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Adventure Filmmakers Workshop - Fall 2022

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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. During a jam-packed 10 days in the fall, participants will hone their craft, strengthen their skills, whilst networking with fellow filmmakers, industry insiders, and decision-makers. 

This all takes place 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.

What does the program offer?

Workshop sessions will help participants sharpen their narrative, vision, organize their workflow, develop audio and editing techniques, and perfect their pitches. Our faculty promote an open, interactive, and creative atmosphere. 

We pack the days with hands-on practice, lively discussion, and brainstorming. We’ll welcome industry insiders as guest speakers, offering rare access to potential mentors, collaborators, sponsors, and backers. On-campus lodging and meals are provided — all that participants have to do is focus on their craft and soak up the inspiration. For a full schedule view the itinerary section below. 

Who should apply?

This workshop is designed for emerging filmmakers with a few projects already under their belt. To get the most from the program, applicants should have a strong desire to take the next step in all aspects of their filmmaking, including pre-production, pitching, location skills, the handling of the edit, and distribution. Past participants have included elite athletes transitioning to filmmaking, adventurers wanting to expand to different media platforms, and established filmmakers wanting to break into the adventure genre. 

This program is not aimed at those who only want to explore what it is like to be an adventure filmmaker – the Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is for those who are committed to filmmaking as a life choice.

A strong knowledge base of technical sound, camera, and editing skills is essential. Applicants are encouraged to focus on one specific film project that they have in mind and to be prepared to share it with the group.

Enrolment is limited to 18 participants.

Program Dates: October 28 - November 06, 2022

Prizes Details: 

Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)

*Financial Aid of $1531.71 is available for this program. 

Deadline: 
17/August/2022
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Indigenous Classical Music Gathering | In Person

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Banff Center is excited to invite folks to the third iteration of the Indigenous Classical Music Gathering (ICMG), led by faculty members Cris Derksen and Eliot Britton. Building on the groundbreaking work previously established by the Canadian Classical Indigenous Music Gathering, Indigenous composers and performers will come together to cultivate their individual crafts through collaboration and personal development. 

Participants will spend time each day to gather and discuss current classical music issues, unpack our shared history of being Indigenous within the genre, and shine a light onto where we would like to see classical music go. 

The ICMG values the integral role relationship building plays in ensuring healthy careers for all involved in the genre. There will be a guest faculty of Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals to assist participants on their journey. 

What Does the Program Offer
A space for Indigenous classical musicians and composers to explore experimental elements of their craft, as well as finalize productions of their work to the best of their capacity, in a fully supported environment without barriers of micro-aggression, racism, or cultural bias.

Who Should Apply
This program is geared towards regional, national, and global Indigenous music practitioners including: composers, singers, instrumentalists, scholars, students provocateurs, disrupters, advocates pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice, artists that serve their community, and artistic leaders in classical music. 

One does not need a university degree in music, however should be working or intending to work in the field.

Program Dates: August 11 - 20, 2022
Application Deadline: June 22, 2022
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3actGYC

Prizes Details: 

*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee and 50% of meal and accommodation fee is available for this program.

Deadline: 
22/June/2022
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Winter Writers Retreat 2023 | In Person

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The Winter Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, and a small private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers with the opportunity to attend inspiring talks, performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

What does the program offer?
This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. This program provides opportunities for consultations with mentors, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow writers to explore literary tools, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice. You may also sign up for additional walks and day trips within Banff National Park as well as campus-wide activities organized by our Participant Resources team.

This 13-day residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre. This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional.

Who should apply?
We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions. Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre.

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

Program Dates: January 16 - 28, 2023
Application Deadline: September 21, 2022
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3jBJ3v5

 

Deadline: 
21/September/2022
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Emerging Writers Residency 2022

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This workshop-based program focuses on providing structured support for new Young Adult (YA) & Children’s Literature writers wanting to improve their writing skills. Two faculty work closely with 7 participants each, offering new writers the opportunity to work on a portion of a manuscript in a workshop setting with editorial faculty.

The program will help writers build their critical vocabulary, making them better critics of their own and others’ work. Participants will also learn more about the craft of writing, and about the conventions and possibilities for innovation in YA and Children’s Literature.

What does the program offer?

This 13-day residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their new manuscripts and emerging practices.

In addition to a single room, and a small private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers with the opportunity to attend inspiring talks, performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work. 

Who should apply?

Any new writer of YA or Children’s Literature interested in structured feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program.  

Writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to apply.

Faculty:Katherena Vermette, Tanya Boteju and Guest Speaker, Lynne Missen.

Application Deadline: July 06, 2022

Program Dates: October 03 - October 15, 2022

 

Prizes Details: 

Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee and 50% of meal and accommodation fee is available for this program.

Deadline: 
04/May/2022
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Intercultural Indigenous Choreographers Creation Lab

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This three-week lab for intercultural Indigenous choreographers and dancers focuses on re-embodiment and Indigenous voice. Departing from the belief that the body is the site of emotional, cultural, political, and spiritual history, the lab supports the exploration and creative development of personal voice and physical vocabulary. The program will explore the intersections of identity, movement, and creation.

The IICC Lab is led by esteemed faculty including Director of Dance Training, Alejandro Ronceria, a Canadian choreographer of Colombian descent and a pioneer in Indigenous dance globally. Participants for the lab will be selected from diverse Indigenous backgrounds. 

What does the program offer?

Choreographers will have the opportunity to challenge and develop their creative concepts, and engage in one-to-one mentorship in choreography as well as deep dramaturgical exploration.

Through exploration of voice and the process of re-embodiment including daily movement work, choreographers and dancers will experiment with developing and re-defining their own body histories and language.

The IICC lab will also provide integrated opportunities for critical feedback, and creative dialogue circles with fellow choreographers and dancers, leading to a public performance that will be held in the Jenny Belzberg Theatre on July 29th, 2022.

Who should apply?

This program is open to Indigenous Canadian and Indigenous international choreographers / dancers.

We welcome applications from emerging and mid-level choreographers interested in examining lived experience, personal narratives, and cultural histories as well as developing personal choreographic work.

Professional Indigenous dancers working in diverse forms are also encouraged to apply.

Program Dates: July 11 - July 29, 2022

Prizes Details: 

Indigenous Arts is committed to supporting Indigenous artists and encourages all to apply for the additional financial aid to receive the full 100% funds for food and accommodations costs conditional to endowment available.

Deadline: 
04/May/2022
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Material Transformations Visual Arts Thematic | In Person

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Material Transformations invites a collective investigation of the radical potential embedded in organic matter. Led by Candice Lin with Mel Y. Chen, Beatriz Cortez, and Kristine Thompson, this residency will think with the histories latent within natural materials used in artistic production, such as the extractive legacies of different insects, minerals, and clay. Open to visual artists working across mediums, the program will also look at the way in which plants have been used as modes of healing or resistance to dominant systems of power, examining links between plants, nature conservation, colonial bioprospecting, and discourses of hygiene and eugenics.

Embracing what Mel Y. Chen has described as “queer inhumanisms,” Material Transformations questions what constitutes the human and non-human and will explore connections between "matter and mattering."¹  By utilizing natural materials in a variety of modalities that change over time or offer surprising outcomes based on chance, the residency will reflect on de-centred notions of mastery and authorship, opening up the processes of making to aspects of transformation beyond one’s artistic control.

Alongside talks and studio visits with faculty and guest lecturers, the program will also incorporate a series of introductory workshops in various materials-based processes which may include natural ink-making; anthotype photography; lost wax bronze-casting; and soda-fired ceramics. Through these collective experiments in material transfiguration, participants will be invited to expand their knowledge in, and through, materials; expressing new relationships to both entangled histories and potential futures.

¹ This phrase is drawn from Jasbir Puar’s essay, “I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess”: Intersectionality, Assemblage, and Affective Politics, philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 2, no. 1 (2012): 56.

What Does the Program Offer

Residencies offer a structured program where visual artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting faculty, artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups of no more than two are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: March 09, 2022

Program Dates: June 13 - July 15, 2022

Prizes Details: 

*Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs

Deadline: 
09/March/2022
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