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Mountain Photography Residency | Mountain Culture

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The Mountain Photography Residency provides an opportunity for photographers to learn how to tell compelling visual narratives through images. The program examines photography and its methodologies, processes, and uses when working in mountain or wilderness communities with deep ecological history, cultural history, or spiritual significance.  

Participants will explore how artistic practice can change in relation to our shifting and evolving sense of self in today’s world. They will also reflect on the communities with which we identify, participate, and create – as well as the vital cultural significance of human connection through land, the outdoors, story, culture and art.

Individualized interaction with celebrated photographer Ace Kvale and guest faculty will allow participants to address aspects of the creative process, storytelling, and culturein their artistic work. The program is designed to support participants’ creative process with a goal of establishing cultural and ecological accountability, responsibility, and awareness. 

What does the program offer?

The Mountain Photography Residency offers structured time for photographers, with an interest in cultural landscape and the outdoors, to create work and discuss pertinent themes related to culture and the outdoor industry. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, field work, lectures, and community visits, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration of their work and professional development.    

Photographers will receive direct mentorship on research practices and methodologies that support the creation of new work. They will also engage in critical analysis of methods of production, cultural engagement, and use of artistic work in promoting protecting communities, culture, and the environment.

Who should apply?

This program is designed for photographers exploring mountain and wilderness themes and cultivating new directions in their work, as well as experimenting with production techniques. 

We welcome applications from photographers who have an interest in documenting and protecting communities, cultures, and the environment, as well as those who are involved in shaping community transformation by amplifying marginalized stories and voices. 

Applicants should have an interest in relationship building, culture, landscape, natural history, geography, and photography, as well as a desire to create in a community of peers.

Dates: August 31 - September 07, 2019

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee: $2 646.90+GST
Program Fee with Financial Aid: $1 646.90+GST*

*Financial Aid up to 50% of the program fee may be available

What's Included

  • Single Room
  • Regular Meal Plan
  • Gym Membership
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Participant Resources
  • Showcase Your Work
Deadline: 
06/26/2019

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Fee Detail: 
$65
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Photography Practicum | Media + Production

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As part of the Photo Services team, Photography Practicum participants learn through exposure to a wide range of projects under the supervision and mentorship of Banff Centre staff and faculty.    

What does the program offer?

Practical skills are developed through exposure to all types of photography and to different areas of Banff Centre including the arts, leadership, mountain culture, and conference business.

This unique position allows each individual to gain real world experience in a high production environment where the quality of work and level of service are paramount. These skills will be applied in studio and on-location for diverse Banff Centre projects. The program strives to fill in the gaps left after formal education by providing a real-world work environment with training and skill building.    

Who should apply?

Do you have a keen interest in a career in photography, a willingness to learn, and a desire to broaden your experience? If yes, we'd love to hear from you! 

As well as being passionate about photography, applicants should have formal training/education in photography as well as an understanding of all the basics of composition and exposure, and lighting for studio and location. Applicants should be familiar with a variety of cameras and have experience using Photoshop or other image processing programs.

Although participation in this program will enhance the technical skills of any photographer, those interested in pursuing a career in commercial photography will find this program especially valuable. Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing are essential. 

Photographers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre. Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. 

Application Deadline: June 19, 2019
Dates: September 09, 2019 - August 29, 2020

 

 

Deadline: 
06/19/2019
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Digital Media Studio Practicum | Visual Arts

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Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. 

This program offers practical experience in the areas of audio, animation, interactive media, computational media, digital fabrication, video production, and post-production for use in artistic practice.

Digital Media Studio Practicum participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Digital Media Facilitator, and assist in the delivery of Visual Arts residency programs and events. Participants learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Digital Media Facilitator, in support of artists in residence utilizing the digital media production facilities.

What does the program offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through workshops, demonstrations, and instruction in studio training. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with a mentor at the beginning of the program. Digital media is the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines throughout the program.

Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in Visual Arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

The regular course of study for the Digital Media Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused on independent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Digital Media Facilitator, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on Digital Media. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in various digital media through their portfolio submissions. 

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. 

Dates: September 09, 2019 - August 29, 2020

Deadline: 
06/19/2019
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Ceramics Studio Practicum

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Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. 

In this program, participants will develop ceramics techniques through practical experience with kiln firing (electric, gas, soda, raku, and wood), and ceramics studio operation.

Participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Ceramics Facilitator, and assist in the delivery of Visual Arts residency programs and events. Participants will also learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Ceramics Facilitator in support of artists in residence utilizing the ceramics facilities. 

What does the program offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through workshops, demonstrations, and instruction in studio training. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with a mentor at the beginning of the program. Ceramics is the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines throughout the program.

Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in Visual Arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, as well as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills.

The regular course of study for the Ceramics Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused onindependent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Ceramics Facilitator, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on ceramics. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in ceramics through their portfolio submissions. 

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Weekly Tuition Fee: $230.44
Daily Living Allowance: $61.00
Tuition Fee with Financial Assistance: $0.00*

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Dates: September 09, 2019 - August 29, 2020

 

Deadline: 
06/19/2019
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Late Fall Writers Retreat 2019 | Literary Arts

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The Late Fall 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, which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by acommunity of artistic peers. You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and 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. The program provides opportunities for consultations with guest 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 flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional. Participants can request to extend their stay. Mentorship will not be offered during extended stays. These requests will be approved based on availability of accommodation (additional room and meal fees will apply). 

Who should apply? 

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.

We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee (single room): $2 218.22+GST

Help fund your experience at Banff Centre! View a compiled list of external national and international opportunities here. Funding from Banff Centre is not available for this program.

Application Deadline: August 21, 2019
Dates: December 02 - December 14, 2019

Deadline: 
08/21/2019

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$65
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Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium: Living Agreement | Visual Arts

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The Living Agreement symposium is an invitation to learn from artists, curators, and creative practitioners who reflexively engage relationships between institutions, artists, and publics as a form of artistic practice. 

Drawing on the work of artist Carmen Papalia and his proposal to consider accessibility as a temporary and relational practice, this three-day symposium asks how the triangulated relationships between artists, audiences, and institutions might be re-thought as a ‘living agreement.'

In this cross-disciplinary conversation, artists, curators, art historians, writers, and theorists will reflect on a range of themes. 

What does the program offer?

The Living Agreement symposium will feature presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and active engagement with a range of artistic practices and artists.

The symposium is designed to generate conversation and reflection around models for working together, including critical discourse around museum access; Indigenous methodologies and implications for western institutional models; legacies of institutional critique and current responses in artistic and curatorial practice; and intersections across these disciplines with current conversations in socially engaged art.

Who should apply?

This symposium is open to curators, art historians, writers and theorists, cultural critics, and researchers working within the field of visual arts.  Applicants should demonstrate an exhibition/publication history, and have completed formal training in visual arts or a related field at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers and communities.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee: $413.76+GST *

*This program fee is highly subsidized by Banff Centre. Additional financial support (up to 100%) is available to applicants without institutional affiliation or support.

If you would like to be considered, please complete the Financial Aid section when uploading your supporting materials. 

Application Deadline: May 01, 2019

Dates: August 06 - August 09, 2019

Deadline: 
05/01/2019

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Fee Detail: 
$35
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