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Write Over Here: Screenwriting Residency - Fall 2022






Write Over Here is a three-week hybrid screenwriting residency, that offers participants the opportunity to focus on tools to create the time and space to write from home and at Banff Centre through online and in person programming.

Intermixed with faculty to support their practice as required, participants will meet with the cohort online for the first week, and on campus for the following two weeks. These will include daily gatherings, where we share readings, workshops, deeper discussions around process, and Q&A sessions. 

What Does the Program Offer?

Writers will deepen their screenwriting artistry and technical application through faculty mentorship, podcast workshops, access to Screenwriting software, group discussions, and concluding Q and A sessions. 

The residency provides the opportunity for writers to build peer relationships and expand their professional networks to support and create collaborative opportunities in the future.

This is a self-motivated residency and encourages participants to discover best practices to engage and inspire writing to happen at home and away.

Who Should Apply?

This program invites emerging to mid-career Indigenous writers and screenwriters from across Canada and International. Screenwriters can apply with experience from any genre and script length. 

Program Dates: October 10 - October 28, 2022

Online: October 10 - 14, 2022
On campus: October 17 - 28, 2022


Prizes Details: 

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

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive PO Box 1020 Banff, Alberta Canada T1L 1H5
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Indigenous Classical Music Gathering | In Person





Banff Center is excited to invite folks to the third iteration of the Indigenous Classical Music Gathering (ICMG), led by faculty members Cris Derksen and Eliot Britton. Building on the groundbreaking work previously established by the Canadian Classical Indigenous Music Gathering, Indigenous composers and performers will come together to cultivate their individual crafts through collaboration and personal development. 

Participants will spend time each day to gather and discuss current classical music issues, unpack our shared history of being Indigenous within the genre, and shine a light onto where we would like to see classical music go. 

The ICMG values the integral role relationship building plays in ensuring healthy careers for all involved in the genre. There will be a guest faculty of Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals to assist participants on their journey. 

What Does the Program Offer
A space for Indigenous classical musicians and composers to explore experimental elements of their craft, as well as finalize productions of their work to the best of their capacity, in a fully supported environment without barriers of micro-aggression, racism, or cultural bias.

Who Should Apply
This program is geared towards regional, national, and global Indigenous music practitioners including: composers, singers, instrumentalists, scholars, students provocateurs, disrupters, advocates pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice, artists that serve their community, and artistic leaders in classical music. 

One does not need a university degree in music, however should be working or intending to work in the field.

Program Dates: August 11 - 20, 2022
Application Deadline: June 22, 2022
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Prizes Details: 

*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee and 50% of meal and accommodation fee is available for this program.

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Call for Indigenous artists for permanent sculpture at the Dairy Arts Center




The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado invites artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for a permanent public art sculpture dedicated to Indigenous people in our community and region. The intent is to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land occupied by the Dairy.

“Acknowledgment is a critical public intervention, a necessary step toward honoring Native communities and enacting the much larger project of decolonization and reconciliation. Join us in adopting, calling for, and spreading this practice.” – Honor Native Land: a guide and call to acknowledgment, US Department of Arts & Culture

A selection committee of Indigenous community members, artists and activists will lead the Dairy in the review and selection of the proposals. When a final proposal is selected, the Visual Arts curator will work with and support the selected artist(s) in the production of the project, from
technical development to engagement. The completed work shall be installed in time to honor Indigenous Peoples Day, 2020. This call is open to Indigenous artists only. The selected artist will receive up to $10,000 for time and materials. Additional funding for installation or other needs will be considered.

Prizes Details: 

The selected artist will receive up to $10,000 for time and materials. Additional funding for installation or other needs will be considered.

The artist or collective selected will collaborate throughout the project with the Visual Arts Curator and selection committee. Artists’ responsibilities will be defined in a written commission agreement, which may include, but will not be limited to agreeing to:
● Work with curator and staff, along with possible consultants (for example, structural
engineers or art conservators) to finalize material specifications and fabrication plans
(including technical drawings), to ensure the artwork’s durability for display in an outdoor
● Work with curator and staff to develop final fabrication budget.
● Adhere to established schedule and deadlines for the project.
● Participate in periodic presentations with various community constituencies.
● Participate in documentation of the project’s development with Dairystaff.
● Work with the Dairy staff and contractors and being present during the installation of the piece.
● Communicate regularly with Dairy staff throughout the development, fabrication, and
installation of the project.

Entry Fee:

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