Associated Artists
Dan Lander
Christof Migone
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Hildegard Westerkamp
  Banff Centre
Venue 1936 -
Our mission is Inspiring Creativity. In our powerful mountain setting, exceptional artists and leaders from around the world create and perform new works of art, share skills and knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment, explore ideas, and develop solutions in the arts, leadership, and the environment. The Banff Centre is internationally recognized as: * a leader on the local, national and international stages in the development and promotion of creative work in the arts, sciences, business, and the environment * a catalyst for creative thought, lifelong learning, the development and showcasing of new work, and the advancement of applied research * a resource for individual and group renewal and transformation, and an enabler of innovation and creativity for participants and staff to question assumptions, explore ideas, embrace change, and exemplify excellence * a destination of choice for conferences For almost 75 years, the impact of the inspiring mountain location, the creative atmosphere, the diverse group of participants from many backgrounds and disciplines, and the strong support from Centre staff have combined to make a powerful experience that is intellectually, physically, and emotionally stimulating. Arts at The Banff Centre have a long and distinguished history. For over 70 years, The Banff Centre has provided professional career development and lifelong learning for artists and cultural leaders in performing, literary, new media, and visual arts. Work is showcased throughout the year in public concerts, exhibitions, and events, culminating in the Banff Summer Arts Festival. Leadership Development at The Banff Centre offers customized and public programs in the corporate, government, Aboriginal, arts, and not-for-profit sectors that enable and support fundamental transformation in individuals, organizations, and communities. Program participants are mid- to senior-level leaders and decision-makers in their fields. Mountain Culture programming at The Banff Centre promotes understanding and appreciation of the world's mountain places by creating opportunities for people to share and find inspiration in mountain experiences, ideas, and visions. Activities include the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals and Photography Competition, Banff Mountain Summits, Mountain Communities Conferences, and mountain grants and archives programs. Conference Services at The Banff Centre provides unparalleled meeting and accommodation facilities for organizations from all over the world, featuring over 400 guest rooms, and 60 exceptional meetings spaces, lecture theatres, and auditoriums to accommodate groups from five to 1,000 people. Accessed 12.08.2009 from
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Funder 75 per cent self-reliant, generating revenue from conference sales, donations, sponsorship, program grants, and tuition. The Banff Centre is supported by funding from the Government of Alberta, through Alberta Advanced Education, Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation, Alberta Innovation and Science, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Arts training programs are supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Canadian Department of Heritage and the Department of Human Resources Development through the National Arts Training Contribution Program.