Performing Arts Residency | Spring 2020

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Program Information

Overview

Banff Centre is committed to the commissioning, development, and production of new works in all major performance disciplines, and encourages bold collaborations across disciplines. Performing Arts residencies are designed for artists to work on the initial creation phase of a new work in one or more of our studio spaces.

Artists may stay for the entire period or for one of the two weeks. Additional dates are available in fall and winter as well as during the Dance Artist in Residence program.

What does the program offer?

This residency offers a range of work spaces and facilities depending on participants' needs and availability. Banff Centre provides limited production support for these residencies. Additional technical support may be negotiated when possible. Partial residencies may be available. 

Who should apply?

We invite project proposals from individual artists, artistic collectives, and companies of all sizes. Artists with projects at various stages of development are encouraged to apply - whether at the conceptual, creation, development, refinement, or redevelopment stage of a new work. 

Shorter residencies may be available. Please inquire for details.

Itinerary

All performing arts residencies must begin on a Monday and last for a minimum of one week to the maximum of length of the program.

Artists wishing to apply for other Banff Centre Performing Arts Residency dates must indicate their preferences in the application process. 

What's Included

Single or Shared RoomRead MoreClose

When applying, choose between staying in a single or a shared bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.

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.

Regular 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 Regular Flex meal plan includes $30 credit per day, equivalent to lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Showcase Your WorkRead MoreClose

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

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.

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.

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

Daily Rate (Single Room)*
$163.48
+GST
Daily Rate with Financial Aid (Single Room)
$92.98
+GST
Daily Rate (Shared Room)*
$134.67
+GST
Daily Rate with Financial Aid (Shared Room)
$64.17
+GST

Application fee: $65 for individuals or groups. Individual group members must pay an additional registration fee of $35 on acceptance.

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available to cover tuition (meal plans and accommodations are not eligible).

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

How to Apply

Group applications: the group leader must complete a single application and upload supporting materials on behalf of the whole group.

Project Proposal

In a one- to- two-page document include a brief description of the project (one- to- two-sentence summary), as well as a description of the goals, objectives, and requirements for the residency.

Bios for Core Creative Team

Short bios for each of your core creative team, no more than one paragraph each.

Audio/Visual Support Materials

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

Technical Questionnaire

Please fill out the Technical Questionnaire in your SlideRoom application.

Financial Assistance

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

Adjudication

Adjudication is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the program on artists’ practice and careers, project feasibility and the capacity of Banff Centre to help realize the project, and the project’s fit with Banff Centre’s values and strategic directions as described in its strategic plan. Adjudication is carried out by impartial disciplinary experts on the basis of applicants’ submitted material. Banff Centre respects the need for artists to plan ahead for their visit; applicants will be notified 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.

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