- 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!
- Posted October 5th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development (CADA) is pleased to introduce the Arts Spaces Network as part of its Peer Networks program. The Network welcomes all who are interested in improving the availability of cultural space in Calgary. Its inaugural event will be a presentation on ArtsBuild Portal, with two sessions to choose from:
- Thursday, October 18 at 9:30am
- Thursday, October 18 at 5:00pm
Both sessions are free and will take place in the Calgary Arts Development Arts Co-Lab (L12, 100 7th Ave. SW).
Introducing ArtsBuild Portal
Launched in Ontario but now poised to become a nation-wide resource, ArtsBuild Portal is an interactive platform supporting long-term solutions for facility challenges by connecting venues, arts organizations and providers with a focus on realizing capital construction projects in the arts.
About the Presenter
Lindsay MacDonald is the Director of Programs for ArtsBuild Ontario. She coordinated and developed the nine Municipal Cultural Planning workshops across Ontario in 2012 and assisted in the development of the ArtsBuild Facilities Portal. Previous work experience includes Education Manager and Director of the Nepean Museum as well as contract work for Museums of Mississauga. Lindsay received her BA in History and travelled to the University of Leicester, UK to complete her MA in Museum Studies. Space is limited.
- Posted October 4th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to welcome three new individuals to our team: Cadence Mandybura, who joins our Communications team as Community Manager; Erin O'Toole, who joins us as Executive Assistant and Office Manager; and Lisa Tornack, who joins us in the contract position of Events Coordinator.
- Posted October 4th, 2012
Calgary's Arts Plan is the long-term strategy for arts development and investment in Calgary. The goals we set now will become a lasting legacy of Calgary's year as a Cultural Capital of Canada. Now is the time to imagine the future of our city. It is a time for Calgarians to consider the role a vibrant arts sector will play in our city's future.
The City of Calgary and Calgary Arts Development are committed to involving the public in decisions that affect them. That’s why we engaged MASS LBP, a Canadian organization dedicated to reinventing public consultation, to convene a Citizens’ Reference Panel to determine public values and priorities. The Citizens' Reference Panel on Calgary’s Arts Plan is made up of 36 randomly selected Calgarians from across the city. The panelists have volunteered to spend four Saturdays in September and October to learn about Calgary's arts sector and work together to determine the priorities and vision that will guide the creation of Calgary's first Arts Plan.
On October 13, join the conversation by attending the Public Roundtable on Calgary's Arts Plan. The Public Roundtable is a chance for all Calgarians to learn about the Arts Plan process, meet the Citizens' Reference Panel and work together to discuss public priorities.
October 13, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Calgary Water Centre, 25th Ave. SE & Spiller Road SE