Program dates: April 3, 2013 - April 12, 2013
Application deadline: November 15, 2012
How to Apply
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Applications, supporting materials, and processing fee must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for adjudication.
All applicants must submit:
- Checklist: A completed application requirements checklist.
- Application form and fee: A completed application form including processing fee (fee varies per program and is non-refundable).
- Financial assistance eligibility: To be eligible for financial assistance, an application for financial assistance must be completed. The application is available as an online form or a downloadable PDF to be mailed or faxed in.
- Project description: A description of the project you will be working on, and a brief statement of your expectations and goals for the program.
- References: Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two persons willing to provide a recommendation.
- Resume: A resume or C.V.
- Work sample: Up to three samples of recent work, either in video or audio form, and/or a writing sample (maximum 15 pages), and any multi-media back-up material would be very useful to the selection committee.
Along with the basic application form that can be submitted electronically, all other text-based support materials can be sent as an email attachment to the following address: Registrar_LiteraryArts@banffcentre.ca.
When submitting electronically, please upload ONE file with support materials #4 and up contained within that ONE file (ie. one Word .doc file with #4 Project Description, #5 References, #6 Resume, #7 Work Sample). Attachments should be sent in a recognized word processing format. Microsoft Word is preferred. Rich Text Format is another option, if you do not have Microsoft Word. Please indicate clearly which program the support materials are for. Pages should be numbered with your name clearly indicated on each page. Audio files, images, recordings, or other multi-media support materials cannot be sent by email.
If we do not receive your application support materials, the Office of the Registrar will contact you.
Hard Copy Submissions
Applicants submitting audio files, images, recordings, or other multi-media materials as part of the application requirements, or applicants wishing to provide text-based support materials in hard copy rather than electronically, should submit materials to:
Office of the Registrar
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020
T1L 1H5 Canada
NOTE: Submissions must be cleanly printed, double-spaced, on unbound 8 1⁄2" x 11" paper of good bond. No three-hole-punched paper or cerlox-bound copies will be accepted. As portfolios must be copied for adjudicators, please do not use staples. Also note that original magazines, newspaper clippings, books, tapes, disks, or CD-ROMs are not acceptable. Submitted material will not be returned. Applications that do not meet the above criteria may not be considered.
Please indicate clearly, on each item submitted, your name and which program the support materials are for.
This 10-day residency is open to any working artists in any form of performative writing who are in developing a specific piece or entire body of work.
Successful applicants will be spoken word artists who:
- demonstrate creativity and excellence in a professional capacity
- have a specific piece or entire project in mind
- exhibit a keen interest in exploring new ways of presenting poetry in the public sphere
- are interested in better understanding the process of the creation, production, and dissemination of their work
Although preference is usually given to new applicants, Spoken Word program alumni are welcomed to re-apply, provided that at least one year has passed since they participated in the residency. Applications from artists working in English, French, Spanish, or other languages are welcome.
Adjudication and Notification
Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to literary merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the writer’s work will benefit from the program.
Applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete. The approximate notification date is mid-February.
For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989
Above photo: Courtesy The Banff Centre.
All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of The Banff Centre.