Arts Commons

we serve these populations

  • aging population
  • children and youth
  • immigrant newcomers
  • indigenous communities
  • women

we need help with:

  • arts
  • education

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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.


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 Stage, TD Jazz, PCL Blues, Classic Albums Live, 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.


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.   760 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.

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 [email protected]. To learn more visit


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Arts Commons (Calgary Centre for Performing Arts)

Alex Bonyun



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Charity Number: #118823269RR0001

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