- Posted September 14th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development celebrates the life and legacy of Peter Lougheed, a true champion of the arts. Without his bold and visionary support over the years, the arts in Alberta would not be as strong and vibrant as they are today. The legacy he leaves will touch the spirit of Albertans for generations to come. Our thoughts are with his family and all those touched by his life.
- Posted September 7th, 2012
It's back! The second Arts Champions Congress will be held on February 21 and 22, 2013.
Stay tuned throughout 2012 as we announce the keynote address, session schedule and the exciting suite of events to be presented in conjunction with the Arts Champions Congress.
The Arts Champions Congress expands the circle of arts champions in Calgary by convening those who are passionate about Calgary's dynamic arts sector and building connections in the community. The first annual Arts Champions Congress was held on September 29, 2011. It attracted over 300 artists, arts administrators, board members, volunteers, corporate supporters, elected officials and public funders. The Congress featured a keynote address, five moderated round tables and nine sessions designed to spark conversation and build connections between attendees.
For more information, please contact Emiko Muraki at email@example.com.
- Posted August 21st, 2012
Calgary Arts Development (CADA) is pleased to present John Paul Fischbach and the Auspcious Arts Incubator's full-day seminar: Change the Way You Talk About the Arts! on September 10, 2012.
This seminar is provided at a subsidized rate of $60/particpant, payable by cash or cheque to CADA on or before September 10. The registration fee includes lunch and all materials. Interested participants are required to register online to secure a spot.
This seminar is now full. Please email Emiko Muraki at Emiko.Muraki@CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com to be placed on the waiting list.
About the seminar:
Change the Way You Talk About the Arts!
Presented by John Paul Fischbach, Former Artistic Director of Vertigo Mystery Theatre and Executive Director of Auspicious Arts Incubator
Monday, September 10, 2012
9am - 5pm
Discover Value Based Language, a new marketing strategy that independent artists, small/medium arts organizations, arts marketers and arts venues can use to inspire and attract others, create an audience and recruit supporters. It's a new way of talking about your work that will connect with others in a meaningful way.
It's smart, easy and effective with a focus on the value you deliver and the benefits of your art to people's lives. It will help you understand what your customers, donors and audiences want and need.
"This is our most popular seminar. It is wonderful to see the 'lights turn on' in a whole room full of people. People leave this session inspired and empowered." - John Paul Fischbach
"I saw people's understandings and their brains change in a way I haven't seen before." - Suellen Maunder, JUTE Theatre, Cairns
In this session, you will learn how to talk about the value and benefit of the arts, arts organizations and arts venues in terms that will empower you to inspire and engage others. It is an energizing, interactive workshop with a take-home workbook to keep learning and practicing.
- Brutal assessments of your current marketing practices
- Dozens of new ideas to implement
- Rationale to sell the ideas to upper management and government
- Increased ROI on your marketing spend
- Audience segmentation
- Paradigm shift
Learn more about the Auspicious Arts Incubator.
- Posted July 25th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development (CADA) has just launched ArtsPlan.ca as an online tool to help tell the story of the development of Calgary’s Arts Plan. The site is a dedicated resource to learn about Calgary’s Arts Plan, the Citizens’ Reference Panel and CADA’s role in the planning process.
The arts inspire our children’s futures, connect our communities, drive our city’s economic growth and energize our lives. Our goal is to work with citizens and artists to craft a bold and integrated plan that sets clear, long-term targets for the resources and partnerships necessary to support a thriving arts sector in Calgary. The development of an Arts Plan is also a legacy of Calgary's year as a Cultural Capital of Canada.
Now is the time to imagine what's next for our city. It is a time for Calgarians to consider the role a vibrant arts sector will play in our cityʼs future.
- Posted July 17th, 2012
During the summer months, Calgary Arts Development's office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. The office will be closed on Fridays. If you require assistance during this time, please call 403-264-5330 to leave a message in our general voice mailbox and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. Thanks and enjoy the sun!