Graffiti house (artist anonymous) at WRECK CITY. Photo: Caitlind Brown
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks company dancers. Photo: Noel Bégin, courtesy Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
Vertigo Theatre performance with Beau Dixon and Graham Percy. Photo: Benjamin Laird Arts and Photo
Spiritus Chamber Choir at Knox United Church. Photo: Spiritus Chamber Choir
Participants at Alberta Printmakers’ Society Print It Yourself Festival. Photo: Alberta Printmakers’ Society
Crowd at Calgary Folk Music Festival. Photo: Calgary Folk Music Festival
Mural at artBOX on 17E. Photo: Jordan Baylon.

Living a Creative Life

lclLiving a Creative Life is an arts development strategy for Calgary, by Calgarians. Learn more and show support by endorsing the strategy.

Arts Spaces Networking

Calgary Arts Development and The City of Calgary invite artists, arts organizations and facility operators to an Arts Spaces Networking Night on Monday, April 13. Learn more.

Arts CoLAB

Calgary's newest coworking space for creatives is now open! Hourly, daily and monthly packages are available for Arts CoLAB members needing flexible and affordable shared office space. Learn more.

Mayor's Poetry City Challenge

Mayor Naheed Nenshi recently proclaimed April as National Poetry Month, and Calgary is celebrating and recognizing poets, writers and libraries for their contributions to the identity and quality of life in our communities. 

Earlier this year, Mayor Nenshi issued the Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge, encouraging mayors across Canada to have a local poet read a poem at the start of a Council meeting in March or April. The aim is to raise awareness and to celebrate poetry, writing, small presses and the contribution of poets and all writers to the rich cultural life in our country.

10th Anniversary

Calgary Arts Development was officially founded ten years ago on March 18, 2005. We would like to thank all the staff, volunteers, partners and supporters who have helped us grow during our first decade of operation.

Most of all, we would like to thank Calgary’s arts community for enriching our city. We’re look forward to supporting and strengthening the arts to benefit all Calgarians in our second decade and beyond!

Applications Open: Cornerstone Program

Applications are now open for the 2015 Cornerstone Program, and are due May 15, 2015, 4:30pm MDT; forms and statements are due April 10, 2015.

The Cornerstone Program provides stable investment in arts organizations that play an integral role in sustaining Calgary’s overall arts ecosystem. Because of their size and scale, contribution to their discipline and history of ongoing engagement with Calgarians, these organizations are civic institutions enriching the artistic and creative vibrancy of Calgary. The Cornerstone Program was developed to complement the redesigned Operating Grant Program.

You're Invited: Arts Spaces Networking Night

Based on the success of their first event last September, Calgary Arts Development and The City of Calgary invite artists, arts organizations and facility operators to the second Arts Spaces Networking Night on Monday, April 13, 2015. This event is designed to connect community groups and other facility operators with artists and arts organizations looking for space.

Artists and arts organizations are invited to connect with facility operators to find rehearsal, presentation, studio and gallery spaces, and share how their activities can help enrich the surrounding community.

Community associations and other non-profit facility operators (including arts organizations) are invited to present information about their facilities such as location, amenities, and proximity to transit and parking to artists and arts organizations who can add value to your community.

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