Human potential is realized at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. As a unique creative and learning experience, we curate innovative programs that develop artists and leaders – inspiring them to conceive and create powerful works and ideas that are shared with the world.
Banff Centre is a catalyst for knowledge and creativity through the power of our unique environment and facilities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, our rich learning opportunities, cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral interactions, outreach activities, and performances for the public.Founded in 1933, Banff Centre is Canada’s leading post-graduate arts training institute. What started as a single course in drama has grown into an extraordinary legacy of excellence in arts education, culture, and creativity across all disciplines. From our home on sacred Treaty 7 land in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders and thinkers – to unleash their full potential.
Banff Centre is home to:
3,500+ artists and leaders annually
400+ performances and events annually
150+ world premieres
120+ learning programs annually
50+ commissioned artistic worksFunds for professional development are often out of reach for artists, Indigenous and non-profit sector leaders. Banff Centre is able to offer scholarships to talented and deserving artists and aspiring leaders to attend our programs through the generosity of our supporters. It’s a simple equation – the more support our scholarship fund receives, the more artists and leaders we can bring to Banff Centre to realize their potential.
We invite you to make a life-changing impact on an artist’s or a leader’s life and career. Your gift will allow them to dream big and to strengthen communities through their work. Donate to Banff Centre and ignite creative potential.