Open Call

anff Artist in Residence Emerging - Winter 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


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. 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.

Number of Participants

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.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 22, 2022 - March 25, 2022


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$6,723.00 program fee (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Darkroom, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop


Private Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Tea, Vegetarian


Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Makers, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts


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Program Description

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. Application Deadline: December 01, 2021 Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous) *Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs.

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