our story... it starts with a dream.
It all started with a dream to share the wonders of the arts with the community, to develop a safe place for everyone to learn and discover the arts in an affordable and accessible manner. Through this dream, a foundation was born. A foundation that would aim at promoting, nurturing, and developing the visual, creative and performing arts in the local and global community.
In a city full of great talent and diverse people, many often go without arts training simply because of cost and lack of encouragement. As a performing arts organization, we aim to make our programs and facilities accessible to all. In addition to accessibility, we strive to educate the community about the importance of supporting arts education and investing in artistic development; thus helping us establish a tradition of support, accessibility and passion for the arts. Our biggest dream is to one day own a world-class arts training facility where all of the art forms come together under "one roof' and collectively discover the wondrous world of the performing arts.
In 2017, the Foundation took a leap from Calgary-based to national. With a clear new vision, mission and purpose, ArtsConnex strives to unify artists and artistic organizations across Canada through resource-sharing, national events, competitions, workshops, professional development opportunities, and other great initiatives such as Canada's FIRST National Arts Database.
We hope to one day own a world-class venue unlike anything ever seen in Canada, where all the arts can come together. Think of it as a gym for the arts. Music, dance, drama, art, film, fashion, speech, photography, athletic arts, creative writing... You name it, we'll nurture it in our dream venues!
ArtsConnex is a registered non-profit organization in the Province of Alberta, Canada that operates nationally. The Foundation is registered as a non-profit organization under Canada Revenue Agency, and are working toward obtaining official charitable status or National Arts Service Organization designation nation-wide in 2018.
our core values
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our mission and vision
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our volunteer board of directors
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