ID# 22-1460 Location: Banff, Alberta
Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Leadership, the Director, Visual Arts Residencies is responsible for leading the vision and implementation of visual arts residency programming at Banff Centre.
The Director’s role is to create a compelling vision for programs that meet the ambitions and objectives of the Banff Centre strategic plan, meet the needs of Canadian and international artists in the 21st century and increase the profile and reach of our nationally and internationally renowned programs.
Visual Arts is one of many disciplinary areas at the Banff Centre and the incumbent will work closely with Directors of all other arts disciplines at the Centre, and with the Dean of Arts and Leadership, to plan and design not only specific portfolio programs, but also cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs where appropriate. The incumbent will also work closely with the Program Operations team to ensure that innovative visual arts programs for artists, curators and practicums are delivered at the highest possible level. Banff Centre arts programs seek to create an environment within which artists can explore and push creative boundaries, create new work and develop both personally and professionally.
Excellent knowledge of contemporary arts practice is essential (including a broad working knowledge of ceramics, painting, sculpture, print-making, photography and digital arts which are overseen by artist/facilitators in these disciplines). An excellent professional network of contacts within visual arts communities in Canada, North America and internationally is also essential, along with a deep understanding of professional development at the post-secondary level and beyond. The success of programs rests on the ability of the incumbent to attract a roster of exceptional, sessional creative faculty and to attract high-quality applicants to the programs.
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