Think the YMCA, but reimagined for the arts.

We believe creativity is integral to the human experience, and that everyone deserves a space to foster it.

The Alcove Centre for the Arts (The Alcove) is a non-profit organization that plans to offer an art & recreation social space in Calgary.  Our goal is to open a full time facility where we create a welcome, inclusive, and social environment through collaborative art/jam spaces, live events, and workshops.

Our goal is to open a full time facility in Calgary AB by Fall 2023.


To provide a space which cultivates creativity and inspiration by incorporating visual and performing arts through workshops, events, studios and an open, collaborative art and jam space. 


Calgary as a vibrant community where everyone can foster their creativity.


  • Creativity, Connection and Community
  • Inspiration and Curiosity
  • Inclusive space for all abilities
  • Healing and Empowerment
  • Access to Art
  • Art as a medium for social bonds and cultural exchange
  • Art as part of everyday life

“It [Raw Voices] was just supposed to be a one-time thing, but there was an appetite for it in the city.”

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