Chris Millar's 370H55V on display at Glenbow. Photo: Kelly Hofer, courtesy Tourism Calgary
Inside written and directed by Daniel MacIvor. Photo: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo, courtesy of the University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts
A group of children laugh along during a performance. Photo: Kelly Hofer, courtesy of Calgary International Children’s Festival
Artstrek 2014 Exploration III. Photo: Sui-Fan Wong, courtesy Theatre Alberta
Revv52's Inside the Wall of Sound. Photo: Doug Wong, courtesy Revv52

Living a Creative Life

lclLiving a Creative Life is an arts development strategy for Calgary, by Calgarians. Learn more about the strategy and how you can get involved.

Arts in Action YYC

Our online report, Arts in Action YYC, captures stories and data about how arts build a city. Read and share at

Chamber Initiative

Artists in the Workplace connects businesses who have extra room with artists seeking space to work.
Learn more.

Canada 150 Fund: Deadline Approaching

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the following message on behalf of the Office of Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament Calgary Centre.

As you may already know Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching. The Government of Canada is working with the private and volunteer sectors, levels of government and businesses to put together an imaginative, entertaining and thrilling year of celebrations in 2017.

The Canada 150 Fund is administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage with the goal of creating opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada on this special year.

The Canada 150 Fund (Community) has an initial deadline of May 31, 2016. Additional intakes are ongoing.

Reminder: 2016 Rozsa Award Call for Nominations

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the following message on behalf of the Rozsa Foundation.

A reminder to Alberta arts organizations and boards, the deadline to nominate an excellent Arts Manager for the 2016 Rozsa Award is May 31, 2016 at 4:00pm, and it’s coming up fast! If you know an amazing Arts Manager, be sure to nudge their organization’s Board Chair into submitting the first nomination. Eligibility criteria and nomination forms are available from the Rozsa Foundation website at

The Walrus Talks: What is Art Anyway?

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to invite you to Enbridge presents The Walrus Talks What is Art Anyway.

Join Calgary's new Poet Laureate Micheline Maylor and Calgary Arts Development President and CEO Patti Pon who will be amongst those exploring the role of art, creators, and culture in today’s society.

When: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)
Tickets: General, $20; students, $12

The AFC: Emergency Financial Aid

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the following message on behalf of The AFC

We have been following the fire crisis in Alberta and would like to provide you with information about The AFC in case you are in contact with any entertainment professionals who have been affected by the fire/evacuations in Fort McMurray and are facing a financial crisis as a result.

We provide emergency financial aid to entertainment professionals when they are faced with financial hardship due to injury, illness or other crisis situation. We can provide short-term assistance for basic necessities like food, shelter, transportation, etc., for arts and entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance.

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