- Posted January 9th, 2012
The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) was founded 66 years ago to represent the interests of all Canadian artists and cultural professionals at the federal level. It provides research, analysis and consultations on public policies affecting the arts and the Canadian cultural institutions and industries. Calgary Arts Development is sharing the following invitation from the CCA:
As some of you may know, the CCA has learned of the federal government’s decision to put an end to 35 years of financial support to the oldest and largest cultural organization in the country. Although not officially communicated, funding is currently scheduled to cease next March.
The Board of the CCA is convinced that more than ever, there is a need for an overarching cultural organization bringing together all the components of the arts, culture and heritage sector in Canada. Based on that conviction and on the belief that it is possible to reinvent the CCA based on a new business model, we have applied for transition funding from the government that would facilitate the implementation of this new business model by 2014-15. Heritage officials have supported our application, but we will not know the government’s decision until February or March, when the 2012 Budget comes out.
In the meantime, we have started a national consultation with our members, potential members and other stakeholders to validate the Board’s view that an organization like the CCA is a necessity for the Canadian cultural sector, and to explore interest in the specific services it can deliver. Consultations sessions have already taken place in Montreal and Toronto over the past two weeks and others will take place in over 13 Canadian cities before the end of February.
You are invited to join in this facilitated consultation and to help shape the CCA of the future. Please mark the date in your agenda:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
11:30am to 2:00pm
Cliff Bungalow Arts Centre Gym, 2105 Cliff Street SW
Please confirm your interest in participating to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Posted December 2nd, 2011
Calgary Arts Development is seeking volunteer assessors for the Cultural Space Investment Process. Deadline for nominations is Friday, November 30, 2012.
Calgary Arts Development is seeking applications and nominations of community members and professionals with cultural facility management/development experience including artists, arts administrators, architects, urban designers/planners and developers/builders to act as assessors for the 2013 Cultural Space Investment Process. To apply to participate as an assessor, or to nominate an individual who is knowledgeable about cultural facility development, please let us know of your interest by filling out the nomination form before Friday, November 30, 2012. For more information, please review the Terms of Reference for Cultural Space Assessor Committee.
Strong candidates will bring sector expertise, professional experience and an interest in participating in a cultural space investment process. They will also be keen to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the value of arts and culture in our lives and our city. Read more »
- Posted December 1st, 2011
Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Hotel Association are pleased to announce The Remarkable Experience Accelerator. This innovative new partnership will invest up to $825,000 (Destination Marketing Fund DMF) over three years to accelerate medium to long term (at least two years) plans for remarkable downtown arts experiences. The goal is to enhance the emerging story of Calgary as a cultural hotbed and give people even more reasons to visit Calgary as leisure travelers.
The Remarkable Experience Accelerator is designed to fund applicants whose proposed activities are high-quality, remarkable, cultural experiences that will enhance Calgary's reputation. This unique funding model will nurture relationships with applicants that demonstrate a proven track record, sufficient capacity and a readiness to accelerate the experiences of their audiences. It is intended to provide risk-capital for applicants to enhance and/or build on an existing initiative or program and is not intended to fund single-time programs, projects or events.
For more information on the Remarkable Experience Accelerator, please visit the Community Investment section of our website.
- Posted November 23rd, 2011
Patti also served as a member of the Steering Committee for imagineCalgary that resulted in a 100 year vision for the city accompanied by a plan for Long Range Urban Sustainability. This 18 month, city-led, community-owned initiative was the largest community visioning and consultation process of its kind anywhere in the world.
Patti is a native Calgarian and a Top 40 Under 40 alumni. In 2011 she was recently recognized by Deloitte (Edmonton) on International Women’s Day celebrating women who personify the art of excellence.