Historic Times

Calgary Arts Development’s Director, Communications & Engagement Helen Moore-Parkhouse looks at what this moment in time is asking of us and why it is important to slow down to consider the question.

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Public Dollars for Public Good

Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon breaks down how we are a public agency, stewarding public dollars in the interests of the public good, and why it matters.

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COVID-19 Response FAQ

On March 25, 2020, Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon hosted a Facebook Live virtual town hall to update the community on what we are learning, what we are thinking, and what actions we are taking.

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Poet Laureate Nominations

It’s the time again! As Sheri-D Wilson’s two-year term comes to an end, Calgary Poet Laureate nominations are open! Here are a few things to consider before the March 20, 2020 deadline.

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The Matrix

Learning from some best practices and really looking at clarifying definitions, we are introducing a program criteria matrix in 2020 to help our juries, artists, and arts organizations have common scoring criteria.

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Nomination Packages

Calgary Arts Development has been hard at work getting ready to open nominations for the eighth annual Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards. Here are a few things to consider.

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Pop-Ups for Building Owners

Retail space sitting empty? What to keep things interesting for your other tenants? The City of Calgary has made it easier to animate short term spaces with engaging pop-ups.

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YYC What’s On

Launched just last week, YYC What’s On is a simplified, searchable, and free events calendar highlighting Calgary arts and culture events. And getting your event included is simple—we just need to know all the details! 

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Sharing Your Events

You’ve spent time planning, you’ve got all of the details for your arts event in place, now you just have to get the word out to ensure people attend! Our What’s On In Calgary page is a great place to start.

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