Partnerships

The following organizations are partnering with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry to expand the opportunities and offerings that are part of the Griffin Poetry Prize.


A two-week residency in the Leighton Artists’ Studios at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada is offered, in addition to the prize monies, to the International winner of the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is pleased to support the Griffin Poetry Prize. As part of the gift awarded to the International recipient of the annual Griffin Canadian Poetry Prize, Banff Centre will offer 2 weeks of creative retreat in one of the Leighton Studios, including meals and accommodation, to be scheduled directly with Banff Centre. On behalf of all of Banff Centre, we are thrilled to be a part of this award and supporting the creative potential of literary artists through this prize.


A six-week Affiliated Fellowship with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Perugia, Italy, is offered in addition to the prize monies to the Canadian winner of the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Civitella Ranieri

Artists require unfettered time and space to engage in their work and the world. Building on the legacy of their founder, Ursula Corning, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation opens the doors of its 15th century castle in rural Umbria annually for four six-week residency sessions of self-directed studio and work time.

Each residency community of 12-14 brings together accomplished international artists, writers, and composers at emerging and established moments in their careers. They are joined by a limited number of invited Director’s Guests to foster a robust contemporary dialogue that transcends disciplines and geography. A Civitella Ranieri Fellowship changes lives, develops permanent connections, and refreshes one’s work.