Independent Residencies in the Leighton Artists Studios

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Sep 1 - Mar 31, 2020



CONTACT: Rhona Dolson
PHONE: 4037626180

Self-directed residencies in the Leighton Artists Studios offer you the ability to delve into your work as a solitary retreat in one of our purpose built studios.

Independent residencies in the Leighton Artists Studios offer you the ability to delve into your work as a solitary, self-directed retreat, as well as the option to engage within the larger artists’ community at Banff Centre through daily campus interactions, and attending talks and shows.

The nine unique studios are each designed by a distinguished Canadian architect and provide a perfect setting for individuals and collectives from a wide variety of artistic genres to create new work. Leighton artists contribute significantly to culture and the arts in Alberta, throughout Canada, and around the world.

Who should apply?

Artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted from artists in a variety of discplines: writers, composers, singer-songwriters, visual artists, screenwriters, playwrights, literary translators, curators, art theorists, and professionals working in theatre, dance, and film at the conceptualization or research stage of a project.

Leighton artists have created novels, poetry, plays, songs, chamber works, and operas. They have choreographed dance and music theatre, curated exhibitions and shows, and have created important visual art, films, new media, and television programming.

Residency Dates

Applications are being accepted for the following time periods:

September 1 - October 24, 2019 and November 17, 2019 - March 31, 2020 (no availability between October 25 - November 16, 2019).

Residences must be at least one week in length to a maximum of four weeks.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2019

Fees & Financial Assistance

Day rate (includes studio, meals, and accommodation)


Application fee: $65


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
PO Box 1020
Alberta, Canada
T1L 1H5

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.