Through our role as community leader, Calgary Arts Development enables local artists, groups and businesses by connecting them to information vital to creating art and living creative lives. This includes fostering collaborative relationships and making the arts integral to the lives of Calgarians.
One way Calgary Arts Development raises the value of the arts and artists in our community is by running a variety of programs and initiatives that engage Calgarians as arts champions and increase capacity for the arts sector.
- Living a Creative Life: An Arts Development Strategy for Calgary
- Living a Creative Life Congress
- Calgary Poet Laureate Program
- Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions
- Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards
Engagement programs broaden the circle of arts champions and build momentum for the future by raising the value of the arts for Calgarians. These broader touch points with the public give greater meaning and value to our direct investments in Calgary’s arts community.
Access to affordable and suitable space is essential for a healthy arts community. Arts spaces are needed for every link in the “value chain” from creation space, rehearsal space, production space, warehouse and storage space and office space through to presentation and performance space.
This arts spaces ecosystem supports all disciplines in the sector, including dance, film, literary arts, music, new media, theatre, and visual arts. It supports community arts, professional arts and education in the arts.
Calgary Arts Development runs a variety of initiatives that support artists’ and arts organizations’ access to space including:
- SpaceFinder Alberta
- Art Spaces Resources
- Art Spaces Networking Nights
- Available Spaces
- Cultural Space Investment Process
- Existing Arts and Culture Infrastructure
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share links to external resources in the following categories:
- Resources by Artistic Discipline
- Arts Education Resources
- Event Listings Resources
- Funding Resources
- Arts Spaces Resources
- Disaster Preparedness Plan for the Arts in Calgary and Area
- Other Resources
If you know of any helpful resources that should be included here, please email Amy Jo Espetveidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calgary Arts Development enables local artists, groups and businesses by connecting them to information vital to creating art and living creative lives. This includes fostering collaborative relationships and making the arts integral to the lives of Calgarians. Past events and partnerships include: