Banff Centre, Alberta Canada
Deadline 28 March 2018
Founded by Professor Lucy Orta UAL Chair of Art for the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Fashion, the Art for the Environment Residency Programme (AER), in partnership with residency programmes across Europe, North America, and India invites artists and designers to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, human rights – and through their artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow.
Outdoor School. Visual + Digital Arts
The Outdoor School residency will bring together visual artists with an interest in outdoor culture and recreation, field naturalist practices, experiential modes of learning, ecology, and the environment.
Participants will join in hands-on workshops, engage with and learn from members of the community, and explore the connections between art, outdoor culture and the landscape.
The residency activities will draw upon a history of land-based education models, local environmental expertise, and Indigenous knowledge and understandings of place to develop critical, experiential, and site-responsive artworks that consider the location and communities where Banff Centre resides.
What does the program offer? Residencies offer structured programs where artists, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting artists and participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.
Residency Period: Date July 23 - August 24, 2018
Dates including travel: Arrive July 22, 2018 Depart August 25, 2018
AER at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity includes:
- five-week residency
- Free shared accommodation and catering
- Use of a shared-studio space
- Round trip flight to Alberta
- Curator / critique feedback
UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report
Please note the applicants are responsible for visa, health and travel insurances