Interdisciplinary Arts Residency at The Banff Centre, Kanada


To support artists in the creation, investigation, and production of cross-disciplinary work.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Residency at The Banff Centre is designed to support artists, artistic collectives, and companies in the creation, investigation, and production of new work that crosses disciplines and genres. Utilizing the various artistic facilities on campus to combine art forms, artists will be able to explore projects blending music, theatre, dance, opera, literature, digital film, audio, media, or visual arts.

This latest offering from The Banff Centre is a fit for artists generating work that blurs boundaries: composers, choreographers, visual artists, writers, performance artists, photographers, filmmakers, dancers, playwrights, musicians, directors, and those involved in other new and emerging art practices. Artists at various stages of artistic practice are encouraged to apply, whether they are at the conceptual stage, ready for development and production, or preparing for presentation. Adjudication is based on artistic merit and the ability of The Banff Centre to help realize the project.

The Banff Centre offers work spaces and facilities suitable to the participants' needs. Artists can create in our dance, writing, or music studios; sound recording/design and editing facilities; production and post-production spaces; animation design, theatre production, and design shops (set, costumes, lighting, sound, and projection), and various visual arts facilities (printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography). From these intimate spaces to the spectacular, The Banff Centre houses a variety of performance venues including two theatres, a concert hall, and cabaret-style club. Our Library and Archives houses a collection of materials with a focus on the visual and performing arts.

With over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers on campus each year, participants have the option to interact with a diverse community of thinkers. Participants live and eat on campus in our facilities and gain inspiration from our location as well as the people and activities around them.