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With over 40 festivals taking place between now and the end of September, there’s something new to check out every weekend—it’s a festival paradise. Grab your calendar and start planning, it’s going to be an amazing season!
If you haven’t had a chance to get to know Calgary’s awesome visual arts community, this summer offers you a great time to do so. With a mix of ongoing exhibitions and special events, there’s plenty to see and do. We can’t wait to explore this July.
The City of Calgary has once again partnered with dozens of local cultural organizations to program a day filled with fun, family-friendly, and free events taking place on July 1. Find our can’t miss highlights of the day here.
An annual summer tradition, join Theatre Calgary as it presents one of the bard’s most popular works for Shakespeare by the Bow. A thrilling chase of love, identity, and confusion, don’t miss this production.
With the first long weekend of the summer looming large, if you’re staying in town be sure to check out these free events. There’s a chance to dive into Canada Day celebrations, lots of live music, and so much more, so you have no reason to stay home.
With a very busy week ahead, grab your calendar and fill it up with these free and fantastic events. From National Indigenous Peoples Day to Sled Island, there’s no reason to be bored. Be sure to make the most of it by checking out these cool events.
With more than 250 bands alongside comedy, film, and visual art lineups, Sled Island returns with five days of incredible programming. With guest curator Julien Baker leading the way, it’s a must see for any festival or music fan!
The music of Canada’s Indigenous people is as broad, complex, and dynamic as the communities and traditions from which it originates. Join the National Music Centre for a week of special events and live music.
It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée Linda leaves him at the altar. Now, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.
How a community connects with the arts can be a clear indicator of vibrancy. Overall, 93% of Calgarians are connected to the arts and culture sector in one way or another.
In the fall of 2017, Calgary Arts Development conducted an Arts Professionals Survey to better understand the arts ecosystem and all of its complexities.
It’s time to holster a hotcake, Calgary! Help us kick off the 2019 Calgary Stampede at the First Flip Stampede Breakfast on July 4. Join us from 7:30 to 10:30am outside the TELUS Convention Centre.
The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed on Fridays throughout July and August, as well as July 1 for Canada Day and August 5 for Heritage Day. Be sure to enjoy some of Calgary’s summer festivals!
The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed on July 1, 2019 for Canada Day. We hope you have a full and fun long weekend with your friends and family. Our office reopens on July 2.
Our Report to Community is officially sold out. Thank you to everyone who let us know they are coming. We can’t wait to see you at the Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons on June 25, 2019.
Interested in applying to the Individual Artist Program? Calgary Arts Development is offering two information sessions this July. RSVP to learn more about the guidelines and application process.
Join us as we share highlights from 2018, celebrate the accomplishments of Calgary’s arts community, and look forward to the coming year. Space is limited, RSVP by June 18. All are welcome!
Heritage Park is a gem hidden from plain sight. Go behind-the-scenes of this historical treasure trove in this special three-part series of My City Speaks To Me.
A snapshot of Montessori magic with Paula Timm leading the way, cSPACE Projects shared this awesome shot from its recent AGM.
Suza Singh, a Calgary-based action film director and screenwriter, was preparing to make her third film when she had an epiphany.
Lanre Ajayi visits John Fluevog’s Calgary store to talk about the brand’s history and eclectic designs in this edition of My City Speaks To Me.
Lalitha Dwivedula and Shailesh Bhagawatula chat about the Natyanjali Dance Festival of Canada and the importance of cultural and artistic exchange.
Becoming a mom almost two years ago didn’t inhibit Calgary singer songwriter Kenna Burima’s creative life. It expanded it.
Nick Heazell shared this collage of sketches he created while waiting at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
Lanre Ajayi swings by Minas Brazilian Steakhouse to talk about flavours of home and a sense of belonging in this edition of My City Speaks To Me.
An artist, writer, educator, and inclusive designer, JD Derbyshire’s background gives her unique tools to look at the complexity of the world.
Sometimes, the route through a creative life takes a couple twists and turns that the person living it didn’t see coming—like Rita Sirignano’s.
Rachael Gingell has discovered that allowing the creative to take root and thrive in life takes more than an aptitude, desire or interest.
Lanre Ajayi stops by the new Central Library to talk about the stunning building, who uses it, and what’s next for the Calgary Public Library.
This Forest Lawn-based arts company uses the tools of creativity to stitch together a community out of a lot of young people who may feel alone.
Acknowledging the traditional territories on which we gather has become an important step in our reconciliation journey.
The Leighton Art Centre shared this image of Verna Vogel immersed in her work as part of its Main Gallery exhibition just turn your head a little.