containR by Springboard Performance, is features an Art Park and mural installations made of retrofit shipping containers. Connecting communities through art and creative ideas, containR is distinctly Calgary, a vibrant meeting place and an experiment in cultural placemaking.
containR premiered at the Vancouver Winter Olympics where we featured Alberta artists to the world. It has gone on to animate communities in Calgary at East Village, Sunnyside, Marda Loop, Victoria Park and 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).
On 20 March 2018, Springboard Performance's containR was awarded a CCVO Innovation Award from the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations