Foundation 

Calgary Foundation

Calgary Foundation has been nurturing a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community since 1955. They facilitate collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long-term benefit of Calgary and area. The Calgary Foundation has provided support for information technology infrastructure upgrades at Arts Commons.

Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary

For over 80 years Optimists have sponsored youths in the Calgary area with scholarship opportunities that can be used at a college, university or trade school. The work and charitable issues of Essential Services, Safety on Wheels (bicycle, skateboard, inline skating), Fine Arts Development for Youth, Mentoring, U18 Curling and Junior Golf are among other worthy projects supported by Optimists. The Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary has been a long-time supporter of arts education at Arts Commons; most recently the ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning.

Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation

The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation is a private family foundation which provides grants primarily to Calgary-based charities. Grants are given in diverse areas at the sole discretion of the Board, to assist and promote the well-being of citizens, regardless of race, colour or creed. The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation has been a long-time supporter of arts education at Arts Commons; most recently the ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning.

Norreen Baker Fund at the Calgary Foundation

Calgary Foundation has been nurturing a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community since 1955. They facilitate collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long-term benefit of Calgary and area. The Norreen Baker Fund at the Calgary Foundation is a strong supporter of the ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning.

 

Rozsa Foundation

Founded in 1990, the Rozsa Foundation is a philanthropic organization known for effective support and advocacy for the Arts in Alberta. The Foundation builds on the legacy of Drs. Ted and Lola Rozsa, who were acknowledged champions of the Arts through their support of not-for-profit arts organizations active in the City of Calgary. The Rozsa Foundation has provided support for the Amplify Program at Arts Commons.

The S. M. Blair Family Foundation

The S. M. Blair Family Foundation financially supports research and provides funding for charitable and educational purposes in Canada. It also encourages the training and development of Canadians in research. They endeavour to balance funding between arts and social programs and scientific pursuits with both sectors including a significant component of educational initiatives. The S. M. Blair Family Foundation has provided support for the ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning.

SOCAN Foundation

The SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. The SOCAN Foundation is a strong supporter of the Duet Stage emerging artist performances at Arts Commons.

 


Government 

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture and heritage represent $53.8 billion in the Canadian economy and more than 650,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals and celebrations.

 

Infrastructure Canada

The Government of Canada is making a historic $180 billion investment in infrastructure through the Investing in Canada plan to build the communities of the 21st century. The Government is working to give every Canadian a real and fair chance at success, in part by making investments in Indigenous communities, early learning and childcare, affordable housing, home care, and cultural and recreational infrastructure.

 

Service Canada

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. We are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.

Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

The Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women works to improve Albertans’ quality of life through support of cultural development, historical preservation and increased gender equality.

 

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts exists to encourage and support the arts as a significant contributor to the quality of life in Alberta. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts is a public agency and a provincial corporation of the Government of Alberta with a mandate to support and contribute to the development of the arts in Alberta. They provide grant funding to artists and art organizations to encourage the growth and development of the arts sector, as well as promote the arts and manage an extensive provincial art collection featuring work from artists all over the province.

 

Alberta Labour and Immigration

The Ministry of Labour and Immigration delivers programs and policies to support a diverse workforce, promote safe, fair and healthy workplaces and attract skilled workers.

Alberta Lottery Fund

The Alberta Lottery Fund is made up of the government's share of net revenues from video lottery terminals (VLTs), slot machines and ticket lotteries. These revenues total more than $1.5 billion each year, and are used to support thousands of volunteer, public and community-based initiatives annually.

 

The City of Calgary

Calgary’s culture is as varied as its population, finding expression across the city through art, food, fashion, dance, film, festivals, cultural celebrations, literary programs, powwows, and more. There are over 120 languages spoken in Calgary. As our city and its culture continue to grow and evolve, The City of Calgary strives to define what makes Calgary special, and how to improve the quality of life for our rapidly growing and diverse population. The City of Calgary values diversity and believes that the expression of individuality through the arts, culture and recreation are vital to a vibrant lifestyle, and wants to increase your participation in the many artistic and cultural events held in our city.