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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

We are Canada’s home for arts training and creation. Over more than 85 years, together with our supporters, Banff Centre has become a globally recognized learning organization for artistic and creative development.

Our Story

Why We Exist

Banff Centre exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. We aspire to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity.

Our Impact

What We Do

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.

Our Programs

How We Do It

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 works

Our Requests

What You Can Do

Funds 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.


Daiva Jocius

Director of Campaign and Major Gifts

Charitable Number: 119214955 RR 0001

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