Dance Artist in Residence 2022 | In Person

The Dance Artists in Residence program is designed specifically for dance artists to have focused time for the creation and development of new works in Banff Centre studios, with support as desired from a faculty team of professional dance dramaturgs.

This program brings a number of dance artists to the Banff campus at the same time to work on their respective projects, while enjoying opportunities for artistic connection and exchange with peers. The residency is intended for artists working in the initial creation phase of a new work, which they will develop over the course of one or two weeks in residence.

What does the program offer?
This residency offers a range of dance spaces depending on participants' needs and studio availability, and artists will be provided with a basic sound system. As this program focusses on creating and developing ideas and forms of practice, participants will not have access to production spaces. Banff Centre is unable to provide support around production or technical elements.

Artists are expected to be creating work during this residency, however are not expected to give a final performance or showing. Participants will be offered the opportunity to have an open studio showing at the end of their stay, if desired. 

Applicants are encouraged to bring their own dramaturgs, however for those unable to bring a collaborating dramaturg, there will be two dance dramaturgs on faculty who will be available to engage as required.

Who should apply?
We invite project proposals from experienced, professional individual artists, artistic collectives, and companies worldwide. Artists at various stages of development are encouraged to apply.  Applying companies are limited to eight members. Large requests for technical support may affect the outcome of the adjudication as this residency has minimal resources for technical and production. 

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of accommodation is available for this program.

Program Dates: December 5 - 16, 2022
Application Deadline: September 7, 2022
Learn more and apply online:

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The biennial Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award, at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, is open to any emerging Canadian dance choreographer or company demonstrating exceptional talent. We are seeking new voices, ideas, and approaches to professional dance that can be supported through the award.

Apply by August 17, 2022.
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Residency Length
7 days - 14 days
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Performance Art
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Studios/Special Equipment
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

Each residency has specific eligibility requirements; please visit our website for our current and available programs open for application.

Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Fee Details

Application Fees: $65 for individuals or groups. ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)
Each individual group member must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

Please note the above fees are per person per residency. Application fees are not refundable.


Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of room and accommodation is available for this program.

All accepted participants will receive the above financial aid package.

Application Fee
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Application Type
Open application