Springboard is a non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists, mediums, audiences, the body and the mind through physical contemporary creation and public space manipulation.
Springboard bridges disciplines with clustered festival programming, creative residencies, workshops, lectures, performances and round table discussions. Springboard champions exploration of physical contemporary practices; in deepening understanding of art and ideas, and supports the aesthetic risk-taking that challenges both artists and audiences with new ways of seeing, representing and responding to contemporary life.
Springboard Performance's containR, is an Art Park made of retrofit shipping containers which connects communities through art and creative ideas. It premiered at the Vancouver Winter Olympics where we featured Alberta artists to the world. containR has gone on to animate communities in Calgary at East Village, Sunnyside, Marda Loop, and Forest Lawn. We are now back in East Village with the CMLC, partnering on the EV Junction pop up retail site.
containR is a distinctly Calgary, vibrant meeting place and an experiment in cultural placemaking.
Come hang out with usevery Thursday from 5-8pm and gallery exhibits every Thursday-Sunday.
containR connects community through art and creative ideas.
Join us all summer.
@ EV Junction
containR is a pop up arts and culture hub for people of all ages – championing a 100-mile diet of creative community ideas. containR sits on the Triangle site on the corner of 9th Street and 2nd Avenue NW.
Eyes on the Ave containR Installation
This is your Calgary.
This is your Forest Lawn.
containR was awarded the Colin Jackson and Arlene Strom Creative Placemaking Award at the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions, and has been featured at the IETM Conference (Bergamo, Italy), CINARS (Montreal), Calgary Arts Congress (Calgary), and York University’s Arts, Placemaking, and Policy Conference (Toronto).
Read about last year's festival!