The Banff Centre ~ Call for Visual Artists




Thematic Residencies at The Banff Centre, Canada 

00 On the Commons; or, Believing-Feeling-Acting Together
Banff Research in Culture

Program dates: May 9 – May 27, 2011
Application deadline: December 1, 2010

On the Commons is part of Banff Research in Culture (BRiC), a new residency program designed for scholars engaged in advanced theoretical research on themes and topics in culture. The aim of this workshop is to give scholars, cultural producers, and artists an opportunity to explore how we believe, feel, and act together.


Artwork by Pedro Reyes
Sombrero Colectivo, 2004
Courtesy of Yvon Lambert Gallery


16 Althea Thauberger’s La Commune. The Asylum. Die Bühne.
Program dates: May 9 – June 17, 2011
Application deadline: January 10, 2011

The Terror. The Paris Commune. The Commons. Collaboration and the use of the term. The recent past. Theory of the Young Girl. Mortification. Institutionalisms we perform within and without. Internment. National Parks. The reintroduction of various wildlife. Art world power.
A diverse group of artists and cultural agents will watch films, eat, drink, walk, support, and debate each others’ work, inspire and provoke, and at least occasionally recognize the privilege in so doing.


17 Dexter Sinister: From the Toolbox of a Serving Library
with Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt

Program dates: July 4 – August 12, 2011
Application deadline: March 7, 2011

As well as designing, editing, producing, and distributing both printed and digital media, Dexter Sinister (David Reinfurt & Stuart Bailey) has also worked with ambiguous roles and formats, usually in the live contexts of galleries and museums. These projects generally play to some form of site-specificity, where a publication or series of events are worked out in public over a set period of time. Dexter Sinister intend to slowly dissolve all such activities into one single institution, The Serving Library.



Self-directed Creative Residencies
Self-directed residencies are self-guided opportunities where the artist is free to experiment and explore new directions in the production of their work. Program dates are available year-round.

For more information and to apply:
The Banff Centre, Office of the Registrar
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989


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