Programs

The Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency

The Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency provides one emerging visual artist from Atlantic Canada the opportunity to create new work within the inspiring surrounds of The Banff Centre over a period of eight weeks.

The vision of this residency program is to strengthen cultural connections between eastern and western Canada, and to assist in building the skills necessary for emerging Atlantic artists to be successful in their careers. The program is an initiative of The Hnatyshyn Foundation in collaboration with the Banff Centre and made possible through the generous support of the Harrison McCain Foundation.

What does the program offer?

The residency provides opportunities for professional and artistic development through access to facilities to create new work, technical expertise, mentorship, studio visits, and opportunities to engage with artists-in-residence, visiting artists, faculty, curators, and speaking engagements at The Banff Centre and at two additional partner organizations.

Tuition fees, accommodation, meal plan, and travel to and from The Banff Centre to the participant’s residence in Canada are covered.  As well, the successful artist will receive a production allowance for material costs, production assistance and expertise, and project related incidentals incurred while at The Banff Centre.