We want to hear from you. In May of 2012, Calgary Arts Development embarked on a yearlong process to create a comprehensive strategy for arts development and investment in Calgary. The Arts Plan process was made possible through funding from Calgary 2012 and will be a major legacy of Calgary's year as a Cultural Capital of Canada. As we move into the final phase of the process, we encourage all Calgarians to take an active role in the creation of the Plan.
Vision: Calgary’s diverse and vibrant arts community welcomes and encourages Calgarians to experience the arts on a daily basis. Calgarians are inspired to continue to seek out new arts experiences.
Vision: Calgary fosters and supports quality artists and skilled teachers and provides a variety of opportunities for residents to continue learning about the arts. Calgary is recognized internationally as a vibrant cultural centre and a place where residents demonstrate a deep appreciation for a wide range of art.
Vision: Calgary is renowned for state of the art facilities that include affordable and versatile production, rehearsal, and exhibition spaces. These spaces, to be located throughout the city, will promote artistic innovation and collaboration at both the community level and the professional level. Calgarians will be inspired to participate in a variety of arts-based activities.
Vision: The City commits to building a more collaborative working relationship with arts leaders and institutions. City officials will demonstrate the importance of the arts in civic life by helping to remove and prevent barriers to public participation in the arts.
Vision: Following its time as a 2012 Cultural Capital, Calgary is recognized as a thriving city that welcomes, attracts, and retains local, national, and international artists. Public and private investment provides artists with sustainable financial support and a strong sense of appreciation for their contribution to the city.
Vision: Artists, policy-makers, and citizens share their respective knowledge, skills and assets through effective communication. networks. These networks foster Calgary’s reputation as a city for the arts and will increase a sense of pride and participation amongst Calgarians.
Vision: Calgarians play a valuable role in maintaining the success and vitality of the city’s arts sector. The development of this sector is guided by a popular longterm strategy that ensures a sustainable level of investments. Funding mechanisms and investment are clearly and publicly communicated.