The Big Bang Residency Program supports the creation of a major new artwork each year that premieres internationally in Calgary during Beakerhead in September.
Program Overview: Artists, designers, architects, scientists and engineers are invited to submit proposals to create an interactive public art work that references science, technology and collective experience. The successful project will be built over the course of a year, beginning with a planning and incubation residency hosted at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The work will premiere in September 2017 at Beakerhead in Calgary, Canada.
Who should apply? This program is open to international artists, engineers, architects, designers, scientists and others. In addition to the team requirements below, the team must have a connection to Calgary so that the building of the work takes place in Calgary, the work is developed in Banff, the work premieres in Calgary and calls Calgary its home base. The proposal does not need to be submitted by a complete team: individuals may apply. The team can be assembled with support from Banff Centre and Beakerhead to ensure that the collaboration of artists and engineers will result in a project that is created in Calgary/Banff over the course of the year.
Each team must include:
- At least one individual who has received specialized art training (degree from a recognizing art institution) and has developed and exhibited a body of work;
- At least one individual who has received specialized engineering training (degree from an accredited engineering school) and previous experience in any artistic medium;
- Other members of the team should bring additional art and design skills, technical skills and project management skills. They may include emerging and professional roles.
Application deadline: October 5, 2016.
Residency: December 12 – 16, 2016.