlantic Canada the opportunity to create new work within the inspiring surrounds of the Banff Centre over a period of eight weeks, with a subsequent speaking tour to promote their work. The vision of this residency program is to strengthen cultural connections between eastern and western Canada, and to assist in building the skills necessary for emerging Atlantic artists to be successful in their careers.

Tuition fees, accommodation, meal plan, and travel to and from Banff Centre to the participant’s residence in Canada are covered. As well, the successful artist will receive a production allowance for material costs, production assistance and expertise, and project related incidentals incurred while at Banff Centre.

BAiR Late Spring
May 29 - June 23, 2017
Application deadline: January 11, 2017
Guest curator: Lorenzo Fusi
A four-week 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.

Indigenous Art Journal
May 29 - June 23, 2017
Application deadline: January 25, 2017
Faculty: Jolene Rickard
A platform for emerging and experienced Indigenous curators, art writers, art historians, and cultural thinkers to explore critical art and social discourse and the concerns that inform Indigenous artists' work, lives, and communities. Participants will draft and envision the development of an Indigenous Art Journal and explore future online and print publication.



Visual + Digital Arts programs at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity offer opportunities for artists to engage with world-renowned faculty and peers to gain new insights into the development of their work. Access to facilities and expertise in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, painting, digital media, video, and sound, as well as curatorial studies are available. Be the first to know of new program announcements, sign up for our newsletter, follow Banff Centre on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


For more information:
Office of the Registrar
Email: VisualArts_Registrar@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989
banffcentre.ca