Help Shape the Future of Arts Commons!

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    CMLC invites you to have your say on the city’s next major cultural infrastructure project. The Arts Commons Transformation (ACT)—a collaboration between Arts Commons, CMLC and The City of Calgary—will see the city’s premier arts and cultural centre expanded and modernized to better serve Calgary’s vibrant arts scene.

    As development manager for the ACT project, CMLC is engaging with Arts Commons stakeholders, user groups and the public to hear their ideas and aspirations for an Arts Commons of the future.

    ACT will be carried out in two phases: construction of a new building on the north side of the existing facility, followed by a substantial renovation of the existing building which is currently home to the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Max Bell Theatre, Engineered Air Theatre and several other, smaller performance and rehearsal spaces.

    Having recently completed a series of virtual roundtable sessions with a variety of stakeholder groups, we’re now launching an online survey to gather input from the public. The survey should take approximately 8 minutes to complete and will help us understand the aspects of the new facility’s design that are most important to you. It will remain open until May 31, 2021.

    Take the survey and enter to win two tickets to Arts Commons: Arts Commons Transformation survey

    At the end of the survey, you’ll have a chance to win an Arts Commons prize package for two! Learn more about the contest details, rules, and regulations.

    For more information about our public engagement program, visit the Arts Commons Transformation engagement page

    We are also preparing for a special edition of our ongoing speaker series, Placemakers. This virtual event, titled Designing Cultural Spaces in a Post-Pandemic World, will take place on Zoom on May 19th from noon to 2:00 pm and will feature industry leaders and authorities in theatre design and arts facility development. The event will include a panel discussion with a Q&A session to follow. Registration details will be available soon.

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