Paid by artist 

Programme fee (depends on the programme: check the website for details), health insurance, individual traveling expenses, personal needs, working material.


For this AiR, Dutch artists and arts managers are eligible to apply for Bijdrage Vrije Praktijkverdieping from the Mondriaan Fund. 

Application guidelines 

Check their website for all application deadlines. Every year Banff offers a broad variety of standard residency programs for all kind of disciplines. Besides this, they offer unique residency packages for more specialised needs.

07/09/2016 14/09/2016 05/10/2016 16/11/2016


some programs are by deadline, some are ongoing (for instance BAIR program)

Banff Centre for the Arts

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.

Accommodation Information 

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:

Technical Information 

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. 


Located in Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada. Calgary is the nearest airport 160 km away.

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, AB T1L 1H5
+1 403.762.6100
+1 403.762.6444

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