Help Us Grow the Arts in The Bow Valley!

Support the growth of the arts and creativity today and your gift will go twice as far!  

Now is the perfect time to become an artsPlace donor. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Eleanor Benham, Patricia Johnston, the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation (artsPlace) Board of Directors, and an anonymous donor, the first $12,00 in gifts made by December 31st will be matched! 

Click Donate Now and select "General (matched)" in the Fund picklist to contribute to our Matching Campaign.  

Last year saw phenomenal community engagement with over 20,000 registrants from across the Bow Valley participating in more than 500 artsPlace offerings. There is no question that artsPlace has filled a void in the lives of this very dynamic and creative community. You have embraced artsPlace as a gathering spot to explore creativity, and the many stories and experiences that make our mountain home so unique, so vibrant, and so special. Without that engagement, and the very generous financial support of many individuals and businesses, artsPlace could not be the success that it is.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we have been able to accomplish so much:
- Kept prices affordable
- Offered over $16,000 in direct subsidies to low income individuals and families through The Discover Art Fund
- Provided free programming to hundreds of individuals and families through the Youth Arts Collective, Family Sunday artsPlay, and The Canmore Festival of Art and Creativity
- Offered direct professional support and encouragement to countless Bow Valley artists through performance, teaching, and exhibition opportunities
- Provided an affordable, high quality and welcoming place for scores of local organizations to gather, and in many cases, raise funds themselves.
Why We Need Your Support
One of the things we are particularly excited about is the community consultation process we embarked on this year to help us learn how to best service your needs and continue to grow. Interestingly, through this process, we discovered that less than half of respondents are aware that artsPlace is a charity operating independently from the Town of Canmore.

The reality is registration fees and ticket sales cover just 38% of our operating costs. In order to balance our books while continuing to provide affordable arts programming, we rely heavily on the ongoing support of many individuals, businesses and institutions. Please help us continue to service and inspire the Bow Valley’s creative spirit by donating to artsPlace today.

Any amount helps and will be doubled, while all gifts of $10 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt for income tax purposes.

Please note that pledges can be paid over an extended period, with payments made in monthly instalments or customized to your needs. Do not hesitate to contact our Fundraising Manager, Laura McLean, at [email protected] or 403-609-2623 ext. 105, should you wish to discuss the personalization of your gift. To make monthly or quarterly contributions click here.

If you have donated to us already this year, we thank you!