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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.

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containR in Sunnyside

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.  

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containR EV Junction

containR connects community through art and creative ideas.

Join us all summer.

@ EV Junction

Eyes on the Avenue

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).

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Coming up at containR


Coming up at containR


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containR at EV Junction


containR at EV Junction


containR at EV Junction

 

containR at EV Junction is a creative incubator for art, artisans, and community members of all ages. With a gallery, studio, and stage, containR invites you to experience a wide variety of art and performance, accessible to the community. Giving everyone a chance to watch, taste, shop, interact, and share experiences. Blending new ideas with the rich history of the East Village, containR aims to create a timeless hub of art and culture. 

 
Afterwork performances.
Vibrant market.
Workshops.
Food trucks.
Monthly beer garden.


CREATE, COLLABORATE, CONNECT.
 

containR at EV Junction is brought to you by Springboard Performance in partnership with the CMLC, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.

Located at the SW corner of 4th St and 8th Ave SE just north of Studio Bell.

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containR in Sunnyside


containR in Sunnyside


About containR

containR is a pop up arts and culture hub for people of all ages – championing a 100-mile diet of creative community ideas – developed by Springboard Performance. Together with partner Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association we brought containR to the Triangle site on the corner of 9th Street and 2nd Avenue NW.  

containR is the first city permitted Art Park in Calgary and the land it sits on the first brownfield (empty lot) to be returned to community use in the city.

containR has grown. We have more shipping containers, an open air theatre, a courtyard made of re-purposed rig mats, solar power, moveable seating, sculpture, a little library, permaculture gardens and bee keeping.  

containR needs you! If you'd like to book containR for you event, click the button to start the conversation.

photo: Mike Byerley

photo: Mike Byerley

Where is containR? 

1020 2nd Avenue, NW (google map)

 

containR wants you and your terrific ideas!

containR is a place for people to be experimental and share what they are doing.  

We are calling on neighbours to share ideas and get involved on site. If you have a brainstorm that you would like to stage at containR we want to hear from you!

We welcome your arts programming, gardening and community activation ideas that will make containR a convivial fun place for all people.   

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Eyes on the Avenue


Eyes on the Avenue


Eyes on the Avenue

 
photocredit Ron Janert

photocredit Ron Janert

Eyes on the Ave containR Installation
This is your Calgary.
This is your Forest Lawn.

On October 2, 2016 Springboard Performance’s containR Art Park and International Avenue Arts and Culture Centre (IAACC) launched the Eyes on the Ave containR art installation which looks out onto Calgary from the corner of 17 th Ave SE and 26 St SE.

Antyx Community Arts partners with us to show a fresh perspective of Forest Lawn with her rich and vibrant mix of peoples that make up the community. Eyes on the Ave asks, “What’s your Forest Lawn look like?” This installation will be on site at the pop-up up home of The Arts Recreation and Community Hub (ARCH) through March 2017.

Eyes on the Ave is a collaborative partnership between Springboard Performance’s containR Art Park, Antyx Community

Arts and The ARCH.

Springboard Performance provides the containR team, project management and creative expertise and devised the sculptural containR structure.

Antyx Community Arts youth participants created the photographs, with the Smile Gang assisting with wheat pasting images onto the containers.

The ARCH provides containers, production support, and the location: the ARCH explores spaces and places where arts, recreation and community come to play!

Special thanks to the many faces that comprise our communities, The Smile Gang, The Calgary Foundation, The City of Calgary, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage.

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containR Collaborators


containR Collaborators


 

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