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Alberta College of Arts and Design
Information - The Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) has a dynamic history within the province. Established as part of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Arts (now the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology or SAIT), ACAD stands firmly as one of only four degree granting, publicly funded art and design colleges in Canada.
Alberta Theatre Projects
Information - Alberta Theatre Projects produces plays relevant to contemporary life. All of our work is intended to be entertaining and a celebration of Canadian theatrical talent. ATP showcases recent Canadian and international successes, while the Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays nurtures, develops and produces original material. Through mentorship and sharing resources, ATP strives to leave a legacy in the community.
Art Gallery of Calgary
Information - The Art Gallery of Calgary is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art. The AGC has been part of Calgary’s cultural life for 29 years, and is one of Canada’s largest non-collecting contemporary art galleries
Information - Calgary Arts academy is the result of the combined effort of several people. And that's how Calgary Arts Academy and Research Centre was built. Five years ago, a group of concerned parents and community members gathered to discuss the possibility of starting a school that would be different; a school that focuses on the student as its first and only customer; a school that leaves tradition behind and embraces new educational methods and learning style theories.
Information - The Calgary Artists' Society is a juried organization of approximately 50
local artists. Their bi-annual shows are highly anticipated events that feature
original art including drawings, paintings in acrylic, watercolour, oil, pastel and mixed media.
Subject matter varies from traditional landscapes featuring Alberta foothills and
Canadian rockies to contemporary abstracts and everything in between.
There really is something for everyone! For more information on upcoming show, please visit www.calgaryartistssociety.com
Calgary Blues Music Association
Blues Music Association is the proud
presenter of the annual Calgary
Midwinter Bluesfest in February, the
annual Calgary International Blues
Festival in August, and ongoing
blues music events.
Calgary Cultural District Olympic Plaza
Information - The Olympic Plaza Cultural District’s revitalization plan, released May 31 2007, is a manifesto for change in Calgary’s downtown, a call to ‘re-enchant’ the city. Let’s reinvent how we live in our downtown. Let’s experiment with new ways of achieving lively streets, comfortable gathering places and wonderful culture. Let’s make this Calgary’s post-card to the world, the first place you take out of town guests to show them the city – and exceed everyone’s expectations. What would YOU do to make this a place you love?
Information -The Calgary Fringe Festival is set to run July 31 - August 9th, 2009, in Inglewood. This non-juried, uncensored artistic event will feature raw and innovative local, national, and international theatrical productions alongside street performers, international film presentations, food and arts & crafts vendors, visual art displays, music, outdoor stage events - and MORE! And 100% of the revenue goes to the artists! The Fringe will enrich our civic culture, stimulate economic growth in surrounding neighborhoods, broaden the audience base for local artistic events, and highlight the enormous contributions made by local and national artists and artistic communities. The festival will also raise public awareness of local arts organizations and their ongoing endeavors, and build bridges between audiences, artists, and the business community. As they have done for over fifty years, Fringe Festivals around the world continue to generate atmospheres of spontaneity, collaboration, and risk-taking. We're excited to bring this ongoing artistic legacy to Calgary. Prepare to experience our tremendous artistic community in action!
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Information - The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) has been live in Calgary since 1955 with the world's leading artists. Live in a wonderful range of genres for an average of five concerts a month. As one of North America's finest and most versatile orchestras the CPO has been an integral part of our vibrant community for over fifty years and will continue to celebrate some of the world’s greatest music presented in the CPO’s own innovative style that will excite, entertain and inspire music lovers of all ages.
Information - For the past thirty years, Calgary Pro Musica Society has been bringing the best in chamber music to Calgary audiences. Every year, the Society engages five internationally acclaimed chamber music ensembles for a yearly season of concerts. Calgary Pro Musica Society also sponsors concert receptions in which young musicians and members of the audience have an opportunity to meet established artists of world renown and experience. The society has become reknowned for its master classes led by visiting artists at the University of Calgary’s Department of Music, exposing Alberta’s promising young artists to the very best in chamber music.
Information - The mission of the Creative Kids Museum is “To provide a space for children and their families to have fun in an exciting environment where hands-on discovery enhances creativity and learning".
Creative International Film Festival
Information - The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a leader in arts and cultural innovation and diversity. By building an institutionalized legacy for film and film related events for Calgarians and cinemagoers around the globe, CIFF creates showcase and developmental opportunities for artists and a celebratory atmosphere that promotes awareness for film, the arts, and our stakeholders. CIFF exists to showcase film works that represent the best of the best from film festivals around the world with a special focus on celebrating Alberta-made film.
Cantos Music Foundation
Information - Cantos Music Foundation provides program space and instruments from the Collection to a wide range of community groups throughout the city. This is complemented by our instrument outreach program, which loans and rents instruments to charitable organizations and businesses. In addition to reaching out to the community, we love to welcome the community in. Cantos offers two spaces for rent: the Music Room with a capacity for 120 people in theatre seating and the Salon Stage with a capacity for 80 people in theatre seating. Cantos is committed to collaborating with a wide range of community organizations to bring quality programming to Calgary.
Federation of Canadian Artist
Information - FCA is a non profit self supporting art society designed to bring laymen, amateurs and professional artists together for the encouragement, promotion and enhancement of art. The FCA is dedicated to the promotion and development of the visual fine arts and the artistic education of its members. In 1978 The Federation established a large gallery in Vancouver to promote the objectives of the FCA. Today there are active chapters in BC and Alberta. The Calgary Chapter was established in 1981, since then our membership has steadily increased. Application for new member can be accessed on the FCA website www.artists.ca as well as the Calgary Chapter website www.fcacalgary.ca.
Information - Glenbow Museum is Where the World Meets the West - where intriguing stories from Western Canada connect with extraordinary art and artifacts from around the world. Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one roof, Glenbow boasts over a million artifacts and some 28,000 works of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in Canada. Through a variety of dynamic programs and changing exhibitions and programs, and a broad collection of art, artifacts, and historical documents, Glenbow Museum builds on a commitment to preserve western heritage while simultaneously providing visitors with a glimpse of the world beyond.
Group Artist Society of Calgary
Information - Group Artist Society of Calgary is a not for profit society which has been active in the Calgary area for over forty five years. It is comprised of thirty juried artists who who work in a variety of mediums. The Group presents two art shows a year...spring and fall shows. These shows highlight framed and unframed work. The artists in The Group are avid advocates of art in our area and their shows promote original art work.
Information - Located in the heart of the Olympic Plaza Cultural District in downtown Calgary, the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is where passion and creativity meet, mix, mingle and occasionally, collide. Proving that this truly is the place to be, almost 400,000 people experience the excitement of the EPCOR CENTRE yearly at 1,800-plus performances and events, including: live theatre, dance, spoken word and readings, children’s events, experimental theatre, art exhibits, public forums, weddings, training sessions, meetings, arts education activities, sporting events and competition, award ceremonies and concerts from symphonic music to jazz, folk, blues, world, rock and much more.
Lunch Box Theatre
Information - Lunchbox Theatre delivers a unique experience to its audience - upbeat performances in an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. Located on the second level of Bow Valley Square in downtown Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre is wheelchair accessible and offers ample parking. Patrons are encouraged to visit the many retail shops and food court vendors while in Bow Valley Square, purchase lunch and then enjoy the play while you eat! This audience-friendly approach makes Lunchbox Theatre an ideal place to introduce theatre to new audiences, young and old.
Levis Fine Art Auctions
Information - Doug Levie puts together two major 'Fine Art Auctions', one in the Spring and the other Late Fall. The mission of the company is to provide a well catalogued art auction to it's clients from across Canada, the United States and elsewhere.
Loose Moose Theatre
Information - The Loose Moose Theatre Company, which was formed in 1977, has an international reputation for innovation and excellence in improvisational theatre. Techniques for training and presenting improvisation which have been created by co-founder and former Artistic Director Keith Johnstone, and developed at Loose Moose are currently used worldwide. The Loose Moose also acts as a training centre for individuals interested in improvisational theatre, and we are very proud of our many alumni that are now working in the areas of film, television, and stage.
Nickle Arts Museum
Information - Located on the University of Calgary Campus, The Nickle Arts Museum (The Nickle) was founded in 1979 with a generous donation by Mr. Samuel C. Nickle, matched by a grant from The Province of Alberta. There were also a number of founding patrons whose donations contributed to the start up. Although the museum receives it's base operating budget from the University of Calgary, we still rely on the contributions of our donors and patrons
Information - Our vision is to enhance and enrich the Calgary arts community by actively encouraging and facilitating the use of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer as a venue for artistic expression.
more than 30 years, The Pumphouse
Theatre has been a home for Calgary’s
emerging performing arts scene. In any
given year more than a dozen companies
will produce over 35 shows in the two
theatres. The many diverse groups that
perform at the Pumphouse Theatre range
from large established companies to
small up-and-coming artists collectives.
Consequently, the shows produced here
range from blockbuster musicals to Irish
dramas to cutting edge performance art.
Information - Theatre Junction at The Grand is Calgary's culture house of contemporary live art. We are the junction where people, stories, ideas and philosophies converge to open new possibilities for individuals, culture and society.
Information - In the 1940s, Dr. Betty Mitchell, a drama teacher at Calgary's Western Canada High School, inspired such loyalty and devotion in her students that they continued to study with her after graduating. Together they named themselves "Workshop 14" and became one of the country's finest amateur theatre companies. Two decades later, a second amateur group called the "Musicians' and Actors' Club" (MAC), composed of local business people, were staging short plays and excerpts from musicals in the old Isis movie house. MAC and Workshop 14 merged to become MAC 14 under the direction of Kenneth Dyba and mounted productions in a converted tractor house, later to be named The QR Centre. MAC 14 became Theatre Calgary, a fully professional theatre company, on July 1st, 1968.
University of Calgary Fine Arts
Information - The Faculty of Fine Arts is committed to promoting the values of creative expression and scholarship through excellent academic programs in Art, Dance, Drama and Music, supporting outstanding research and enhancing community leadership.
Information - Wordfest is a non-profit arts organization that brings readers and writers together through a premier international writers festival and year-round literary events in Calgary, Banff and the Bow Valley. In October, WordFest presents an annual six-day literary festival that features more than 70 writers from the local, national and international stage and hosts more than 60 events. This year, the Festival will take place from October 9-14, 2012. The annual Festival is considered one of North America’s premier literary festivals, attracting over 14,000 audience members and offers events in multiple languages, such as French and Spanish.
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