Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity | Performing Arts
Create the Unforgettable: Dedicated to creating contemporary works in dance, music, opera, theatre, and interdisciplinary art forms. Hands-on training and professional development for artists and technicians at every career stage.
A place for professional dancers and choreographers to research, train, and create new works.
Musicians of all genres can enjoy space and focused time to concentrate on artistic development in the unrivalled natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
Performance-based, collaborative training for emerging professionals. Explore and develop new directions in this art form.
Theatre Residencies & Practicums
Hands-on training and professional development opportunities for actors, performers, and technicians.
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
PO Box 1020 Banff
Banff AB T1L 1H5
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Each residency has specific eligibility requirements; please visit our website for our current and available programs open for application.
Banff Centre offers a range of scholarship and funding opportunities for each residency. If you would like to be considered, please complete the Financial Aid section when uploading your supporting materials through the application portal.
Please visit the Fees & Financial Aid section of the program page to learn more about individual program's specific fees and funding availabilities.
Banff Centre strives to support individuals to the best of our ability and believe addressing accommodations is a collaborative process to establish the appropriate supports. If you have mobility or other accessibility requirements, please inform Participant Resources as soon as possible upon your acceptance into a program. Any delay in requesting accommodations will affect our ability to make arrangements on your behalf resulting in limited options and/or a delay in commencement of accommodations.
Once your information is received, we will be in contact to discuss how (and if) we are able to support the accommodations required to ensure you can be successful in your program.
Please visit the following links to learn more about Banff Centre's campus, accessibility, and Participant Resources.
Banff Centre welcomes guests with mobility challenges. We are always trying to improve our ability to serve all guests, artists, and leaders. Our team works with incoming guest to try to meet the needs of each individual in our facilities and services.
We have wheelchair accessible rooms, studios, dining facilities, and meeting areas. There are paths, roadways, or ramps that provide access to and throughout most buildings. However, the centre, built on the side of a mountain, presents challenges to those with limited mobility. We recommend that you contact us in advance so that we can meet you upon your arrival to facilitate your understanding of the best routes and services available.
Housing & Accomodation
Our unique campus facilities are spread over 42 acres of land on the west side of Tunnel Mountain and just a few blocks from downtown Banff.
Stay with us at newly renovated Lloyd Hall Hotel, situated at the centre of campus and featuring views of the surrounding alpine woodlands.
Enjoy an elegant dinner at Three Ravens, one of the top-rated restaurants in Banff.
Fitness + Recreation
Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre is a comprehensive fitness facility in town that includes a climbing wall.
Library + Archives
When you need a quiet space, grab a book and enjoy stunning vistas from the on-campus Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives or explore a contemporary art exhibition at Walter Phillips Gallery.
Banff Centre offers all gender washrooms across campus. For a detailed map of locations, click here.
Studio & Facilities
Performing Arts programs can have access to a wide range of studios on campus, from theatres, dance and music studios, recording and film facilities and more.