Open Call

Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship | Visual Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

With Funding
Banff, Canada


Applicants should have a 10-year exhibition/publication record, have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Number of Participants

The BICI Fellowship is open to mid- to- senior-level curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists exploring original topics within visual arts. Artists working in practice/material-based studio research are welcome to apply.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 16, 2019 - December 06, 2019


  • CA$12,837.00 stipend (one-time)


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$12,837.00 program fee


Ceramic Facility, Darkroom, Individual Studio, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility


Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch


Research, Visual Arts


No languages listed

Program Description

Program Overview The Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) Fellowship program supports established curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists in focusing deeply on the development of their work. The program allows for self-directed research over an extended period of 12 weeks, within the creative and intellectually stimulating environment of Visual Arts at Banff Centre. Up to four participants will be selected by an international jury for this unique, fully scholarshipped program. In addition to focusing on their own practice, participants will engage with other artists-in-residence in Visual Arts programs to grow their networks and expand their research. They will visit studios, join reading groups, share knowledge through presenting research in progress, as well as engage with each other and Banff Centre’s curatorial and artistic staff.

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