Open Call

Call for submissions | Banff Artist in Residence Summer 2019

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record, who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Number of Participants

There are 8 openings in this residency program. Collaborative groups are welcome to apply; a group leader must complete a single application and upload supporting materials on behalf of the whole group. Visual support materials should be provided for the collective; individual resumes and bios should be provided for each member.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 23, 2019 - August 24, 2019


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$5,252.00 program fee


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop


Private Room, Shared Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea

Public Programs

Professional Development


Visual Arts



Program Description

The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) program is designed for visual artists to focus on their own practice in a supportive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research and time, and cultivate new directions in their work — all while surrounded by a community of peers within Banff Centre’s spectacular mountain setting. The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking, via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance.* Participants may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances by world-renowned visiting artists as well as receive studio visits from program guest artists. In addition, participants have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, collaborate, and share their work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

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