Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Upcoming Residencies, Online and In-Person

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has several upcoming residencies in the disciplines of Dance, Music, Literary Arts, Mountain Culture, Visual Arts, and Indigenous Arts and are thrilled to welcome artists residing within Canada back on to campus!

Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment | Online

This 7-day online residency offers space to think, talk, and write about poetry and about the "I" and "we" of poems; about confronting inheritance and tradition with the concomitant aims of justice and revolution for the marginalized. Emphasis will be placed on witness and testimony - with considerations for safety for speakers of difficult truths — as well as politics and cultural criticism as key modalities of today's poetic impulse. Through faculty talks, online discussions, and one-on-one consultations, residents will concentrate on the writing of poems and the theoretical, embodied, and experiential foundations which make writing possible in the first place.

Poets who are exploring themes of self and subjectivity in their writing are encouraged to apply. This program is an ideal fit for poets who are exploring identity; the grammar of identity, gender, race, class, sexuality, and ability; the self and the collective; the poetry of the body; poetry as protest and activism against colonialism and the carceral state. This program welcomes applications from all backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

*Financial Aid up to 100% available.

Program Dates: October 16 - 22, 2021
Application Deadline: September 8, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3yxvtxG

Indigenous Arts: Write Over Here | Online & In-Person

This 3-week residency offers writers a combination of lectures from faculty, open social spaces to connect, open spaces to review and provide feedback to each other's work, faculty office hours and readings. Writers will deepen their artistry and technical application with literary mentorship from faculty of various writing genres, create peer relationships and expand their professional networks, and have the opportunity for possible collaborations following their time at Banff Centre.

*Financial Aid up to 100% available.

Program Dates: October 11 - 29, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3jb8NiA

Indigenous Playwrights Nest | In-Person

This two week self-directed residency offers Indigenous playwrights an inspiring workspace to write their plays surrounded by nature in the Leighton Artists' Studios. The Indigenous Playwrights Nest is designed to offer support and space for new works in various stages of dramaturgical development. This residency includes revisiting textual work on plays that have had some performance life but are still in process of finalizing, as well as open to new works in development.

*In-person programs are restricted to artists residing within Canada.

*Financial Aid up to 100% available.

Program Dates: November 1 - 12, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/38uHE40

Dance Artist in Residence 2021 | In-Person Residency

The Dance Artist in Residence program is offered specifically for dance artists and companies of all genres to have focused time for the creation and development of new works. The residency is designed for artists in the creation phase of new works, with minimal in-house technical support in Banff Centre's studio spaces. This program will bring a number of dance companies to Banff Centre's campus at the same time, to work on their respective projects and enjoy the opportunity for artistic connection and exchange. Participants will have opportunities to share works in progress with other visiting dance artists during their visit.

We invite project proposals from individual artists, artistic collectives, and organizations. Artists at various stages of practice are encouraged to apply.

*In-person programs are restricted to artists residing within Canada.

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of room and accommodation is available for this program.

Program Dates: December 6 - 17, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/389Bi9P

Banff Musicians in Residence | In-Person

This program provides space and focused time at Banff Centre for musicians specializing in Jazz and Creative Music to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. You may be working in your established genre(s), or exploring a new one.

Along with the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established faculty who will connect with participants during the program, both in person and online. The visiting artists come from all musical backgrounds, therefore over 3 weeks participants will have access to a range of artistic influences.

*In-person programs are restricted to artists residing within Canada.

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of room and accommodation is available for this program.

Program Dates: November 15 - December 3, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3Dy4BBo

Adventure Filmmakers Workshop | In-Person

The Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the guidance of two of the world's premier and proven adventure filmmakers, Keith Partridge and Michael Brown. During a jam-packed 10 days in the fall, participants will hone their craft, strengthen their skills, and network with fellow filmmakers, industry insiders, and decision-makers.

This all takes place in the scenic mountains of Banff National Park on Treaty 7 Territory within the core of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, where epic stories are told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. This workshop was designed for adventure filmmakers residing within Canada, who are committed to filmmaking as a life choice.

*Financial Aid available.

Program Dates: October 30 – November 8, 2021
Application Deadline: September 22, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3mUsNs5

Banff Artist in Residence 2D – Fall 2021 | In-Person

Banff Artist-in-Residence (BAiR) 2D is a program for artists working in the mediums of analog and digital photography, drawing, printmaking, painting and paper making. Access to the Photography, Printmaking, Papermaking, and Digital Media production facilities will be available, as well as the Woodshop. The program encourages experimentation via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. This program allows participants to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

*In-person programs are restricted to artists residing within Canada.

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of room and accommodation is available for this program.

Program Dates: November 1 – December 3, 2021
Application Deadline: September 22, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3t1YeBC

Fall Writers Session 2021 | Online

The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their own practice in a supportive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research and time, and cultivate new directions in their work — all while surrounded by a community of peers within Banff Centre's spectacular mountain setting.

Participants have the opportunity to receive studio visits from program guest faculty and engage with the exhibitions and programming taking place at Walter Phillips Gallery. In addition, participants can share their work with other artists-in-residence, the broader Banff Centre community and the public.

*In-person programs are restricted to artists residing within Canada.

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of room and accommodation is available for this program.

Program Dates: November 29 – December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: October 6, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3kK6nXJ

Banff Artist in Residence – Winter 2022 | In-Person

The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their own practice in a supportive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research and time, and cultivate new directions in their work — all while surrounded by a community of peers within Banff Centre's spectacular mountain setting.

Participants have the opportunity to receive studio visits from program guest faculty and engage with the exhibitions and programming taking place at Walter Phillips Gallery. In addition, participants can share their work with other artists-in-residence, the broader Banff Centre community and the public.

*In-person programs are restricted to artists residing within Canada.

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of room and accommodation is available for this program.

Program Dates: January 10 – February 11, 2022
Application Deadline: October 13, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3BnJFLA