Media Media inquiries and image requests should be directed to: Helen Moore-Parkhouse, Director, Communications & Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org 403.264.5330 ext. 102 Logos Download Calgary Arts Development logos News Releases An archive of our press releases can be found here In the Media 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. 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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 Arts in Action YYC report, the 2019 Accountability & Impact Report or view a full list of our publications.