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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Weeks: 2
- Months: 1
- Months: 1 – 3
- Months: 6 – 12
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Exhibition space
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Sound recording studio
- Ceramic facilities
- Welding tools
- Woodworking tools
- Printmaking facilities
- Technical assistance
- Public talk
- Open Studios