- Posted December 3rd, 2012
Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) and The Office of the Mayor are collaborating to launch the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions on February 21, 2013. With Calgary’s year as Cultural Capital of Canada coming to a close in March 2013, the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions will galvanize attendees to continue to make Calgary a better city by supporting a successful arts sector.
Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Palomino Room, BMO Centre, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Doors Open: 11:30am
Lunch and Program: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tickets: SOLD OUT
The occasion will also announce the first recipients of the Cultural Leaders Legacy Awards. A legacy initiative spearheaded by Calgary 2012, the awards are $5000 cash prizes that support artists or arts organizations in the following categories:
- Calgary Catholic Immigration Society New Canadian Artist Award
- SANDSTONE City Builder Award
- Enbridge Emerging Artist Award
- MacLachlan Family Community Beacon Award
Each Legacy Award is funded by a $10,000 donation from a local philanthropist or organization with equal matching money from Calgary 2012, and will be awarded annually for four years with winners determined by a jury of peers. Doug and Lois Mitchell, co-chairs of Calgary 2012, will also be funding a Legacy Award.
The luncheon will feature keynote speaker John Michael Schert, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Trey McIntyre Project, internationally renowned dance company from Boise, Idaho. As both an arts organization and a city-builder, the Trey McIntyre Project steps off the stage for several weeks each year to engage citizens in schools, hospitals, public places and businesses to foster a sense of community ownership. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and speak with some of Calgary’s top creative dynamos, who will be seated at each table to act as catalysts for discussion and action.
“Calgary has tremendous momentum right now, and our dynamic arts scene and the artists who call this place home are a crucial part of this city’s energy,” says Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “This is our chance to come together as current and potential arts champions to invest in an aspect of this city that is truly amazing.”
“We are inviting Calgarians to the table with cultural movers and shakers to keep building this momentum,” adds Terry Rock, President & CEO of Calgary Arts Development. “This event promises to reinvent the term ‘power lunch,’ and the result will be an even stronger commitment to Calgary’s arts scene.”
For more information, contact Emiko Muraki, Program and Event Coordinator, at email@example.com.
- Posted November 23rd, 2012
We want to hear from you. In May of 2012, Calgary Arts Development embarked on a yearlong process to create a comprehensive strategy for arts development and investment in Calgary. The Arts Plan process was made possible through funding from Calgary 2012 and will be a major legacy of Calgary's year as a Cultural Capital of Canada. Citizen input is key to the process, which involves consulting arts sector professionals and anyone who calls this city home. As we move into the final phase of the process, we encourage all Calgarians to take an active role in the creation of the Plan by joining the conversation.
Phase II of the Arts Plan process involved a rigorous public consultation overseen by MASS LBP, with 36 randomly selected Calgarians making up a Citizens’ Reference Panel. This panel produced a report containing 35 recommendations for the arts in Calgary. We invite you to read and comment on those recommendations, as well as on the panel’s seven vision statements.
The upcoming Phase III will engage experts and practitioners in the city’s arts sector to craft informed and visionary targets and strategies for the arts, using the Citizens’ Reference Panel’s report as a guide. More about Phase III
Finally, mark June 5 on your calendars: Calgary Arts Development will be presenting the final Arts Plan to City Council, and we would love to have you in the room showing support for the strategy you helped shape.
- Posted November 22nd, 2012
Is your non-profit organization planning to purchase or build new space in the future or planning a major renovation of your facility? If so, participating in the Cultural Space Investment Process (CSIP) may be an opportunity for you in 2014.
CSIP is a capital project evaluation process established by Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) to inform City Council and the municipality of priorities for community-led, cultural infrastructure projects. Formerly the Arts Space Investment Process (ASIP), CSIP has been revised to accommodate facility proposals at an advanced stage of readiness that enable a broad range of arts, culture and heritage activity throughout the city.
If you'd like to learn more about creating a capital project budget, please join us for Creating a Capital Project Budget on Thursday, December 6 at 11:00am in the Arts Co-Lab on the lower level of Art Central (100 7th Ave. SW). The session will run for about an hour.
Space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403 264-5330 x 108.
- Posted November 9th, 2012
(Calgary, AB - November 8) - Today, Calgary Arts Development held a shareholder’s meeting with City Council to present a report, crafted by a Citizens' Reference Panel, outlining 35 recommendations for Calgary’s first Arts Plan. Citizens were asked for their thoughts on how to strengthen the role of the arts in the lives and livelihoods of Calgarians. The report was the result of an engagement process overseen by public consultation firm MASS LBP and is part of a three-phase process to produce Calgary’s first Arts Plan, a long-term strategy for arts development and investment in Calgary and a legacy of Calgary's year as Cultural Capital of Canada.
- Posted November 2nd, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Art Central, Lower Level, 100 7th Ave. SW
Holiday treats courtesy of Fiasco Gelato will be served.
No RSVP required!