Campaign: Showcase work created by Calgary artists

Artist Homecoming

2012 should include an artist homecoming. Cultural organizations around the city should be encouraged to program artists that got their start or a major boost to their career in Calgary (alumni from our post secondaries, people born here, etc.), but now work elsewhere could be featured. This should go throughout the creative industries: TV, film, dance, theatre, literary arts, dance, music... Any exhibit or show that ...more »

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CALGARY BIENNALE OF INTERNATIONAL ART

Invite every country in the world to select one artist and mount a massive exhibition at the Stampede Grounds. Temporary (or even permanent!) Pavillions would be built for each country. Modelled after successful art festivals/exhibitions in Venice and São Paulo, and to a lesser extent the Whitney Biennale in New York, it would attract hundreds of thousands of people from around the world to the city, and especially if ...more »

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Art Fairs!

Commercial galleries take the work of their artists' all over the world to art fairs where they are exposed to serious, potential new buyers. We should have the same in Calgary. Over time it would bring buyers, artists, and representatives from contemporary galleries from all over the world! Exhibiting the work of local artists is very much needed, but art fairs are one way to inject our artistic pride into a larger ...more »

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The World's Most Delicious Jazz Festival

It's time the world knows that Calgary is a world class culinary and cultural destination. Please vote for The Tasty Jazz Festival - "The World's Most Delicious Jazz Festival". As Canada’s Cultural Capital, Calgary would have the opportunity to start a new annual festival that invites the world to show off their very best food and jazz in a combined festival taking place in August at Olympic Plaza. As the inaugural ...more »

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International Cultural Centre

Calgary could host major international and Canadian performing and visual artists during the year. The artists would be part of a series that would generate international interest in Calgary, and attract tourists to our city. The artists would be chosen to demonstrate our history, the diversity of our current cultural status, and our future aspirations.

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Export Excellence

We should focus on exporting excellence: the people, organizations, initiatives, technologies, art, etc. that have roots in Calgary and can compete in external markets. We should work to figure out what it is about Calgary that helped them achieve these qualities, and what can we do to help the world experience more Calgary???

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The Great Canadian Tour

Calgary artists and cultural organizations could put together a national touring show (one big show together or several smaller shows) that would start to put a bigger emphasis on "exporting" Calgary's creativity. We already do this in a number of areas, but with extra support, 2012 could be a year when Canadians learn first hand what Calgary has to offer.

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