Open Call

Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

With Funding
Banff, Canada


The Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music is designed to help emerging and early career musicians become performers/composers of consequence in the world, with an emphasis on community and collaboration. Scholarship is available. Participants will experience one-on-one mentorship, ensemble sessions, and faculty-led presentations and workshops. Participants also have an opportunity to present various public and in-house performances. Studio spaces and music huts are available during the three-week residency. There is a major recording component to the residency and two weeks of sessions spent in our world class studio with renowned faculty engineers and producers.

Number of Participants

This residency is open to musicians and vocalists worldwide. The successful applicants will be post-secondary students, or emerging or early career artists, already at an advanced level of accomplishment and with a well-documented record of musical exploration. Artists from historically underrepresented groups are especially welcomed.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 04, 2020 - August 23, 2020


  • CA$1,438.00 stipend (one-time)


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$2,804.00 program fee (one-time)


Co-Working, Individual Studio, Library, Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Stage


Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Open Studios, Performances


Music, Music Composition


No languages listed

Program Description

This three-week program brings together emerging and early career artists from around the world to work and study with Co-Artistic Directors Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey, as well as internationally acclaimed guest mentors. The goal is to learn, converse, build, experiment, refine, and transform — to reimagine the state of the art. This program is one of the most intensive that Banff Centre offers and continues our 40-year history of incredible jazz exploration.

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