Calgary Arts Development reports on a landmark year in the arts in Calgary

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Calgary Arts Development reports on a landmark year in the arts in Calgary

For immediate release
May 31, 2013

Event includes panel discussion and Q&A on the future of the arts in our city

(Calgary AB) – Calgary Arts Development will host its annual Report to Community on Monday, June 3, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at Theatre Junction GRAND to present highlights of the past year.

The event will discuss achievements in the arts in 2012, as well as ongoing initiatives that will prove to be permanent assets to Calgary’s arts scene, such as cSPACE King Edward, Calgary’s first arts incubator project; and #yycArtsPlan, the process of creating an integrated arts development strategy for Calgary. Calgary Arts Development will also announce the Artist Opportunity Grant, a new program supporting individual artists.

All are welcome and admission is free.

Calgary Arts Development Report to Community
June 3, 2013, 12:00pm – 1:30pm (reception at 11:00am)
Theatre Junction GRAND (608 1st St. SW)

11:00am – 12:00pm: Reception

12:00pm – 12:10pm: Video screening: cSPACE King Edward promotional video

12:10pm – 12:35pm: Report to Community presentation (Pat Schneider, Vice-Chair, Calgary Arts Development; Terry Rock, President & CEO)

12:35pm – 12:40pm: Video screening: Arts Plan video, “Artists are Dangerous”

12:40pm – 1:20pm: Panel conversation/Q&A, moderated by Terry Rock. Panelists include Dick Averns, artist, and Stephen Schroeder, Executive Director at Calgary International Film Festival.

1:20pm – 1:25pm: Closing remarks (Pat Schneider, Vice-Chair, Calgary Arts Development)

Terry Rock, President & CEO, and other Calgary Arts Development representatives will be available to speak to the media at 1:30pm.

“With our designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada, 2012 was a landmark year for the arts in Calgary,” says Terry Rock, President & CEO of Calgary Arts Development. “The energy and city-wide engagement of 2012 has poised Calgary for an even brighter future, with thousands of voices joining in support of a vision for the arts for Calgary.”

The event will be followed by PechaKucha Night Calgary #16: Sweet Sixteen at 7:00pm in Theatre Junction GRAND. For more information, visit

About Calgary Arts Development
Calgary Arts Development plays a leadership role to promote, foster and direct investments that develop the capacity of Calgary’s arts sector to achieve public and artistic impact. As the city’s designated arts development authority, we are a central hub that learns about, promotes, connects, advocates for, and leads strategic initiatives in the arts to animate Calgary as a vibrant cultural centre. Calgary Arts Development allocates municipal funding for the arts provided by The City of Calgary through granting programs that support operations and innovation for more than 190 arts organizations in Calgary.


Further Information
Cadence Mandybura
Community Manager, Calgary Arts Development
Phone: 403.264.5330 x 201

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