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Call for submissions – Earthed Visual Arts Program (Banff, Canada)

Earthed at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity explores visual art practices that shed light on planetary processes and concerns. This program will seek to raise cultural and political awareness of urgent environmental issues.

Dates: September 16 – October 18, 2019

Program Information
Earthed explores visual art practices that shed light on planetary processes and concerns. Such artistic practices may operate on the margins of the typical systems of art production and exchange. These practices may employ art as a conduit to engage with environmental issues including regenerative living, habitat loss and degradation, climate breakdown, biodiversity, adaptation, and more.

This program investigates the confluence of ethics and aesthetics in search of alternative structures to raise cultural and political awareness of urgent environmental issues.

Led by artists Ackroyd & Harvey, whose work intersects art, activism, architecture, biology, ecology and history, this residency will also include engagements with local scientists, biologist, and ecologists.

What does the program offer?
Residencies offer a structured program where visual artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting faculty, artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

This program is designed for participation over the entire period. Variable dates will not be considered.

Who should apply?
This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups are welcome to apply.

*Financial Aid up to 100% covering tuition and shared room accommodation will be offered to all participants

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About Banff National Park
Banff Centre is located within Banff National Park, a protected environment and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located within Treaty Seven Territory; the traditional home of the Blackfoot, Stoney Nakoda, Tsuut’ina, and many other Indigenous Peoples. Special consideration may be required when creating work involving this protected environment. Please consult Parks Canada Guidelines for more information.

For further information, please contact (Rhona Dolson), or call 4037626180, or visit

Deadline is Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 5pm

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