- Posted July 17th, 2012
During the summer months, Calgary Arts Development's office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. The office will be closed on Fridays. If you require assistance during this time, please call 403-264-5330 to leave a message in our general voice mailbox and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. Thanks and enjoy the sun!
- Posted May 23rd, 2008
This report outlines our activities over the 2007 calendar year, including work to renew Calgary Arts Development's granting programs and strengthen our investment in the community, progress to date on initiatives like the Arts Spaces Strategy, our web projects, community collaborations and more.
We're pleased to report on a busy and exciting year and would like to thank all the people who made it possible, including our Board, staff and volunteers, the City of Calgary, our many partners and collaborators and most importantly, the engaged and amazing community of artists and arts organizations we serve.
Please download a PDF copy of the report by clicking on the attachment below. Printed copies of the report are also available at the Calgary Arts Development office.
Calgary is a culturally vibrant city that inspires and engages the world.
- Acting Wisely: We strive to be aware of what we know and what we do not know and to take this awareness into account when we act. We do not let lack of data prevent us from acting wisely.
- Loving Creativity: We believe in the potential of all Calgarians to be creatively engaged in building their city, and in the potential of Calgary to be a creative force for the good of the world.
- Open Systems: None of us is as smart as all of us. We always strive for transparency and openness. We have nothing to hide and much to gain by always sharing, inviting, learning, and collaborating.
- Authenticity: We see and appreciate the truth of the people, places and projects we deal with.
- The Word “Yes”: We create the conditions for success. We strive to see the potential in people and initiatives, and to be part of moving them forward.
- Diversity: We deeply appreciate the value created by the diversity that increasingly characterizes Calgary. We recognize and celebrate the importance of the arts in the lives of all Calgarians, in all parts of the city.
Funding for Calgary Arts Development's granting programs is provided by the City of Calgary, which currently allocates approximately $3.75 million annually in funding for the arts. If you have received funds from Calgary Arts Development, please ensure you recognize both Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary in all of your promotional materials. Whenever possible, logos for the City of Calgary and Calgary Arts Development should be placed side by side to recognize that funding has been provided by the City of Calgary through Calgary Arts Development.
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Calgary Arts Development's 2005 annual report is now available for download. We are pleased to also present the 2005 annual report of the Calgary Region Arts Foundation (CRAF), and a summary of the 2005 activities of the City of Calgary's Public Art Program.
Calgary Arts Development plays a leadership role to promote, foster and direct investments that develop the capacity of Calgary's arts sector to achieve public and artistic impact.
As the city's designated arts development authority, we are a central hub that learns about, promotes, connects, advocates for, and leads strategic initiatives in the arts to animate Calgary as a vibrant cultural centre. Calgary Arts Development allocates municipal funding for the arts provided by The City of Calgary through granting programs that support operations and innovation for more than 190 arts organizations in Calgary.
If you'd like to stay up to date on local arts events, be sure to sign up for the weekly Calgary Culture e-newsletter and view the CalgaryCulture.com online arts events calendar.
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Calgary Arts Development plays a leadership role in realizing the potential of arts and culture in Calgary. As the city's designated arts development authority, we are a central hub that learns about, promotes, connects, advocates for and leads strategic initiatives in the arts to animate Calgary as a vibrant cultural centre.
Prior to March 2005, Calgary didn’t have a designated authority for the development for the arts. Calgary Arts Development was formed in March 2005, as directed by the 2004 Civic Arts Policy. Calgary’s civic leadership is serious about the arts playing a central role in our city’s future – they recognize that a vibrant arts scene is essential to quality of life, and by extension, is fundamental to our city’s overall success. Calgary Arts Development will add to the quality of life in Calgary by ensuring that:
- Calgarians have a multitude of opportunities to engage in creative pursuits as artists, students and as patrons
- Calgary is an environment in which artists truly thrive: learning here, building lengthy careers here & moving here.
- Calgary develops an authentic reputation as an inclusive, innovating and culturally vibrant city
Building Calgary’s reputation
Calgary has cultural strengths and a critical mass of artists, arts organizations and creative businesses. Calgary Arts Development will enhance Calgary’s reputation by celebrating and increasing awareness of these strengths. We will highlight and communicate local success stories in Calgary.
We will increase awareness of Calgary’s arts scene to foster citizen engagement. Calgarians have told us that they want to know more about Calgary’s arts scene; we’ll connect Calgarians with their city, increasing participation in creative activities.
We work on behalf of all Calgarians by collaborating with the arts community, artists, corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions, foundations and non-profits. We connect artists with arts supporters to foster the development of new arts initiatives and can understand and amplify the views of artists in developing an environment in which arts can thrive. We also work closely with Calgary’s other development authorities to coordinate our efforts to enhance the city’s overall quality of life.
Encouraging strategic investment
Calgary Arts Development encourages strategic investment in the arts to enhance Calgary’s quality of life in the long term. Investments in the arts help develop our local economy’s overall creative capacity and assist the city in attracting and retaining talented citizens. Since we’re based in one of Canada’s most innovative (entrepreneurial) cities, we will act as an innovation lab, building ongoing support for the arts in the form of innovative financial investment opportunities, capacity-building programs and policy recommendations. We will research, create and communicate compelling business cases that catalyze support for the arts.
Realizing the potential of arts and culture in Calgary
Calgary Arts Development increases the profile of the arts in the city through strategic initiatives, projects, research and programs.
Download the attachment below to learn more about what we call the Five Pillars for Arts Development.
Calgary Arts Development champions the arts as a key driver of Calgary’s quality of life.