Artist Opportunity: Banff Fellowship Residency

26th April 2016

This residency program is for up to four Scottish artists in any discipline (including but not limited to visual and …

This residency program is for up to four Scottish artists in any discipline (including but not limited to visual and performing arts, music, photography, film, new media and writing) who wish to explore any aspect of Banff’s unique environment, its environmental history and culture; and who wish to use the opportunity to advance their practice and career.

The residency will take place during October and November 2016, in order to coincide with the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (part of the award includes all access passes to the Festival) and the Mountain Adventure Writing Program. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local historians and research within the extensive archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and to collaborate and create with other artists on campus.

The four artists will create in the Leighton Artists’ Colony, which is located in a secluded, wooded area on The Banff Centre’s 43-acre campus, providing an ideal space for creativity and intense productivity. This residency offers artists the ability to work independently, as well as to engage within the larger artistic community of The Banff Centre with advice, support, expertise and access to sites appropriate to the resident and the project. The successful artists will also be able to work collaboratively should they wish.

Artists of any discipline are eligible to apply, including visual and performing arts, music, photography, film, new media and writing. Applicants can be of any age and at any career stage, but must demonstrate exceptional talent, and a strongly focused interest in the mountain and environmental theme provided by this opportunity. Artists must be working residing in Scotland to quality for this residency.

The deadline is Wednesday 06 July 2016 at 23:55.

For further information and how to apply visit their website here.

 

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