Deadline: 13/11/2019

Banff International Songwriter Residency

Deepen your practice while being supported by award-winning singer-songwriters & recording engineers

Surrounded by Banff’s majestic mountain landscape, this 20-day residency provides songwriters an opportunity to explore their artistic practice alongside award-winning faculty. The Banff International Songwriter Residency delves deeply into the entire process of songwriting through various methodologies.

You’ll have the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project(s). This intensive program is the ideal opportunity to expand your practice in an inspiring setting while being fully supported by world-class artists and sound engineers. 

What does the program offer?
The Banff International Songwriter Residency offers one-on-one sessions and group workshops with faculty, performance opportunities, and recording sessions in a state-of-the-art recording facility.  

personal studio space to work from is provided and available 24 hours a day. Production spaces are shared among all participants in the residency.

Scholarship is available of up to 100% to cover tuition.

Who should apply?
Open to applicants worldwide regardless of genre, this residency is a call for songwriters who have an established professional practice, be it in pop, folk, country, soul, or hip-hop. Artists should have produced an independent body of work and received recognition through public presentation in performance or recordings, as well as from their peers.

What's Included

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

Fees & Financial Assistance

  • Program Fee (single room): $3 362.58+GST
  • Program Fee with Financial Aid (single room): $1 952.58 +GST
  • Program Fee (shared room): $2 757.57+GST
  • Program Fee with Financial Aid (shared room): $1 347.57+GST

Application fee: $65

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

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Upload support materials

  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Project proposal
  • Recordings
  • Resource request
  • Financial assistance

Banff International Songwriter Residency

Banff International Songwriter Residency


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