- Posted September 17th, 2012
The deadline for Cultural Space Investment Process (CSIP) 2013 letters of intent is November 2, 2012.
The Cultural Space Investment Process (CSIP, formerly the Art Space Investment Process) is a capital project evaluation process established by Calgary Arts Development to inform City Council and the municipality of priorities for community-led, cultural infrastructure projects. CSIP 2013 will accommodate facility proposals at an advanced stage of readiness that enable a broad range of arts, culture and heritage activity throughout the city. As an initial assessment stage, CSIP recognizes projects that demonstrate a compelling vision, advanced readiness, strong feasibility and sustainability (social, economic and environmental).
Not-for-profit organizations with capital space projects in arts and/or culture may submit project proposals to be recommended by Calgary Arts Development to The City of Calgary for up to 25% of the project's total costs. In 2008, City Council earmarked 5% of the province's $3.3 billion infrastructure contribution for arts and cultural space projects in the city. This amounts to $165 million in civic funding over the next 10 - 12 years for arts and culture spaces. A large portion of this support will be directed towards projects brought forward by Calgary Arts Development through CSIP.
Calgary Arts Development is accepting letters of intent for the 2013 CSIP program until November 2, 2012.
For more information, visit CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/CSIP.
- Posted September 15th, 2012
As part of an acclaimed Canadian-made process, these 36 volunteers will work together to help determine the priorities and vision that will guide the creation of a long-term Arts Plan for Calgary.
Today marks the first of four all-day meetings for the Panel. Over the course of the program, the 36 panelists will examine how the arts strengthen Calgary’s economic, social, cultural and civic life, and will consider how to build an arts sector that reflects the needs and interests of all Calgarians.
The Panel’s first meeting, held today, will set the stage for the work to follow. The Panel will speak with Patti Pon (Calgary Arts Development), Rachel Seupersad (City of Calgary), Karen Ball (Calgary 2012), Daniel Doz (Alberta College of Art and Design) and Stephen McHolm (Esther Honen’s International Piano Competition) in order to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the role of the arts in Calgary. Mayor Naheed Nenshi will also be present to meet the Panel members.
Future meetings will see the Panel meet with various working artists, cultural leaders and arts administrators. The Panel will ultimately produce and ratify a vision for the Arts Plan along with a set of recommendations that Calgary Arts Development will use in the development of the Arts Plan. Before finalizing their recommendations, the Panel will host a public roundtable discussion that Calgary residents are encouraged to attend. The roundtable discussion will take place on Saturday, October 13 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Water Centre (625 25th Avenue SE).
Patti Pon, Acting President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development, is confident the Panel will provide both inspiring and useful guidance to the Arts Plan process. “I am excited to see such a diverse cross-section of citizens who have volunteered their time to think about the arts and consider the impact a vibrant arts sector will play in our city’s future. Each of the 36 citizen-representatives put their names forward after receiving one of 5000 letters mailed by Calgary Arts Development to random addresses across the city that invited them to take a seat at the table. Of those who expressed interest, 36 names were drawn to form the Panel, broadly matching the city’s demographic profile.
“When I put my name in the draw I never thought I’d win and have the opportunity to participate,” said one panelist. “This is a very special chance to become involved and learn more about the arts. I hope our work will be appreciated and have a positive influence on the arts in Calgary.”
Follow Twitter hashtag #yycArtsPlan and ArtsPlan.ca for the latest updates.
- Posted September 14th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development celebrates the life and legacy of Peter Lougheed, a true champion of the arts. Without his bold and visionary support over the years, the arts in Alberta would not be as strong and vibrant as they are today. The legacy he leaves will touch the spirit of Albertans for generations to come. Our thoughts are with his family and all those touched by his life.
- Posted September 7th, 2012
It's back! The second Arts Champions Congress will be held on February 21 and 22, 2013.
Stay tuned throughout 2012 as we announce the keynote address, session schedule and the exciting suite of events to be presented in conjunction with the Arts Champions Congress.
The Arts Champions Congress expands the circle of arts champions in Calgary by convening those who are passionate about Calgary's dynamic arts sector and building connections in the community. The first annual Arts Champions Congress was held on September 29, 2011. It attracted over 300 artists, arts administrators, board members, volunteers, corporate supporters, elected officials and public funders. The Congress featured a keynote address, five moderated round tables and nine sessions designed to spark conversation and build connections between attendees.
For more information, please contact Emiko Muraki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Posted August 21st, 2012
Calgary Arts Development (CADA) is pleased to present John Paul Fischbach and the Auspcious Arts Incubator's full-day seminar: Change the Way You Talk About the Arts! on September 10, 2012.
This seminar is provided at a subsidized rate of $60/particpant, payable by cash or cheque to CADA on or before September 10. The registration fee includes lunch and all materials. Interested participants are required to register online to secure a spot.
This seminar is now full. Please email Emiko Muraki at Emiko.Muraki@CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com to be placed on the waiting list.
About the seminar:
Change the Way You Talk About the Arts!
Presented by John Paul Fischbach, Former Artistic Director of Vertigo Mystery Theatre and Executive Director of Auspicious Arts Incubator
Monday, September 10, 2012
9am - 5pm
Discover Value Based Language, a new marketing strategy that independent artists, small/medium arts organizations, arts marketers and arts venues can use to inspire and attract others, create an audience and recruit supporters. It's a new way of talking about your work that will connect with others in a meaningful way.
It's smart, easy and effective with a focus on the value you deliver and the benefits of your art to people's lives. It will help you understand what your customers, donors and audiences want and need.
"This is our most popular seminar. It is wonderful to see the 'lights turn on' in a whole room full of people. People leave this session inspired and empowered." - John Paul Fischbach
"I saw people's understandings and their brains change in a way I haven't seen before." - Suellen Maunder, JUTE Theatre, Cairns
In this session, you will learn how to talk about the value and benefit of the arts, arts organizations and arts venues in terms that will empower you to inspire and engage others. It is an energizing, interactive workshop with a take-home workbook to keep learning and practicing.
- Brutal assessments of your current marketing practices
- Dozens of new ideas to implement
- Rationale to sell the ideas to upper management and government
- Increased ROI on your marketing spend
- Audience segmentation
- Paradigm shift
Learn more about the Auspicious Arts Incubator.