As a non-profit, member-based organization, only about 30% of Glenbow's funding is supplied by government grants and support. The majority of our operating revenue is generated by admissions and memberships, sales in the museum shop, gallery rentals and fundraising. With the help of our partners and supporters, Glenbow provides thousands of visitors with engaging arts and culture experiences each year.
There are many ways to support Glenbow:
Attend an exhibition or program: Get inspired at Glenbow! See art and culture from around the world and share the stories of Southern Alberta and its diverse and eclectic history. Expand your repertoire of artistic skills at a creative workshop or collect some interesting cultural knowledge from an artist talk or a behind-the-scenes tour.
Become a member: Glenbow members represent a community of people inspired by art, history and creativity who make Calgary a cultural hub. When someone invests in a Glenbow membership, they are taking an active role in supporting arts and culture in our community and supporting the museum at its most fundamental level.
Donate to Glenbow: Your financial support contributes to the ongoing sustainability and growth of Glenbow; it creates opportunities for all Calgarians to experience exceptional educational programs and local and international exhibitions while protecting one of Canada's most valuable museum collections.
Shop at Glenbow: With one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items made by Alberta artists, books, toys and all kinds of unique treasures, you'll find something special for everyone at the Glenbow shop. Your purchase is also a gift to Glenbow - all the proceeds from the shop directly support museum operations
Adopt an Artifact: Symbolically adopting an artwork or historical object from Glenbow's collection is a unique way to support the museum and share a piece of Alberta's cultural history.
Partner with Glenbow: Sponsor an exhibition or event, an education program or a special access program. There are many creative ways for individuals and corporations to help Glenbow provide great experiences for our audiences while making a strong connection to community investment goals.
Volunteer at Glenbow: Each year, dedicated individuals contributed thousands of hours and unlimited energy and expertise to Glenbow. Both new and veteran volunteers comment on the lasting connections they have made with staff and fellow volunteers, the memorable experiences they have at Glenbow and the opportunities they get for skill development. Most significantly, our volunteers share the pride and sense of belonging they feel working with Glenbow.