A large shipping container, covered in graffiti with a TV screen at one end

ContainR (2010)

Located at the heart of Calgary, near the Sunnyside CTrain station, 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”. The project was sponsored by eatART.

More info about ContainR here.

Evann Siebens
Nicole Mion
Keith Doyle
Robert Duke
Iain Sinclair
visual artists: Zak David (aka Virus) and The Dark