Dance Artists in Residence 2023

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Dance Artists in Residence 2023

The Dance Artist in Residence program offers dance artists and companies of all genres focused time for the creation and development of new works with the support of faculty dramaturgs. The residency is designed for artists in the creation phase of new work, with minimal in-house technical support in Banff Centre’s studio spaces.

Several dance companies will reside on the Banff Centre campus at the same time, working on their respective projects and enjoying opportunities for artistic connection and exchange. Participants have the option of opening their studio to share work at the end of the program.

What Does the Program Offer?

Banff Centre aims to offer a reflective and supportive environment where daily needs are met, artists are highly valued, artistic risks can be taken, and breakthroughs are possible for both your work and your career development.

A range of dance studio spaces are available, depending on participants’ needs and availability. Faculty dramaturgs will be onsite to assist the resident artists with their projects. It is expected that artists in this residency will work with a minimum of one faculty dramaturg during their time at Banff Centre.

Artists will be provided with basic technical support, though no access to theatre production spaces. More information about Banff Centre’s facilities can be found here.

Throughout the residency artists will create and explore their practice. Participants are encouraged to share their work through informal showings, but this is not required.

Who should Apply?

We invite project proposals from individual artists, artistic collectives, and organizations worldwide. Successful applicants may be at various stages of practice, but all are able to demonstrate in their proposal how residency at Banff Centre offers unique potential to impact their project.Please note:

  • Applying companies are limited to eight members.
  • Large requests for technical support may affect the outcome of the adjudication as this residency has minimal resources for technical and production.
  • Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities and expressions.

Application Deadline: July 12, 2023Program Dates: December 4 to 16, 2023

Learn more and apply online visit

*Financial Aid of 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of room and accommodation is available for this program.

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