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If your idea doesn’t fit anywhere else, then put it here! Dream big for 2012!

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Idea On Fire !

We need big bonfires all the way down 8th avenue mall so that people can shop and socialize outside even in the middle of winter. Great for business and great for people. We have enough boring malls let's do something fun and revitalize the downtown in the middle of winter.

 

I experienced this in northern Sweden and yes it's possible yes it works and yes it can be done... !!!!

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Free Culture in 2012!

Free Culture in 2012: What if every Tuesday in 2012 was "free culture night?" Everything from performing to visual arts, theatres to museums... free admission to anyone!

 

Lets make sure that in 2012, there is NO barrier to every Calgarian having amazing cultural experiences.

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I'd like to teach the world to sing!

I'd like to see Calgary set a new Guinness World Record for the largest participation in singing the song "I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)." Anyone can sing, everyone welcome, no auditions! I would also love to see a sign language choir performing to this song. Possible venues - Canada Olympic Park or McMahon Stadium. Possible corporate sponsor - The Coca Cola Company. Celebrating community spirit ...more »

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Neato Bike Racks!

Bike racks that are both functional and visually stimulating. Similar to what David Byrne did for New York. Could be commissioned work for local artists to design them. This would both promote local art and artists, and promote more bicycle use!

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Less Lawns More Gardens

I recently read an article about people who are converting their high maintenance and water loving front and back yard lawns, with garden beds in order to plant potatoes and other vegetables. What a great idea! I hope to see more yards and green spaces converted to vegetable and flower growing areas.

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We need CRITICAL art writers!

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 ...more »

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Art in our green spaces

I would like to see our green spaces used more for temporary art installations. Our current green spaces are seriously underutilized. This would provide more venues for exhibitions, and more art encounters for people using or passing by those spaces.

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Calgary Pass-choose your attractions.

Create a Calgary Pass that includes admission to Calgary's attractions like the zoo, Heritage Park, Glenbow Museum etc. and visitors or even Calgarians choose the places,say five, that they would like to visit and pay a flat sum of e.g.$40 instead of paying individual entrances. It should include discounts for children, students, seniors, even weekday discount. Thank you. niru@shaw.ca

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Calgary Cultural Loyalty Card

Whatever we do should be big, inclusive of all cultural & heritage organizations (not just the arts), and engage the entire city and its citizens. Perhaps one project could be the creation of a cultural loyalty / discount card. It would be credit card sized and via participating retailers, cultural organizations & institutions offer discounts to their events, performances, and at participating retailers (such as hotels, ...more »

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Every calgarian is a great artist!

Every calgarian is a great artist! Lets let every calgarian become a great artist and have there art viewed in public with chalk art! We should simply suggesting that everyone go out and create there work of art on the streets and sidewalks of calgary with sidewalk chalk. Promote a huge one day event where everyone and anyone with an idea, sidewalk chalk and time to create, can participate. Any part of the city with ...more »

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Use lights to project art onto Calgary's buildings

Using lights to turn buildings into artworks - this clip from the UK is amazing. How about putting some light art on Calgary's buildings? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11755177

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Aboriginal Cultural

Aboriginal culture has been at the confluence of the rivers for many thousands of years. While Calgary 2012 seems to be about celebrating Western European culture. Aboriginal culture must be a consistent theme applied to all activities throughout the year in order for this celebration to be legitimate. And, while a specific First Nations Festival is a great annual event, it will considered tokenism or marginalization ...more »

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