NOW OPEN! Big Bang Residency 2018

Bring your big idea to life at Beakerhead 2018 with support from the Banff Centre and Beakerhead!

In 2016, the first Big Bang residency recipients, BEAMA, created a massive art and sound installation called BASS SHIP that inspired and engaged over 20,000 people over the course of five days. In 2017, Big Bang recipients Humble Wonder created the world's first Municipal Space Station, an immersive real life and VR experience that transformed the Calgary Tower into a space elevator.

What will 2018 bring? The possibilities are endless. Dive deep into your own imagination and then push the boundaries even further.

When art and science collide, truly remarkable experiences are possible. And that's the purpose of the Beakerhead Big Bang Residency Program: to facilitate the collision of technical and creative skills, and provide mentorship and resources for teams of artists and engineers to collaborate, build, and premiere large-scale works of engineered art and entertainment that delight, inspire and educate.

The successful project receives a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as well as $5,000 artist fee per member (maximum of five team members) and a project budget up to $24,000.

The deadline for 2018 residency applications is October 4, 2017.



Photo by Steve Seeley

Photo by Steve Seeley

Photo by Trevor Lalonde