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Winter Writers Retreat 2023 | In Person

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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, and a small private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers with the opportunity to attend inspiring talks, 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. This program provides opportunities for consultations with 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 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. This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional.

Who should apply?
We welcome writers from all 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.

*Financial Aid of 100% of tuition and 50% of food and accommodation is available for this program. 

Program Dates: January 16 - 28, 2023
Application Deadline: September 21, 2022
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3jBJ3v5

 

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21/September/2022
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Call for Pitches | Screentime Magazine

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screentime is an independent print magazine about images and the internet.

We investigate how networked photography (and video) intersects with society, culture, economics, politics and everything in between, and reveal how the images we see through screens shape the way we see the world.

Pitches are now open for our next print issue.

We want original writing about networked visual culture and our ever more online lives. 

Full submission guidelines can be found here: www.screentimezine.com/pitch

Deadline for pitches is 21 March 22

We offer £40 for selected submissions.

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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

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

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09/March/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

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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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09/February/2022
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Spring Writers Retreat 2022 | In-Person

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The Spring 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, a personal studio space to work from is provided and available 24 hours a day, and you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. 

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. 

This 14-day 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. This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional.

Who should apply?
We welcome writers from all 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.

This program is not open to applicants who have taken part in a Banff Centre residency in the last year, nor to current faculty members of any other Banff Centre programming.

Please note: International participants are welcome to apply to on-campus programs that start after January 1, 2022. Banff Centre has opted into the Government of Alberta's Restriction Exemption Program, please visit our website for current information on COVID-19 protocols and vaccination requirements.

*Financial Aid of 100% of the program fee is available for this program. 

Program Dates: March 7 - 19, 2022
Application Deadline: December 8, 2022
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3kLbLek

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08/December/2021
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Sitka Center / Artist at Sea

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The Artist at Sea Residency provides the opportunity for a visual artist, writer or musician to spend 14 days on an oceanic research vessel interacting with a scientific team gathering data on the size structure and composition of zooplankton in marine food webs off of the Oregon and Washington coasts.

The next research trip is scheduled for Feb 28- March 13, 2022. The ship will be loaded on Feb 27 with an anticipated departure date of Feb 28. The ship will return on March 13  and be unloaded on March 14 . The selected artist must be available from Feb 27- March 14, 2022.  The 2 week (optional) residency at Sitka will follow after from March 14 - March 28, 2022.

Artist Receives

•  An opportunity to live on an oceanic research vessel for 14 days and interact with a team of  scientists from Oregon State University and University of Oregon

•  Free room and board while on the ship with an additional (optional) 2 week stay at Sitka's main campus to creatively respond to the experience

•  $1500 artist stipend including travel and materials

•  An opportunity to share or display the art created during this residency in a variety of channels including the HMSC Visitor Center, the Sitka Art Invitational, and at a show at the Giustina Gallery on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis

The Artist at Sea Residency provides the opportunity for a visual artist, writer or musician to spend 14 days on an oceanic research vessel interacting with a scientific team gathering data on the size structure and composition of zooplankton in marine food webs off of the Oregon and Washington coasts. Oregon State University received grant funding from the National Science Foundation to complete 4 oceanic research trips in 2022-2023.

Click here to view the research project abstract. A visual artist, writer or musician will be invited to participate in each cruise, journal about their experience, and be inspired to create a product that gives a unique voice to the research team’s findings and processes. The goal of this collaboration is to enhance both the scientific process and broaden cultural understanding of science and this specific project.

It is not necessary that the artist’s current work directly relates to plankton or their biology, but it is essential that the artist chosen is exploring environmental themes that highlight ocean ecology and the importance of understanding the benefits and health of this ecosystem.

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$1,500 stipend
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15/November/2021
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