Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation announced July 16, 2014, that it is offering 69 homes at Skymills by Truman Homes, with 13 units on track for 2014 possessions and the remaining expected to be completed in 2015. The non-profit organization is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that partners with private industry to help Calgarians buy entry-level homes with a minimum down payment of $2,000.
containR in Sunnyside is Calgary's first "art park," a village of pop-up venues made up of redesigned and repurposed shipping containers. With hand-painted murals, demonstration gardens, beekeeping, local food, rehearsal areas, incubator and experimental work spaces, and locally built outdoor furniture, the containR village is also versatile enough to accommodate a variety of performances and community events.
Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization offering business education programs to all grade levels, is making its Entrepreneurial Artist Program available to any Calgary Board of Education high school starting in fall 2014. The innovative program’s goal is to provide financial literacy, and entrepreneurial skills and education to any students interested in the fine or performing arts.
Throughout June, d.talks (an organization that fosters conversation about design) presented Seeding Change, an event exploring informal urbanism and how moves such as urban gardening can foster community. The event combined an interior, museum-style exhibit with an exterior plaza featuring public art.
PASSAGE is an art space dedicated to supporting, promoting and celebrating Calgary artists, and to welcoming the community into an evolving historic space. It is located in a corridor of the heritage Dominion Bridge building in Calgary (803 24 Ave SE), part of New Urban Development's 11-acre redevelopment project.
As a celebration of the 20th Annual $100 FIlm Festival, the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) commissioned Witness, a project that showcased six innovative films shot or finished to 16mm celluloid. The films toured, with artist talks from filmmakers, to five Canadian cities from June 4 to July 4, 2014.