Calgary Tower Art Partnership
- Posted by Lindsay Bowman on March 11th, 2011
The Calgary Tower is interested in creating an ongoing partnership with a local Art Institute/Organization in Calgary. This partnership would be the basis of an ongoing art display to be showcased in the Calgary Tower’s Observation Deck and Lobby.
The Calgary Tower Art Partnership is intended to serve several functions. First and most importantly, The Calgary Tower Art Partnership is being organized to display, promote, and support local artists and their work. In the same token, the Calgary Tower is also establishing itself as a new art venue. Secondly, the Art Partnership is driven on displaying a family friendly representation of our local and national culture through the use of artwork. Third, the Calgary Tower’s involvement in the Art partnership will provide its unique venue as a platform for the sale/display/ or performance of local art. By having artwork displayed in the Calgary Tower, there is an opportunity for local art to be viewed and potentially purchased by the nearly 200,000 guests that visit the Tower every year. With this, the purpose of displaying art at the Calgary Tower is also to provide a venue that supports local artists, while connecting them and their work to an audience they wouldn’t normally come in contact with. Finally, because the Art Partnership is a new concept the hope is that this develops into an ongoing program that continues to grow and develop in order to support and promote local art, artists, and culture.
The major component of the Art Partnership would be a supply of artwork to be placed in the Calgary Tower Lobby and on the Observation Deck. The original idea is to have artwork displayed for three month periods. Another major aspect to the art work would be how it is displayed, more so in how it is securely displayed. Due to the openness of Observation Deck there is a chance that artwork could be stolen or damaged by Tower guests. For this reason all art work displayed at the Calgary Tower will have to be waived of any liability on the part of the Tower. In saying the above, we would encourage the participating Art Institute/Organization to create a semi-portable display unit to house some of the smaller work that is displayed on the Observation Deck and potentially in the Lobby area.
- Medium of Art Work: Unspecified
- Size: Generally smaller pieces that could be easily purchased; set pieces; there is also some room for bigger pieces
- Theme: A family friendly representation of local culture in Calgary and national culture in Canada; Landscape work; Calgary; Canada etc. It is important to note that Calgary Tower visitors come from all over the world and are mostly tourists. In addition to this demographic, the Tower also welcomes a lot of local Calgarians, Albertans, and Canadians every year.
- Commission: TBD
It is encouraged that the participating Art Institute/Organization creates a semi-portable display unit for some of the smaller art work. Once again, because of the infancy of this program we are open to other suggestions that may work better for the artists as well as the Tower.
As a means of creating a criteria and selection process for what art work is selected to be displayed at the Calgary Tower we are interested in creating an Art Committee. At present time we feel that this committee should include the following:
- A professor or teacher from the participating institute/ Organization Founder
- A dean or faculty member / Organization Director or Manager
- A student representative / Artist representative
- A Calgary Tower representative
Art Institute Liaison
In order to create a good working relationship with the partnering Art Institute/Organization we would require an individual to step forward and take the lead as liaison and organizer on the part of the Art Institute/Organization. Essentially this would require an individual who would help keep track and organize delivery and setup of artwork, keeping in contact with artists, help organize special events, etc.
Calgary Tower Art Partnership Contact Information
If you are interested in this opportunity, or have any suggestions please contact Katie Urness at email@example.com or 403-473-1072. I look forward to hearing from you and making the partnership a success.
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