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Visual Arts Thematic Residency | Plastic - Online 2021

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Plastic is everywhere, and is increasingly an object of environmental concern. However, it also provides the basis of our contemporary infrastructures including buildings, clothing, and communications networks. Despite the necessary campaigns for the elimination of single-use plastics, it is a material that cannot be easily dismissed. Plastic is one of the most intimate manifestations of our connections with oil, as it is used in everything from baby bottles to sex toys. It is also one of the foremost materials used in the production of contemporary art, from molds to vinyl to paints.  

This residency explores how we might reconfigure our relations to plastic, seeing it as a material of potential connection, of resilience, of queer productivity without denying its immediate and devastating environmental consequences. What might happen if we thought of plastic as incredibly valuable material, rather than as immanently expendable? We invite makers and thinkers to reimagine their relations with this now fundamental material, to explore processes of recycling and reconstituting, and to pay attention to the uneven materialities of plastic and its affordances as an artistic material.

What does the program offer?
This online program will provide a discursive forum for visual artists, curators, and other cultural producers to explore plastic in relation to their work, communities, geographic locations, and current societal conversations. Participants will form an online community of peers; share work with each other and continue work already in progress; partake in online studio visits; participate in conversations, presentations, and workshops; and engage with faculty and each other to develop ideas, insights, and connections that can be applied to the theoretical and practical development of their practice.  Please see the Itinerary section for an approximation of the program schedule. 

What length of residency is available?
This program requires a dedicated commitment over a period of 3 weeks with the understanding that absence from weekly synchronous activities will be minimal and cannot be made up. 

Who should apply?
This residency is open to visual artists, curators, and academics. Applicants should have completed formal training in visual arts or a field related to this program at the post-secondary level, and should demonstrate a history of exhibitions, publications, and projects. Collectives of no more than two people are welcome to apply.

***Financial Aid up to 100% available.

Program Dates: July 12 - 30, 2021
Program Deadline: June 16, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/2SOoukK

Prize summary: 
100% scholarship available
Deadline: 
06/16/2021
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Literary Arts | Summer Writers Session 2021 Online

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This 7-day online residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre. 

What does the program offer?
This 7-day session will allow writers across genre to explore craft, voice and workshop their manuscripts with exceptional faculty Kaie Kellough and Jordan Abel. Faculty will share their own work, present talks and field questions about craft, and work with writers to hone their writing in progress. The session will open with longer intense workshops followed by 5 days of short one-on-one meetings, and then a closing reflective session. 

We are pleased to offer writers working in French the opportunity to apply and be adjudicated for this program in French. Faculty Kaie Kellough will be available during the residency to work with French manuscripts and offer mentorship in French. Please note, however, that our programs and official Banff Centre administration are conducted in English.

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. 

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

**Summer Writers Session participants will receive 100% scholarship to cover the program fees. 

Program Dates: August 7 - 13, 2021
Program Deadline: June 30, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3upItUW

Prize summary: 
100% scholarship available
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**Summer Writers Retreat participants will receive 100% scholarship to cover the program fees. 

Deadline: 
06/30/2021
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Banff Centre | Literary Journalism Online 2021

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This two-week online residency encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. Designed to challenge and stimulate, the program aims to inspire creative pieces of nonfiction and to assist the writers in their completion. A preeminent space for long-form journalism, this residency emphasizes the strengths of thorough and articulate reporting, distinctive storytelling, and literary devices.
 
Work created in this program has been published in many outlets including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and The Atlantic, and pieces have gone on to win National Magazine and National Newspaper Awards.

What does the program offer?

This residency gives writers time to work on their manuscripts, receive individual consultations with faculty, and participate in group discussions. This 14-day online residency provides mentorship from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their literary journalism.

Who should apply?

Literary Journalism is designed for writers seeking a professional development opportunity in a community of peers with the guidance of an experienced writer/editor, as each participant prepares a long form piece (3,000-5,000 words). 

Participants should be experienced professionals, active in the diversified fields of writing, including print or electronic media. This program is open to fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists, and academics, with an emphasis on those who can write for a lay audience with logic, vigour, and charm—and those who have a portfolio to prove it.

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

Please note: This program is run in English and participants are accepted for an English-language essay.

Program Dates: July 3 - July 16, 2021
Program Deadline: May 26, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3f1E4kr

Prize summary: 
100% scholarship available
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Literary Journalism participants will receive 100% scholarship to cover the program fees.

Deadline: 
05/26/2021
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Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC) Online

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The Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC) offers student and emerging literary translators two weeks of mentorship on a current project. Working in a trilingual environment, participants will have the opportunity to work with a faculty of accomplished translators, as well as consult peers; resulting in a mutually beneficial learning experience. Translation projects between French, English and Spanish are welcome.

What does the program offer?
 This 14-day online residency provides teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their translation projects.

Who should apply?
BILTC 2021 welcomes applications from student and emerging translators. 

Translators seeking time to focus on a current literary translation project and an opportunity to connect with literary translators from around the world will benefit greatly from this program.

Eligible projects include translations of works of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, children’s literature, oral tradition, and drama between English, French and Spanish.

Please note: The language of administration at Banff Centre is in English. All administrative correspondence related to this program, after adjudication, and while the program is running will be in English.

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

*Full scholarship to cover tuition fees will be granted to all successful applicants. 

Note: Past participants of BILTC are not eligible for the 2021 residency. Participants in this year’s program will be eligible for future years if they choose to apply again.

Program Dates: June 5 - 18, 2021
Program Deadline: April 28, 2021
Apply online: https://bit.ly/39UZPkw 

Prizes Details: 

*Full scholarship to cover tuition fees will be granted to all successful applicants. 

Deadline: 
04/28/2021
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Creative Practice for Contemporary Dance Online 2021

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This six-day online workshop brings together emerging choreographers interested in broadening their understanding of choreographic thinking, and mid-career makers looking to refresh their practice in an environment of shared learning.

The goal of the workshop is to bring our intuitive knowledge and curiosity into an easy dialogue with our critical minds.

We will work in a spirit of rigour that makes space for lightness, play and empathy, while acknowledging the realities of the global pandemic and the intense debate taking place today around social justice issues. We will share our daily work with the group, giving and receiving thoughtful and mutually supportive feedback.

Creative Practice for Contemporary Dance will be guided by veteran choreographer and mentor Christopher House, formerly of Toronto Dance Theatre, with guest faculty.

What Does the Program Offer?
Taking advantage of both the restrictions and benefits of online art making, we will examine choreography as a continuum of actions, tactics and personal values that can be shared and developed by both choreographers and performers. All participants will compose and perform on a daily basis, working quickly and intuitively, and using the unique features of our current living situations to celebrate the artistic potential of limitations. 
The program will make space for broader discussion on such as the ethics of representation; the pressure to innovate; the traps of self-sabotage; sharing authorship; and the social and political questions of this extraordinary moment in time.  

We will refer to an evolving list of compositional considerations derived from disciplines such as cinema, music, architecture, literature, visual art, theatre, physics, biology and dance; participants are invited to add to and personalize this list in support of their own practice. 

Areas of Focus will include:

- Enhancing Specificity
- Editing and Distillation
- Adaptation and Remix
- Working With Found Materials
- Developing Written Scores
- Choreographing with Objects
- Relationships with Sound and Light
- Foreground/ Background: Space as Poetry
- Modes of Counterpoint
- Expansion within Limits
- Addressing Anticipation
- Framing, Mapping and Navigating Form
- Collaboration and Directing
- Redefining Virtuosity
 
A special online Resource Hub will serve as a place to share materials and collect questions and further observations on these and other topics. Participants will be encouraged to organize one-on-one or smaller group dialogues outside of the official meeting hours and to take advantage of the materials in the Resource Hub. The program Director will be available for individual appointments throughout the workshop.

Who Should Apply
This program is for emerging choreographers and performance-makers who are interested in increasing their compositional awareness and expanding their definition of dance, and for established movement artists looking to refresh their practice and reassess their assumptions. 

The program is open to artists worldwide, inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, race, creed, age, national origin, economic positions, or physical or mental abilities. ASL interpretation will be available for Deaf artists.

Participants must be able to commit to being present for the full duration of the workshop and be available for a thirty-minute conversation with lead faculty member Christopher House in advance.

*Scholarship of 100% of tuition fees will be awarded to all successful applicants.

Program Dates: June 14 - 19, 2021
Application Deadline: May 5, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3cQgqrm

Prizes Details: 

*Scholarship of 100% of tuition fees will be awarded to all successful applicants.

Deadline: 
05/05/2021
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Literary Arts | Writing Studio Online 2021

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An ideal environment for artistic inspiration and growth, Writing Studio Online 2021 provides writers and poets with extended mentorship and interaction with exceptional faculty. Focused on early and mid-stage career writers of fiction (or other narrative prose) and poetry who are currently working towards developing a book-length manuscript with the guidance of an experienced mentor. 

What does the program offer?
This program is designed to offer talks, readings, Q&A sessions and mentorship in accordance to each individual participant’s needs and desired outcomes, in addition, the opportunity to work with our esteemed faculty mentors during the two-week program.

Who should apply?
Early and mid-stage career writers of fiction (or other narrative prose) and poetry who are seeking to develop a book-length manuscript with the guidance of an experienced mentor. Our focus is on revising a section of the manuscript. This program is designed for published poets, writers of fiction, and other narrative prose. 

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

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available for this program. 

Program Dates: April 24 - May 8, 2021
Application Deadline: March 24, 2021
Apply online: https://bit.ly/3vi0G7S

Deadline: 
03/24/2021
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