Mother Nature has kept Calgary in the hearts and minds of all Canadians as of late. Across the country, we watched with shock and dismay as major flooding consumed many areas of the Calgary region this summer, leaving behind extensive damage to homes and businesses. But as news headlines broadcasted the extent and severity of flood damage, a good news story was also spreading about how Calgarians were handling these most adverse conditions with humour and grace.
To ensure that Calgary's Arts Plan is as bold as possible in its aspirations, and is truly reflective of the best thinking on the arts in North America, we have engaged Shannon Litzenberger and Ian David Moss to serve as "consulting critics" of the process.
Through its #yycArtsPlan process, Calgary has the opportunity to pursue what may be the first full-fledged collective impact model in the arts. Will it take the reins?