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Indigenous Playwrights Nest

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The Indigenous Playwrights Nest is a two week residency that offers Indigenous playwrights an inspiring environmental workspace to write their plays surrounded by nature in the Leighton Artists Studios. The residency is designed to offer support and space for new works in various stages of dramaturgical development. This residency includes revisiting textual work on plays that have had some performance life but are still in process of finalizing, as well as open to new works in development.

Writers will be on campus. Dramaturgical support will be offered both online and in person. If you would like to identify your own dramaturge please indicate this in your application. Actors will be hired to do online-only readings only in alignment with playwrights writing needs.

What does the program offer?

This self-guided residency will support the development and creation of a new work by the Indigenous writer(s) working in theatre by providing actors, space, and resources for Indigenous writers to further their career and scripts that have exceptional merit and high impact. On campus, the program creates dedicated space and time away from home to add to the depth and breadth of the work in development.

Who should apply?

Indigenous artists in Canada who have a play in development or are creating a new work are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2022

Program Dates: April 04 - April 15, 2022

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*Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover all program cost

Deadline: 
02/16/2022
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Banff Artist in Residence - Spring 2022

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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, where artists are  encouraged to self-direct their research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in their work. This residency provides a space for experimentation and risk-taking under the support of shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical assistance, as well as individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers.

Participants will receive visits from guest faculty and may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances at Walter Phillips Gallery by other visiting artists. In addition, participants have the opportunity to build connections, expand networks, 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. Groups no larger than two people will be considered for this program. *Subject to additional fees.

Application Deadline: January 19, 2022

Program Dates: April 25 - May 27, 2022

This program will open for applications on January 5, 2022.

For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit: www.banffcentre.ca/covid-19-measures   

Prizes Details: 

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

Deadline: 
01/19/2022
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Indigenous Haute Couture Fashion Residency - Design & Pattern Development

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This three-week Indigenous Haute Couture Fashion Residency will offer Indigenous textile-based artists with traditional and contemporary practices the opportunity to develop their design and pattern development skills, traditional, and digital embellishments all at haute couture level.

Indigenous fashion makers and designers will explore experimental elements or accomplish finished productions of their work with an haute couture aesthetic to the best of their capacity in a fully supported environment.

What does the program offer?

This residency will have a repurpose and reuse component to the design process, exploring fashion's responsibility to address its part in the climate crisis. Throughout the program,  participants will design a couture garment inspired by their Indigeneity and based on the traditional silhouettes, lines and/or materials of their culture. Once the design illustration is finished, working drawings will be drafted and the pattern making process will begin using pattern blocks provided by the instructor and supported by Banff Centre’s costume production room.

Presented discussions with invited speakers will focus on Indigenous identity in the garment business and how culture plays a role, be it recycling, repurposing materials and/or related conversations.

This program will be delivered on campus, led by faculty lead D’Arcy Moses with the support of co-faculty member Christine Gerke, and guest faculty, Suzan Marie and Lucy Anne Yakelaya, expert traditional beadwork and moose hair tufters. Program faculty will support the participant’s exploration and research into Indigenous Haute Couture through their Indigenous lens. 

Who should apply?

  • Participants must have a background in fashion or garment design in womenswear.
  • Participants must have a basic knowledge of pattern making in the garment business.
  • Participants must have some experience in garment construction, sewing, and working with a sewing machine.
  • The residency invites both youth 18+ and Elders to apply. 
  • This program is open to regional, national and global Indigenous fashion makers, designers and design companies, Indigenous jewelry makers, Indigenous beaders, Indigenous traditional artists including hide tanners and porcupine quillers, provocateurs, disrupters, advocates pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice, Indigenous artists that serve their community, Artistic leaders in Fashion Arts and collaborators of all performing arts disciplines.

Application Deadline: January 19, 2022

Program Dates: March 07 - March 26, 2022

This program will open for applications on January 5, 2022

Prizes Details: 

Application fee: $35

Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover all program costs

Deadline: 
01/19/2022
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Literary Journalism 2022 | 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?

This 13-day residency provides mentorship from faculty members and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their literary journalism. Writers will have time to work on their manuscripts, receive individual consultations with faculty, and participate in group discussions. 

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.

*Participants accepted to the program will receive 100% scholarship to cover the Program Fee.

Program Dates: July 4 - 16, 2022
Applications Open: January 5, 2022
Applications Close: March 9, 2022

Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3ySNbOc

Prizes Details: 

*Participants accepted to the program will receive 100% scholarship to cover the Program Fee.

Deadline: 
03/09/2022
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Computational Writing 2022 | In-Person

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The Computational Writing residency will allow writers to explore working at the intersection of computing and literary art, not only by using pre-developed tools but also by directly undertaking programming. The residency will consider how computation can be means for reflecting on one’s own writing process as well as for processing anything from small, curated collections of words to large text corpora.

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 mentors, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow writers to explore literary techniques, 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.

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 writing across genre.

Who should apply?

Experienced writers and programmers looking to explore the future of digital compositional techniques. We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

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

Program Dates: April 25 - May 7, 2022
Applications Open: January 5, 2022
Applications Close: February 9, 2022

Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3EjdZYS

Prizes Details: 

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

Deadline: 
02/09/2022
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Banff Artist in Residence Emerging - Winter 2022

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Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program that offers studio practice, production facilities access and mentorship for visual artists in the early stages of their careers.

BAiR Emerging combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program.  As well as having the space to make, research, and experiment, participants are a part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by guest faculty through studio visits and lectures.  

This program is intended for artists to cultivate new possibilities and directions in their work. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer demonstrations, technical support, and provide access to a host of facilities including photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, and digital technology.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging 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?

The program is designed for full participation over the entire five-week period. Variable dates will not be considered.

Who should apply?

This residency is for emerging artists who have completed university level training in visual arts (preferably within the last five years), or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Applicants should also hold an active exhibition record of at least two years in length, and show evidence of dedication in their pursuit of an artistic career.

Collectives of no more than two people are welcome to apply.

Program Dates: February 22 - March 25, 2022

Prizes Details: 

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 
12/01/2021
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