Cultural Leadership

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Make a lasting impact in Canada’s arts and cultural sector.

Cultural Leadership programs at Banff Centre provide leaders with the skills and frameworks they need to successfully navigate the complexity of the cultural landscape.

In 2017, Banff Centre launched a Cultural Leadership program for mid-career leaders, cultural governing bodies, and board volunteers. We also partner with leading cultural organizations across Canada to provide the greatest public value and impact in this sector.

Banff Centre has long been a destination for cultural leaders – the first program of this kind was established in 1971 by David Leighton, then President of the Centre. Cultural leadership has always been naturally congruent with artists’ training here; both are essential to strengthening Canada’s arts ecosystem.

As a cultural institution, Banff Centre invites cultural leaders not only to apply to our Leadership programming, but also to consider Banff Centre for their careers. View current career opportunities here.

Join us and continue your journey to help position Canada as a world leader in arts and culture creation and management.

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