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About Us

Mission, Vision & Values

As stewards of an artistic ecosystem, Arts Commons supports, elevates, and showcases the work of six resident companies who call Arts Commons home, including Alberta Theatre Projects, Arts Commons Presents, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Downstage, One Yellow Rabbit, and Theatre Calgary. Approximately 200 community groups also make use of the 560,000 square foot Arts Commons complex every year.

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Our Vision

A creative and compassionate society, inspired through the arts.

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Our Mission

To bring the arts...to life.

Our Values

Do the right thing 


behaving with integrity, applying professionalism, being honest, and erring on the side of grace.

Be our best always


in service, in leadership, in professionalism, and in providing a quality experience.

Be open: minds, hearts, arms


through empathy, openness, trust, and collaboration, seizing opportunities to impact our community in a positive way.

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Our Mandate

  • To provide and care for artists and arts organizations

  • To ensure equitable access and utilization of our venues

  • To foster, promote, and celebrate a vibrant arts community

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