Press Releases & Media Advisories
Monday, November 12, 2018New Opportunity for Arts Commons CEO
Johann Zietsman, President and CEO of Arts Commons, accepts role of President and CEO at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, in Miami, Florida
Monday, September 17, 2018Arts Commons & ConocoPhillips Canada Announce the naming of the ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning
CALGARY - Our vision at Arts Commons is to promote a creative and compassionate society, inspired through the arts. No other program here at Arts Commons exemplifies this vision better than the newly named ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning.
Thursday, November 15, 2018TD Jazz - Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
CALGARY – Jose James has made a career out of experimentation, freely embracing and discarding sounds, traditions and expectations.
Thursday, November 15, 2018PCL Blues - Cécile Doo-Kingué
CALGARY – Montreal-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and multi-Maple Blues Award nominee Cécile Doo-Kingué performs a brand of blues that is irrefutably electrifying.
Thursday, November 15, 2018Arts Commons Presents - Saloon by Cirque Éloize
CALGARY –TheatrCALGARY –Theatre and circus collide in a tale of romance and action with Arts Commons Presents: Saloon by Cirque Éloize at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 6, 2018.e and circus collide in a tale of romance and action with Arts Commons Presents: Saloon by Cirque Éloize at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 6, 2018.
Thursday, November 15, 2018BD&P World Music - Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band
CALGARY – Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band has an eccentric act worthy of their eccentric name. While not yet a household name on this side of the Pacific, Goran Bregović is a superstar in the Balkans and throughout Europe.
Thursday, November 15, 2018TD Jazz - David Sanborn
CALGARY – David Sanborn is a jazz legend. He’s won six GRAMMY awards, recorded on platinum and eight gold albums, with a collection of original music spanning 24 records.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018BD&P World Music - I’m With Her
CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents BD&P World Music is proud to present a trio of heartfelt, progressive, and accomplished women performing as I’m With Her, at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 2, 2018.
Thursday, November 15, 2018PCL Blues - RL Boyce
CALGARY – Hill Country blues musician R. L. Boyce polished his craft in the juke joints and porches of the southern U.S., fostering a loose and free style that is at once improvisation, meditative – and toe-tappingly groovy.
Monday, June 18, 2018National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21
CALGARY – Arts Commons, in partnership with Sled Island, Treaty 7 Film Collective, IRIM (Indigenous Resilience in Music), Drum Beat and CBC Calgary are proud to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 at Arts Commons. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018Broadcast Lab partners with the Treaty 7 Film Collective
Arts Commons Presents three new media arts short films on the Broadcast Lab monitors within Arts Commons from June 1 - August 30, 2018 by media artists from the Treaty 7 Film Collective.
Friday, May 11, 2018Hilarious Harry Potter parody apparates into Calgary
Attention wizards, muggles and other assorted magical creatures: this February, Arts Commons Presents Potted Potter, a parody show which runs through all seven Harry Potter books in seventy hilarious minutes!
Wednesday, May 09, 2018Colour and Whimsy at Arts Commons Happenings 12
Artist reception and art party Happenings 12 at Arts Commons delves into conversations about youth and family, experimental art collisions, and the bright and colourful side of imagination and art. Happenings 12 at Arts Commons is an experimental art party filled with new exhibitions, installations, live performances, and musical projects in celebration of our current visual art exhibitors.
Friday, April 27, 2018PCL Blues - Toronzo Cannon
Arts Commons Presents, as part of the PCL Blues series, Toronzo Cannon in the Martha Cohen Theatre on May 11 and 12. The songwriter draws from life at street level to inspire his personal, powerful, and passionate lyrics.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018ConocoPhillips Canada assumes the role of Presenting Sponsor for National Geographic Live in Calgary
For Immediate Release Arts Commons is pleased to announce ConocoPhillips Canada has assumed the role of Presenting Sponsor for National Geographic Live in Calgary...
Friday, April 20, 2018National Geographic Live - Crisitina Mittermeier
Arts Commons Presents welcomes acclaimed photographer and marine biologist, National Geographic Live explorer Crisitina Mittermeier with Standing at the Water’s Edge on April 22 & 23, 2018 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Monday, April 09, 2018TD Jazz - Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
Lisa Fischer is one of the greatest vocal talents to ever stand just behind the spotlight – until now. On April 26, 2018, Arts Commons Presents GRAMMY Award winning jazz vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer with her band Grand Baton at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Thursday, March 15, 2018Classic Albums Live - Rumours
Returning for their second Calgary performance this season, Arts Commons Presents the unique concert experience of Classic Albums Live with their presentation of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album Rumours - on March 22, 2018 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Monday, March 26, 2018BD&P World - Che Malambo
Arts Commons Presents Che Malambo, as part of BD&P World Music, an Argentinian, all-male dance company, heavily inspired by the gaucho tradition. A gaucho is a South American cowboy and a national symbol in many South American countries, including Argentina.
Saturday, March 03, 2018National Geographic Live - Bertie Gregory
Arts Commons Presents welcomes an ambitious young explorer, National Geographic Live photographer Bertie Gregory with A Wild Life on March 4 & 5, 2018 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018BD&P World Music - Lila Downs
Arts Commons Presents BD&P World Music is proud to bring Mexican-American songstress-songwriter Lila Downs to Arts Commons on March 8, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Monday, February 12, 2018PCL Blues - Roy Book Binder
Arts Commons Presents American bluesman Roy Book Binder as part of PCL Blues on Friday, March 2 & Saturday, March 3 in the Engineered Air Theatre.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018Rhythm of the People
Indigenous DJ’s and producers are breaking barriers and breaking rules to deliver good vibes, great music, and a cultural reawakening to Calgary.
Thursday, February 01, 2018TD Jazz - Stacey Kent
For Immediate Release February 1, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Platinum-selling jazz singer Stacey Kent comes to Calgary CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents Platinum-selling jazz artist – Stacey Kent – on February 22, 2018 in the Jack Singer Con...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018Happenings 11
For Immediate Release January 30, 2018 Arts Commons Presents Happenings 11 – The Architecture of Sculpture CALGARY – Artist reception and art party Happenings 11 at Arts Commons delves into urban design, architecture, place-making, community...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018World Music - Marc Cohn
For Immediate Release January 10, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Marc Cohn takes a Walk in Memphis with the Blind Boys of Alabama CALGARY – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of his seminal album, Arts Commons Presents BD&P...
Tuesday, January 09, 2018Soundscape - Jan 2018
For Immediate Release January 9, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Subconscious Transition to Sleep Explored in Multi-Channel Sound Art CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents brings a new media art sound installation to the +15 hallway that runs from Jan...
Monday, January 08, 2018Lightbox Studio - Jan 2018
For Immediate Release January 8, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Impermanence of the Material World Examined in Lightbox Studio CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents brings a new installation to Lightbox Studio by multimedia artist Tamara Lee A...