Indigenous Performing Arts Residency

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Indigenous Performing Arts Residency

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

What does the Program Offer?

This residency offers a range of workspaces 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 Indigenous artists, Indigenous artistic collectives, and Indigenous 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 new work.

Residency Dates

Applications are being accepted for the following dates, please indicate your preferred residency dates during the application process:

  • Fall 2020: October 5 – 16, 2020
  • Winter 2021: January 11 – 22, 2021
  • Spring 2021: March 15 – 26, 2021

Artists may stay for the entire period or for one of the two weeks. Shorter residencies may be available. Please inquire for details.

Participants accepted to the program will be eligible for up to 100% scholarship to cover the program fee.

For more information and to apply online, please visit

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