Call for Applications: Banff Artist in Residence – Early Career 2024

Julianna Zwierciadlowska-Rhymer, Banff Centre 2023, photo by Rita Taylor.

New Program Now Open for Application

Explore new directions in your work with faculty and artists from around the world. Be inspired by our studio spaces and facilities in an unrivalled natural environment.

Banff Artist in Residence – Early Career 2024
In-person program
January 8 – February 9, 2024
Application deadline: August 30, 2023

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Early Career is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, critical feedback, and mentorship for visual artists of all ages in the early stages of their careers.

Led by Adriana Kuiper and Alyssa Fearon, with guest speaker April Britski, BAiR Early Career combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program. As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice.

Artists have access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance.

The residency experience is supported with lectures, workshops, and individual studio visits with faculty as well as dialogue amongst peers.

Visual Arts residencies offer a structured program where visual artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting faculty, artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

Artists are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

This residency is for visual artists of all ages who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers acquired through traditional knowledge and practices.

Priority will be given to artists who have completed relevant training within three years and who have not previously attended a residency at Banff Centre.

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

*Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs.

Please visit the program page for more information and to apply.

About Visual Arts Programs at Banff Centre

Visual Arts at Banff Centre offers exceptional programs for professional artists, curators, art critics, and researchers. Visual Arts also supports, develops, and presents contemporary art through the Walter Phillips Gallery.

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Phone: 403.762.6100