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Do You Even Banff? Part II

Some resources are so plentiful they warrant their own spotlight. Such is the case with Banff Centre, located among the spectacular mountains of Alberta, Canada. There, creatives of all types come together for learning experiences in a supporting, nurturing environment. The centre has a full menu of programming throughout the year, including talks, exhibitions, workshops and residencies of all varieties. There is something for every artist there, so check out this encore blog (we wrote about it last spring, too) dedicated to this incredible place and see what Banff might mean for you.

Kinship Medicines is a thematic residency for queer, trans, and two-spirited Indigenous writers and visual artists who are enacting kinship ethics in their practices, particularly around discussions of gender, sex, and the queer-trans Indigenous futures movement.” The residency takes place at Banff Centre during mid-April to mid-May. Those interested should visit the website for more information. Deadline for applications is February 26.

Artists interested in summer residency at Banff Centre are invited to apply. This program is designed to allow visual artists to focus on their own practice in a supportive learning environment. Networking opportunities abound, and artists are invited to attend exhibitions, talks and performances as well as host studio visits from guest artists. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is March 4.

Those interested in exploring how to rethink our relationship with plastics are invited to apply to the Plastics Residency at Banff Centre. In their own “Plastic is one of the most intimate manifestations of our connections with oil, as it is used in everything from baby bottles to sex toys. It is also one of the foremost materials used in the production of contemporary art, from moulds to vinyl to paints.” For more information, visit the website. Deadline is March 4.

Praxis Center is dedicated to enriching the lives and careers of the artists we serve. Our curated resources, virtual classroom, suite of professional courses covering the practicalities of an art career and so much more are the building blocks you need to help your career take off. If you’re ready for a boost, whether you’re an emerging artist or a seasoned professional looking for a change, there’s something waiting for you at Praxis Center.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.


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