September 10, 2021 Assessor Nomination Calgary Arts Development seeks artists, arts workers, and community members to serve as peer assessors. September 10, 2021 Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program Apply for this new program by October 18, 2021. September 10, 2021 Artist-Initiated Public Art Microgrant Program The deadline for this new program is October 18, 2021. August 4, 2021 Honouring the Children Applications to this program are ongoing, and there is no deadline to apply. July 14, 2021 Get Our Newsletter Stay up-to-date with both what we’re working on and what’s going on—sign up for our weekly newsletter! July 3, 2021 Organization Structural Change Don’t forget! Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until November 30, 2021. What's On in Calgary Stay up to date with arts and culture events throughout the year Festival September 23, 2021 - October 3, 2021 Calgary International Film Festival Bringing together more than 175 films in-person and 60 virtually online, Calgary International Film Festival offers a lineup of the year’s most ground-breaking and must-see movies in a hybrid formula. Free September 22, 2021 - September 28, 2021 Free This Week Despite some cancellations and postponements, the first week of fall brings a plethora of free arts and culture events to check out including book launches, outdoor concerts, workshops, and so much more. Plan to check these out! Free September 15, 2021 - September 21, 2021 Free This Week The calendar is so full this week, we have no idea where to start. From Culture Days programming to streaming live theatrical performances, end your summer with a bang and check out these amazing—and free—events. Contest September 10, 2021 - September 12, 2021 Calgary Expo: Limited Edition Come in cosplay, or come as you are! With a special three-day celebration of all things pop culture, we’re giving away a pair of weekend passes so you can let out your inner nerd and geek out at Calgary Expo: Limited Edition. Free September 8, 2021 - September 14, 2021 Free This Week If you want to get out of the house and not break the bank, Calgary’s arts community has you covered. With a post-long weekend lineup, this week brings a mix of talks, music, markets, screenings, and so much more! Read on to learn more. Visual Art September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021 September Exhibitions There’s a certain crispness in the air which can only mean one thing—Calgary’s visual arts happenings are ramping up again. From art crawls to new exhibitions to special, hands-on programming, read on to find out what’s on this September. Free September 1, 2021 - September 7, 2021 Free This Week Music, and film, and art—oh my! This week sees a number of free offerings to check out including the extension of Arts Commons’ popular pop-up performance series, ArtsXpeditions. Make the most of the first week of September! Free August 25, 2021 - August 31, 2021 Free This Week You might feel like fall is on the way thanks to the chill in the air and the fact that a number of Calgary’s summer concert series are winding down but there’s still plenty to squeeze into the last week of August. Hit up these free events. Free August 18, 2021 - August 24, 2021 Free This Week Another week brings another lineup of free and awesome events to check out! From your last chances to explore Glenbow as it currently stands to a couple of sweet festivals to visit, there’s a ton to see—and for cheap. Research Useful information about Calgary Arts Development and the sector September 8, 2020 COVID-19 Impact Survey In May 2020, Calgary Arts Development undertook a survey of arts organizations in Calgary to better understand and plan for the COVID-19 disruption to the arts, culture, and creative industries. March 12, 2019 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. Wave 6 Results The New Experience Economy July 21, 2021 Future of Calgary’s Live Experience Economy Stone-Olafson is supporting experience-based organizations with timely research on how audiences will engage post-pandemic. The sixth wave of results is now available. Announcements September 17, 2021 Office Closure While our offices have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, Calgary Arts Development staff will be off on September 30, 2021, to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 17, 2021 Watch the Commitment to Equity Virtual Town Hall Hosted by Sable Sweetgrass on August 31, 2021, watch this virtual town hall focused on our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation. September 16, 2021 Information About COVID-19 Calgary Arts Development has received a number of inquiries about the COVID-19 outbreak. This page is updated regularly with anything that is pertinent to the local arts sector. September 13, 2021 Commitment to Equity Virtual Town Hall Learn more about the Cultural Instigators, a group of artist-activists using their practices to effect change that will lead to greater racial equity in our city. August 30, 2021 Office Closure While our offices have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, Calgary Arts Development will be taking a long weekend. All staff will be off on September 6, 2021, for Labour Day. August 13, 2021 Commitment to Equity Virtual Town Hall Hosted by Sable Sweetgrass, join us for a virtual town hall focused on our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation. Take part on August 31, 2021. Living a Creative Life Fuelling a vital, prosperous and connected city Web Series September 19, 2021 Episode 21 This city is bursting with creativity! Adora Nwofor sits down with some amazing Calgary creatives and gets a behind-the-scenes look at their process. The Storytelling Project September 3, 2021 Perpetual Atife Perpetual Atife is constantly carving expressive means to weave pieces of her life’s experiences and dreams into an open box of treasure—her music. Photo of the Month August 25, 2021 #yycLCL July 2021 Capturing a creative moment during summer camp, Quest Theatre shared this photo of instructor Keshia leading a group of campers through a scene. The Storytelling Project August 23, 2021 Pushkala Subramani For Pushkala Subramani, creativity is like a bud that is inside all of us. With children, its bursting to blossom—all it takes is a kindling of self-confidence. Web Series August 13, 2021 Episode 20 Join Adora Nwofor as she celebrates Calgarians who are living authentic lives and pursuing dreams through community and creativity. The Storytelling Project July 30, 2021 Tank Standing Buffalo Creating one frame after the next, RBC Emerging Artist Award winner Tank Standing Buffalo is a self-taught Calgary-based animator and filmmaker. Photo of the Month July 23, 2021 #yycLCL June 2021 Visual and fibre artist, community activator, and social change maker, Stephanie Banszky shared this shot of her daily sketchbook practice. Web Series July 20, 2021 Episode 19 Adora Nwofor is back with more stories about artists and groups continuing to create and share their work with Calgarians. The Storytelling Project July 5, 2021 Agnes Chen For Agnes Chen living a creative life means seeking out unique opportunities to connect community to stories of hope and resilience. The Storytelling Project June 28, 2021 jaqs gallos aquines A Calgary-based documentary filmmaker, composer, activist, and community collaborator, jaqs gallos aquines’ work focuses on anti-racism. Photo of the Month June 18, 2021 #yycLCL May 2021 Chad Budyk is an award-winning strength and conditioning coach but, in his free time he likes to make pictures. These are some of his tools. Web Series June 15, 2021 Episode 18 Observing National Indigenous History Month, we are pleased to share this very special episode of Living a Creative Life featuring Aisinna’kiiks. The Storytelling Project June 7, 2021 Alex Sarian Coming to Calgary via New York City, Alex Sarian has worked with artists and arts organizations in 15 countries spanning five continents. The Storytelling Project May 31, 2021 Salima Stanley-Bhanji Spreading empathy and reducing discrimination, Salima Stanley-Bhanji and Humainologie are working hard to make Calgary a more inclusive city. Web Series May 17, 2021 Episode 17 Back for another week, join Adora Nwofor as she shares stories of those pursuing their inspiration and living their most authentic lives. Tom Marten's It's Nobody | Image: Courtesy of Indefinite Arts Centre #yyclcl View Sep 1 Open 76/100 Smoke Signals, by holly.yb ❤️ Quirky Little Houses Project. #perfectlyimperfect ... 11 1 View Sep 1 Open A few shots of the real life inspiration! ... 21 2 View Sep 1 Open Sharareh Noorizadeh: Name: . The swan. 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