Past Initiatives

IAAC is proud to have been part of the Community Garden Collaborative Mural project in the Albert Park Raddison Heights Community Garden. Spearheaded by artist Paula Timm, she invited community residents of all ages including Calgary Police Services to leave their mark on the c can. Stay tuned for he final results in the coming weeks on here or our social media.

The Calgary Multicultural Orchestra (CMO) program was adopted by IAACC in 2009.

CMO is based on the program developed in Venezuela called El Sistema.

It provides free programming for youth to develop musical, social and emotional skills.

CMO brought fine arts to the youth of East Calgary! However, after 10 years of fostering this program, CMO has become a nonprofit organization of its own! IAACC is thrilled to see them flourish on their own. For more information on CMO visit their website: or 403-660-6283

GleeCalgary was an afterschool program for youth to learn vocals and dance through the El Sistema method. GleeCalgary operated for 4 years as a free program for youth in Greater Forest Lawn.

Eyes on the Avenue 2016

IAACC and its ARCH site provided the containers and the location, creating a space where arts, recreation, and community come to play. Photos taken were by Antyx and its team of young professionals. Photos were of residents of the Greater Forest Lawn area.

Winter Solstice- Lantern Making and Parade 2016

Dancing with the Calgary Stars Gala (2017 & 2018)

IAACC Partnered with Calgary Dance Foundation to host an event of Culture, Food, Dance and entertainment. For more information on the Calgary Dance Foundation or their upcoming Gala:


A multi-organizational partnership which featured an evening of multicultural dance, singing, musical compositions as well as an Art Exhibit featuring local artists at the Jubilee Auditorium

A TASTE OF CULTURES (2012 & 2013)

A multi-organizational partnership which featured multicultural foods, exhibits and entertainment at the Forest Lawn Library