There are few to no arts writers in Calgary! I am talking about CRITICAL art writing, not PROMOTIONAL art writing. This is a serious issue in this city. Arts writers are an important element to a healthy arts sector because it provokes discourse and communication about ideas, artistic processes, theories, and the connection between the arts and life. It promotes critical thinking skills in society. Many artists have been trying to fill this gap for a long time now. Artists cannot fill the roles of artists, art professors, art administrators, AND critical art writers too!
Idea No. 109