Open Call

Ceramics Studio Practicum | Visual Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

With Funding
Banff, Canada


This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on ceramics. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in ceramics through their portfolio submissions. Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Number of Participants

Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in Visual Arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, as well as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 28, 2019 - October 16, 2020


  • CA$61.00 material budget (daily)
  • CA$230.00 stipend (weekly)


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$230.00 program fee (weekly)


No meals

Public Programs

Mentors, Professional Development




No languages listed

Program Description

Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. In this program, participants will develop ceramics techniques through practical experience with kiln firing (electric, gas, soda, raku, and wood), and ceramics studio operation. Participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Ceramics Facilitator, and assist in the delivery of Visual Arts residency programs and events. Participants will also learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Ceramics Facilitator in support of artists in residence utilizing the ceramics facilities.

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