The Calgary Chamber, in partnership with Calgary Arts Development, has launched a new initiative called Artists in the Workplace. This program was kick-started by Calgary Poet Laureate, derek beaulieu, and connects businesses who have extra space with artists seeking space to work.
Despite the -20C temperature on January 8, every venue was packed when Music Mile had its official launch. Artists such as Bob Macfarlane, Kris Demeanor, Northwest Passage, Anne Taylor, The Wardens, Brent Tyler, Joe Semple Quartet, Steve Pineo, the Heebee Jeebees, and Sonny Rhodes performed in a variety of venues officially kicking off this newly named entertainment district in our city.
With the growth of our population, the changing face of Calgary, and the proliferation of new technologies and media, Calgary Arts Development wanted to gain a thorough understanding of arts engagement in our city.
More than 1,000 Calgarians participated in an online survey about their media habits, attendance at arts events, attitudes towards the arts, and participation in creating art.
The right space can be crucial to artistic creation, and Evergreen Theatre’s new home promises to be an invaluable resource to the greater artistic community.
Are you living a creative life in Calgary? You might be an artist working on a new piece, a parent attending a dance recital, a pedestrian taking in some street art or anyone inspired by a creative experience.