Calgary Arts Development is partnering with Alberta Foundation for the Arts and will be accepting flood impact assessment information from artists and arts organizations across the province.
We provided a preliminary assessment of the flood’s impact on Alberta's arts sector to all orders of government and key partners on Thursday, June 27, and several working groups are now being established under the “Alberta Arts Rebuild” banner to ensure a coordinated response from over 35 agencies to the unique challenges facing the arts sector as it recovers from the flood. We are still gathering information on the flood's impact on Alberta's arts community, and we encourage artists and arts organizations that have sustained damage or lost revenue due to the floods to fill out this form.
If you or your organization face an immediate crisis or need for assistance, we will do our best to assist through our networks. Please let us know if you face an immediate need through this form.
Look here for a list of resources for artists and arts organizations.
Calgary Arts Development extends its sympathy to everyone who has been affected by the Alberta flooding. We are grateful to our inexhaustible city workers and all Calgarians who continue to help their neighbours throughout this crisis.
Calgarians have witnessed a tremendous outpouring of offers to assist in recovery efforts. As The City’s arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development is assuming the role of an "arts responder hub (.pdf)," playing three key roles:
- Coordinator: we will gather information about the flood’s impact on Calgary’s artists and arts organizations, and can help facilitate connections between those needing help and those wanting to help. We will share the information we gather with other authorities as quickly as possible.
- Information source and guide: we are compiling specific information that may help an impacted artist or arts organization understand the steps they should take, and will assist artists and arts organizations in accessing supports as they become available. We will create lists of artists and arts organizations who are willing to offer their talents to serve general community relief efforts.
- Relief provision: we are looking at our own available resources that we may be able to redirect to assist organizations and artists that are facing crisis. We will work with our partners to identify and direct resources appropriately. As of June 24, we do not know if any extraordinary funding or resources will be available.
- We will be providing an assessment of the flood’s impact of Calgary’s arts sector to all orders of government and key partners by Friday, June 28, and we require your assistance in gathering this information. If you are an artist or an arts organization that has sustained damage or lost revenue due to the floods, please fill out this form.
- If you or your organization is facing an immediate crisis or needs assistance due to the floods, we will do our best to assist through our networks. Please let us know if you face an immediate need through this form.
The Calgary Arts Development team
- Posted July 4th, 2013
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund! We would also like to thank members of the community who are donating proceeds from the following events to the fund:
- Until July 14: The Alberta Dance Alliance will be collecting donations at all performances in their Feats Festival of Dance.
- July 5, 8pm, All Saints Cathedral, Edmonton: Mercury Opera presents Operation Remedy, a night of multi genre music, song and dance to benefit Red Cross Alberta flood relief, and will raise money from a raffle for the Alberta Arts Rebuild Fund.
- July 11 and 12, 7pm, Starlite Room, Edmonton: Alberta Music is hosting BAND TOGETHER, two nights of live music by a variety of Edmonton and Calgary talent.
- July 12, 9pm, Broken City: BIG presents a YYC Flood Relief After-Party with Bob Log III, Von Zippers & the Rumble at 9pm at Broken City. Tickets $15.
- July 26, 6:30pm, Gerry Thomas Gallery: Gerry Thomas Gallery will be hosting a fundraiser with live music, tapas, and a silent auction.
- August 11, 8pm, Loose Moose Theatre: The Improv Guild will be hosting an improv show fundraiser.
In the week since the flood there has been an outpouring of support and offers to donate to the arts in Alberta. Calgary Arts Development has launched the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild project on InvestYYC.com with an aim of directing these offers to the arts community. However, there are many other exciting arts projects on InvestYYC.com that still need support. We hope you consider investing in these other worthy initiatives as well – the show must go on!
- Posted June 26th, 2013
It’s been less than 48 hours since Calgary Arts Development launched its arts responder hub website to facilitate relief efforts for the arts community in the aftermath of the Alberta floods. We continue to be proud of Calgary’s resilient, can-do attitude as city officials are working around the clock in response to this emergency and thousands of volunteers are helping get our city back on its feet.
Calgary Arts Development has recently partnered with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and we are now sharing our resources with the province-wide arts community. If you are an artist or arts organization that has been impacted by floods anywhere in Alberta, please be sure to fill out an impact assessment form, notify us of any immediate needs, and look through our resources page. We’re also gathering a roster of people interested in helping with flood relief efforts.