Other Ways To Support

To Our Fellow Calgarians

Our mission at Arts Commons is to bring the arts...to 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

All inquires are confidential and without obligation.

The below information is of a general nature.  Advice from legal and financial counsel should be sought when considering any gift arrangement.
To make a gift or for more information, please contact us at 403.294.7455 ext 1441 or giving@artscommons.ca

Planned Giving

Gift plans create many wonderful opportunities for both our donors and Arts Commons. Determining what fit is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are many options, but the correct plan for you balances your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans.

Planned giving can be as simple as including a bequest provision in your will or naming Arts Commons as a beneficiary in your retirement plan or life insurance policy. No matter the size, your gift will help ensure that coming generations will benefit from the power of art.

Discover how making a gift through Arts Commons is a meaningful way of expressing your passion and has an equally profound impact on your community.

Consider Arts Commons in your will or living trust.

The simplest way to make a planned gift is to include Arts Commons in your will or revocable living trust.  If you have already drafted a will, your attorney may add Arts Commons as a beneficiary through a simple amendment called a codicil.  Similarly, a gift provision for Arts Commons may be added to a revocable trust agreement.

There are several ways for you to remember Arts Commons in your will or trust:

  • You may name the organization as a specific beneficiary, stating a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of your estate that you wish to leave Arts Commons.
  • You may name Arts Commons as a remainder beneficiary, providing for the Centre to receive assets from your estate after all specific beneficiaries have received their assets.
  • Your gift may also be contingent so that assets go to the Centre if someone named as a beneficiary does not survive you.
  • In addition to cash, you can bequeath securities, real estate, art and other forms of personal property. 
  • A bequest can be made for the general benefit of Arts Commons or for the benefit of a particular department or program.  If you choose to designate your gift, please contact us in advance to ensure that we are able to accommodate your wishes.

Arts Commons Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund at Arts Commons is a permanent fund that ensures the long-term financial sustainability of the Centre and assists in supporting and furthering its mission. Managed by The Calgary Foundation, the earnings from the Endowment Fund are spent annually by Arts Commons on programs, events and general operations that bring arts and culture to Calgarians.

Endowment Fund Donation Options:

  • Gifts of cash
  • Bequests
  • Gifts of shares
  • Life insurance

In Memoriam

Consider a donation in memory of a family member, friend or colleague. Arts Commons sends a card to the bereaved family acknowledging your thoughtful gesture, and you receive a tax receipt and a note of thanks for your generosity. The amount of your donation is kept strictly confidential.

Discover how making a gift through Arts Commons is a meaningful way of expressing your passion and has an equally profound impact on your community.