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Springboard Performance

Springboard Performance is a non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists and audiences, bodies and minds through physical performance-based contemporary creation and public space interventions. We provide opportunities for artists to risk, learn, create, perform and connect with local and national communities. Springboard produces the Fluid Movement Festival, Interrarium Creation residency; a Signature Dance Series, interdisciplinary creations, and develop, oversee and program containR, a creative placemaking art park for events, outdoor arts and culture happenings.

containR is designed, developed and curated by Springboard Performance. It's a pop-up arts and culture hub for people of all identities and ages championing local artistic and creative ideas. containR features an Art Park, performance series, community instigations and mural installations made of retrofit shipping containers. It is a vibrant meeting place, providing access to art and encouraging grass roots community engagement.

containR was awarded the Placemaking Award at the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions, and has been featured at the IETM Conference (Italy), CINARS (Montreal), Calgary Arts Congress, and York University’s Arts, Placemaking, and Policy Conference (Toronto). containR was recently awarded a CCVO Innovation Award from the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, for “disruptive, adaptive, and innovative programming”.

Parks we work in:

  • containR Art Park

Things we do:

  • community garden
  • dance
  • festivals
  • indigenous culture
  • movie nights
  • mural(s)
  • music
  • theatre

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 1020 2nd Ave NW Calgary, AB, Canada

Get in touch!