Create, do, or build something to experience for the NEXT 100 years or more

Artists in Residence Extravaganza

An Artist in Residence extravanganza! Put artists in all things that identify Calgary- the stampede, the landscape surrounding Calgary, the mountains, the river valley, the path system, the zoo, Olympic plaza, the c-train, the flames, the stampeders, U of C, 8th Ave, Fort Calgary, Heritage park, Glenmore reservoir... etc. Let them put a new interpretation on these areas.

Submitted by

Voting

3 votes
Active

Showcase work created by Calgary artists

Artmobile Convoy

Artmobile convoy... vintage trailers used as galleries rolling through town in spring/summer/fall exhibiting in parking lots and at the side of the road in front of coffee shops, in the stampede parade, gay pride, lilac festival... One trailer for each Artist-run centre or for independent curators...

Submitted by

Voting

4 votes
Active

Create, do, or build something to experience for the NEXT 100 years or more

Apps4Calgary Competition!

This past summer Edmonton had a great idea (taken from the lead of cities in the US) of having a competition to get software developers create Apps for mobile phones that showcase Edmonton. The City of Edmonton published data feeds for all kinds of Edmonton Information. In the end, they got a number of awesome apps created including ones specific to showcasing the Edmonton Fringe Festival and much much more. The great ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

3 votes
Active

Do something different

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... !!!!

Submitted by

Voting

31 votes
Active

Help make a project in my community happen

A City of Artists!

Use the library system to host neighborhood block parties all around Calgary. People could come together there to make their own art and participate in creating a city wide art project to showcase the creativity within all of us. Make these mini all ages festivals with free music and entertainment!

Submitted by

Voting

4 votes
Active

Help make a project in my community happen

Same-Day ticket booth

Same-day ticket booth - discounted tickets for performances and sports games. To support charities, include option for people to donate tickets they will not be able to use with re-sale proceeds going to pre-determined charities.

Submitted by

Voting

2 votes
Active

Do something different

Bike/C-train symbiosis!

Let commuters take bikes onto the train at all hours! The current regulations clearly discourage cycling. A vertical storage system with hooks would help create space for all. More cyclists would also ease the parking issues we have around train stations.

Submitted by

Voting

6 votes
Active

Do something different

Bike/C-train symbiosis!

Let commuters take bikes onto the train at all hours! The current regulations clearly discourage cycling. A vertical storage system with hooks would help create space for all. More cyclists would also ease the parking issues we have around train stations.

Submitted by

Voting

0 votes
Active

Do something different

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.

Submitted by

Voting

11 votes
Active

Create, do, or build something to experience for the NEXT 100 years or more

Turn empty lots into gardens

There are empty lots through out the inner city. Developers have gone broke or lost interest. Some (Inglewood, Bridgeland) have sat empty for years! Let's turn all the empty lots into luscious community gardens, with wild space and seating.

Submitted by

Voting

16 votes
Active

Create, do, or build something to experience for the NEXT 100 years or more

Great cities don't sprawl

Great culture comes from great cities and great cities don't sprawl. Let's put forth a proposal to put a lid on further expansion.

Submitted by

Voting

28 votes
Active

Do something different

BATES BISON Animation House (BBAHinc)

Lots of people in this city say Calgary has a story to tell, I say that's wrong. Calgary has MORE than one story to tell. And one way to tell those stories is an animation studio. As Calgarians, we can use animation/cartooning to tell our stories. There is a profit making animation studio in Calgary already and it's hiring right now, this studio has productions lined up to create. Yes, Calgary has a story to tell and ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

3 votes
Active