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!
Showcase work created by Calgary artists
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???
I would love to see a full year film festival that features only Calgary films new and old.
I'd like to see ordinary Calgarians making films. A tall order to be sure, but I'm not necessarily talking about original films. I'm talking about swedes. For those not already aware, the concept is from the flim "Be Kind Rewind" by Michel Gondry. A swede is 3-5 minute remake of a film that has already been released BKR features a local story. So I would propose a swede festival encompassing two categories of entry: ...more »
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 »
Have Canada's best musicians write one song each about Calgary, regardless of whether it is positive or not. Then have each artist perform the song live (wherever they are in the world) and broadcast the 'concert' over the internet. Imagine a concert with Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, New Pornographers, Arcade Fire, Feist, Pine Tarts, Brasstronaut, etc. sharing their feelings about Calgary! Even more ambitious would be ...more »
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.
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...
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 »
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.
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 »
Commission 100 artists, architects, designers, writers, etc. to produce their vision of Calgary in 2112. While we celebrate the history of our city, let's also look forward to imagine what Calgary will be a hundred years from now! Will we have flying cars and clothes that collect solar energy, or will we living along the shores of a vast new ocean after the polar ice caps have melted? What will our architecture look like, ...more »