Big Bang Residency Invites Artists & Engineers

February 21, 2016 / artguide


Calgary/Banff, Canada] — Artists, designers, engineers and technicians are invited to submit proposals to create a new multidisciplinary work of art that will be supported through a program called the Big Bang Residency.

The work will be built over the course of a year by a team of four or five, with backgrounds ranging from art and design to science and engineering, and will premiere on September 14, 2016, at Beakerhead  in Calgary, Canada.

The year of building will be bracketed by two one-week periods in residence, provided by The Banff Centre in support of this program. A globally respected arts, cultural, and educational institution, The Banff Centre is providing expertise and oversight to the selection and creative development process.

The successful team will also be provided with a materials budget of CAD 24,000, additional support for space and equipment rental, and an artist fee for each team member (up to five) of CAD 5,000, through funding from the Remarkable Experience Accelerator, a joint initiative of Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Hotel Association.

The selection jury is made up of art and engineering professionals from around the world. The deadline for proposals is October 9, 2015, and the successful team will be notified by November 6, 2015.

This is the first year for this three-year program, spearheaded by Beakerhead, an annual smash up of art, science and engineering that erupted in Calgary in 2013 and reached an audience of 73,000 last year.

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