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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a renowned arts and cultural institution that serves as one of the world’s leading centres for arts, creativity, and professional development. Dedicated to fostering creativity and artistic excellence, Banff Centre brings together artists, thought leaders and communities to create, collaborate, share, envision, learn, and find inspiration.  

Situated in the stunning Canadian Rockies on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, Banff Centre is a post-secondary institution that offers a multitude of educational and training programs in over a dozen disciplines, including the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, Indigenous arts, leadership development, mountain culture, and more. The wide range of programs, residencies, and resources offered is designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests of every artist, creator and leader who enters the doors of Banff Centre. 

Housing state-of-the-art facilities, including studios, theatres, galleries and accommodations, Banff Centre is built to facilitate the creative process and provide a nurturing environment for artists and visitors alike. Work created at Banff Centre is showcased in public performances, events and exhibitions throughout each year. Beyond its physical borders, Banff Centre collaborates with national and international arts institutions to take art created at Banff Centre to stages, concert halls and exhibitions worldwide.  

Whether you’re a budding artist seeking mentorship, an established professional looking to refine your craft, or a leader aiming to enhance your creative thinking and leadership skills, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity offers a transformative environment to help you realize your creative potential.

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107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta, T1L1H5, Canada

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Application Date

First Day Applications Accepted

Program applications open seasonally, with deadlines throughout the year.

Last Day Applications Accepted

Visit the website for program-specific registration information.

Standard Admission Requirements

The Banff Centre's Arts Programs 1. Prerequisites for each program are outlined in the calendar or program listings. Admission is generally on the basis of audition or submission of a portfolio.

The Banff Centre's Leadership Programs 1. Prerequisites for each program are outlined in the program listings.

Standard First-Year Admission Requirements: Check website for details.

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