Banff Centre for the Arts


Banff Centre for the Arts Music & Sound Building. Credit: Donald Lee Credit: Donald Lee Credit: Trudie Lee Banff Centre for the Arts

The Banff Centre is a largest arts and creativity incubator in Canada. Their mission is inspiring creativity. Over 8,000* artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. Through its multidisciplinary programming, The Banff Centre provides them with the support they need to create, to develop solutions, and to make the impossible possible.

The Banff Centre develops multidimensional artists for the international stage in an artistically rich learning environment. Their leadership programs equip people who want to change the world with the skills to do so. Moving forward, the Centre will disseminate the art and ideas developed in Banff using new initiatives in digital, web, radio, and broadcast media.

Arts programs are at the core of The Banff Centre. Programming supports the commissioning and creation of new work by individual artists and arts collectives, and provides resources for collaboration and applied research. Training and professional development is offered at the post-graduate level in more than a dozen art forms including, music, theatre, dance, opera, Indigenous arts, literature, ceramics, print-making, painting, papermaking, photography, sculpture, audio engineering, digital film and video, and new media. The Centre also partners with national and international arts institutions to bring art incubated in Banff to stages and concert halls around the world.


The Centre equips with Resources and Facilities/Studio Resources (for different genres such as music & sound, media & visual art and theatre arts)/Theatres and Performance Spaces/Dining Facilities。 More information can be found here. 

Rooms have all the amenities of a hotel, furnishings, work desk and chair, bath and/or shower, towels, bedding, phone, radio/alarm clocks, housekeeping services, and expansive windows that allow participants to enjoy the full beauty of The Banff Centre’s natural setting. Over 150 rooms are available in two residence halls. Wireless internet is available throughout the campus. More information: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/accommodation/