Open Call

Emerging Banff Artist in Residence

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This residency is for emerging artists who have completed university level training in visual arts (preferably within the last five years), or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Applicants should also hold an active exhibition record of at least two years in length, and show evidence of dedication in their pursuit of an artistic career.

Number of Participants

This program aims to have 12 participants in the cohort.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 21, 2023 - March 24, 2023


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$2,414.00 program fee (one-time)


Hotel, Private Bathroom, Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Critique, Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts



Program Description

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging 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. BAiR Emerging 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. Over a period of five weeks, participants will have opportunities to hone their individual practice, present work to their peers, engage in discussion and critique, learn from demonstrations in various visual art production techniques, and further develop the professional skills needed to support and sustain their practice. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by guest faculty through studio visits, lectures, and workshops. *Financial Aid of 100% is available.

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