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Joar Nango, It was all a dream (2013)

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.


Independent Residency – September 2017
September 11 – October 20, 2017
Application Deadline: May 24, 2017
Guest Curator: Kristina Lee Podesva
The Independent Residency in Visual + Digital Arts provides time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment, and cultivate new directions in their work. In addition to a private studio space and shared facility use, artists are surrounded by a community of artistic peers and have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances by world-renowned visiting artists, all within Banff Centre’s spectacular mountain setting.

Geologic Time
September 11 – October 6, 2017
Application Deadline: May 24, 2017
Faculty: Max Andrews, Mariana Cánepa Luna, Sean Lynch
Banff International Curatorial Institute’s residency programs provide time and space for researchers, curators, critics, and cultural writers to develop innovative ideas. This thematic residency provides structured programs where curators, and other arts professionals can come together to create work around a pertinent theme. This residency asks: How might a geologic lens affect artistic and curatorial practice? As the Earth’s history and system dynamics absorb the effects of modern human actions, what is at stake for cultural production?

Mountain Photography Residency
September 2 – September 9, 2017
Application Deadline: June 7, 2017
Faculty: Cory Richards
Banff Mountain Photography Residency provides photographers with an opportunity to learn how to tell compelling visual narratives through images. Individualized interaction with celebrated National Geographic photographer Cory Richards will allow participants to address aspects of the creative process, artistic voice, storytelling, and authenticity in their mountain-themed photographic project.

Inherent Design
November 6 – December 8, 2017
Application Deadline: July 5, 2017
Faculty: Joar Nango, Ursula Johnson
This five-week program will explore several global Indigenous perspectives on architecture, traditional design methodologies, and materials. Participants will delve into the history, function, and contemporary explorations and appropriations of Indigenous design and architecture. As artists, architects, designers, and community leaders, we will discuss our respective roles in the process of place-making.


Preparatorial Practicum
August 21, 2017 – August 24, 2018
Application Deadline: May 24, 2017
The Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum program offers the participant hands-on opportunities working alongside the gallery’s preparator and curator. Direct mentorship and support is provided to develop the participant’s skills in preventative conservation, art handling, installation techniques, and museum standards in environmental conditions (including appropriate humidity, temperature, and lighting levels).

Printmaking Studio Practicum
September 5, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Application Deadline: June 21, 2017
The Printmaking Practicum program offers practical experience in the areas of screenprinting, intaglio, lithography, typography, digital printing and software, fibre, papermaking, and training in printmaking studio operation for support of artistic practice.

Sculpture Studio Practicum
September 5, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Application Deadline: June 21, 2017
The Sculpture Practicum program offers practical experience in the areas of tool maintenance and safety, woodworking with hand tools and heavy equipment (table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, miter saw), metal working and metal casting (bronze and aluminum), and training in sculpture studio operation for support of artistic practice.


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
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989





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