Investing in Calgary’s Arts and Culture Spaces

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Calgary is a major hub of arts and culture, and our federal government is proud to invest in its success.

This includes helping Calgary’s creative organizations to build new performance and rehearsal spaces, buy new equipment, enhance their programming, and plan for the future. The investments build stronger communities, improve social inclusion, create jobs, and make Calgary a more vibrant place to live.

Here are just a few of the local arts and culture organizations we’re supporting:

  • Shakespeare by the Bow / Theatre Calgary
  • Fort Calgary
  • Folk Festival Society of Calgary
  • Calgary Stampede Foundation and the new Walton Hall
  • Memorial Park Library, with a new 110-seat performance space
  • One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Association
  • Calgary Opera
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
  • cSpace King Edward
  • National Music Centre

Plus, through the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs program, we’re supporting students working at many arts organizations in Calgary Centre. These include: Pumphouse Theatre, Downstage, Calgary Arts Development, Sled Island Arts Fellowship, Alberta Printmakers Society, Arts Commons, Youth Singers, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Fairy Tales Presentation Society, Ghost River Theatre Society, and more. Over 150 non-profit organizations and small businesses here in Calgary Centre are receiving $870,000 to create over 240 student jobs. See the full list at

Through funding arts and culture performance spaces, improving public transit and supporting green infrastructure, our government is investing in Calgary.

It’s a stark change from the past, when Calgary didn’t get its fair share of investment from the federal government. It’s a change I’m happy to support.

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