Revv52's Inside the Wall of Sound. Photo: Doug Wong, courtesy Revv52
Chris Millar's 370H55V on display at Glenbow. Photo: Kelly Hofer, courtesy Tourism Calgary
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
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

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.

SpaceFinder Alberta: Get Help Signing Up

SpaceFinder Alberta is now online for spaces to sign up!

Owners and operators of spaces for rent are invited to upload their listings into this online marketplace that links available spaces with those who need space. 

To help you get up and running with this free online tool, Calgary Arts Development is offering free hands-on sessions on a bi-weekly basis, as well as webinars that focus on optimizing SpaceFinder Alberta for your venues.

Calgary Poet Laureate: Micheline Maylor

Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Poet Laureate Selection Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Micheline Maylor as the 2016 – 2018 Calgary Poet Laureate.

The position was formally announced in Council Chambers at Calgary City Hall on Monday, April 25, in conjunction with an update about National Poetry Month and the Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge. Outgoing laureate derek beaulieu was also in attendance to wrap up his two-year term as Calgary’s Poet Laureate from 2014 – 2016.  

cSPACE King Edward: Public Art Project

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

cSPACE invites artists who are Alberta residents to submit qualifications to create semi-integrated public artwork(s) that contribute to the transformation of historic King Edward School into a 21st century arts hub and incubator.

As a facility designed to support diverse communities of creatives, this is a unique opportunity for artist(s) from emerging through to established career levels to be involved in an impactful, multi-site public art project. cSPACE connects community and placemaking in new ways and we are seeking partnerships with artists who have the creativity and capacity to design and execute bold public artwork(s).

Deadline for Submissions: May 27, 2016 at 4:00pm MST

Call for Nominations: 2016 Rozsa Award

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

Over one million dollars in cash and benefits given to date.
Nominations are now open for the 14th annual Rozsa Award celebrating leading managers in Alberta’s arts scene.

Deadline for Nominations: May 31, 2016 at 4:00pm

The Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management celebrates outstanding arts administrators and provides additional professional development benefits to the recipient and his or her organization. Eligibility criteria and nomination forms are available from the Rozsa Foundation website at

cSPACE King Edward: Call for Public Art Jury

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

cSPACE Projects seeks Artistic Peer and Community Jury members to select public artwork(s) for cSPACE King Edward Arts Hub and Arts Incubator. 

Deadline for Applications: April 29, 2016

cSPACE intends to integrate artworks into high-profile public locations throughout the interior and surrounding grounds of the facility. Artworks commissioned will showcase both emerging and established artists, working across artistic mediums. cSPACE is seeking public artwork that is contemporary, multidisciplinary, thought provoking, and responsive to the heritage of a century-old school as a historic place of learning and prominent sandstone landmark within the community.

Visual Arts Alberta: Draw More Income

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the following message on behalf of Visual Arts Alberta.

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is launching its Draw More Income campaign, running from March 3 to May 28, 2016, as a community engagement project dealing with the socio-economic conditions of artist in Alberta.

The aim is to collect raw data on the stories, successes and concerns of artists in order to guide its future programing as a provincial service organization.

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