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February might be a short month, but Calgary’s visual arts community is buzzing with excitement. From the Exposure Photography Festival to fantastic new shows at Glenbow, there’s tons to see and do.
Playwright Dan Gibbins and director Chelsea Hall reunite for Scorpio Theatre’s next production, the second in an extremely successful series.
A true definition of world music, Sultans of String bring Spanish flamenco, Cuban rhythms, East Coast Celtic, and Gypsy jazz to the Jack Singer stage in a celebration of musical fusion and human creativity.
Sharing its pay-what-you-can concert for the season, join Timepoint Ensemble as it presents this world premiere from the winner of the 2018/19 composer competition. Hear Proximity by Jordan Berg and more.
This winter music extravaganza brings together a multi-faceted roots, blues, country, and indie program that injects a summer vibe into what can be a bleak month. Warm up your February with Block Heater.
Offering a fresh perspective on the upcoming provincial election, join Wordfest as it co-presents this stellar lineup, all of whom exemplify Alberta Views magazine’s trademark intellectual rigour.
With the last full week of February ahead of us, this is a great time to get out of your comfort zone and experience something new. There’s so many awesome ones to check out—here’s what we’re hitting up.
Bringing together key national and international music industry professionals to highlight the 40 talented Calgarian artists selected to perform, join Music Calgary for the fifth edition of the SoundOff Summit.
Join the Centre for Newcomers and Wordfest to celebrate the launch of the 30th Anniversary Legacy Gift to the Community featuring an unforgettable conversation with Doug Saunders, author of Maximum Canada.
Four local playwrights tackle the theme of humanity as Knox Theatre Collective and Urban Stories Theatre present Just Acts—a one act play festival of new work written about social justice issues.
An exhilarating musical escapade, Bobby McFerrin takes the stage with members of his new group Gimme5 to lead Circlesongs, a series of choral pieces based on grooves that are freshly composed each night.
Singer-songwriter Ellen Adams works in folk and country traditions, with songs exploring longing, queerness, and the lies we tell ourselves and others in love. Hear her live this Family Day at Koi.
Don’t know what you’re doing for Family Day? Neither do the performers in this upcoming show. Don’t miss a day full of improv theatre and jazz for kids.
Spend your Family Day with a Canadian icon as beloved children’s singer-songwriter and the “Canadian Minister of Positivity” himself comes to the National Music Centre. All programming is included with admission.
Join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for a whimsical all-Ravel afternoon that brings many classics that belong in every child’s listening repertoire to stunning life. Come early for the Instrument Discovery Zoo!
In the fall of 2017, Calgary Arts Development conducted an Arts Professionals Survey to better understand the arts ecosystem and all of its complexities.
In 2017 Calgary Arts Development undertook an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion survey of Calgary’s arts sector, as represented by the non-profit arts organizations who receive annual operating funds.
The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 for Family Day. We hope you have a fun and relaxing long weekend with your friends and family.
Applying to the Project Grant Program as an individual or collective? Calgary Arts Development is offering three information sessions this February.
As a public agency stewarding public dollars to the benefit of all Calgarians, Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce 2019’s Grant Investment Programs.
Please note that the Calgary Arts Development offices will be under construction from February 1 to March 1, 2019 and there may be some disruption to our phone service and meeting rooms.
The Original Peoples Investment Program guidelines are ready and applications open on January 25, 2019. The deadline to apply is 4:30pm MST on March 11, 2019.
This is an important message for all First Nations/Métis/Inuit in Treaty 7. Join us for a free day-long workshop on January 19, 2019 at SAIT’s Chinook Lodge.
Calgary-based actor, writer, and director Christi Dos Santos-Wing shared this photo of her script. Just Ask is currently in production through Herland.
How do you connect a museum to its community? That’s the question the people who run Lougheed House ask a lot these days.
We’re pleased to be expanding our Storytelling Project into the realm of oral tradition with the first edition of The Storytelling Podcast.
The first province in Canada to dedicate a month to artists, January 2019 was proclaimed as Alberta’s first-ever Month of the Artist.
Cheryl Foggo has been published and produced extensively as a journalist, screenwriter, poet, playwright, and writer of fiction and non-fiction.
Known for its unique style, Javier Vilalta is a member of the award-winning Canadian visual performance ensemble 8ROJO.
Filmmaker Paige K Boudreau began her career as an editor, cutting lifestyle TV among other projects and is always looking for the next interesting collaboration.
Amy Nelson is an artist and musician from Calgary. Known as an old-time banjoist and singer/songwriter, her debut album drops in April 2019.
A proud Métis, Olivia Golosky is a two-spirit artist from Treaty 8, Fort McMurray, with a background in theatre, film, radio, and music festival production.
Darija S. Radakovic was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslavia, and moved to Belgrade, Serbia in the middle of a war.
Achiru Wong has been creating webcomics since 2002 and acts as the artist, writer, and director of her own meta-physical comic production studio.
Sisay Shimeles studied art at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and has participated in several group exhibitions and community-oriented projects.
Jessica McMann is a Calgary-based Cree musician, contemporary dancer, and choreographer who is also a classically trained flutist.
Lanre Ajayi is an emerging Nigerian artist and fashion designer based in Calgary. He is driven to develop and launch his ethical fashion line in Canada.
Ami Kenzo is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and activist. A self-proclaimed harvester of stories, unique experiences fuel her passion for advocacy.