Music can bring great comfort in times like this. The concert hall may be closed, but this live-stream library is free and open to everybody. Enjoy the orchestra performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, and others, as well as superstar guests like Paul Brandt, Renee Fleming, and more.
Full of mini-documentaries, exhibition montages, and behind the scenes experiences, the Esker Foundation’s website has tons of awesome content for you to explore whenever you want. We particularly love its current audio series featuring Katie Ohe talking about her intricate and ingenious sculptural works.
Each month the Esker Foundation facilitates hands-on art workshops for children. As they cannot currently host them in person, they are bringing them to you in your homes. Check out this series of amazing creative projects that use everyday and easy to find materials that you might already have on hand.
The Esker Foundation continues its online programming with its EYE Youth Program. Bringing special youth projects to you each and every Saturday, the very first one is inspired by Jane Trash and Sondra Meszaros’s creative resistance project and workshop, I’m So Angry I Made a Sign. Check back each week to see more.
The Calgary Public Library has something for everyone to explore! From virtual storytimes and fun activities, to online courses and unlimited free streaming and reading, hit up this treasure trove of free online resources that you can access anytime from home. And with new content added regularly, be sure to check it out.
The Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society is proud to present its online performance project, the Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series. These concerts are free to watch and you can donate to a fund to help as many local musicians as possible.
This new online platform delivers arts experiences with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in a national partnership with leading arts organizations including Contemporary Calgary. Experience all things art, from children’s programs to artists talks and workshops!
In an attempt to piece together the final moments of a troubled geologist, three scientists investigate the land and the animals of a modern city in the future. Loved the show or missed out during the High Performance Rodeo? Watch One Yellow Rabbit’s newest creation from your own home.
Herringer Kiss Gallery has invited their artists to create work that speaks to the strategies, opportunities, problems, and outcomes of isolation. This could, of course, refer directly to the COVID-19 crisis or isolation in general. This work has been submitted for you to enjoy free at cost and new content is added regularly.
Theatre Calgary’s stage might be dark at the moment, but they still want to reach out and share entertaining and meaningful content with Calgary and the world. TC Takeout provides artists an opportunity to share their talents with you, the audience! Tune in to learn more and check back regularly for fresh content.
In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships including art from text, artist with writer, and art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers.
Loose Moose Theatre Company invites you to check out the Department of Moose Information, a web game show created by some of the people who work at Loose Moose Theatre. Hosted by Dave Ware, watch as teams are put through a series of challenges to see who comes out on top!
Things have dramatically changed in the way we live, socialize, and enjoy life. For many, music is not an option—it is essential. That’s why Honens is gathering concerts you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. And with new content added regularly, be sure to check back for more great music.
Local musician Bruce Petherick offers a live 30-minute piano performance to help you relax and sleep. Special event nights have included an evening of French piano music, an evening of re-interpreting melodies from Hamilton, and a listener’s request night that included pieces from Depeche Mode, Divynls, and Pink Floyd.
Cardiac Theatre presents The Alberta Queer Calendar Project—a full year of podcast drama from queer, Albertan writers in 2020. Episodes are released monthly in 2020 and are free to access. Upcoming episodes include work from Natalie Meisner and Dale Lee Kwong.
An extension of Kandis Friesen’s postponed exhibition in storage, two video works are hosted in continuous loops; one consists of rhythmic text, the other a tableau vivant of an ancient oak tree in Ukraine. This exhibition in absentia becomes the new exhibition space for an indefinite extension of time.
Calgary’s downtown delights with incredible art. This loop will help you find all the best sights and hidden gems. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations and fun
An incorrigible history of Alberta, meet some the fascinating people who shaped this province. Explore this dynamic gallery that tells our province’s history through the stories of 48 mavericks—men and women who shaped Alberta with their ingenuity, ambition, and adventurous spirit. Check it out.
From the northern beauty of Inuit carvings to the intricacy of Plains quillwork and distinctive designs created by Northwest Coast Peoples, enjoy a glimpse into the traditional culture of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
Discover the history, values, and traditions of the people who have lived for thousands of years in the northwestern plains of Alberta and Montana. Here, the Blackfoot share their story in their own words with displays and artifacts through Nitsitapii history up to the present day.