Calgary’s Creative Arts Economy Strategy

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Calgary’s Creative Arts Economy Strategy

With Alex Sarian

Location: Online workshop
Date: February 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm MT
Cost: Free

For more information and to register, visit

CreativeCITY—a collaboration of not-for-profit, for-profit, and public-sector organizations and individuals—has proposed four strategic pillars to guide the growth of Calgary’s creative economy. We need to know if these pillars speak to creatives and creative enterprises across Calgary.

Voice your take during one of our workshops.

Our first workshop, focusing on the creative arts, is scheduled for February 17, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

The workshop will be led by Alex Sarian (President & CEO at Arts Commons) with panelists Haema Sivanesan, (Chief Curator at Glenbow Museum), Maya Choldin (Executive Director at Theatre Calgary) and Jae Sterling (artist).

The panel discussion will lead into break out groups where your feedback is our primary concern.

Why a Strategic Plan?

Did you know…

There were over 12,000 local creative enterprises in Calgary in 2016?

That prior to the pandemic, the creative economy was one of the fastest growing economic sectors across the globe?

That creative spaces and events actually help attract and retain talented workers?

The potential of Calgary’s creative economy is unmistakable, but the path to continued and growing prosperity requires a strategic plan—one that supports all creatives and creative enterprises. Our ultimate vision is to make Calgary Canada’s most livable city. We know this is possible with a vibrant, energetic creative economy.

We will host a series of workshops covering many areas of the creative economy, so be sure to check out our webpage for up-to-date information, visit

February 17, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30pm | Register to attend a CreativeCITY workshop with Alex Sarian

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