Open Call

Banff Artist in Residence: Early Career 2025

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This residency is for visual artists of all ages, in all disciplines, who have completed formal education or training in visual arts at the post-secondary level or who have acquired equivalent experience through traditional knowledge and practices and have received some recognition from their peers through exhibitions, grants, and/or awards. This program is designed for participation over the entire program period. Variable dates will not be considered. Collaborative groups are welcome to apply. Groups no larger than two people will be considered. Banff Centre invites applicants from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 10, 2025 - March 14, 2025


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$2,796.00 program fee (one-time)


Library, Shared Studio




Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs



Visual Arts



Program Description

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR): Early Career 2025 is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, critical feedback and mentorship, for visual artists of all ages, in the early stages of their careers. Open to visual artists working across mediums, the program combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program. As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice. Artists have targeted access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. The residency experience is supported with lectures, workshops, and individual studio visits with faculty as well as dialogue amongst peers. Artists are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to extensive facilities in Visual Arts and across campus.

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