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Performing Arts Residency | Spring 2019


Performing Arts at Banff Centre is committed to the commissioning, development, and production of new works in all major performance disciplines. These residencies are designed for artists in the initial creation phase of a new work in our studio spaces. Artists may stay for the entire period or for one of the two weeks.

Additional dates are available in winter and spring, as well as during the Dance Artist in Residence program.

What does the program offer?

This residency offers a range of work spaces and facilities depending on participants' needs and availability. Artists can create in our dance studios and fully-equipped music studios. More information about our facilities can be found here.

Banff Centre provides limited production support for these residencies. Additional technical support may be negotiated when possible. Partial residencies may be available.

Who should apply?

We invite project proposals from individual artists, artistic collectives, and companies. Artists at various stages of practice are encouraged to apply, whether they are at the conceptual stage or ready for creation, development, and refinement of a new work.

More Information Here

How to Apply

Group applications: the group leader must complete a single application and upload supporting materials on behalf of the whole group.


Adjudication is based on artistic merit and the ability of Banff Centre to help realize the project. Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program. Applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete.


All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

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