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Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange 2023

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Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange offers you professional development and space for artistic exchange on a current or upcoming dramaturgy project, with a focus on on-the-land engagement as a way of locating stories.

This program provides reciprocal mentorship and community building. You are encouraged to apply with a mentor or collaborator.

Indigenous dramaturgies; as artistic ceremony, as political resistances, and as community-building, are under studied and under supported. In this program we will discuss and explore your roles in deeper detail, with the support of faculty and with cultural facilitators for on-the-land engagement sessions.

What does the program offer?
One of the primary intentions behind the Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange is the offer of reciprocal mentorship and community building. Each duo of participants will have access to a Lazlo Funtec studio or a music room. You will also be provided with limited access to wardrobe, props and set supplies based on availability.

You will have time and space to reflect on the ways we can approach and discuss Indigenous dramaturgical processes. We collectively acknowledge the significance in including a wide range of voices, experience, and perspectives, as well as making space to support emerging theatre and performance artists.

This program includes daily check-ins as a group to share in creative processes and showcase your work in order to look to yourselves, your cultural realities, relationships, and teachings as ways that navigate your artistic practice.  

Who should apply?
This program is geared towards Indigenous Dramaturgies and Indigenous Theatre Artists interested in or working on land-based arts practices, and/or innovative dramaturgical processes. 

This opportunity offers professional development for emerging Indigenous artists to focus on a current or upcoming project, and you are encouraged to apply with a creative partner. 

*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee, meal and accommodation fee is available for this program. All accepted participants will receive the financial aid package. 

Program Dates: May 8 - 26, 2023
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
Learn more and apply online: http://bit.ly/3XjgogR

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*Financial Aid of 100%
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Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous). Application Fees are non-refundable.

*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee, meal and accommodation fee is available for this program. 
All accepted participants will receive the above financial aid package.

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107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff AB T1L 1H5
Deadline: 
15/February/2023
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Summer Writers Residency 2023

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Banff Centre’s Summer Writers residency will provide writers space for the creative exploration of their writing practice. 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 optional opportunities for consultations with mentors, public readings, and group sessions led by guest mentors that allow creators to explore techniques, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice.

What does the program offer?
This two-week residency provides teaching from faculty members and professional guests, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping. Mentors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing. 

This residency is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to focus, 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. You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

As a flexible self-guided program, the Summer Writers residency allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional.

Who should apply? 
We welcome writers of all ages, 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.

Program Dates: July 31 - August 11, 2023
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3DUjyP9

Prizes Details: 

*Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs. All accepted participants will receive this financial aid package. 

Location: 
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L1H5
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15/March/2023
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Literary Journalism 2023 | In Person

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This two-week 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?
Faculty provide mentorship and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that you may be encountering with their literary journalism. You will have time to work on their manuscripts, receive individual consultations with faculty, and participate in group discussions.

Successful applicants will receive 100% scholarship to cover tuition, on-site accommodation, and on-site meals.

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). 

You 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.

Program Dates: July 03 - July 14, 2023
Application Deadline: March 08, 2023

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*100% Financial Aid available for accepted participants.

Location: 
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta T1L1H5
Deadline: 
08/March/2023
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Indigenous Arts Residency: Digital Constellations 2023

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The Digital Constellations Residency supports the development and research phase of a digital media project wherein you can apply as an individual or with a collaborator. 

The residency offers time and a supportive environment to focus on the early concept stages of your project and to research and experiment. The digital media project can intersect with a visual arts practice.

With guidance from faculty, our Media Production team and the support of visual arts facilitators, the goal is for you to create samples of work and develop your project throughout the program. You will also have the opportunity to share projects and network.

What Does the Program Offer

This program offers guidance of faculty, access to the Banff Centre media production team and spaces, and offers project support from visual arts facilitators. This residency also welcomes projects that intersect with media production and visual arts. 

You will have access to a Glyde Hall Studio with support from Visual Arts, and 24-hour access to artist-run editing suites. The program also offers support from the Media & Production team and access to facilities.

We encourage you to utilize the Banff Centre Library and Archives for research and knowledge building. 

Who should Apply

Indigenous digital media artists working in the early stages of a project, interested in both researching, experimenting and integrating a visual arts component.

Indigenous Visual Artists with emerging skills in digital media arts interested in developing a digital media project. 

Program Dates: April 10 - April 21, 2023

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

Location: 
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive PO Box 1020 Banff, Alberta Canada T1L 1H5
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25/January/2023
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Banff Artist in Residence Spring 2023

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The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their practice in a supportive learning environment. Within this residency, you are encouraged to self-direct your research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in your work. Your artist in residence experience, is further supported through individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers.

The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. In addition, you will have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, and share your work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. You will be are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists who have completed formal training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. 

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages, backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

Program Dates: May 08 - June 09, 2023

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

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30/November/2022
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Graphic Novels and Visual Narratives Residency

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Banff Centre’s Graphic Novels and Visual Narratives residency considers how creatives use this unique media as a place for personal narrative, memoir, and exploration.

In this self-directed residency, you will have the space 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. You will have opportunities for consultations with faculty and guests, Matt Madden, Bishakh Som, and Annie Koyama; who specialize in comics, illustration, publishing, and writing; and the option to engage in readings and group sessions, that allow creators to explore techniques, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice. With all program elements being optional, this flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for.

What does the program offer?
This two-week residency provides thematic teachings from faculty members and professional guests, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping. Mentors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their practice in the genre of visual narratives and graphic novels. 

Who should apply?
Experienced writers, graphic novelists/cartoonists, writer/illustrators, or writer and illustrator pairings looking to explore the future of visual and literary techniques and focus on works in progress. We welcome writers from all ages, backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

Note: While the language of Banff Centre is English, this residency welcomes applications and projects in Spanish, French, and Bengali.

Program Dates: April 24 - May 05, 2023
Application Deadline: January 25, 2023
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3rULQDU

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*Financial Aid available.

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25/January/2023
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