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News Releases

An archive of our press releases can be found here

In the Media

CTV News | January 18, 2024
Electronic billboards will share public artworks

CBC Calgary | January 15, 2024
Electronic billboards will share public artworks across Calgary

Calgary Herald | February 22, 2023
City plans to decouple public art funding from project locations

CBC Calgary | February 22, 2023
New rules, management for city’s controversial public art program as it nears return

CBC Eyeopener | February 22, 2023
Public Art Policy

Livewire Calgary | February 21, 2023
Calgary public art, capital project cash to be untethered

Livewire Calgary | January 28, 2023
Winter bluster doesn’t stop successful Chinook Blast opening

CBC Calgary | January 3, 2023
Calgary’s Chinook Blast winter festival poised to return for 3rd year

Calgary Herald | December 30, 2022
Calgary arts in 2022: The year things returned to normal (almost)

Calgary Herald | November 22, 2022
Struggling Alberta non-profits call for $30M provincial government boost

Calgary Herald | November 4, 2022
Massive mural on Calgary Dream Centre inspired by consultation with residents

Calgary Herald | November 4, 2022
Calgary’s cultural leaders honoured with awards

Livewire Calgary | October 12, 2022
Chinatown mural combines thousand year history with Calgary cultural twist

Calgary Herald | April 12, 2022
Poet and spoken word artist Wakefield Brewster named Calgary Poet Laureate

Livewire | April 12, 2022
Wakefield Brewster: Calgary’s newest Poet Laureate

LiveWire Calgary | July 23, 2021
The arts vision for Calgary’s Downtown and the need to include artists

The Sprawl | May 29, 2021
The politics of public art

Avenue Magazine | May 12, 2021
Calgary Poet Laureate Launches Audio Poetry Legacy Project

Calgary Herald | May 10, 2021
How 14 months of COVID-19 and lockdowns impacted the arts in Canada

Global News Calgary | March 24, 2021
Calgary Arts Development selected to take over city’s public art program

CTV Calgary | March 22, 2021
Funding restored for public art as Calgary Arts Development chosen to run city’s program

Global News Calgary | March 22, 2021
City chooses Calgary Arts Development as public art program operator as funding restored

Calgary Herald | March 22, 2021
Calgary Arts Development to manage public art after three-year freeze

CBC Calgary | March 22, 2021
Calgary Arts Development crowned future operator of controversial public art program

LiveWire Calgary | March 22, 2021
Calgary Arts Development chosen to operate city’s public art program

Ludwig Van Toronto | March 20, 2021
Arts Organizations In Canada’s Largest Cities Call For A Basic Income Guarantee For Artists

The Globe & Mail | March 20, 2021
Canada’s largest municipal arts councils ask for a basic income guarantee for artists

The Globe & Mail | March 13, 2021
Eight ways to fix the arts industry, postpandemic

Global News Calgary | March 8, 2021
‘A tiny step’: Calgary businesses react to Alberta easing COVID-19 restrictions

The Globe & Mail | February 2, 2021
Calgary Arts Development to help non-profit arts organizations wind down during COVID-19 crisis

Calgary Herald | February 2, 2021
Emily Triggs’ Light You Up becomes theme song for Rise Up Calgary

LiveWire Calgary | December 15, 2020
‘Offer hope and encouragement’: RISE UP and write Calgary’s song

Avenue Calgary | December 14, 2020
How Calgary Charities and Non-Profits are Adapting to Survive the Pandemic

Calgary Herald | August 14, 2020
Calgary arts, tourism groups roll out new platform for COVID-19 safe events

CBC Calgary | August 13, 2020
Calgary arts organizations launch initiative to support artists struggling during pandemic

Calgary Herald | July 27, 2020
Calgary hopes new winter festival will be ‘shot in the arm’ for arts, tourism industries

LiveWire Calgary | July 8, 2020
Calgary Arts Development outlines relief programs for city arts groups

Global News Calgary | June 23, 2020
Performing arts will be one of last sectors to reopen, Calgary city council told

LiveWire Calgary | June 18, 2020
No ‘going back’ for Calgary arts community in post-COVID world

CKUA | May 11, 2020
Calgary’s 5th Poet Laureate, Natalie Meisner, shares “First Nurse”

Calgary Herald | May 1, 2020
The power of words: Calgary’s new poet laureate feels added responsibility in these troubled times

LiveWire Calgary | April 28, 2020
Calgary names new Poet Laureate: Natalie Meisner

Calgary Herald | April 27, 2020
MRU prof, playwright Natalie Meisner named new Calgary Poet Laureate

Pedesting | April 15, 2020
Scout’s Honour

Avenue Magazine | April 3, 2020
5 Good Things That Happened in Calgary This Week

Galleries West | April 1, 2020
Two Calgary Artists Win Awards

Global News | March 30, 2020
Short-term relief funding created for Calgary art sector amid COVID-19 pandemic

Calgary Herald | March 26, 2020
Calgary Arts Development announces $1.1-million relief fund for arts groups hit hard by COVID-19

Calgary Herald | March 13, 2020
Artists and groups of all stripes hit hard by COVID-19 crisis

Calgary Business Podcast | March 6, 2020
Patti Pon on the Calgary Business Podcast

Grantmakers in the Arts | April 1, 2019
Member Spotlight: Calgary Arts Development

University of Calgary UToday | March 20, 2019
How to support the arts in Calgary: Attend. Promote. Invest.

Canadian Art | March 13, 2019
Against the Odds, Calgary’s Art Community Reboots

University of Calgary UToday | March 5, 2019
Diversity in women’s leadership shifts the landscape

Calgary Herald | December 8, 2018
Pon: Supporting social agencies helps us all to live a creative life

Calgary Herald | December 7, 2018
Opinion: Arts is crucial to recovery and growth in Calgary

Calgary Sun | November 30, 2018
City arts budget gets further boost from council

660 News | November 29, 2018
Arts community gets a boost in the Calgary budget

The Star Calgary | November 28, 2018
Budget boost for Calgary arts grants survives despite councillor’s argument it’s a ‘waste’ of money

Calgary Sun | November 28, 2018
No increase for libraries in budget, but arts community gets extra $5 million

CBC Calgary | November 28, 2018
Calgary city council rejects freeze, instead plans to nearly double arts agency funding

Calgary Eyeopener | CBC Calgary | November 27, 2018
More funding for the arts in Calgary’s budget

LiveWire Calgary | November 22, 2018
How Calgary data analysts are donating time to help the city’s arts community

PechaKucha Night Calgary | November 14, 2018
Emiko Muraki at #35: Overdue

The Star Calgary | September 28, 2018
Calgary theatre groups are creating art in ‘unconventional’ places

CBC Calgary | September 18, 2018
Chasing ‘unicorn’ Olympic bid while cutting culture, arts funding makes no sense, Farrell says

Global Calgary | September 18, 2018
Calgary non-profit organizations feel the pinch as economy continues to recover

Calgary Herald | September 17, 2018
‘At the limit’: Heritage Park faces program cuts without additional funding from city

Calgary Herald | September 15, 2018
Editorial: Arts funding needs transformational growth

Where Calgary | September/October 2018
Why We Need Arts Funding

Global News | June 10, 2018
Calgary newcomer award winner plans to launch unique fashion line

Calgary Herald | May 4, 2018
After eight lean years, Calgary’s arts groups are chasing dollars to keep the lights on

The YYSCENE | April 23, 2018
Sheri-D Wilson named Calgary’s new Poet Laureate

Calgary Herald | April 23, 2018
Calgary’s new poet laureate is known for her ‘electric performance style’

ATB Financial | April 18, 2018
Puppet theatre director recognized for inspiring art

Calgary Herald | April 18, 2018
Arts champions honoured with mayor’s award

Calgary Herald | March 5, 2018
Arts patron Peter Boyd left large legacy in Calgary’s fine arts community

CBC Calgary | February 18, 2018
OPINION: Why we should turn Calgary’s empty office towers over to the creative economy

Peer Review: The University of Calgary Alumni Podcast | November 17, 2017
Patti Pon sheds light on the new creative economy

Avenue Calgary | September 1, 2017
The People Who Make Calgary a More Creative Place to Live
11 Ways to Kick Start Your Creative Life

Global News Calgary | July 31, 2017
$2M in funding for 10 Calgary arts groups will ‘put wind under our wings’

Calgary Herald | July 31, 2017
‘It’s a start:’ Council approves $2M boost for 10 struggling arts groups

Metro Calgary | July 24, 2017
Arts organizations stretched thin; Calgary Arts Development

CBC Calgary | July 18, 2017
City committee OK’s $2M in bridge funding for arts groups

Metro Calgary | July 18, 2017
‘This is the meat’: Calgary committee approves $2M arts funding

Calgary Herald | July 18, 2017
City approves $2 million in relief funding for Calgary’s struggling arts groups

Calgary Sun | July 18, 2017
Committee approves $2 million for hurting arts organizations

Metro Calgary | July 18, 2017
Newcomers to Calgary engage more with the arts; survey

Calgary Sun | July 15, 2017
City mulls $2M boost for suffering Calgary arts agencies

Avenue Calgary | June 29, 2017
Diversifying Calgary’s Economy Beyond Oil

Metro Calgary | June 20, 2017
Calgary councillors hold back $2M in extra funding for arts resiliency

CBC Calgary | June 20, 2017
Calgary arts groups ask city for $2M from new economic development fund to foster ‘thriving cultural sector’

Medicine Hat News | June 2, 2017
Eye on the Esplanade: SpaceFinder touches down in Medicine Hat

Radio-Canada Alberta | May 10, 2017
SpaceFinder: trouver un espace artistique rapidement

Maclean’s | April 11, 2017
Where are Canada’s starring artists?

CREB Now | March 31, 2017
A strong arts community for a strong city

Canadian Press | March 26, 2017
‘We’re all hurting’: Calgary arts cut to the bone as corporate funds dry up

Be Local | March 24, 2017
Calgary Arts Development is a catalyst for the sector

Metro Calgary | March 22, 2017
Nenshi calls on province and Calgarians to do better for the arts

Calgary Herald | March 22, 2017
Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions honours six artists, groups

Metro Calgary | March 8, 2017
Calgary economy double edged sword for arts community

Alberta Real Estate Foundation | August 16, 2016
It’s about time! A quick and easy way to list and find space to rent

CBC Calgary | August 10, 2016
Pop-up prose is what these poets are doing

Calgary Sun | August 9, 2016
Taking poetry to the streets of Calgary

Calgary Herald | August 9, 2016
Taking poetry to the streets of Calgary, typewriter in hand

GOOD Company | August 5, 2017
Website Overhaul: From static to dynamic for Calgary Arts Development

CBC Calgary: Calgary at a Crossroads | July 10, 2016
Indigenous Calgarians struggle to find their cultural identity

Calgary Herald | June 30, 2016
Meet the people trying to reinvent this old Bridgeland building

Global Calgary | June 26, 2016
National Music Centre Opens on Canada Day

The Walrus Talks | June 15, 2016
Art and prosperity: show me the money!

Canada Media Fund | June 21, 2016
Lessons Learned from a Crowdfunding Platform

CBC Calgary | April 25, 2016
Calgary names Micheline Maylor as its new poet laureate

Metro Calgary | March 16, 2016
Lack of funding threatens Calgary arts

Calgary Herald | March 16, 2016
Mayor’s luncheon celebrates the arts, and those who support them, in Calgary

CTV Calgary | March 10, 2016
‘Playing the City’: Calgary’s mundane sounds become music in Juno initiative

Calgary Herald | December 27, 2015
Calgary celebs select their favourite performances

Metro Calgary | December 16, 2015
Calgarians heavily engaged with the arts: survey

Calgary Herald | December 9, 2015
Program aims to transform empty office space into creative places

Metro Calgary | December 2, 2015
Calgary businesses to let artists use empty space

CBC Calgary | November 14, 2015
Calgary’s high office vacancy rate could benefit artists in need of space

Metro Calgary | November 11, 2015
Calgary businesses encouraged to share office space with artists

Global Calgary | November 10, 2015
Sky-high vacancy rates challenge remaining downtown businesses

Metro Calgary | October 27, 2015
Alberta Budget 2015: Arts expect increase for next two years

Calgary Herald | May 28, 2015
Arts in an Oil Shock: New spaces take centre stage

Calgary Herald | May 27, 2015
Arts in an Oil Shock, Part Two: Diversification and the digital disruption

Calgary Herald | February 19, 2015
Mayor’s Lunch Awards honours seven Calgary artists

Calgary Herald | March 26, 2014
Crowdfunding breeds sustainability for Calgary arts & culture scene

Further Information

For more details, refer to Calgary Arts Development’s Accountability & Impact Report or view a full list of our publications.