Showcase work created by Calgary artists

Put work by Calgary artists front and centre! From unique exhibitions to interactive public art, there are great examples of this. Let’s hear your ideas from Calgary and beyond!

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...

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A Poet Laureate for Calgary

Not many people know it but Calgary has the most vibrant poetry community in Canada. In 2012 we should appoint a Poet Laureate for Calgary - there are certainly many poets who could fill the roll.

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Public Art Mentorship

A public art project which enables a student(s) to mentor with an established artist. The goal is not only to foster collaboration between the experienced and the inexperienced, but to also foster collaboration multi-generationally. The outcome would be a joint project that speaks to the public realm in Calgary. The mentor artist could have an established studio practise or an established public art practise. The ...more »

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Civic Art Studio

Take the practice of the studio artist and apply it to the consideration of civic life and public spaces. This art residency situates artists in civic and community spaces for specific periods of time (generally 1-4 months in duration). The artist must engage and respond to the particulars of the site and negotiate between their own artistic concerns and those of the community and the place. Rather than turning the site ...more »

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Home

Home is envisioned as a year long project about homelessness in Calgary. It builds on the community cultural development work that began in 2009 with the launch of This is My City (TMC). TMC is a program that provided Calgary's homeless community with development opportunities through creative expression while engaging Calgarians in a dialogue about the issues around homelessness and the place of art and culture in society. ...more »

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Studio Crawls

More studio crawls during various arts festivals in the city. We need to bring our audience into the production end of things where artists can talk to their audience about their processes and ideas, not just end products.

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Visual Arts Production Space

Calgary is in desperate need of more visual arts production spaces. A city that exhibits work is only end-product oriented. Providing affordable production space keeps the creative wheels turning in the communities where those studios are located. More production spaces also provides a space where participants can visit the artist in their work environment and learn about the creative process. This contributes to ...more »

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Celebrartion of Local Filmmakers

I would like to see a new film festival at the Plaza Theatre for our many wonderful local actors, producers, directors and writers to be showcased including those working through the disability arts.

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monthly art walk

A Go See Art night once a month. Galleries synchronize their openings to the same night. A map (online or in print) would indicate participating venues. Establishments other than galleries might wish to participate. Viewing art is a happening in itself. It doesn't require a lot of resources to initiate.

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film fest

I would love to see a full year film festival that features only Calgary films new and old.

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Horse Related Market

Have a "horse" related market with Equine art, tack, anything related to the horse industry. Artist should not be restricted to Galgary artists only. Let the whole world celebrate our horses!

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Calgary: The City Under The Arch

I'd love to see the city commission artists to create "Calgary: The City Under The Arch", by building permanent arch-shaped sculptures large and small, indoors and especially outdoors (impervious to Calgary's weather) in public areas (similar to the cow-art project a number of years back).

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