Health & Safety

Dear artsPlace community,

As we're slowly reopening to the public under Step 2 of the provincial health and safety plan, we are thrilled to welcome you back at our venue this summer. Our gallery and reception is currently open Monday to Friday, between 3 and 7 pm.

We are excited to offer a few select in-person programs and events to you in the coming months. See our calendar for details.

We also continue to innovate our programming to bring meaningful arts experiences to your homes through virtual 3D gallery exhibitions, online cultural learning circles, virtual movie screenings, live stream performances, free family-oriented video series, community partnerships, authentic storytelling, and initiatives aimed at lifting our community’s spirits.

As always, the wellbeing of our community is at the forefront of everything we do.

Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions, or you can call us at 403-609-2623 Monday to Friday, 3 pm to 7 pm. 

When you visit artsPlace, we kindly ask that you follow these guidelines.

Face masks required

Wear a mask at all times as per the Town of Canmore mandatory mask bylaw in public indoor spaces (unless prevented from doing so for medical reasons). We ask that you bring your own mask but we will have disposable masks available if you forget yours.

Masks are mandatory indoors except for when patrons are eating or drinking and can maintain distance from others.

Check-in required

Sign in and sign out with our front desk staff member when you enter and leave the building. Follow instructions on adjusted flow of traffic.

Physical distancing

Maintain a physical distance of 3 meters from staff and patrons. Give others space when entering and exiting the building.

Hand washing

Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer before and after participating in a program or event, and frequently throughout.

Exposed and sympomatic individuals

Do not enter the building if you feel unwell or have come into contact with a confirmed/presumed case of COVID-19.

Pre-registration required

Registration is required for all programs and events ahead of time. No drop-ins are allowed at this time. As our programs and events will accept smaller participant numbers, be sure to register in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to use your artsPlace credit to pay for programs, please contact us over the phone at 403-609-2623.

Programs and events are subject to change or cancellation based on health & safety regulations.

Classes & Workshops

We maintain limited capacity, small group sizes in all of our classes to allow for physical distancing in our large studio spaces.

Theatre Events

Theatre programming is currently restricted to 30% capacity to allow for physical distancing;

Performers are socially distancing from each other and keeping a minimum 4 meter distance from the audience;

Our large theatre space offers superior ventilation.

We are taking actions to ensure that we do not contribute to the spread of the virus as we continue to monitor and follow the provincial and municipal regulations.

Maintaining limited capacity, small group sizes in all programs and events.

Rigorous and frequent cleaning and health & safety protocols for the artsPlace facility.

Risk mitigation and COVID-19 response plans in place.

Contact tracing for everyone who spends more than 15 minutes in the building. 

Readily accessible hand sanitizer and disposable masks in the building.

Staff training and personal protection equipment protocols.

Mandatory physical distancing protocols.

Mandatory face covering protocols.