Computational Arts Studio Practicum at Banff Centre | Apply Today

Discovery Category: Training (e.g. workshops, courses, etc.)
Start Date: Apr 13, 2020
End Date: Apr 09, 2021
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020, Banff, AB, T1L 1H5, Canada
Cost: The tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.
Provider: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
WebSite Address: https://bit.ly/2Xn2I5W

Description:

Program Overview

Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities.

This program offers practical experience supporting Visual Arts residency programs and artists in residence as they engage with interdisciplinary approaches toward art-making in the Digital Media facilities. Computational Arts Studio Practicum participants will also engage with experienced artists from a range of disciplines (including printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and photography) who seek to integrate new methods into their practice.

Participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Digital Media Facilitator as they learn skills for supporting artists’ projects, maintenance, and safe operation of equipment. Primary areas of focus include 3D printing, laser engraving, 3D scanning, and video art. Additional opportunities may arise in CNC fabrication, interactive media, and electronics.

What does the program offer? 

Learning opportunities will arise through the direct engagement with artists-in-residence, demonstrations, and regular mentorship from the Digital Media Facilitator. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with the mentor at the beginning of the program. Digital arts are the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines as well. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In addition to supporting artists in their specific production facilities, all Studio Practicum Participants will collectively prepare and maintain studio spaces for Visual Arts residencies.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on digital fabrication, interactive media, and inter-disciplinary practices. Animation, video, and audio experience is also an asset. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in various digital technologies through their portfolio submissions.

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.



How to Register:

Visit the program page for details on how to apply: https://bit.ly/2Xn2I5W

Contact Info:

Email: PracticumAdmissions@banffcentre.ca