Thursday, June 13, 2024

Do You Even Banff?

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a cultural gem nestled among pristine mountains in Alberta, Canada. Programs at Banff have so much to offer, from world class presenters to the chance to live among some of the most incredible natural beauty imaginable for the duration of residency. There are many, many opportunities at Banff across all kinds of disciplines from film making to music, writing to art, and so much more. This week, check out a few upcoming residencies at Banff and get to know this incredible institution.

Trainings for the Not-Yet is described as “a program of research, community learnings, theoretical frameworks, performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations. In this residency designed for artists, community organizers, researchers, and curators, we will develop a toolkit for a future of being together, otherwise.” This residency is open to more than just visual artists – community organizers, researchers, architects, designers and curators are all encouraged to apply. For more details and to fill out an application, see the website. Deadline is April 17.

Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship is open to mid- to- senior-level curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists exploring original topics within visual arts. Artists working in practice/material-based studio research are welcome to apply. The program offers “visual arts professionals to develop work and pursue critical research. Scheduled programming is light to allow for self-directed project development as well as opportunities to connect and collaborate.” Visit the website to learn more about this opportunity and to apply. Deadline is May 1.

Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium: Living Agreement is “an invitation to learn from artists, curators, and creative practitioners who reflexively engage relationships between institutions, artists, and publics as a form of artistic practice.

Drawing on the work of artist Carmen Papalia and his proposal to consider accessibility as a temporary and relational practice, this three-day symposium asks how the triangulatedrelationships between artists, audiences, and institutionsmight be re-thought as a ‘living agreement.’

In this cross-disciplinary conversation, artists, curators, art historians, writers, and theorists will reflect on a range of themes.”

For complete information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is May 1.

At Praxis Center, we want to be sure you are aware of the world of wonderful opportunities waiting for you if you know where to look. What’s more, we want to help you achieve them. When you enroll for just $40/month, you gain access to guided programs designed to help you manage your time and create winning proposals for grants and so much more. The beauty of Banff is waiting for you – what are you waiting for?

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 the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.


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