Call for Proposals: containR 2016 Programming

Call for proposals: CONTAINR 2016 SEASON PROGRAMMING


containR is looking for you and your terrific ideas!

If you have a plan, scheme, design, proposition, action, brainstorm, vision, notion, concept, thought, theory, opinion, belief, dream or idea that you would like to stage at containR in 2016, we'd like to hear from you.

containR Art Park is a beehive of activity for artists and people from all parts of Calgary who want to share their creative and community esprit. containR is a pop-up installation of shipping containers and courtyard in the heart of of Sunnyside by the C-train station. It serves as an incubator, pollinator, and breeding ground for art, culture, multi-culturalism, placemaking, green design, gardening, community activities and programming. 

The theme at containR is “a 100-mile diet of creative ideas” and our purpose is forging neighbourly engagement through arts placemaking. We use community input when we curate, connect and present artists and creators; introduce design and green initiatives; engage audiences with participatory placemaking. As custodians of containR Springboard Performance works closely with partners, neighbours, and users so that people are informed and involved in the evolution of the space and its potential. 

containR is a place for professional and emerging artists, as well as makers, doers, community builders, designers, innovative thinkers, green design, performers, social permaculture enthusiasts, neighbors, curators, designers, placemakers, urban growers, community builders, the culturally curious and appreciators who want to join in our creative play. We ‘mash up’ events and activities. containR is a place for people to be experimental and share what they are doing. We support a DIY format featuring entertainment, innovation and outstanding community engagement. 


  • Installations
  • Exhibits 
  • Performances 
  • Events
  • Festivals
  • Gatherings
  • Workshops
  • Creative Residencies (1-2 weeks) 
  • Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Green Initiatives 
  • Entrepreneurial/creative incubation

If you have an idea and it isn’t on the list and it fits with our 100-mile diet of creative ideas please do not hesitate to send it to us!

For more detailed information on how to apply, be sure download the containR Proposal Guidelines.

Pamela Tzeng