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There should be an initiative for Calgary business movers and shakers to be paired with Calgary artists, musicians, dancers, poets etc. where they can commission and support new works for 2012. I don't mean corporate sponsors - I mean individuals. It would be an endeavor wherein business people come together with art people to produce a lasting legacy for Calgary.
Send 12 artists from Calgary (any discipline) to an artists residence of their choosing and bring 12 artists (any discipline) to Calgary for an artist's residence. Support the work financially during the residence. Give the finished work a proper exhibition or performance or publishing. Great art is born through the exchange and incubation and nurturing of ideas.