- Posted March 6th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to confirm that Calgary’s first Poet Laureate will be announced at the March 19th, 2012 meeting of City Council. After being announced, the Poet Laureate will present a short reading in Council Chambers.
For more information on the Poet Laureate Program, please visit CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/Calgary-Poet-Laureate.
- Posted March 5th, 2012
There is just over one week left to submit your organization's application to Calgary Arts Development's New Client Induction Grant Program.
Calgary Arts Development announced the New Client Induction Grant Program after City Council's response to deal with unprecedented demand from new clients representing diverse and emerging organizations, but not currently funded through Calgary Arts Development’s Operating Grant Program.
A dedicated program for new clients enables Calgary Arts Development to plan for the future more effectively, while at the same time investing in organizations that often represent the next generation of artistic practice. The program also serves as a knowledge-building exercise for CADA, enhancing its ability to measure and communicate the impact of the arts on the long-term success of Calgary.
Applications to the New Client Induction Grant Program will be assessed within the context of the organization's mission, vision and mandate. An arms-length independent assessment panel comprised of artistic peers and community members will consider the applicant organization's plan for the year in which they are applying and their achievements during the previous year.
Applications and guidelines are available here and the deadline for applications is 4:30pm on March 15, 2012.
For more detailed information on the program’s guidelines, application and assessment criteria, please visit CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/Induction_Grant.
For more information about the application process, please contact Jordan Baylon at email@example.com or 403-476-2031.
- Posted February 15th, 2012
100-year old school to become a 21st century model for cultivating leadership, collaboration and creativity in Calgary
Calgary Arts Development and The Calgary Foundation today formally announced the purchase of the King Edward School site from the Calgary Board of Education.
King Edward School is a distinctive heritage building located on a three-acre site in South Calgary at 1720 – 30 Avenue SW. Built as one of nineteen sandstone schools between 1894 and 1914, the School is centrally located in the community of South Calgary.
The King Edward School site is the first of a future portfolio of spaces for cSPACE Projects. After five years of research, advocacy and planning, cSPACE Projects has been founded as a non-profit real estate enterprise dedicated to developing a network of multi-disciplinary creative workspaces across the city.
Responding to a call for proposals in 2010 to purchase the surplus school from the Calgary Board of Education, a unique partnership between The Calgary Foundation and Calgary Arts Development formed to advance a vision for the historic school and site as an innovative arts hub and incubator. As funders working across Calgary to build capacity and vibrancy in the arts and culture sector, Calgary Arts Development and The Calgary Foundation have mobilized to address a critical deficit of stable, affordable and compelling workspaces to create, rehearse, produce and collaborate in Calgary.
The vision for the King Edward School site is a sustainable, mixed-use hub that provides a dynamic and collaborative environment focused on the incubation and advancement of professional arts practice, social enterprise and community development in Calgary. The King Edward School project is intended to connect and enable nonprofit cultural organizations, the next generation of artists, social entrepreneurs and the neighborhood of South Calgary.
The property was formally transferred from the Calgary Board of Education to cSPACE Projects on December 2, 2011 for the amount of $8.027 million. The land purchase was supported by an $8 million loan from The Calgary Foundation, along with a $5 million grant from the City of Calgary’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative, which will contribute to the loan repayment. The Foundation also granted $3 million in multi-year funding toward the development of the project.
Current estimates for the adaptive reuse of the heritage school and additional new-build spaces related to the hub and incubator range between $19-21 million. While a major milestone has been achieved in the purchase of the site, a project of this magnitude is a complex, multi-year process. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2013.
An open house will be held in March 2012 to celebrate the purchase of the site, thank the community and allow a sneak peek of the heritage school before redevelopment.
A proposal call for hub tenants and incubator program partners will be circulated in the spring to identify and assess potential non- profit organizations, artists and social entrepreneurs to anchor the redevelopment.
Media Contact Information:
Communications Manager, Calgary Arts Development
Phone: 403.264.5330 ext. 201 Cell: 403.437.8826
Kerry Longpré, Vice President, Communications
The Calgary Foundation
Phone: (403) 802-7706 Cell: (403) 998-7706
- Posted February 10th, 2012
Do you represent an organization interested in or intending to apply for Calgary Arts Development's New Client Induction Grant Program?
Realizing that many eligible organizations may not be familiar with Calgary Arts Development's granting process, we would like to give you the opportunity to hear more about the program and ask any questions you may have to help you put forth the best applications you can.
Our next info session will take place on Wednesday, February 22 from 6pm - 8pm in Calgary Arts Development's Arts Co-Lab, Lower Level, Art Central (100 7th Ave. SW).
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.
If you intend to apply but cannot attend the info session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the New Client Induction Grant Program, please visit CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/Induction_Grant.
- Posted February 9th, 2012
Arts Marketing Network - Next Meeting
An introductory meeting of the Arts Marketing Network was held on November 30, 2011. At that meeting, CalgaryCulture.com was raised as a topic for a first biannual meeting.
Arts Marketers are Invited to the Calgary Culture Round Table
Join Calgary Arts Development and your marketing peers in a conversation about CalgaryCulture.com. We will discuss how you currently use the site and how it could evolve to become a more dynamic tool to tell your organization's story and engage audiences in new ways. Calgary Arts Development will share the workings of the current site, present analytics and share findings from a user survey, followed by round table discussions moderated by your colleagues.
To further our conversations at this meeting, we would appreciate a few minutes of your time to tell us more about how you are currently using Calgary Culture as a marketing tool for yourself or your organization.
Calgary Culture Round Table
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Cantos Music Foundation
12pm - 1:30pm
The strength of a network is its size and reach. Please share this notice with any peers or colleagues that you feel should be involved in this network.