call for artists: Banff Artist in Residence Spring 2023

Application Deadline November 30, 2022
Program Dates May 08June 09, 2023
Arrive May 07, 2023
Depart June 10, 2023


The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their practice in a supportive learning environment. Within this residency, you are encouraged to self-direct your research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in your work. Your artist in residence experience, is further supported through individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers.

The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. In addition, you will have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, and share your work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. You will be are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists who have completed formal training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages, backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit:   


Adjudication is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the program on artists’ practice and careers, project feasibility and the capacity of Banff Centre to help realize the project, and the project’s fit with Banff Centre’s values and strategic directions as described in its strategic plan. Banff Centre respects the need for artists to plan ahead for their visit; applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete.

International Applicants

Banff Centre welcomes domestic and international applicants for this program. Please note, Banff Centre programs do not meet Canadian Student Visa eligibility requirements, you must obtain a Visitor Visa to enter Canada. Accepted individuals are responsible for identifying and complying with the immigration requirements to enter Canada as a visitor from their country of origin. Current wait times to receive a visa are much longer than normal, so applicants who require a Visitor Visa should check the current expected processing times prior to applying.

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Find more HERE.

residency opportunity: Open call for artist residency in Latvia! Free long term residencies for Ukrainian artists!

Apply for residencies at SERDE ( by 27th of March!
We are looking for artists and creators who are professionals in their field and are able to work independently, produce their work in our offered facilities and unusual circumstances, but are also open for cooperation with local audience and hosts.
On 2022 priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the local environment, lifestyle, traditions, culture and local economic and afterwards to make a documentation in any medium they professionally represent (visual art, movement, music, research etc.)
Artists from Ukraine can apply for long term residencies and will be free of charge!
More about residencies call and application form

residency opportunity: Clay Art Center

For 60 years, artists have been advancing their careers at Clay Art Center. Our Residency program, which commences each year in September, is uniquely designed for emerging artists who need time and space to develop their voices.

Residents gain invaluable experience working in a community environment, teaching classes, sharing their technical knowledge and expertise, and managing many jobs around the studio.

Clay Art Center provides a supportive ceramic community, while appreciating the need for privacy and independent work.

Applications for 2022-23 are due April 8, 2022
Application Form

Read more about our current Artists-in-Residence.

call for artists: Salad Days Residency @ Watershed

Salad Days Artist Residency: 2022-23
Deadline: February 15, 2022 Fee (USD): $25.00
Every year, Watershed commissions an artist to create handmade earthenware plates or shallow bowls for our annual Salad Days fundraiser. The celebration draws nearly 500 people to Watershed’s campus, with the plates serving as the event’s primary feature. Salad Days also includes a pottery sale of work by artists from around the country, campus tours, artist demos, and much more.
The Salad Days Artist is selected by a panel of professional artists in consultation with Watershed’s staff. The Artist spends seven months from September to April at Watershed producing 450 plates or shallow bowls for the following summer’s Salad Days. They are also commissioned to create approximately 30 small functional or decorative pieces for Watershed’s sustained giving donors. Work is produced in terracotta and is fired in Watershed’s kilns.
During the residency, the Artist receives free housing, a meal allowance, a large studio, free materials and firings, and a stipend of $4000. Additionally, the Artist has the opportunity to showcase and sell work at Watershed events during their time in residence. Watershed also provides lodging for the Salad Days Artist when they return for the Salad Days event.
The 2022-23 Salad Days Artist residency runs from September 12, 2022 through April 15, 2023, with the Salad Days fundraiser scheduled for the second weekend in July, 2023. Due to the pandemic, Salad Days 2023 may include in-person and online components.
Full Details HERE.