Join us as we share highlights from 2018 as well as ideas about future challenges and opportunities.
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Current recipients can apply for an additional one-year increase. OG+ applications are due June 28, 2019.
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.
A fantastical show sure to take you on a journey through the landscapes, emotions, and visions of each ensemble member, prepare for the unexpected as Momo Movement presents its first full-length production in five years.
With tons of opportunities to connect with your community or get to know a new one, this week is shaping up to be spectacular. Swing by a Neighbour Day celebration or hit the road for an open studio event along the foothills, there’s lots to do.
Start your summer on a high note with a diverse blend of world-class jazz as the annual JazzYYC Summer Festival takes over Calgary. You can even check out late night jams, public workshops, and signature events.
Dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines, don’t miss this eclectic and exciting festival with theatre, dance, interdisciplinary, and site-specific offerings.
Celebrating the act of getting older through film and talks, this festival features older adults in leading roles and address issues around ageing. The lineup includes nine screenings and is part of Alberta’s Seniors’ Week.
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.
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!
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Living a Creative Life arts development strategy. Join us for an engaging research workshop on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed on May 20, 2019 for Victoria Day. We hope you have a fun and relaxing May long weekend with your friends and family. Our office reopens on May 21.
In consultation with the organizations in the Operating Grant Program, Calgary Arts Development has decided to move the deadline for the OG+ Program up by one month to June 28, 2019.
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.
Samuel Obadero is a skilled lifestyle photographer and a strong new voice for social advocacy in the city. Tune in to hear more about how Calgary became his home.
A past recipient of the CCIS New Canadian Artist Award, Lanre Ajayi returned to the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions with his new web series.