Call to artists: BAiR Emerging Artist Residency 2018
The Banff Centre, Alberta
Deadline for Submissions: January 20, 2018
Program Dates: April 15 to May 19, 2018
Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, and critical feedback and mentorship for 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 create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice.
What does the program offer?
Throughout a period of five weeks, artists will have opportunities to hone their individual practice or collaborate with others, present work to their peers, engage in critique, attend lectures and events across campus, and learn from demonstrations in various visual art production techniques. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by guest curators and visiting artists through consultations and studio visits. The self-directed nature of this program will leave ample time for independent learning and developing the internal motivation and drive needed to be a successful artist.
This program will provide professional development opportunities for emerging artists by opening up new possibilities and directions in the production of their work. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer demonstrations, technical support, and provide access to facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, video, digital technology, and more.
Who should apply?
This residency is for emerging artists who have completed University level training in visual arts (preferably within the last five years), hold an active exhibition record of at least two years in length, and show evidence of dedication in their pursuit of an artistic career.
The program is designed for full participation over the entire five week period. Variable dates will not be considered.