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CLOSED: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada

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Application deadline has now passed

Residency duration: 22 July – 23 August 2019

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organisation built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organisation leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From their home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends its campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Trainings for the Not-Yet - Program Overview

Trainings for the Not-Yet is a program of research, community learnings, theoretical frameworks, performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations. In this residency designed for artists, community organisers, researchers, and curators, we will develop a toolkit for a future of being together, otherwise.

Led by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and guided by her research framework Trainings for The Not-Yet, participants will explore alternative forms of pedagogy and participation in order to think through, model, and embody alternative futures. The program will explore how to shape the places we live in; engage in deep cultural exchanges with and among communities; and influence processes of design, regulation, and policy making. Participants will examine methods for working with organisations and publics in addressing social issues and shared responsibilities, and will imagine the future as a collective exercise of care.

Trainings for the Not-Yet is part of a long-term research, exhibition, education, and publication project Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017 – present) at BAK (basis voor actuele kunst), Utrecht, Netherlands.

Weekly modules will encompass readings, dialogue, experiential exercises, material research and making, participant-driven activities, and collaboration.

Participants will learn to develop new relations and methods of working in social and community-based practices. Shared research and spaces will facilitate deep connections and collaboration.

This residency is open to visual artists, community organisers, researchers, architects and designers, and curators who work with communities.

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 London-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

Read about last year’s UAL resident: Rachel Bacon reports back on her AER Residency at BANFF in Alberta.

Please note the applicants are responsible for visa, health and travel insurance.