Contribute to Arts Commons, and give back to the more than 600,000 patrons who visit us each year to enjoy some of the most exemplary arts programming in the country.

To balance our budget, Arts Commons aims to raise 10.3 million from private and public sectors every season. There are multiple ways to support Arts Commons, whether it be through individual membership in one of our Philanthropic Programs, or Corporate Partnership.

We invite you to explore the various ways you can give, and we are extremely grateful for any level of support you choose to provide.

To Our Fellow Calgarians

Our mission at Arts Commons is to bring the life. And we have done that as safely as possible for as long as possible. But our commitment is to the health and wellbeing of our community. On March 13, we made the decision to suspend all performances until further notice. Ticket refunds is one of three options available to ticket holders of cancelled Arts Commons Presents concerts/presentations. If you were looking forward to a performance or an exhibit, a speaker or an immersion that has now been cancelled due to COVID-19, please consider donating your ticket or supporting your favourite arts organization in some other way. The arts are not for profit, and without the generosity of our community, we would not be able to fulfill our mission and bring the transformative nature of the arts to all of you.

Our vision is greater than ourselves however. Our vision is a creative and compassionate society inspired through the arts. We therefore ask you to reflect on the performance art, visual art, sound art, written art, and all the creativity that has enriched your life and to let that be the inspiration for how you move through the time ahead. Be kind to each other, think about and take appropriate action to care for those who are the most vulnerable, and practice love and generosity. Exercise physical distancing but commit to social solidarity. We are in this together.

Thank you,
From Arts Commons and all the resident companies

Become a Friend of Arts Commons

Enjoy private members-only events that will enhance your experience by becoming a Friend of Arts Commons, with a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more. As a Friend of Arts Commons, you automatically become a member of our Explorers Circle or Founders Circle programs and gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and the chance to meet some of the great artists and speakers that grace our stages.

Become a Friend today! Use the link below or call 403-294-7455 ext. 1465. 

Founders Circle

Explorers Circle 

Corporate Partners

For more information , please contact Greg Epton, Chief Development Officer, at 403-294-7435 or

Corporate philanthropy or corporate giving is the act of corporations donating profits, or resources, to nonprofit organizations.

Corporations most commonly donate cash, but can also donate the use of their facilities, property, services, or advertising support. They may also set up employee volunteer groups that then donate their time.