We’ve found a (temporary) home!
I wanted you all to be the first to know that we have received confirmation of our new temporary home for our arts programs. Thanks to the generous support of YMCA Calgary, the Indefinite Arts Centre will be relocating to the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge. At this brand new facility, we will have access to a large arts studio space, a multipurpose space, as well as storage space for our artists’ works in progress.
The Shane Homes YMCA is located at 11300 Rocky Ridge Road NW, off of Stoney Trail and Country Hills Boulevard NW. You can find a map of the location by clicking here.
• Programs will resume Wednesday, March 7, 2018. All Wednesday participants are invited to resume their work at our new home on this date.
• All artists will be contacted about our location change.
• We understand that the YMCA’s location is a challenge for many of our artists. Our Centre’s staff is working with Access Calgary and also exploring alternative options to help our artists attend our program.
• If the location and distance is a significant issue barring access to our program, please let Julie Ridley, Director, Programs, know by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.992.0302. We ask your patience as we try and create solutions for some of the challenges arising from moving our location.
• Access Calgary will be notified of this location change for those artists taking this transit service.
As artists walk through the massive Shane Homes YMCA, please note that all frontline YMCA staff will also be on hand to offer support and guidance.
Note that we acknowledge this location is not perfect – we miss our home! However, we believe our first priority is to try and resume our programming as quickly as possible to return a sense of normalcy to the lives of our artists. During this ongoing challenge, we ask our artists, their families, friends, and support workers for your patience and understanding as we try to get back on our feet.
If you require any assistance or need further clarification on our temporary relocation, please do not hesitate to contact Julie at the phone number above or myself at 403.404.3174.
There may be more updates soon as we discover other things to share with our artists. Please check your emails periodically, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news.