Open Call

Visual Arts: Banff Artist in Residence - Summer 2023

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This residency is for visual artists who have completed formal training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Priority will be given to applicants who have not attended a Visual Arts Program at Banff Centre within the last three years. 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 for this program. *Subject to additional fees. Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

Number of Participants

This program's cohort is made up of 16 participants.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 26, 2023 - July 28, 2023


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$7,444.00 program fee (one-time)


Desk Space, Print Shop




Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Mentors, Professional Development, Retreat, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals


Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their practice in a supportive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to self-direct their research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in their work. The experience of artists in residence is further supported through individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers. The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. Take the time and space to delve deeply into your practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. You will be provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities. Facility access is based on availability of facilitators, and priority access is given to those requesting their use in their initial application.

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