Call for Submissions: Banff Indie Band Residency

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The Banff Centre is accepting applications for the Indie Band Residency- a unique opportunity for three emerging Canadian art bands to write, rehearse, and record new work in an intensive two-week residency at The Banff Centre. Each band will have a dedicated rehearsal space accessible 24-hour a day, production support to assist in the creation of new material, and several full days with full audio technical support in The Banff Centre’s professionally-equipped recording studios. The studio sessions will be under the guidance of expert faculty producers, and will also include one full day of mixing.

Faculty members, Steve Albini, Tony Berg, Howard Bilerman, and Shawn Everett have been invited to provide inspiration, guidance, and artistic mentorship to musicians in this residency.


Musicians must be from Canada. For bands of more than two people, at least the majority of band members must be Canadian citizens.

Musicians will be required to pay their own travel to Banff (or find funding for this through the Canada Council, etc.). The Banff Centre will scholarship the cost of their program fee, studio fees, accommodation, and meals while in Banff for the residency.

All applicants must submit:
Online Application Form
• Processing Fee (Each member of the band must submit the non-refundable processing fee of $31 CAD)
• Resume
• Recording
• Project Statement

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