Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing is a free service for Calgary’s arts community. All content for the classifieds is user-submitted. Calgary Arts Development makes no endorsement to any agency, organization, corporation or individual who submits listings. We trust our readers to use their own judgement when responding to ads. Calgary Arts Development believes that artists should be paid for their work. For job postings and open calls, please share salary ranges or payment. Please note that ads for jobs outside of Calgary and area may not be posted. Announcements & Events June 14, 2022 Creative Tourism Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm MT Location: Online Cost: Free Influence the future of Calgary’s creative economy by joining a CreativeCITY workshop led by Cassandra McAuley, Tourism Strategy and Destination Development Executive. About this Event CreativeCITY 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. Attend one of our workshops to voice your take! For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.ca. Our Four Strategic Pillars Embed audacious creativity into our city’s DNA: To fully leverage the robust, growing creative economy in Calgary, creativity needs to be at the heart of everything we do as a city. Incubate creative collisions: Unifying our creative economy under one identity requires creating conditions for collaboration, cross-sector partnerships, knowledge transfer, and resource sharing. Mobilize Calgary’s creative capacity: To develop and retain Calgary’s exceptional creative talent, we must work to ensure creative professionals, new or seasoned, have the knowledge, skills and resources required to succeed. Value the diversity of Calgary’s creativity: Calgary has an opportunity to tap into the unique perspectives and experiences of our diverse creative class to build something new, authentic, and meaningful for everyone in the city. Since fall of 2020, a collaboration of not-for-profit, for-profit, and public-sector organizations and individuals (aka CreativeCITY) has engaged experts and leaders across diverse areas of Calgary’s creative economy. With sustained support from Calgary Arts Development, we seek a unifying identity for Calgary’s creative ecosystem. We published the pretty fantastic CreativeCITY: Prosperity through the Creative Economy Ecosystem Report. Together, we identified four strategic pillars on which to build Calgary’s creative economy. 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. Workshops will include a brief introduction to the work of CreativeCITY, a short panel discussion (this one focused on Creative Tourism), and breakout sessions where your voice takes the lead. The workshop will be recorded to ensure that our team can capture feedback. Anonymity will apply to all comments and and no recordings of attendees in breakout sessions will be made public. Unable to Attend? Have your say by filling out our online survey hosted by our partners at CityXLab. CreativeCITY Partners: CADA CityXLab at Mount Royal University Calgary Economic Development City of Calgary RISE UP Calgary Visit birdcreatives.com for up-to-date information and to explore other workshop options.