Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: May – July Application Deadlines

Open Studios, Visual Arts, The Banff Centre 2016

Image Credit: Elise Rasmussen’s artist studio during the ‘Summer Studio’ residency

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has a series of practicums and residencies with application deadlines this May, June and July. Apply today!


The following calls for submission as written by the Banff Centre for Art and Creativity:

Indigenous Studio Practicum: Deadline Extended

September 10, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Expand and enhance your technical and conceptual skills in the visual arts. There are currently opportunities for Indigenous participants in digital media, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics. An Indigenous artist will be selected for one, or all, of these mediums based on artistic merit and technical skill. This practicum is ideal for recent graduates of studio-based programs.

Apply by June 13



Arts Writer in Residence Fall 2018

September 17 – December 7, 2018

Arts writers focused on a project resulting in an external publication are invited to apply. This residency is designed to allow for self-directed research. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with visiting curators, faculty, and artists in other arts programs across campus.

Apply by May 30



Curator in Residence Fall 2018

September 19 – December 7, 2018

This residency provides time and space for mid-career curators to develop an exhibition or project and conduct research while engaging with other artists in residence. The program is suited to curators focused on the development of a substantial project resulting in an external public exhibition or curatorial event.

Apply by May 30



Critical Art Writing Ensemble III

September 17 – October 12, 2018

This program welcomes writers looking at art, and artists with a writing practice, to explore writing as both a literary reflection on visual art and as an integral aspect of artistic practices. Participants will contemplate and compose writing with narrative and poetic potential through creative approaches to form backboned by analysis and criticality.

Apply by June 13



Banff Artist in Residence Late Fall 2018

November 5 – December 7, 2018

This program 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.

Apply by June 13



Preparatorial Practicum

August 2, 2018 – August 2, 2019

This program offers hands-on opportunities working alongside the Walter Phillips Gallery’s preparator and curator. Direct mentorship and support is provided to develop the participant’s skills in preventative conservation, art handling, installation techniques, and museum standards in environmental conditions.

Apply by June 13



The Space Between Us

November 5 – December 7, 2018

This residency welcomes Indigenous visual artists, curators, and scholars from all nations around the world to gather here on Treaty 7 Territory. Participants will create new work, collaborate, and investigate technology as a decolonial tool to discuss culture, contemporary art practice, and the future.

Apply by July 18



Collections Practicum

October 8, 2018 – October 8, 2019

Work with the Walter Phillips Gallery’s curator, and receive direct mentorship on collections management practices and registrar duties that support the gallery’s collection. This practicum role complements studies in museum studies, art history, and curatorial practice.

Apply by July 18


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