Open Call

Banff Musicians in Residence | Early Fall 2019

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

With Funding
Banff, Canada


This program provides space and focused time for musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. You may be working in your established genre(s), or exploring a new one.

Number of Participants

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is an opportunity to create without the daily stresses of life. The program is ideal for individual musicians, ensembles, bands, composers, and music researchers to spend focused time working on a specific project; creating new works; preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions; or exploring and researching innovative ideas. Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit the most from the program. Musicians at all levels are encouraged to apply.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 17, 2019 - October 26, 2019


  • CA$71.00 stipend (daily)


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$163.00 program fee


Individual Studio, Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Stage


Private Room, Shared Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Mentors, Open Studios, Performances, Professional Development, Visiting Professionals


Composers, Music, Music Composition, Singing


No languages listed

Program Description

In addition to having the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established faculty (visiting artists) who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program. The visiting artists come from all musical backgrounds, therefore over six weeks, participants will have access to a range of artistic influences. Those interested in additional professional development can apply for the role of Artistic Associate and act as the liaison between faculty and musicians for the program's duration. An individual of exceptional musical ability and maturity will be offered this unique opportunity to be involved in the delivery and event curation of the Banff Musicians in Residence program. The Artistic Associate will liaise between visiting artists and resident musicians as well as Music programming and production staff.

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