Having spent over five years as Program Manager for Aboriginal Leadership, I had a front-row view of the inner workings of the Centre and the advantage and impact that the programs have on artists, leaders and the arts. The Banff Centre’s quality programming reaches worldwide and invites the best of the best to discover, develop and create new works, new ways of thinking and safe space to develop.
I’ve been lucky to have been of service to the Aboriginal Leadership programs, but twice in a Leighton Artist Colony residency. This amazing facility provided me with time and space to develop and create works with social impact, meaning and substance. This fall, I will have that experience once again as I embark on a four week residency for the CAMP project, sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts. I’m excited to see what will come out of the focussed time and space there.
Facilities and programming like this don’t appear out of nowhere. Substantial sponsorship, philanthropy and donations contributed from many sources allow for the support and continuance of world-class experiences in the arts. As such, I’ve donated one of my works again this year (listed above) for the Midsummer Ball Auction at The Banff Centre. You can participate and see all the wonderful auction art, luxury vacations and amazing donations at The Midsummer Ball Auction Brochure.