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Opera in the 21st Century: Creators Lab

Supported by the David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Fund
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Program archived and cancelled

Program Information

Overview

The Opera in the 21st Century: Creators Lab residency will provide teams of up to five members the exciting opportunity to work together on a new concept for the opera Proving Up (written by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek).

Participants will have access to talented mentors, singers, and production support to test proof of concept for their creations. Concepts will be adjudicated by a panel of senior opera practitioners, and awards will follow.

View the online score for Proving Up here.

What does the program offer?

The Creators Lab residency offers a full scholarship for tuition. The program provides a collegial, friendly environment set within Banff Centre’s mountain campus, where director/designer teams will have the opportunity to put together the concept for a new opera production and share it with their peers. 

Teams will be given a concrete idea to start from and will then be given set limits in which to achieve their concepts. Final concepts will be presented to a panel of general directors and opera industry professionals for adjudication. Top concepts will receive an award.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from emerging stage director and designer teams (costume, LX, video, set) looking to create new operas. Independent opera companies seeking the opportunity to work alongside others in a collegial, creative exercise are also encouraged to apply.

Partners:

Faculty

What's Included

Shared RoomRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes a shared bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.

Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional fee. Please contact the Office of the Registrar. 

Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.

Full Flex Meal PlanRead MoreClose

Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.

The Full Flex meal plan includes $41 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Performance OpportunitiesRead MoreClose

This program offers opportunities to showcase your work in one of our performance venues.

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym, and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music, and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open six days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee
$2 068.64
+GST
Program Fee with Financial Aid
$0.00

Application fee: $65

*Financial Aid up to 100% of the program fee may be available.

Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional fee. Please contact the Office of the Registrar.  

If you would like to be considered, please complete the Financial Aid section when uploading your supporting materials to SlideRoom.

Help fund your experience at Banff Centre! View a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.

  

How to Apply

Applications

Complete a single application and upload supporting materials on behalf of the creative team. List each member of your creative team along with their artistic practice.

Personal Statement

In a one- to- two-page document, include a brief description of why your team wishes to attend this program, what you hope to achieve, and what impact this program could have on your artist practice.

Bio and Headshots for the Creative Team

Short bios for each of your core creative team (150 words per bio).

Include a recent digital photograph (size: 8x10) of each member of your team. Please note the individual’s name in the file title.

Audio/Visual Support Materials

You may submit audio or visual materials that you feel will support your application (maximum five). 

Technical Needs

Please note any audio/visual equipment, design, or technical needs that you may have during the program.

Financial Assistance

Be sure to complete the Financial Aid section to be eligible for financial assistance.

Adjudication

Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program.

Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete.

Note: All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)
1.800.565.9989