Open Call

Get LIT! Language, Image, Text

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This residency is for visual artists at all stages of their careers who have completed formal education and/or training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers through informal, specialized training such as mentorships, self-study, and traditional knowledge and practices. Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 24, 2024 - July 26, 2024


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


Individual Studio, Library, Shared Studio




Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs



Visual Arts



Program Description

Led by faculty Joi Arcand, Whess Harman, August Klintberg, and Michael Turner, Visual Arts Thematic Residency – Get LIT! Language, Image, Text invites visual artists working in all mediums to explore language, image, words, and text through self-directed studio practice and research-creation. This program offers a structured space where visual artists come together to create work and discuss the pertinent theme, as well as time and space to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. Through peer interaction, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting faculty, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as targeted access to our extensive facilities.

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