Leighton Artist Studios

Delve into your work

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.

Applications now open for Leighton Studios Residencies between 11th September, 2023 and 29th March, 2024

Please review the Program Page for details on the application process. 

Banff Centre is thrilled to announce Haema Sivanesan as the Director of Leighton Artists’ Studios and Program Partnerships, a new role that will focus on supporting the unique opportunity that the Leighton studios offer to artists of all genres. 

This summer, we will be completing grounds and maintenance work in and around the studios to ready them for artists’ arrival in September.

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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