Open Call

Visual Arts Thematic: The Weapon of Theory as a Conference of Birds

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups of no more than two are welcome to apply. *Financial Aid of 100% for tuition, and 50% for food and accommodation is available for all accepted participants.

Number of Participants

This program aims to have 12 participants within the cohort.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


November 07, 2022 - December 09, 2022


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$7,183.00 program fee (one-time)


Individual Studio, Shared Studio, Sound Studio


Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Open Studios, Professional Development, Visiting Professionals


Conceptual Art, Literature, Performance Art, Sound Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Co-led by Ayesha Hameed and Xenia Benivolski with guest faculty Kite and Jota Mombaça, this visual arts residency welcomes artists who are interested in exploring music, language and rhythm as they affect the geological, bio-political, and the mnemonic through media, performance, language, and writing. This residency will examine artistic practices exploring melody, language, migration, acoustics, musicology, acoustemology, cross-species communication, soundscapes, the body, and sonar/radar activity as ways to evaluate histories of change, violence, membership and resistance in the world. This program offers a structured space where visual artists come together to create work and discuss the pertinent theme. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, 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

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