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Arts Commons (Calgary Centre for Performing Arts)

Music, theatre, and dance. This is Arts Commons. But visual arts, education, weddings, comedy, film, and National Geographic Live? Yes, that is Arts Commons too. Today, we are more than just performing arts. Arts Commons has a little bit of this and that. Which means it has something for you.

Our Story

Why We Exist

Arts Commons delivers a diverse range of music, visual arts, and education programming, bringing art to everyday life in surprising, inspiring, and memorable ways. Each season we present internationally acclaimed musicians through the BD&P World Music, TD Jazz, and PCL Blues series, as well as captivating National Geographic Live speakers – but that’s just where it starts. We are also able to support innovative education through the arts, elevate the profiles of local artists, and expand the impact of arts and culture in our community.

This season, we invite you to attend one of our concerts or speaker presentations, visit one of our public art galleries, or stop in for one of our Happenings, giving you the opportunity to mingle with local artists, take in live music, and enjoy a drink.

By subscribing, donating, and sharing your time with us, you too help us to bring these rich experiences to our community. We look forward to seeing you again this season.

Let the fun begin!

Our Impact

What We Do

Music, theatre, and dance. This is Arts Commons. But visual arts, education, weddings, comedy, film, and National Geographic Live? Yes, that is Arts Commons too. Today, we are more than just performing arts. Arts Commons has a little bit of this and that. Which means it has something for you.

There are continually expanding ways of conceiving, developing, and delivering ideas that create new forms of artistic expression. The arts demonstrate the boundless creativity humans possess and the inventive ways they find to express themselves. We live our brand in our programming, our partnerships, and in our openness to feedback and input from our community. Arts Commons is an inspirational gathering place for all Calgarians and visitors alike.

We are a space, both physical and metaphorical, that stimulates senses, triggers emotions, challenges assumptions, starts conversations, and opens minds.

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Our Programs

How We Do It

Showcasing and championing a diverse range of music, visual arts, and education programming, Arts Commons Presents brings art to everyday life, for the entertainment and enrichment of Calgarians. Presentations are showcased in the distinctive venues within Arts Commons including its theatres, public spaces, galleries, and famous Jack Singer Concert Hall.  Arts Commons Presents looks for opportunities to engage and co-create with the community in meaningful ways that celebrate the cultural diversity of our city and our guests.

Each season features BD&P World Music, TD Jazz, PCL Blues, and the National Geographic Live speaker series which make it possible to bring internationally acclaimed artists and speakers to our city.  Arts Commons Presents also makes possible youth, education, and community programs, concerts, and cultural programming throughout each season.

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Being a City-owned facility, we are consciously accountable to apply resources responsibly, fairly, and in a transparent manner. We offer many opportunities for easy access to our programs through the TD Access Pass, and our sponsors generously support these efforts.   A total of 1,726 Albertans used this program last year, which is dedicated to providing free access for new immigrants, lower income families, and others who would not normally be able to attend arts and culture programs.

Our Requests

What You Can Do

Donate to Calgary’s Arts Community!

As a home to resident companies and partners, and as a presenter of arts and arts education programs, Arts Commons is a key contributor to the social, economic, intellectual and cultural life and well-being of Calgarians. As an artistic anchor in the heart of our innovative city, the Centre aspires to fulfill our pledge to the citizens of Calgary through the provision of accessible arts and cultural programming that enhances the quality of life of our citizens.

Your support can help us engage every citizen to experience, participate in and experiment with arts and culture.

For additional questions, please contact Fund Development at 403-294-7455 ext. 1441 or email at giving@artscommons.ca. To learn more visit artscommons.ca/donate.

 

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Aaron Chatha

Arts Commons (Calgary Centre for Performing Arts)

403.294.7455

Charitable Number: 118823269RR0001

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Annual Operating Budget:

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