Leighton Artist Studios

The Leighton Artist Studios are home to ten distinct studios, appealing to a variety of disciplines: writing for stage and screen, composing and songwriting, visual arts including photography, literary translation, curating, and art theory. Some spaces are suitable for collaboration among two artists.

As Banff Centre continues to rebuild our programming and staffing levels , and as we continue to deal with a back-log of artists and previous partnership agreements, we are unable to open the Leighton Studios for new recruitment in 2022. We will continue to review and revaluate when it is sustainable to re-open the studios for new applications, and we expect to resume in Spring/Summer of 2023.

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Please also check our programming as we continue to launch offerings that may meet your needs.


The Studios

I have never had such a productive and inspiring artistic experience. The natural environment, the resources at the Centre, the positivity and helpfulness of the staff, the array of inspiring domestic and international artists... 

I will never forget it.

Mark Berube, Leighton Artists Studios artist

Contact Us

For questions about the department and what we offer, please contact:

Phone: 403.762.6180