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Grant Investment Programs

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce its 2020 grant investment programs.

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Arts in Action YYC Stories and data about how arts build a city

Arts in Action

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What's On in Calgary

Stay up to date with arts and culture events throughout the year

A photo of Phil Hansen and his cello

Bach Suites for Cello

For one day only, Philip Hansen, former principal cellist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, is back in Calgary to present this solo cello recital. This recital also marks the release of his new CD. Enter to win your way in with a pair of tickets.

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A photo of Martin Kerr

Alberta Night

A not-to-be-missed show from the Bow Valley Music Club, its annual food bank drive features an amazing lineup of home-grown talent and you can enter to win a pair of tickets. Don’t miss this triple bill with Martin Kerr and The Western Swing Project.

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A promo photo for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' Juliet & Romeo

Juliet & Romeo

A limited run following a cross-Canada tour, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks remounts its 2017 hit that re-imagines the famous story about two star-crossed lovers. With live music and dance in true DJD style, this performance is not-to-be-missed.

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Dancers in the Diavolo company on stage

Diavolo

Continuing to push to a new performance edge with meticulously designed architectural structures, Los Angeles-based dance company Diavolo makes a Calgary stop as part of Alberta Ballet’s current season. You won’t want to miss it.

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A photo of Tanika Charles

Free This Week

Can you believe it’s the middle of January already? Make the most of it and get out of the house with free events from the High Performance Rodeo, the National Music Centre, and many more. Find out what we’re checking out and start planning.

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Mark Tewksbury on stage in Belong

High Performance Rodeo

Full of surprising shows and audience favourites, a new year can only mean one thing—the High Performance Rodeo is back and ready to take you on one wild ride. There’s something for everyone so be sure to check out our not-to-be-missed picks.

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Free This Week

A fresh batch of programming kicks into high gear this week with the start of the High Performance Rodeo alongside a plethora of other offers. Even if you don’t have a penny to spare, you can get out of the house thanks to these free events.

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People laughing outside of the Big Secret Theatre at Arts Commons

Winter Festivals

It might be winter but that doesn’t mean we have to resign ourselves to the snow and the cold. Many of Calgary’s festivals move indoors this season with amazing offerings from the High Performance Rodeo, Block Heater, and so much more.

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Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon hangs above Milanosport

January Exhibitions

A new year means you have a chance to check out a bunch of fresh visual arts exhibitions around town. From the return of Free First Thursday Nights at Glenbow to new programming at Contemporary Calgary, it’s a great time to get out.

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Research

Useful information about Calgary Arts Development and the sector

Calgary Engagement Survey 2018

Calgary Engagement Survey

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.

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Arts Professionals Survey

Arts Professionals Survey

In the fall of 2017, Calgary Arts Development conducted an Arts Professionals Survey to better understand the arts ecosystem and all of its complexities.

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Calgary Economic Development

Announcements

Community Circle and Information Session

Calgary Arts Development is hosting a Community Circle and Information Session on February 8, 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. RSVP before January 31.

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Holiday Office Closure

The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 2, 2020. We wish you all the joys of the season and look forward to working with you again in the new year!

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Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Immigrant Services Calgary seeks nominations in a number of categories including arts and culture. Submit by December 1, 2019.

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Living a Creative Life

Fuelling a vital, prosperous and connected city

A photo of a Dorthy loom and bright colourful wool

#yycLCL December 2019

Helen Hajnoczky shared this awesome photo of her practicing on a little Dorothy loom. Read on to learn about her weaving journey and family connections.

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Lanre Ajayi points at his poppy at the Remembrance Day at Memorial Park

Remembrance Day

Visiting the ceremony at Calgary’s Memorial Park, My City Speaks To Me took a moment to reflect on the day’s meaning and capture some of the traditions.

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Lanre Ajayi at Beakerhead

Beakerhead

An exhibition of awe-inspiring artworks, and contemporary curiosities, join Lanre Ajayi for a look at Beakerhead’s Spectacle.

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Dean Paul Gibson and David Haysom working through a scene on stage at the University of Calgary

#yycLCL November 2019

A co-production with The Shakespeare Company and the School of Creative and Performing Arts, Hit & Myth shared this awesome behind-the-scenes shot.

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A photo of Harpreet Dayal against a mural in the East Village

Harpreet Dayal

An artist, learner, and believer in the power of art to build connection, cultivate love, and heal, Harpreet Dayal is the founder of the Love Notes Project.

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Lanre Ajayi speaks to a performer at GlobalFest

GlobalFest

Showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence, Lanre Ajayi swung by Alberta’s most explosive festival to get a taste of the celebration.

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A photo of Brian Brennan

Brian Brennan

When Brian Brennan moved to Calgary in 1974, he had no idea thousands of theatre reviews, feature stories, obituaries, and 16 books were ahead of him.

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Lanre Ajayi at Country Thunder

Country Thunder

North America’s premier touring country music festival, Country Thunder rolled back into Calgary this summer and Lanre Ajayi was on hand to capture it.

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A photo of Sable Sweetgrass

Sable Sweetgrass

A short story writer, playwright, and filmmaker, Sable Sweetgrass works at Calgary Arts Development as the grants specialist for Indigenous programs.

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Lanre Ajayi and Alison Hinds at Carifest

Carifest

Enjoy the sound, music, and food from an island paradise! Lanre Ajayi swung by Carifest, a local celebration of Caribbean culture.

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Tom Marten's It's Nobody | Image: Courtesy of Indefinite Arts Centre

TIME IS RUNNING OUT. 🤍⏳🎞


TODAY (January 18th) is the deadline to purchase tickets at our early bird rate of $15.00, you have until midnight, and you don’t want to miss this opportunity. ⠀ ⠀
Don’t know how? It’s easy! Just head on over to our bio, click the link (www.showpass.com/project-InTandem) and then click on “BUY TICKETS.” And Voila! ⠀
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Performance Dates: March 5-7, 2020 at thegrandyyc ⠀


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#projectintandem #Getyourtickets #yycevents #yycdance #thegrandyyc #contemporarydance #femalecast #yycarts #yycdance #supportlocalyyc #yycLcL #albertadance #dancers projectintandem 😍
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TIME IS RUNNING OUT.


TODAY (January 18th) is the deadline to purchase tickets at our early bird rate of $15.00, you have until midnight, and you don’t want to miss this opportunity. ⠀ ⠀
Don’t know how? It’s easy! Just head on over to our bio, click the link (www.showpass.com/project-InTandem) and then click on “BUY TICKETS.” And Voila! ⠀
⠀ ⠀
Performance Dates: March 5-7, 2020 at thegrandyyc ⠀


📸 citrusphoto 💃 kailiche townchantie ⠀ ⠀
#projectintandem #Getyourtickets #yycevents #yycdance #thegrandyyc #contemporarydance #femalecast #yycarts #yycdance #supportlocalyyc #yycLcL #albertadance #dancers
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I absolutely love creating dance imagery in studio, whether for an ad or just to try an idea out. It’s some of the most challenging shooting I do in studio too. I approach ‘finding’ a dance photo in studio very similarly to on stage... with a lot of frantic running and re-framing of shots. It’s really hard to turn that off, apparently 😂
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Posted withregram • projectintandem WOMEN IN DANCE.
We are incredibly lucky to work closely with a group of strong, and empowering women who support one another, both literally and figuratively. ⠀
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#projectintandem #Getyourtickets #yycevents #yycdance #thegrandyyc #contemporarydance #femalecast #yycarts #yycdance #supportlocalyyc #yycLcL #albertadance #dancers
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