Performing Arts Residency | Spring 2019

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Program Information

Overview

Performing Arts at Banff Centre is committed to the commissioning, development, and production of new works in all major performance disciplines. These residencies are designed for artists in the initial creation phase of a new work in our studio spaces. Artists may stay for the entire period or for one of the two weeks.

Additional dates are available in winter and spring, 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. Artists can create in our dance studios and fully-equipped music studios. More information about our facilities can be found here.

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. Artists at various stages of practice are encouraged to apply, whether they are at the conceptual stage or ready for creation, development, and refinement of a new work.

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.

Showcase Your WorkRead MoreClose

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

Recording OpportunitiesRead MoreClose

Demo recordings: you’ll have the option to record up to 30 minutes of music at a reduced rate as part of your program. These recordings are intended to be used for auditions or personal promotion, not for commercial purposes.

Studio recordings: commercial recordings can also be integrated into a music residency at normal rates.

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

Program Fee (Single Room)*
$2 126.78
+GST
Program Fee with Financial Aid (Single Room)
$1 321.58
+GST
Program Fee (Shared Room)
$1 758.75
+GST
Program Fee with Financial Aid (Shared Room)
$953.55
+GST

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

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

Shorter residencies may be available. Please inquire for details.

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 and the ability of Banff Centre to help realize the project. 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 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