Studio Work Study programs are internship-style opportunities that expand and enhance participants' technical skills and increase knowledge in the various mediums supported by the Visual Arts department. The Photography Work Study program offers practical experience in the areas of analog and digital photography, alternative photographic processes, continuous light and strobe lighting techniques, operation of wide format digital printing equipment, and video production and post-production.
Work Study participants will receive regular mentorship and feedback from Studio Facilitators in support of their professional development. Under the supervision of experienced mentors, Work Studies assist staff in the delivery of Visual Arts programs learning about maintenance and safe operation of studio facilities and by offering studio assistance to artists participating in creative residency programs.
Work Study programs offer a dynamic combination of learning opportunities through workshops, demonstrations, and presentations; contact with professional staff, visiting artists, and faculty; and collaboration with facilitators in Visual Arts and other Banff Centre arts programs. Learning objectives are agreed in consultation with mentors at the start the program. Although the primary focus of this Work Study is printmaking, learning opportunities will also be available in other Visual Arts disciplines.
Successful applicants will receive a weekly living allowance of $425.
Learning opportunities are primarily practical, hands-on experiences arising from the participant’s support of the Visual Arts residency programs. This provides participants the opportunity to improve their technical and artistic knowledge, decision-making and problem-solving skills, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. In addition to the everyday responsibilities, participants have one day each week dedicated to realize their individual learning objectives.
Eligibility: Candidates for the Photography Studio Work Study program must possess a solid foundation in SLR and DSLR camera operation, with knowledge of medium and large format cameras, strobe lighting and darkroom enlarger operation an asset. As Visual Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility, it is an asset if candidates have foundational skills in another studio area (ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking or performance).
As this program exceeds 6 months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014.
Applicants or leaders from professional arts organizations, other training organizations, colleges and universities, research centres, and labour and government agencies are encouraged to contact Visual Arts to create Work Study partnerships.
To apply please go to: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1507