Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

403-762-6180
arts_info@banffcentre.ca

With access to a wide range of facilities and faculty, professional artists in visual and digital arts disciplines, including curatorial and critical studies, have the opportunity to explore, expand and develop their practice through interaction, creation, and research.

Programs

Creative Residencies are unique programs in which to explore, expand, and develop your artistic practice. Artistic and intellectual growth are facilitated through interaction with a dedicated peer group, lectures, mentorship and feedback, and access to the tools, facilities, and support needed to nurture the creative process. Residencies offer the luxury of time and space for artists to create new work, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Creative Residencies attract artists, curators, and other arts professionals who are engaged with exploring innovative art and ideas.

We also offer Practicum programs in visual arts studio, curatorial practice, arts administration and research, and gallery installation. These programs are intense experiential learning opportunities that marry practical training in the arts with hands-on, real world experiences through assisting staff in the delivery of Visual + Digital Arts and Walter Phillips Gallery programs.

Campus and Community Art Resources

Residencies provide opportunities for professional and artistic development through access to facilities to create new work, technical expertise, mentorship, studio visits, and opportunities to engage with artists-in-residence, visiting artists, faculty, curators, and speaking engagements at The Banff Centre. Residency experience is also enriched by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by Community Services team.

Residency Programme since: 1933
Description of Organisation:

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Mission
Banff Centre exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. We aspire to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity.

Vision
Human potential is realized at Banff Centre. As a unique creative and learning experience, we curate innovative programs that develop artists and leaders, inspiring them to conceive and create powerful works and ideas that are shared with the world.

Banff Centre is a catalyst for knowledge and creativity through the power of our unique environment and facilities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, our rich learning opportunities, cross-disciplinary and cross- sectoral interactions, outreach activities, and performances for the public.

Arts programs are at the core of the Banff Centre. Programming supports the commissioning and creation of new work by individual artists and arts collectives, and provides resources for collaboration and applied research. Training and professional development at the post-graduate level in more than a dozen art forms including Aboriginal arts, music, theatre, dance, opera, literature, ceramics, print-making, painting, papermaking, photography, sculpture, audio engineering, digital film and video, and new media. Work is showcased in public performance, events, and exhibitions throughout the year.

Organisation founded in: 1933
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 6 – 12
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Sound recording studio
  • Film-studio
  • Musical-instruments
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Scholarship may be available and granted based on financial need. Artists must complete an application for financial aid.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Street & Number: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
    Postal Code: T1L 1H5
    City: Banff