Deadline: 22/05/2019

Performing Arts Creation Residencies | Banff Centre

Self-directed residencies provide excellent opportunities for performing artists create new work.

Banff Centre is committed to the commissioning, development, and production of new works in all major performance disciplines, and encourages bold collaborations across disciplines. Performing Arts residencies are designed for artists to work on the initial creation phase of a new work in one or more of our studio spaces.

What does the program offer?
This residency offers a range of work spaces and facilities depending on participants' needs and availability. 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 of all sizes. Artists with projects at various stages of development are encouraged to apply - whether at the conceptual, creation, development, refinement, or redevelopment stage of a new work. 

All performing arts residencies must begin on a Monday and last for a minimum of one week to the maximum of length of the program.

Artists wishing to apply for other Banff Centre Performing Arts Residency dates must indicate their preferences in the application process. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the following time periods:

  • September 16 - September 27, 2019
  • January 06 - January 24, 2020
  • March 17 - March 27, 2020

Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

What's Included

  • Single or Shared Room
  • Regular Meal Plan
  • Showcase Your Work
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Gym Membership
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Participant Resources

Fees & Financial Assistance

  • Daily Rate (Single Room) $163.48+GST
  • Daily Rate with Financial Aid (Single Room) $92.98+GST*
  • Daily Rate (Shared Room) $134.67+GST
  • Daily Rate with Financial Aid (Shared Room) $64.17+GST*

Application fee: $65 for individuals or groups. Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available to cover tuition (meal plans and accommodations are not eligible).

How to Apply
Complete the online form and upload your materials:

  • Project Proposal
  • Bios for Core Creative Team
  • Audio/Visual Support Materials
  • Technical Questionnaire
  • Financial Assistance

Adjudication is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the program on artists’ practice and careers, project feasibility and the capacity of Banff Centre to help realize the project, and the project’s fit with Banff Centre’s values and strategic directions as described in its strategic plan. Adjudication is carried out by impartial disciplinary experts on the basis of applicants’ submitted material. Banff Centre respects the need for artists to plan ahead for their visit; applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete.

Performing Arts Creation Residencies | Banff Centre

Performing Arts Creation Residencies | Banff Centre


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