The Dark Arts
The Dark Arts is an intensive residency program exploring contemporary photography, current conceptual themes, and the technological advances that have fostered various approaches to creating photographic-based artwork.
Independent Residency - January 2018
In this Independent Residency, be surrounded by a community of artistic peers, attend inspiring talks and performances by world-renowned visiting artists, and enjoy a spectacular mountain environment where you can engage or seek retreat.
Arts Writer in Residence 2018
A six-month arts writing residency to develop curatorial and critical publications, and conduct research while engaging with programs and artists-in-residence in Visual + Digital Arts.
Curator in Residence 2018
A six-month curatorial residency to develop an exhibition or curatorial project, and conduct curatorial research while engaging with programs and artists-in-residence in Visual + Digital Arts.
The Evolving Book
This Visual + Digital Arts residency will focus on the creation, expanding notion, and role of artists’ books as a platform for contemporary art practice; whereby the book format generates (rather than indicates an end point of) the creative process.
Big Bang Residency Program
Artists, designers, architects, scientists, engineers, and other creative professionals are invited to submit proposals to create an interactive public art work to be premiered at Beakerhead 2018.
BAiR Late Spring
The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) program in Visual + Digital Arts is a self-directed program providing the time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment, and cultivate new directions in their work.
Indigenous Art Journal
This program invites Indigenous art writers, art historians, and curators to explore pertinent conversations in contemporary Indigenous art practice, and the deeper concerns that inform artists work, lives, and communities.
Collections Practicum – Walter Phillips Gallery
This hands-on opportunity allows an individual to work with the Walter Phillips Gallery’s director and curator. The participant will receive direct mentorship on collections management practices and registrar duties that support the gallery’s collection of over 1,200 works.
Digital Media Studio Practicum
Studio Practicum programs are opportunities that expand and enhance participants' technical skills, and increase knowledge in the various mediums supported by the Visual + Digital Arts area.