In 2007, Calgary Arts Development conducted an in-depth study of cultural space in Calgary:
This study was in turn used to create a strategic plan for the development and expansion of cultural spaces in Calgary:
2012 Current State of the Arts: Arts Spaces Research Initiative
As part of the Current State of the Arts work, Calgary Arts Development is approaching owners and operators of arts spaces to participate in an Arts Spaces Survey. An operator is defined as someone who has responsibility for the space's operations and maintenance. Calgary Arts Development is revisiting previous (2007) research into venues and other supporting infrastructure by asking organizations that own or operate space to participate in a survey. The survey will help us understand the current state of arts spaces in Calgary, including office, workshop, rehearsal, studio and performance/presentation space. If you are an operator or owner of an arts space and have not received an invitation, please contact Joni Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org, 403-264-5330 x 108.