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Concert in the 21st Century | Performing Arts

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Concert in the 21st Century is designed for classical musicians or ensembles to have an opportunity to work with highly experienced professionals who are engaged in presenting classical music today.

Take a closer look at the existing concert format and explore new ways to present classical and contemporary music. If you are a musician who wants to go beyond the traditional concert experience, this program is an ideal fit.

Visiting faculty in previous years have included performing artists such as conductor Robert Spano; violinist and director of chamber music at Spoleto Festival USA, Geoff Nuttall; and actor Daniel Pettrow. Faculty have also included arts administrators such as president and CEO of Washington Performing Arts, Jenny Bilfield; director of Verbier Festival Academy, Stephen McHolm; and New York Times music critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim.

What does the program offer?

Gain the the time to think and create, the opportunity to consult one-on-one with faculty members and participate in lively discussions, and be immersed in concert in the 21st century. The residency will offer workshops on pitching projects to presenters and funders, and marketing concert programs. You will also have the opportunity to work with Banff Centre’s Media + Production department on a short promotional videoabout yourself and your work. 

Building on previous innovative residencies with Pedja Muzijevic, Concert in the 21st Century offers an informal, nurturing though intense, learning environment for participants to gain skills in concert curation and making important performance decisions. These decisions include:

  • concert lengths
  • performer placements
  • lighting
  • overall concert experience
  • video documentation

In addition, space and technical support will be available for a limited number of classical music collectives coming with interdisciplinary artists such as dancers, actors, lighting designers, or video artists.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from musicians who want to learn about concert presentation and curation, as well as musicians in the process of developing new innovative presentations for the stage. Chamber music groups are also welcome to apply.

Dates: February 10 - February 21, 2020

Application fee: $65 for individuals or groups. Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Financial Aid up to 65% may be available to cover tuition (meal plans and accommodation are not eligible)

Deadline: 
10/30/2019
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Banff Artist in Residence Late Winter 2020

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Dates: February 24 - March 27, 2020

Overview

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.
 
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.* Participants may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances by world-renowned visiting artists as well as receive studio visits from program guest faculty. In addition, participants have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, collaborate, and share their work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence 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. 

What length of residency is available?

This program is designed for participation over the entire program period. Variable dates will not be considered.

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 equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. 

Collaborative groups are welcome to apply.

What's Included

  • Single or Shared Room
  • Light Flex Meal Plan
  • Studios & Facilities
  • Showcase Your Work
  • Lecture Series
  • Gym Membership
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Participant Resources

Application fee: $65 for individuals or groups.*

Indigenous Applicants: $35

*Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available to cover tuition (meal plans and accommodations are not eligible)

 

Deadline: 
10/02/2019
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Winter Writers Retreat 2020 | Literary Arts

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Dates: January 20 - February 01, 2020

Overview

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, which doubles as your 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.

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 around you. Writing circles, formal and informal lectures, and opportunities to workshop your project will be provided. Take advantage of Banff National Park's natural environment and ignite your senses by signing up for various hikes and day trips offered through our Participant Resources department.

Participants can request to extend their say for an additional week, from February 2 - 8, 2020 (additional room and meal fees will apply). Mentorship will not be offered during extended stays. 

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.

What's Included

  • Single Room
  • Regular Meal Plan
  • Showcase Your Work
  • Gym Membership
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Participant Resources

Fees & Financial Assistance

  • Program Fee: Two-Week Option: $1 729.68+GST
  • Program Fee: Three-Week Option: $2 610.98 +GST

Application fee: $65

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.

Deadline: 
10/09/2019
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Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship Winter 2020

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Dates: January 06 - March 27, 2020

Program Overview

The Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) Fellowship program supports established curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists in focusing deeply on the development of their work. The program allows for self-directed research over an extended period of 12 weeks, within the creative and intellectually stimulating environment of Visual Arts at Banff Centre. Up to four participants will be selected by an international jury for this unique, fully scholarshipped program.

In addition to focusing on their own practice, participants will engage with other artists-in-residence in Visual Arts programs to grow their networks and expand their research. They will visit studios, join reading groups, share knowledge through presenting research in progress, as well as engage with each other and Banff Centre’s curatorial and artistic staff.

What does the program offer?

The BICI Fellowship allows visual arts professionals to develop work and pursue critical research. Scheduled programming is light to allow for self-directed project development as well as opportunities to connect and collaborate.

Participants may work on the continuation of an existing project, the early development of a substantial new project, create work towards a confirmed external publication or exhibition, or conduct research involving BICI publications and Banff Centre’s permanent collection and archives. Projects and research that are timely, socially relevant, and of high artistic merit will be considered.  

Participants can attend talks and presentations by faculty and guests of Visual Arts programs and Walter Phillips Gallery, and expand networks by connecting with artistsfrom around the world. Participants will also have a private office or studio space, accessible 24 hours a day. In addition, the program offers funding to cover tuition, accommodation, and an on-campus meal plan. 

Who should apply?

The BICI Fellowship is open to mid- to- senior-level curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists exploring original topics within visual arts. Artists working in practice/material-based studio research are welcome to apply.

Applicants should have an established exhibition/publication record, have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. 

Application fee: $65

*Financial Aid up to 100% covering tuition, light flex meal plan, and single on-campus accommodation is available (travel and other expenses are not eligible).

Deadline: 
09/04/2019

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$65
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Banff Artist in Residence Winter 2020 | Visual Arts

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Dates: January 06 - February 07, 2020

Overview
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.
 
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.* Participants may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances by world-renowned visiting artists as well as receive studio visits from program guest faculty. In addition, participants have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, collaborate, and share their work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?
The Banff Artist in Residence 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. 

What length of residency is available?
This program is designed for participation over the entire program period. Variable dates will not be considered.

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 equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. 

Collaborative groups are welcome to apply.

Application fee: $65 for individuals or groups.*

Indigenous Applicants: $35

*Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available to cover tuition (meal plans and accommodations are not eligible)

Deadline: 
09/04/2019

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Fee Detail: 
$65
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Call for submissions | Indigenous Performing Arts Residency

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Dates: September 30 - October 05, 2019

Overview

Banff Centre is committed to the development, and production of new works in all major performance disciplines and encourages bold collaborations. Indigenous Performing Arts residencies are designed for Indigenous artists to work on the initial creation phase of a new work in one or more of our studio spaces.

What does the program offer?

This residency offers a range of work spaces and facilities depending on participants' needs and availability. Banff Centre provides limited production support for these residencies. Additional technical support may be negotiated when possible. Partial residencies may be available. 

Who should apply?

We invite project proposals from individual Indigenous artists, Indigenous artistic collectives, and Indigenous companies of all sizes. Artists with projects at various stages of development are encouraged to apply - whether at the conceptual, creation, development, refinement, or redevelopment stage of a new work.

Application fee: $35 for individuals or groups. Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Participants accepted to the program will be eligible for up to 100% scholarship to cover the program fee.

The program fee includes a single room and the Full Flex Meal Plan at Banff Centre. Travel to and from Banff Centre is the responsibility of participants.

 

Deadline: 
08/07/2019
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