World-Class Faculty
and Visiting Artists
Redefining The Banff Centre Experience Making International Indigenous Connections Tradition Informing
and Strengthening Indigenous Practice
Innovative Programming in an Unparalleled Setting Outstanding Performance Opportunities
Indigenous Dance

Indigenous Dance Residency

Canada's only dance program led by Indigenous faculty for Indigenous dancers!
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White Lies: A film & conversation with New Zealand's Witi Ihimaera

White Lies: A film & conversation with New Zealand's Witi Ihimaera

Join us Friday, September 26 for a special evening of film and storytelling with Maori writer Witi Ihimaera in conversation with director Sandra Laronde.
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Fall Events

Cultural exchange for Maori artists announced

New initiative will give contemporary Maori dancers and writers a chance to develop their arts practice. more...

Re(Claim): A new interdisciplinary program with a music focus

Re(Claim): A new interdisciplinary program with a music focus

Coming in 2015! Re(Claim) invites Indigenous artists to reclaim the the era of silent films made about Indigenous peoples through live performance, music, song and storytelling.
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Bruce Pascoe

Indigenous Writing Program

Encouraging the artistic and creative development of Indigenous writers and storytellers.  
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Indigenous Dance

Self-directed Residencies

Explore and achieve your artistic vision with a working retreat at The Banff Centre. Application accepted year-round.
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about Indigenous Arts

The Banff Centre's Indigenous Arts programs enhance opportunities for Indigenous artists - writers, musicians, dancers and choreographers, visual and new media artists, and others...
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about Indigenous Arts

The Banff Centre's Indigenous Arts programs enhance opportunities for Indigenous artists – writers, musicians, dancers and choreographers, visual and new media artists, and others – to research, conceive, and produce work with cultural integrity and artistic merit. Programming includes performances, concerts, residencies, presentations, workshops, publications, and exhibitions. Our goal is to contribute to the development of strong and vibrant Indigenous arts communities in Canada and around the world.

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