Open Call

Computational Arts Studio Practicum

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

With Funding
Banff, Canada


Learning opportunities will arise through the direct engagement with artists-in-residence, demonstrations, and regular mentorship from the Digital Media Facilitator. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with the mentor at the beginning of the program. Digital arts are the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines as well. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In addition to supporting artists in their specific production facilities, all Studio Practicum Participants will collectively prepare As this program exceeds six months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Number of Participants

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on digital fabrication, interactive media, and inter-disciplinary practices. Animation, video, and audio experience is also an asset. 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 various digital technologies through their portfolio submissions. Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 13, 2020 - April 09, 2021


  • CA$61.00 stipend (daily)


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$235.00 program fee (weekly)


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Co-Working, Desk Space, Film Editing Suite, Gallery, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility


Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Courses, Discussion, Mentors, Professional Development, Work Exchange


Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Multimedia, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts


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. This program offers practical experience supporting Visual Arts residency programs and artists in residence as they engage with interdisciplinary approaches toward art-making in the Digital Media facilities. Computational Arts Studio Practicum participants will also engage with experienced artists from a range of disciplines (including printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and photography) who seek to integrate new methods into their practice. Participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Digital Media Facilitator as they learn skills for supporting artists’ projects, maintenance, and safe operation of equipment. Primary areas of focus include 3D printing, laser engraving, 3D scanning, and video art. Additional opportunities may arise in CNC fabrication, interactive media, and electronics.

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