Thursday, April 26, 2012

Call for Applications: Thematic Residencies and Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs

25 The Decapitated Museum
Vincent Normand
Guest: Etienne Chambaud
Program dates: November 13–December 7, 2012
Application deadline: June 8, 2012
Speaking for real: this isn't a history painting, it's a book of stories. A book being written with stories like the ones you get told when you're getting your head chopped off—before going up there, or coming back from the show. Stories like they tell in museums.
This residency is addressed to participants willing to engage in speculative inquiry on the matter of exhibition, whether they work as artists, curators, or writers. The moment of exhibition will act as a figure towards which converge diverse spaces of authority (the studio, the exhibition space, criticism). The residency will thus be structured in as many points of enunciation, with individual studio and research time, public talks, and collective discussions enhanced by screenings and reading sessions.

Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs
Ongoing opportunities
Banff Artist in Residence programs offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life.

For more information and to apply: 

Office of the Registrar 
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989