- Posted September 29th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development announces CIFF participation in Remarkable Experience Accelerator
- Posted September 24th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development is seeking artists and arts community peers to serve as jury members for the Cultural Leaders Legacy Awards.
The Cultural Leaders Legacy Awards are cash awards of $5,000 presented to artists in categories established by the award donors. Award winners will be selected through a nomination process or by acclamation, depending on the category. There will be a maximum of 10 awards presented in February 2013.
Award categories will be confirmed in the fall of 2012, with nominations opening by November 2012. Awards jury members should be available to review nomination packages or suggest nominees through November and December 2012. Jury selection meetings will take place in early January 2013.
The Cultural Leaders Legacy Awards are part of the legacy of Calgary's Cultural Capital year and made possible through private donations matched by Calgary 2012.
To apply for the awards juries, please complete the Awards Jury Nomination Form.
- Posted September 20th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development is issuing a call for applicants interested in serving on the 2nd annual Arts Champions Congress Advisory Committee.
The Advisory Committee will provide guidance on conversation themes, panel speakers and content for the Arts Champions Congress on February 21 & 22, 2013 and will assist in connecting Calgary Arts Development with speakers or conversation starters who exemplify the themes identified as priorities by the Committee. Strong candidates will be active participants in the arts sector and will be able to act as representatives for one or more of Calgary Arts Development's Peer Networks. Candidates should demonstrate a keen interest in Expanding the Circle of Arts Champions via Congress programming and activities that will galvanize the arts community, arts board members and corporate champions of the arts.
Those interested in applying should review the Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.
Applications must be submitted online by Monday, October 15, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those who best meet the membership requirements for the Committee will be contacted.
- Posted September 17th, 2012
The deadline for Cultural Space Investment Process (CSIP) 2013 letters of intent is November 2, 2012.
The Cultural Space Investment Process (CSIP, formerly the Art Space Investment Process) is a capital project evaluation process established by Calgary Arts Development to inform City Council and the municipality of priorities for community-led, cultural infrastructure projects. CSIP 2013 will accommodate facility proposals at an advanced stage of readiness that enable a broad range of arts, culture and heritage activity throughout the city. As an initial assessment stage, CSIP recognizes projects that demonstrate a compelling vision, advanced readiness, strong feasibility and sustainability (social, economic and environmental).
Not-for-profit organizations with capital space projects in arts and/or culture may submit project proposals to be recommended by Calgary Arts Development to The City of Calgary for up to 25% of the project's total costs. In 2008, City Council earmarked 5% of the province's $3.3 billion infrastructure contribution for arts and cultural space projects in the city. This amounts to $165 million in civic funding over the next 10 - 12 years for arts and culture spaces. A large portion of this support will be directed towards projects brought forward by Calgary Arts Development through CSIP.
Calgary Arts Development is accepting letters of intent for the 2013 CSIP program until November 2, 2012.
For more information, visit CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/CSIP.
- Posted September 15th, 2012
As part of an acclaimed Canadian-made process, these 36 volunteers will work together to help determine the priorities and vision that will guide the creation of a long-term Arts Plan for Calgary.
Today marks the first of four all-day meetings for the Panel. Over the course of the program, the 36 panelists will examine how the arts strengthen Calgary’s economic, social, cultural and civic life, and will consider how to build an arts sector that reflects the needs and interests of all Calgarians.
The Panel’s first meeting, held today, will set the stage for the work to follow. The Panel will speak with Patti Pon (Calgary Arts Development), Rachel Seupersad (City of Calgary), Karen Ball (Calgary 2012), Daniel Doz (Alberta College of Art and Design) and Stephen McHolm (Esther Honen’s International Piano Competition) in order to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the role of the arts in Calgary. Mayor Naheed Nenshi will also be present to meet the Panel members.
Future meetings will see the Panel meet with various working artists, cultural leaders and arts administrators. The Panel will ultimately produce and ratify a vision for the Arts Plan along with a set of recommendations that Calgary Arts Development will use in the development of the Arts Plan. Before finalizing their recommendations, the Panel will host a public roundtable discussion that Calgary residents are encouraged to attend. The roundtable discussion will take place on Saturday, October 13 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Water Centre (625 25th Avenue SE).
Patti Pon, Acting President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development, is confident the Panel will provide both inspiring and useful guidance to the Arts Plan process. “I am excited to see such a diverse cross-section of citizens who have volunteered their time to think about the arts and consider the impact a vibrant arts sector will play in our city’s future. Each of the 36 citizen-representatives put their names forward after receiving one of 5000 letters mailed by Calgary Arts Development to random addresses across the city that invited them to take a seat at the table. Of those who expressed interest, 36 names were drawn to form the Panel, broadly matching the city’s demographic profile.
“When I put my name in the draw I never thought I’d win and have the opportunity to participate,” said one panelist. “This is a very special chance to become involved and learn more about the arts. I hope our work will be appreciated and have a positive influence on the arts in Calgary.”
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