In April 2014, Calgary Economic Development in partnership with The Calgary Foundation awarded five community groups with $5000 neighbour grants. This film is their story of how they used their ideas and their grants to bring together their community, enrich their neighbourhood and truly embody the soul of the city.
The first Creative Calgary Congress took place November 6, 2014, and we are pleased to share the keynote address from Erik Takeshita (Deputy Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Minneapolis/St. Paul).
LIVING A CREATIVE LIFE: An Arts Development Strategy for Calgary is pleased to share its Success Indicator Baseline Report.
Living a Creative Life includes success indicators for each focus area so that progress towards the strategy’s outcomes can be tracked. These success indicators are systems-level measurements that will be evaluated annually, and the Success Indicator Baseline Report provides baseline data for each indicator, using the most complete information available at the time. Future success indicator reports will compare their measurements against these baselines.
As the National Music Centre (NMC) prepares to move into its new building, currently under construction at 9th Avenue and 4th Street SE in downtown Calgary, it will be ending all tours and on-site education programming at its current location. To celebrate its incredible collection before it is moved, NMC will also be offering a free tour of the current gallery space on Thursday, December 4 at 6:00pm.
Does your organization believe that the arts can contribute to urban sustainability? You may be interested in hosting a service-learning activity at ucalgarycares' Sustainable Cities program in February 2015.
At three locations in Bridgeland, and three more in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, you might come across small, enclosed plinths filled with small-scale art exhibits. Tiny Gallery, which launched earlier in 2014, is behind them: it builds the plinths and places them on pedestrian-friendly Calgary streets.