Beakerhead is supported by year-round programs that educate and support the brave souls working at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.


Photo:Steve Seeley

Big Bang Residency

The Big Bang Residency Program supports the creation of a major new artwork each year that premieres internationally during Beakerhead.

Beakerhead supports the design and build of the work by an interdisciplinary team of collaborators, which is created over the course of the year, and includes two weeks in residence at The Banff Centre.

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Photo: Michelle Hofer

Science Communications

Beakerhead has a school!

The Beakerhead Science Communications Program picks up the Banff Science Communications Program and offers the same intense and creative audience-focused approach to short immersive three or four-day courses across Canada.

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School Programs

The creative and entertaining world of Beakerhead invites all students to step into the world of science and technology!

Start the year off with a blast of inspiration – from field trips to classroom projects. Year round programs can inject your classroom with creativity, design thinking and collaboration skills. Teachers, choose an experience that works for you. Spend an hour, a day or a semester!

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Photo: St. Clement School