March 06 – March 31, 2017
Application deadline: October 19, 2016


Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program of
studio practice, creative exploration, and critical feedback for artists
in the early stages of their careers. BAiR Emerging combines the
artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive
benefits of an organized program.  As well as having the space to
create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community
of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their

What does the program offer?

Throughout a period of four weeks, artists will have opportunities to
hone their individual practice or collaborate with others, present work
to their peers, engage in critique, attend lectures and events across
campus, and learn from demonstrations in various visual art production
techniques. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by a curator
through consultation and studio visits. In addition, visiting artist and
winner of the 2016 Emerging Atlantic Artist Award, Anne MacMillan, with
share her work and career journey. The self-directed nature of this
program will leave ample time for independent learning and developing
the internal motivation and drive needed to be a successful artist.

This program will provide professional development opportunities for
emerging artists by opening up new possibilities and directions in the
production of their work. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to
offer demonstrations, technical support, and provide access to
facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking,
ceramics, fibre, video, digital technology, and more.

Who should apply?

This residency is for emerging artists and curators who have
completed University level training in visual arts (preferably within
the last five years), hold an active exhibition record of at least two
years in length, and show evidence of dedication in their pursuit of an
artistic career.

The program is designed for full participation over the entire four week period. Variable dates will not be considered.

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