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We will be offering 14 programs online from September to December 2020, featuring two programs per discipline in Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Indigenous Arts, and Indigenous Leadership. Details about these programs, including information about applications and admissions, will be available soon.

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Truth and Reconciliation Through Theatre

We Are All Treaty People
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Program Information

Photo of Making Treaty 7 Closing Night

Making Treaty 7 Closing Night


Performing arts educators will be guided through the creation process of Calgary’s ground-breaking production of Making Treaty 7 and discuss its impact on audiences and artists. Mr. Twigg will provide resources for connecting educators to their local Indigenous communities, including treaty experts, elders, historians, and artists. Participants will be empowered with tools and exercises to help their students learn and express their understanding of their local treaty, First Nations’ relationship to traditional lands, and the content of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

What does the workshop offer?

Gain information and resources to confidently explore the true history of the land you and your students call home, using theatre as a tool to give the next generation a complete picture of Alberta’s origins. We want every educator, whatever your background, to feel you can appropriately and sensitively explore this subject matter with your students.

Who should apply?

Performing arts educators from any/all ancestries who want to feel better informed about the subject matter of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, with an emphasis on healing and moving forward. Whether you teach theatre/drama in junior or senior high school, in a post-secondary institution, or for an extracurricular program- this workshop is for you. 

Part of Theatre Alberta's Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series

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.

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 $38 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

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 6 days a week.

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.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

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

Fees & Financial Assistance

Single Room Package*
Shared Room Package*
Workshop Only

A non-refundable registration fee of $135 will be charged upon registration.  Banff Centre reserves the right to cancel a program up to 7 days prior to program start date if there is insufficient enrolment. If the program is cancelled all registrants will receive a full refund of any program fees paid. Banff Centre is not liable for any personal/travel expenses incurred. 

*subject to availability. If you are interested in staying at the Banff Centre on the night of November 20, please contact the Office of the Registrar for details and availability. 

Current Theatre Alberta members who are residents of Alberta can apply for financial assistance to cover 25-75% of the tuition fee. Visit for details on how to apply for financial aid. 

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

How to Apply

While this program is not adjudicated, we request support materials to support program planning and design.


A one-page resume or C.V. describing academic, professional, and other relevant experience. Please include the names of the school(s) and courses you teach. 

Description of Artistic Practice and Goals Statement

A brief description of your artistic practice and a statement of what you hope to gain from the workshop.


A recent digital photograph with your name in the file title.

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:

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