Paid by artist 

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

Application guidelines 

Every year Banff offers a broad variety of standard residency programs for all kind of disciplines. Please check their website for the current open calls.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon a legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From their home in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends the campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential. Programming supports the commissioning and creation of new work by individual artists and arts collectives, and provides resources for collaboration and applied research. 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 

Participants in residency programs and most workshops stay at Banff Centre for the duration of their program. The residential aspect of the programs means you can take part in the Centre's larger artistic community while the organizers take care of day-to-day concerns like cooking and cleaning.

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 Banff Centre’s natural setting. Over 150 rooms are available in two residence halls. Wireless internet is available throughout the campus.

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.


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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