6 Degrees Calgary

Thu March 14, 2019 - 9:00 AM
6 Degrees Calgary

6 Degrees is bringing some of the most urgent questions of our time to the Arts Commons:

Divisive forces are influencing attitudes, actions, and policies—for the worse. The role of artists as change-makers, and cultural institutions as important societal connectors is more vital than ever. Through the arts we express our cultures, our identities, our views of the present, and our visions of the future. It’s how we tell our stories, and how we connect people to each other and new places and spaces.

To navigate the politics of division, we need to have a new kind of conversation about how society and the arts deal with fundamental questions of belonging, inclusion, and social connection. We need to explore our many identities, our many languages, and our many histories, from new arrivals to people who have been here for thousands of years. We need to talk about arts and culture as a shared and shareable language.

6 Degrees is a global conversation about inclusion. We involve the brightest minds and the boldest methods, bringing thinkers, doers, artists, politicians, and civil society together in a unique forum.

Join us for a full day of engaging and interactive conversation and action on the role of culture and the arts in fostering belonging.  

The spacious main floor and dress circle lobbies of the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons can be used in conjunction with the concert hall or as a venue on its own. The lobby area has hosted such events as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, Canadian Citizenship Ceremony, and The Rozsa Awards.

Ideal for: Conferences, galas, receptions, lectures, concerts, meetings, corporate events, post and pre-show events
Capacity: 100 - 1000 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

The Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby was built in the historic Calgary Public Building which housed Canada Post, Revenue Canada and the RCMP during its use by the Federal Government. The original pillars, upper mezzanine and skylight from the original grand lobby were maintained. The 87-year old façade of the building is currently undergoing restoration by the City of Calgary. 

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