The Banff Centre, call for applications

The Banff Centre, call for applications

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Photo: Benjamin Franklin, Join, or Die. Woodcut. First published in the Pennsylvania Gazette, May 9, 1754.
April 18, 2012
The Banff Centre, call for applications

25 The Decapitated Museum
Faculty: Vincent Normand
Guest: Etienne Chambaud
Program dates: November 13–December 7, 2012
Application deadline: June 8, 2012

Speaking for real: this isn’t a history painting, it’s a book of stories. A book being written with stories like the ones you get told when you’re getting your head chopped off—before going up there, or coming back from the show. Stories like they tell in museums.

This residency is addressed to participants willing to engage in speculative inquiry on the matter of exhibition, whether they work as artists, curators, or writers. The moment of exhibition will act as a figure towards which converge diverse spaces of authority (the studio, the exhibition space, criticism). The residency will thus be structured in as many points of enunciation, with individual studio and research time, public talks, and collective discussions enhanced by screenings and reading sessions.

26 Wood Land School – What colour is the present?
Faculty: Duane Linklater
Guest: Brian Jungen
Program dates: January 7–February 22, 2013
Application deadline: June 29, 2012

We should meet in the mountains to investigate: What colour is the present?

On a weekly basis, the Wood Land School will convene to share work, performance, poetry, dance, video, mix-tapes, songs, drink, and food to determine what colour is the present. Our determinations will be guided by our languages, where we come from, our city lives, our rural lives (or in between). We will get together to see what becomes of this.

Please note: Enrolment to this program is limited to individuals of Aboriginal descent (status, non-status, Métis or Inuit).

Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs
Ongoing opportunities
Banff Artist in Residence programs offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life.

For more information and to apply: 
Office of the Registrar
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989

Upcoming Public Lectures & Events

May 10
Angie Keefer Artist’s Talk

May 17
Isla-Leaver Yap Artist’s Talk

May 24
Robert Snowden Curator’s Talk

May 29
Will Holder Artist’s Talk

May 30
Visual Arts Open Studios

June 19
Silke Otto-Knapp Artist’s Talk

June 26
Jan Verwoert Critic’s Talk

July 20
Visual Arts Open Studios

July 31
Geoffrey Farmer Artist’s Talk

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