Open Call

Banff Musicians in Residence Winter 2025

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


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. Participants must attend all three weeks of the residency. We welcome musicians of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities and expressions to apply. Artists from historically underrepresented and equity seeking groups are especially welcome.

Number of Participants

30 participants


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 06, 2025 - January 24, 2025


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$1,680.00 program fee (one-time)


Library, Shared Studio, Sound Studio




Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Discussion, Performances, Visiting Professionals, Workshops





Program Description

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. Along with the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established faculty. You will have access to a range of artistic influences across the three weeks with the opportunity for interaction and collaboration to produce outstanding, creative results. While this program is largely self-directed, there will be opportunities to gather for lectures, seminars, and collaborative jam/listening sessions with esteemed faculty the Kronos Quartet and others. Faculty will be present to assist and mentor you throughout the program for group and/or one-on-one consultations. A personal studio space is provided, accessible 24 hours per day.

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