Arts Fundraising Priorities

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Artists and supporters come together at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to develop exceptional artistic talent, to inspire, present, and share innovative new work, and to make our communities more creatively and economically vibrant. We offer artists of all disciplines an environment that is unique in Canada and the world. 

Through training and professional development (directed and self-directed) offered at the post-graduate level in music, theatre, Indigenous, literary, visual and digital, and film and media arts, we encourage artists to innovate both in their respective disciplines and across art forms and genres. 

We also facilitate partnerships with other arts organizations and companies to create and present collaborative new work. Banff Centre is uniquely positioned to help artists succeed on the national and international stage—and your donation and sponsorship are the key to make it happen.


Our Goals

  • Access: We strive to increase scholarship levels across our programs. We believe artistic talent should be free of financial constraints. 
  • Excellence: We want our programs and facilities to continue to be renowned for their calibre, including the mentors we attract to develop and inspire emerging and established artists.
  • Made in Banff. Shared with the World: We help ideas reach their full potential, encourage collaboration across disciplines and genres, and ensure art created in Banff is shared as widely as possible to enrich our communities.

The Banff Centre has given me a fresh start with my music making. I love music. I just did not realize how much until I came to Banff. 

Moa Karlsson, Cello Master Class, 2013

Contact Us

For information on how you can support the arts, contact:

Neil Johnston
Vice-President, Development 


Phone: 
1.800.495.4467 (toll free) 

403.762.6217

Email: 
Neil_Johnston@banffcentre.ca