Fall 2017 Visual + Digital Arts residencies and practicum programs

Fall 2017 Visual + Digital Arts residencies and practicum programs

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Participant in Still Alive residency, 2016. Photo: Rita Taylor, Banff Centre.

April 18, 2017
Fall 2017 Visual + Digital Arts residencies and practicum programs
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive - Box 1020
Banff Alberta T1L1H5

T +1 403 762 6100
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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.

Geologic Time
September 11–October 6, 2017
Application deadline: May 24
Faculty: Max Andrews, Mariana Cánepa Luna, Sean Lynch
This Banff International Curatorial residency asks: How might a geologic lens affect artistic and curatorial practice? This program of fieldwork, seminars, and independent study will ponder geological formations and stratigraphy, minerals, and resource extraction to speculate about a more expansive, slower and longer-term view of art, exhibitions, and their institutions.

Independent Residency—September 2017
September 11–October 20, 2017
Application deadline: May 24
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.

Collections Practicum—Walter Phillips Gallery
April 27, 2017–April 27, 2018
Application deadline: April 12
This hands-on opportunity allows an individual to work with the Walter Philips Gallery’s director and curator. The participant will receive direct mentorship on collections management practices and registrar duties that support the gallery’s collection of over 1,200 works.

Indigenous Curatorial Research Practicum—Walter Phillips Gallery
July 14, 2017–July 27, 2018
Application deadline: May 10
The Indigenous Curatorial Research Practicum is designed for emerging curators to enhance knowledge, build day-to-day administrative skills, and provide work experience in the area of arts administration.

Preparatorial Practicum
August 21, 2017–August 24, 2018
Applications deadline: May 24
The Walter Phillips Preparatorial Practicum program enables the participant to engage in hands-on opportunities working alongside the gallery’s curator and preparatory.


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.

For more information:
Office of the Registrar, visualarts_registrar [​at​] banffcentre.ca, T 403 762 6180 or T 1 800 565 9989

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