Contemporary Calgary

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Founded 2014
Calgary, Canada


Contemporary Calgary aims to provide Calgary and its visitors with a significant visual arts destination dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The former Centennial Planetarium, itself a significant work of architectural art, is being transformed into a world-class gallery where we will deliver outstanding local, national and international contemporary art programming. Core to our vision, we aspire to become a leading voice among arts institutions by embracing our values of being welcoming, inclusive, engaging and relevant. Contemporary Calgary began with a collaboration of visual arts partners including the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA), the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MOCA) in co-operation with members of the Calgary visual arts community. We believe in the power of art to transform the places and the lives we live. We share a passion for art that is relevant, meaningful, and challenging. We share a passion

Local Information

While Contemporary Calgary is physically located in Calgary, AB, our Collider: In-Residence Artist Residency will run online for 6 weeks from May 4 – June 15, 2020, spanning three work week modules of two weeks each. While we respect all artists’ methodologies of working, the residency will require weekly online meetings and workshops.

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