Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present the Creative Calgary Congress on November 6, 2014, and invites Calgarians to connect around opportunities that place the arts at the centre of building our city. The Creative Calgary Congress aims to engage individuals and organizations in Living a Creative Life’s vision, building capacity and momentum for the future.
Drivers in Calgary may experience some unexpected poetry thanks to a partnership between Wordfest, Calgary Poet Laureate derek beaulieu and Pattison Outdoor Advertising.
create! in the East Village offers free, drop-in, inclusive creative programming for East Village residents and members of the Golden Age Club. From November 3 to 7, 2014, create! participants will be bringing their creative skills to ATB Financial's Stampede Station branch (1337 Macleod Trail SE).
Theatre Alberta, the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) and Fringe Theatre Adventures are pleased to invest in enhancing the cultural life of rural Alberta through the Picks of the Edmonton Fringe theatre touring stimulus project. Using the network of rural Alberta presenters through the ATAA and the multitude of “tour-able” theatre productions produced annually at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, nine productions will tour the province beginning in November 2014 and through to 2017.
For years, arts educators have been promoting arts integration as a powerful way to engage students, but with limited empirical research to back them up. Not anymore. New research, spurred by the Rozsa Foundation, is investigating arts integration as a form of socially empowered learning, and an effective way to engage students.
The PEAK Performance Project is a program run by Calgary’s 95.3 The PEAK and Alberta Music with the goal of developing Alberta-based emerging artists. The project is currently wrapping up its showcase concerts of the 12 finalists (the final show is this Thursday, October 16), and the public will have the chance to vote for their favourite band from October 17 to 24, 2014 at ab.PEAKPerformanceProject.com.
Artist Paula Timm is offering an after-work opportunity for professionals in the core to unwind after work and get creative at the same time. Her Sip and Create classes combine drinks, snacks and visual art as an option to work some creativity into your day.
The Water Spiral is kinetic sculpture created by Lane Shordee with Michelena Bamford for the community of Wildwood, using reclaimed items to foster water revitalization. Calgarians are invited to the official Water Spiral opening at the Wildwood Community Garden Harvest Celebration on September 27, 2014, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Wildwood Community Centre (4411 Spruce Drive SW).
Dancers’ Studio West (DSW) is set to kick off another season that not only offers contemporary dance performances for Calgary audiences, but also seeks to support the careers of Alberta dancers. “DSW’s most deeply held commitment is to provide artists with opportunities for creation and production,” writes Artistic Director Davida Monk in a recent blog post.