Indigenous Arts Programs at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Indigenous Arts Programs at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Informed by Indigenous cultures and worldviews, we offer programs in all disciplines for emerging and established Indigenous artists. Our programs are highly transformative, situate rigour and exploration at their centre, and are inspired by ‘power of place’ here in Treaty 7 territory.

Our current programs open for application our:

Animating Our Stories: Indigenous Writing and Digital Illustration
May 21 – Jun 10, 2019. Application Deadline Feb 27, 2019

This program will ignite Indigenous authors and artists focusing on young readers to delve into new ways of storytelling using digital illustration techniques. Through guidance from experienced Indigenous faculty including recognized authors, an illustrator, and a digital animator, you will learn to lift a story off the page, texturize it, and animate elements of it to life.

Intercultural Indigenous Choreographers Creation Lab
June 03 – June 21, 2019. Application Deadline Feb 27, 2019

Explore the intersections of identity, movement, and creation in this residency for intercultural Indigenous choreographers and dancers. The program is led by Alejandro Ronceria – a Canadian choreographer of Colombian descent and a pioneer in Indigenous dance globally – and supports the exploration and creative development of personal voice and physical vocabulary. Emerging and mid-level Indigenous choreographers as well as Indigenous dancers working in diverse forms are encouraged to apply.

Rebuilding Summer Cultural Trade Routes
July 30 – August 31, 2019. Application Deadline March 6, 2019

Explore reconciliation through creative process from an Indigenous perspective in a contemporary world. In this self-directed residency, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Indigenous artists, Elders, and community members, as you work to rebuild the ancient cultural trade routes that define the ground we stand on in the Bow Valley. Emerging to professional artists are welcome to apply. 

*Indigenous artists accepted to the programs will be eligible for up to 100% scholarship to cover the Program Fee (Shared Room)

The program fee includes tuition, a shared room, and the Full Flex Meal Plan at Banff Centre. Travel to and from Banff Centre is the responsibility of participants.

Rhona Dolson
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Contact number: 4037626180

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