Jim Kinnear launches Kinnear Centre Platinum Club in support of Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation
Fruit d’un partenariat entre trois organismes majeurs du domaine du théâtre et de la culture au Canada, l’Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (ATFC), l’École nationale de théâtre du Canada et le Banff Centre, la première édition du stage annuel en formation continue à l’intention des artistes de théâtre du Canada français se mettra en branle dès lundi le 28 novembre. http://www.banffcentre.ca/media-release/1090/premier-stage-annuel-en-formation-continue-de-thtre.mvc
Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer appointed successor to Dave Douglas as director of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music.
A review of the Cecilia’s performance in Calgary on October 26, 2011, which included performances of Mozart (“The Cecilia ladies clearly have an affinity with this music, naturally expressing its blend of poise and passion”) and Dvorák (“Such music needs a first violinist with a ‘generous’ sound, and this it had in the marvellous playing of Min-Jeong Koh. She, however, was well matched by her fellow players, and under their capable fingers the quartet soared and thrilled, filling the hall with the most exquisite sounds).
University of Western Ontario awards Mary Hofstetter, Banff Centre President and CEO, an honourary Doctor of Laws degree, calling her "one of the strongest voices for art and culture in Canada."
Kari Cwynar reviews the Dexter Sinister residency, which ran July / August 2011, in Canadian Art.
Quatour Zäide, third prize winners at the 2010 BISQC, share first prize at Beijing International Music Competition.
In Report on Business Magazine, Banff Centre President and CEO Mary Hofstetter talks about how Alberta is leading the way in support for the arts.
The Calgary Herald's arts writer, Bob Clark, previews the new John Estacio / John Murrell opera Lillian Alling.
The Calgary Herald's arts writer, Bob Clark, writes about dancer Jock Soto's involvement with the Indigenous Dance Residency, and his new memoir, Every Step You Take.
Bill Brooks covers the 2011 Banff Midsummer Ball in words and pictures, for the Calgary Herald.
With one of its first grants to a Canadian organization, online retailer Amazon.ca will support a comprehensive literary program that brings translators from around the world to The Banff Centre.
Following on the great success of the TD Jazz Fellowships, awarded to musicians in creative residencies since 2008, TD Bank Group (TDBG) has made a further commitment to jazz at The Banff Centre. With generous support of $100,000 for the 2011 and 2012 jazz programs at Banff, TDBG provides ongoing support for exceptional young musicians through the TD Fellowships and Scholarships in Jazz.
The Board of Governors of The Banff Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Melanson as the Centre’s next president, effective January 1, 2012.
Visual Arts faculty member Olivia Plender talks in Residency Unlimited about the "communal experience" she created at The Banff Centre.
As director of Digital Media Research at The Banff Centre, Mark Resch will secure external research funding, develop and nurture external partnerships, and oversee the Centre’s existing research infrastructure in digital media.
Curator and writer, Kitty Scott is since 2007 the Director of Visual Arts and the Banff International Curatorial Institute, at The Banff Centre in Canada. Previously she was chief curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London; and Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. She has written extensively on contemporary art for catalogues and journals including Parachute, Parkett, and Canadian Art. Our conversation took place at The Banff Centre in August of 2010.
“The great things about BISQC is they really pamper you!” Interviewed in the World Federation of Music Competition newsletter, Min-Jeong Koh explains how the BISQC career development program will make a difference.
Reviewer Ute Schalz-Laurenze of Kreiszeitung says the Cecilia String Quartet’s Bremen concert “sets new standards for the interpreation of this music.”
Effective this week, creativity at The Banff Centre will be enhanced by faster internet connectivity. Hundreds of artists, business leaders, and international guests will now have speedier access to sites like Google, YouTube and Facebook, provided through a Cybera-hosted connection to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX).
Marketwire : “The Government of Canada has provided funding of $210,000 for the 2011–2012, 2012–2013, and 2013–2014 editions of WordFest through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage."
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALC) and The Banff Centre renew their agreement funding residencies for Quebec artists and writers for the next three years.
We Are Movie Geeks: “The Theatre Lab is a three-week developmental retreat designed to provide a private, creative environment for playwrights, directors, composers and librettists to devise and refine new work with the support of creative advisors, full casts and rehearsal space. This year, Sundance has 31 fellows or generative artists, including playwrights, composers, directors and creative teams. Sundance Institute is grateful for the assistance of the Performing Arts Residency program at The Banff Centre.”
Federal government announced funding for Presenting Series.